Monday, August 31, 2009


The blanket from hell is finished (aka Spicy). Believe it or not, it already got a test drive a couple days ago when it was so cold and rainy it no longer felt like summer. Seriously. Wool is good.Finished another pair of socks for Mathew's baby,
and a baby blanket. Knit in mistake rib, it's so squishy and cuddly I was momentarily tempted to keep it.
I finished another baby sweater too, chunky knit cardigan pattern from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies by Erika Knight. When I had all the pieces laid out for steaming I realized that this pattern could be improved. I didn't like how the sleeve caps had those obvious steps and how chunky the seams were. I may not be a big fan of seaming at the best of times but especially in wee little items for itty bitty humans it seems pointless. It is pretty darned cute though.
I am at work on another one for a friend that's expecting in about 3 weeks, and I am writing down the "tweaks" that I plan to post once finished.

Finally, what's finished is Weekend Designer, after 100 posts. Go visit. There may not be any more posts in the works but what is there is stellar.


lexa said...

The blankets are really nice -- look at the wool blanket! The socks are cute, and the little sweater is sweet. :)

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

I LOVE the spicy blanket!! And I agree about chunky knits for babies - they practically stand up by themselves. I know. I made a couple sweaters like that too! :)

Pam said...

oh dear, that blanket does look complicated. It looks fantastic!
I tried crocheting one similar to that once and my gauge was just ALL wrong. It sits in a bag in the closet. I just hate thinking I need to rip it out.

Holly said...

Congrats! Those projects look terrific.

Doesn't it feel just great to have things done?