Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Zenstring "Bloom" Longies & Union Center Knits "Woodsman" Longies

Zenstring "Bloom" Longies
This cuff needed to be a longer than normal cuff as the Zenstring "Bloom" was leftover from doing a soaker so I did not have a full skein to work with. This cuff was approx 1 1/2" I had tried three other cuffs and was unhappy with each of them. I'm pleased with how these turned out and my dh likes them as well so that says something LOL
Zenstring "Bloom" Longies

Ruffle with Seed Stitch edging

Union Center Knits "Woodsman" colorway
This is by far my favorite boy colorway I've knit to date! If we had a little boy still in cloth diapers I'd be begging Joni of Union Center Knits to dye some of this colorway for me! The pictures do not do this pair of longies justice!

Union Center Knits "Woodsman"

Union Center Knits "Woodsman"

Union Center Knits "Woodsman"

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hayden & Hippy Pippy "It's A Girl" Longies

Somehow I overlooked posting this adorable picture of Hayden wearing her Hippy Pippy "It's A Girl" Longies on bulky gaia. Gaia is so incredibly smooth and soft to knit with! Hayden is growing so fast! Her little chubby cheeks are so sweet and her eyes are amazing!
Hayden Hippy Pippy "It's a girl" longies on bulky gaia

Hippy Pippy "It's A  Girl" longies

Friday, September 25, 2009

"Girly Camo"

This is the daughter of one of the sweetest mama's I've ever gotten to meet online. She is a blessed woman who the love of God shines through. She uses mostly pocket diapers so did not want wool so these are made from Hobby Lobby's Baby Bee Hush-a-bye Ombre yarn (50% cotton / 50% acrylic) in the "Girly Camo" colorway. She seems to like the little turtle also.
Hush-A-Bye "Girly Camo" Longies 2

Hush-A-Bye "Girly Camo" Longies

Hush-A-Bye "Girly Camo" Longies 3

Mosaic Moon "Turning Leaves" shorties

Gracie wearing Mosaic Moon "Turning Leaves" shorties! Gracie has the most amazing eyes!
MM Turning Leaves Gracie

MM Turning Leaves Gracie 5

We're Back!

We traveled out of state for almost two weeks! Oh the warm weather was fantastic! I am not ready for winter! Hopefully fall will last a good long while!

Working on finishing two pairs of longies! Hope to have them done tomorrow! Dh's socks are up to the heel! I've just gotten Cat Bordhi's new book "New Pathways For Sock Knitters". The best price I've found so far is from KnitPicks. KnitPicks has many of their books 40% off right now! I've not decided what type of heel to do yet. I know that I prefer not to do a short row heel. I've barely gotten to skim through the book! Hopefully Sunday afternoon I can sit down and read while nursing the littlest one and see what all suggestions Ms. Bordhi has for sock heels (knitting toe up). I've found several patterns online that give general instructions for a couple different ways to do heel flaps. I read through them before we left so I need to read back through those as well as a few others I've come across and choose which to do. These poor socks were started last February with small hopes of them being a Valentine's gift and obviously that did not happen. It is with great hope that these will be finished for dh's birthday!

Just before we left our local LYS was going out of business. I visited twice and picked up a couple of skeins of yarn with sweater projects in mind. There was a specific skein I wanted on our 2nd visit and a lady who was in there had it in her basket already :( However, in browsing I noticed a partial skein wound into a ball and asked the shop owner if she'd sell it to me as I figured it is probably enough for an ankle pair of socks. She refused to sell it to me but very kindly gave it to me! Not sure if it'll be enough for dh socks but I think it'll be plenty for me ankle socks. I need to weigh it and compare to a pair of worsted weight socks previously knit for dh and see. If it is enough then I'll set a goal to have those finished for dh's birthday as well since worsted weight socks knit up so quickly.