Saturday, December 15, 2007

Finished Object Update

I just wanted to let you all know of a few projects that I have finished since my last post.

Here is my Foliage hat that I made for the Sit N' Knit swap. We will be exchanging gifts at the Annual Holiday party. I am so excited. This is made from leftover Cascade 220 that I used for my Central Park Hoodie. Stashbusting feels great. I followed the pattern exactly as stated. Keep in mind that if you try this pattern, it is best to use stitch markers between each pattern repeat, and don't forget to Yarn over. I ran into a few issues where I had to frog a row or two because of missed YO's. However, I still think that this is a great pattern. It was a quick knit. I am very happy with the finished product. I am sure that the swap recipient will be very pleased. This took about 4 days to complete, because I had very little time where I could actually sit still and focus.
Here is the Peapod baby set that I made for my Cousin's baby, who will be born in January. I used Knitpicks Shine Sport in Orchid, using size 5 needles. I managed to knit the sweater in 2.5 days, to make the deadline for her baby shower last weekend. Whew!! I initially bought 5 skeins of yarn, and I have about 1.5 skeins left. Hmmmm.....maybe I can make another baby hat.


Here is the second Peapod Baby Set that I am making for Tawana's little one who also is scheduled to arrive in January. I used Knitpicks ShineSport in Crocus. All that is left to do is sew on buttons, and weave in the ends.


And here is the hat in progress, modeled by my Goddaughter/cousin Symara. She is anxious for this hat to be done, because I need to use the needles to make a hat for her birthday gift, which is the day after christmas. Whew!!! Holiday knitting never ends.


Here is a closeup of the hat. The stitch pattern looks beautiful. I just have about 4 more rows to go before I do the decreases. This will become a finished object soon enough.

Next on the list....
  • Top Down hat for Symara with fun fur edging (Jaeger Baby Merino DK - Color -YoYo- variegated pink)
  • Top Down hat for Carissa (Symara's sister) with fun fur edging (Jaeger baby Merino DK - Color - Hula Hoop - variegated purple and lilac)
  • Mary J. Blige hat - there is no way I am backing down from that challenge. (Cascade Magnum)

8 comments:

twocables said...

Wow Shameka, I am pooped and exhausted after reading about all of the knitting you've done in such a short amount of time. The items are amazing. You are a Wonder Knitter and I must sit down and rest now...

Mary Beth said...

Lots of stuff here! I am duly impressed. Awesome too that you used a bit of stash to boot. Good girl. The baby sweaters are beautiful & suitably bright. Keep knitting away. You are on a roll.

Deborah said...

Everything looks awesome. Great job! Can't wait to see more FO's from ya.

Kim said...

You are on fire! What a frenzy of knitting. Gorgoues gorgeous FOs. I amy make another Foliage hat, this time using stitch markers as you suggested. Hope to see you soon!

Nancy said...

Damn you've been productive haven't you!

I love all your fo's. They're all lovely.

NikkiJ said...

I've dropped gift knitting for selfish endeavors. Now I feel ashamed. Your god daughter is be-u-tiful!

sophanne said...

hey girl- you look awesome in that pink ruffle scarf present on the blog who's name I forgot to remember before I clicked to you. You are so beautiful!

yarndiva said...

that foliage hat looks so cute in that color.

your goddaughter is adorable. who could tell her no?

i feel ya about holiday knitting. i swear it never ceases!!!