Sweater, hat and booties for Hannah Grace

These items were knit for Tommy, a song writing buddy of my Dad. Tommy had his first grandchild, Hannah Grace, at the beginning of this month. She was originally going to be a Valentine's baby, but decided to come early on Feb 4th. Tommy had seen my blog with my knitted items and asked me to make something special for his new granddaughter. I went with white with heart buttons for the sweater for the Valentine's theme. The hat and booties, I went with a pink variegated yarn.

The sweater is knit with Sirdar Snuggly Bubbly on size US5 needles.

More wristwarmers - Irish Hiking Wristwarmers

I love these even more than the Fetching. If I did the Fetching again, I would put ribbing around the fingers rather than stockinette and a picot bind off. The Fetching wants to roll and that makes it more bulky. These Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers on the other hand are wonderful. They are knit flat and then seamed, but if you don't mind that, they are a wonderful knit. I found them on Ravelry in the Fingerless Gloves Fanatics forum. I would eventually like to make a pair of wrist warmers in a lace weight alpaca yarn, more warmth, less bulk. (sounds like a beer commercial) These are knit on size US 6 with one ball of Tonalita.

Another FO for 2008 - Fetching

I have been wanting to make some fingerless gloves for a while and after seeing Fetching on display at the LYS, I knew it was the pair to make. For some reason they didn't appeal to me just looking at them on knitty. Anyway, I made them from Knitpicks Elegance, 70% Baby Alpaca and 30% silk, in Ash color on size US 6 on KP Options. I love them. I "accidentally" made them one Cable Round shorter than required at the wrist. The pattern wasn't really clear and I didn't notice the mistake until I was already half way up the arm and I looked at the picture. The picture showed an extra Cable Round so I re-read the pattern and I still don't see how they got an extra Cable Round from that, but I'm happy with them anyway. They were a quick knit.

KAL with my knitting buddy

It has been almost a month since I've posted. Been busy I suppose. The last two weeks I was winding up a few remaining tasks at a firm I've been with for the last 3 years. I have a week off and then I start with a new company. I am very excited needless to say.

My knitting buddy, fellow "paralegal with needles", and I started the Fiber Trends clogs as a KAL. It has been a fun project and a relatively fast knit. One of them came out a little "whomperjawed" but they are wonderfully warm. They are so thick it took almost a week for them to air-dry. I used Lion Brand Wool on US 13's.

The finished product. They are wonderfully warm.