Thursday, September 30, 2010

knitting update...

I've been doing quite a bit of knitting these days, despite our nasty fall heatwave.
Thing is they've all been gifts so I haven't been able to post about them yet.
However one gift has been gifted and received so I may now share it here!
I made these for little Levi Ingram, the first born of my dear childhood friend Janelle.
I used the Placket Neck Sweater pattern by Joelle Hoverson,
And a free baby beanie pattern from Ravelry.
This was a fun project because I got to learn some new things. I'd never used Moss stitch before for instance, and it's also my first Raglan sweater so I got to learn how to do that.
Also, as the title suggests, it's a placket neck sweater so I learned how to do that as well!
I am pleased with how it turned out and will definitely make some more of these over the years.
Next up, the Hamster beans.
 This was a quick and adorable little project. I'll likely be making many more.
Gwen's requested a solid pink one.
 after knitting up the body you sew on the eyes, stuff it and close it up.
Then you knit up the ears and a few simple knots form the feet and tail.
After just and hour you have a sweet little hamster bean ready to play with! The kids were thrilled. And I am now hooked on making small toys, lol, the obsessions never end!
Now I just have to control myself and not share all the other things I've been making till they've been given to their recipients! : )


Anna Kristine said...

Oh my goodness. Those hampsters are SO cute. And I love the sweater. *sighing* Knitting is addictive isn't it? :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Anna mae,
I have a few questions regarding your Levi's sweater:
How did you manage to do the stripes without any jog?
I tried to do some stripes using a jogless stripes technique but it did not work very well because there are only 2 raws. And my first raw is starting right in the middle of the sweater.
I suppose this is the same for you?
Thanks a lot for your advice!

Eugenie Mary said...

Annamae, These are darling! I don't remember you telling me about these. I must try some :)