Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas cheer for your ear!

I decided to make some earrings for my co-workers for Christmas. Hopefully they all have their ears pierced. Otherwise...I guess I'll be making bracelets :/ I had lots of fun putting them together. It really is incredibly easy once you get the right things to work with. The only downside? I can't keep them for myself!

Which ones are your favorite?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Baby Alexis

My sweet friend Erin is due on October 31 to have a baby girl! Her shower was today and I barely managed to finish this hat in time. As always, it took me multiple tries to get it started correctly. But, I made it work and I like the way it turned out. One of her co-workers gave me her card and asked me if I would make the same hat for her 5 year old girl! Hopefully I can do it in a decent time frame. Here's a picture

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Booties for boys

The baby shower is tomorrow and I finished both pairs up on Sunday. The pictures aren't that great, but I think they are pretty cute. Hopefully no one else will realize they aren't perfect.

I finally finshed!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Things always seem to unravel....

I've got a few friends and co-workers that are expecting precious babies soon and I realized that if I plan to give gifts from the heart...I need to start NOW! As I mentioned in my first post, timeliness is NOT my strong suit when it comes to knitting. Not, that I'm slow...I just encounter, let's say 'complications'. I've been trying to find a pattern (easy-ish) for baby booties and it's been harder than I guessed. There is one that I like but the pattern was written by someone who just imagined how they wanted the booties to look. LOVELY. I really shouldn't talk. Last year, I made a great hat to go with my ski coat and just pulled the pattern from thin air. But at least I don't publish the thing and expect people to reproduce! Regardless, I started on pattern #1 and ended up having to rip it all out because I didn't understand the silly pattern and I didn't like it all that much anyhow (or so I told myself). Pattern #2 (the cute one)-started smoothly, transitioned into more difficult steps I hadn't done before, but managed to squeak by with a few 'tricks'...for a little while at least. *SIGH* Oh well! It's always worth it in the end! Back to square 1....

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Winter Lace

I've been working on an afghan since last spring and I finally finished it! Before my internships started last summer, I had been making good progress. Then graduations, my wedding, moving, and finding real jobs kicked in making it even more difficult to find time to knit. I'm very pleased with the final product and am thankful to finally give it to the intended recipients. I don't think they minded too much that it was a 1 year anniversary gift instead of a wedding gift. The pattern Winter Lace is from Lion Brand. Here's a picture of the finished product!