I haven't posted about knitting since my knitting round-up last year - probably because I took a fairly longish break from knitting for the first half of 2012.
I don't know why - I just wasn't FEELING it. And I discovered that I couldn't watch Dexter and knit at the same time because I had to pay attention to all the murder-y nuances.
But then I had to get back on the horse again quick, 'cause - BABIES!! People keep having them.
Note: I want you all to know that I did actually ask all of the moms before I posted pictures of their babies on my blog. Because I am RESPECTFUL.
First up was Neve, a local baby birthed by our hilarious friend Macl. Macl is an avid crafter who sometimes hosts Knit Nights and I knew that she would appreciate some fine, lumpy fun for her newborn.
Such sweet little cables! Let's see the close-up. But let's ignore the photo up top where I'd clearly not woven in the ends in or sewed the buttons on.
I love little Neve's expression here, as if she's saying "What the FUCK?" Also, those buttons...waaaay too big. Why is it so hard to find effing wooden buttons?
My brother and I have clearly each failed to produce offspring...so the carrying on of the family name fell to my awesome cousin and his wife, who recently produced my dad's side of the family's first official grandbaby! I looked at a lot of other patterns before casting on for this sweater for baby Taro, but none of them were as cute as Korrigan. So I made it again - this time, in Sugarplum sock, also by Sundara Yarn.
These buttons were a little more in proportion, but I made the button holes too small somehow, so I bet that's annoying for poor Taro's mom. HA ha! Baby sweater!!
Teeny cables are teeny.
Best. Sweater Pic. EVER. The sugarplum pink really brings out Taro's gums.
Baby Chwa in the sweater I knit her last year! It finally fits. Clearly, I don't understand what size "babies" are. Extra points to Chwa's mom for the excellent photo bomb.
If these gloves look familiar, it's because they are! They're Luciana's fingerless mitts - I knit a pair of these for Katr a couple of years ago, but I was in a hurry and they were a little too short. I made these ones twice as long (but still not long enough - third time may be the charm with these).
The yarn is Sundara's Aran Silky Merino in Grand Canal of Venice. Very snuggly!
Chezza is very stylish and lives in NYC and I've been meaning to knit her this cowl for a year. This year, I did it! HA ha! It's a modified version of the Burberry Inspired Cowl and it was super cozy for fall knitting - I was loathe to let it go.
Behold its subtle cabling and not-so-subtle Kitchener stitch seam on the right. MAGIC.
Bonus - me, my crazy eye, my fuzzy hair and my GIANT FOREHEAD wearing the cowl in an attempt to demonstrate its coziness.
I've been meaning to knit my (step)grandma Anro (of pot brownie fame) something for ages and I finally got my shit together and made my very first shawl. It is purple. The pattern is Xenia and the yarn is Fingering Silky Merino in Monet's Basilica (by...you guessed it...SUNDARA).
After blocking it, I was suddenly gripped with fear that Anro HATES purple, she HATES it. Or does she? FUCK. Well, I sent it off anyway and I hope she didn't immediately set it on fire when it got to her. She's a classy lady, so if she does hate it, I trust her to lie and spare my feelings. It took me three months of Buffy to make.
Ooo, let's see a close-up:
I totally forgot to tell Anro that she can only wear this shawlette if she has this expression on her face:
Next up - mostly secret knitting that I can't talk about. Plus, more babies!! So many babies...