I saw a burberry scrarf in one of my InStyle magazines and asked my co-worker, who is a knitting genius to see if she could figure out a pattern. She told me just to knit a couple big cables and just connect it to my desired size. When I saw this post, I got excited and decided to knit one for myself this winter. I saw Assemblage'syarn choice and decided to do the same one but in a different color. Miss Ava modeling my scarf for me:
I'm on vacation for 3 days. My parents are such a big help in taking the kids to school and picking them up. They're on vacation now and I hope they're having fun. In the meanwhile, I get to be a stay-at-home mom for 3 days. It's such a nice break not having to go into the office.
After seeing this post from Wikstenmade I fell in love with the hat. I e-mailed the store and was able to buy the yarn and get the pattern for free. I made an adult size hat modeled by Ava. I bought a pink/gray yarn also for a hat that will fit Ava but I haven't started that yet. The weather in San Francisco has been cold...it's normal but it's been colder than usual.
I had a doctor's appointment last month and stopped by Atelier Yarns while waiting for my sister-in-law to get off work. (BTW- she had her baby this past Sunday - tiny little girl -will post pictures next time). I bought some aurora 8 yarn over there to make a fair isle baby hat. The pattern and yarn was enough to make two hats so I did. Lovely yarn - it was fine merino wool. The pattern: gingham. I saw a hat knit up in the store and fell in love with it. It was actually a black, dark blue, and light blue color but of course I picked the pink for the baby girl.
I had to practice american knitting as I am a continental knitter. The first hat's stitches were a little uneven because I was still getting the hang of knitting with the left hand and knitting with the right hand. The secret to an even hat pattern for me was to knit with the same yarn color that's in every row w/ the right hand and to interchange colors with my left. The second hat project came out so much better (the one with the ivory brim).
It was fun to knit because it was a new kind of knitting for me. Of course it took a little longer but I liked the results.
Last year I started a scarf for myself and never finished...until last night. It's the same one I made for my son here. It's a bigger version and made with yarn from artfibers: It's 66% silk and 34% lambswool. Very soft...and actually very long. I'm a bit sad about artfibers closing...not sure what will happen in the future but you can read more here.
I haven't been crafting lately. I've been busy with Jason's 5th birthday party. Now that's it's over I can rest a bit. After work today I had to go to Crate & Barrel to buy a $3.95 butter dish but came out with these extras:
Frivolous, I know. I usually buy books on Amazon but just bought full price here. I'm craving cupcakes and wanted to try a different recipe.
I'm starting to knit this in the greenish yarn. I put it down and haven't picked it up but I will soon. I like that it's knit in the round.
I'll post pictures of the spiderman party on flickr!
I gave birth to this little boy...how fast they grow...
The picture was taken here w/ Pepe Le Pew. Jason had no idea who he was but later in the day he said "Mommy, where's my picture with the skunk?" I didn't even know he knew what a skunk was...haha! Lots of party planning to do for this Saturday...
Also quick post on a real instant gratification knitting project...