Month: August 2010

Peak-a-boo Sophie!

Peak-a-boo sophie

I started my first baby item for my little Sophia due this November.  I think it’s perfect that the name of this pattern is Sophie!  It is the cutest little bunny pattern by Ysolda Teague

It’s knitting up very quickly which is always nice.  I’m really enjoying working with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino so far. And the color is gorgeous.  I’m not a huge fan of pink, but this is a really lovely and subtle, dusty pink.

I’m using bamboo DPNs which I don’t normally like because they are too grippy, but they are actually helping me keep my tension now that I’ve switched to continental knitting.   

The pattern has a nice picture of what the finish product will, hopefully, turn out to be.

Sophie pattern by Ysolda Teague

On another note, my son’s new zebra backpack showed up in the mail today.  It is the cutest little backpack from http://www.skiphop.com/ and reasonably priced too!  His first day of preschool is quickly approaching, yikes!

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Finished the Hap Blanket!

hap blanket 015

Having a yard sale this weekend was just what I needed to finish this project.  Weaving in the ends and getting it blocked was the perfect time filler for sitting and waiting while random strangers went through my junk 🙂  Now to package it up and send it home to the newly married couple.

This pattern had the most interesting bind off.  It was a purl 2 together, then put the resulting stitch back on the left needle to be worked in the next purl 2 togethter, and repeat.  It resulted in a very nice braided look.

And time to start on baby girl projects 🙂  I also did some swatching for baby sweaters in my time… I haven’t gotten the exact look that I’m going for yet.  I’ll just have to start on some patterned projects if I’m going to get anything done in time!