Friday, October 2, 2009

monster pants

Audrey's monster pants (we call them silly face pants so it doesn't scare her) I didn't finish weaving in ends for this picture so you can see some poking out the end of the leg. But overall I'm pretty happy with them. I wish I had had white yarn for the eyes and teeth instead of cream, but I was impatient and wanted to knit the face when the stores weren't open. Anyways, this is the girliest pair of pants I've done, so that's a nice change.

stats: size 8 needles
cascade 220's wool blue color # 7815, pink 9477, purple heather #9453. Almost used the whole skein of purple (220 yards)
seed stitch cuff
2x2 ribbed waistband
backside increases and short rows
13 inch inseam

Monday, September 21, 2009

back of striped pants

I did the heart without a pattern, wish I had done it with a pattern but it's done and that's what makes me happy!

nessas birthday presents

The side slip cloche hat is my favorite. I don't know if my sister likes it but I like it so much I want to have one for this winter. I've started my next project and I'm very excited about it, so you'll have wait and see

stats: yarn Deborah Norville-Serenity worsted weight premier yarns color-walnut
just followed the pattern except to the top of the hat where I decreased two rows then I knit one row in between. Fits me good but didn't have nessa here to see how it fits her. I'll have to make her take a picture and e-mail me so I can put it on here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Baby's first skirt

stats: 5 and 7 needles
Juliette skirtie pattern
4 inch skirt length
Austermann Bamboo soft color- superwash color # 104

Sunday, July 12, 2009

new baby girls, first knit pants

These are for the new baby, I knit them before I knew I was having a girl so I lucked out on the colors. I chose the colors because these were just the random colors I had left in wools. I like them together. My friend Cassie says they remind her of the Allsorts licorice candies. I think I must have sugar and food on the mind lately, cherry pants, twix colored cardigan and now this. Now that I know for sure that I'm having a girl you're going to see a lot more girly stuff.

This is Audrey being squished into the newborn size pants, they look very cute as shorts for her...

but I definitely think we'd see some "Asay" crack if I let her run around in them. Little too tight in the bum region :)

Stats: Newborn
uhh I'll fill this in later

Sunday, May 31, 2009

yeah my first cardigan is knit!

This sweater reminds me of a twix candy bar, carmel, chocolate and yummy cookie :)  I really like the way it turned out.  I didn't have time to block it before I gave it to my friend for her baby,  so the pictures aren't as cute as the real thing.  I couldn't stop looking at it thinking "wow, I made that!"  very proud that I made a button loop and sewed a button on...learning new skills every day yeah!

Stats:  Size 8 and 6 circular needles 
Vannas Choice Acrylic - Beige, Toffee, and Honey
Just followed the pattern for all measurements. 
0-6 month size

Friday, May 15, 2009

old man sweater dress is done :)

I originally was going to put a flower on this to make it more girly but then my friend had the idea of argyle... I thought it was a cute idea but now I'm not sure if this looks too boyish. Oh well, I'm giving it to a friend for her baby girl in July so hopefully she is less critical about it than I am. It was fun to make my first dress though!

Stats: Anouk pattern - closed the sides of the dress, no pockets or side tabs, and my own colors and design.
Size 8 needles (pattern called for size 5 needles and cast on 138 stitches, I used size 8 and cast on 101 stitches)
yarn- Vannas Choice same greens as in cherry pants
dress measures 6.5 inches from bottom to start of arm holes. 4 in from arm holes to begginning of collar.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

My little cherry butt

I saw a pair like this on the cranky pants website so I thought the cherries might be easy enough to try duplicate stitch on.  Plus I thought they were adorable.   I like the way they turned out but being my own worst critic, I know there is a lot of things I'll do different next time.

Stats:  Vannas Choice Acrylic Lion Brand (I thought I'd test out the difference for myself... I definately like wool better.)   Dusty green, Olive, and Scarlett

Size 8 needles 
elastic waistband
Size Large with backside increases and short rows
Seed stitch cuff (at least my sad attempt at seed stitch) 
ruffle- 1st row increase every other stitch, then knit row, then increase every 2 stitches, then knit row, then increase every three stitches, knit row, then increase every four stitches and bind off
4 inch inseam

Monday, April 13, 2009

Finally, the dreaded pants are done!

These are only my second pants I've knit and already I've lost momentum to knit.  Being in the first trimester of pregnancy didn't help much either.   When I learn duplicate stitch I might have Cassie help me with an owl on the butt of these.

Stats: Cascade 220: 8010 (cream-solid) 2435 (Red-heather) 2431 (brown-heather)
Size 8 circular needles on body, double pointed needles on legs (not by choice)
3x1 ribbing elongated
crochet drawstring
Newborn with backside increases and short rows
7 inch inseam

Friday, February 27, 2009

The first thing I've ever knit! Thanks to my friend Cassie who walked me through the whole process. I love the way they turned out. I'm definitely addicted!

Stats: Cascade 220: 8010 (cream-solid) 2440 (brown-heather)
Size 8 circular needles
3x1 ribbing elongated
crochet drawstring
Newborn with backside increases
Inseam 7.5 inches
Garter stitch crotch
Garter stitch cuff