January 25, 2008

Start Keeping Track

I think I let too many knit things slip by without documenting them. I feel sad that I can't recall them all or pull up pictures of past projects when I want to repeat them or do something similar. I am going to attempt to end that problem by blogging them here.

I don't know if I will be any more efficient at it here, but I can try. I have finished several things recently, some of which are gone to their new owners already. So I can't possibly get pictures. But I'll start with things I have just finished this year so I have a set beginning and don't try to overwhelm myself thinking about all the other things I've finished previously.

Starting with the first thing I finished:

A Jayne Hat for Derek
Made from the kit. It was super fun and easy and quick. Her directions were perfect and even encouraging. I whipped it up in a couple days after the New Year's craziness here. I still have it and will be sending it on it's way soon. It is the extra large size to accomodate Derek's enormous noggin. I think he'll love it. Pattern is Heather Hill's Jayne Cobb Hat, knit in Brown Sheep Lam's Pride bulky, wild honey, red baron, and blaze, on 10.5 dpns.

Baby Socks for Catie Belle Newland
I don't have a picture of the one's I knit for her because I hurriedly finished, wrapped them, and gave them all in a couple days. They Are a beautiful little pair. Pattern is the from Hunca Munca Socks. They are knit in Rowan wool cotton, coffee rich, on size 2 dpns. The new mommy seemed to really like them and the fact that I had not chosen to knit her something pink!

Baby Tart Hat for Catie Belle Newland
Finished this one less than 30 minutes ago. I had serious doubts on my ability to not mess it up after I continually managed to increase without meaning to. But I corrected myself as I went and it turned out alright. Not perfect, but I think the extra care means a lot. It's too large for the tiny baby girl right now, but I think the parent's will appreciate something for her to grow into. I chose it to represent Mike, who is a superb cook and baker and often makes tart-like desserts for our functions. Yum! Knitty's Baby Tart pattern. Knit in Rowan wool cotton, bronze and coffee rich, size 3 dpns.

Now I need to decide what comes next. I am thinking about another sweater for Charlie. I also promised Kassie and Jenn fingerless gloves. Those knit up so quickly and I'm very familiar with the pattern, having knit 5 or 6 pairs already. I also have some lovely new sock yarn I bought in Berkeley a couple weeks ago and am dying to use it. So I will have to decide, though I'm sure I will work on at least a couple of those at the same time.

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