Tuesday, September 21, 2010

And Just In Case You Weren't Bored by My Knitting Projects...

here are some more...  First is a pink sweater.  A REALLY pink sweater.  The yarn was payment for some knitting I did as part of an organized swap.  I didn't have a say in the yarn or I probably would have asked for something less, well, less pink.  In the end, it was kind of nice to have a yarn I wasn't too attached to for this project as it was a completely new pattern that I was working up as I went along. Unfortunately, it turned out cute and I will never get to use it on M because it is just WAY too shockingly pink on her.  The photograph makes it look like a nice warm hot pink but it's a bit harsher in reality.

Next up are a pair of mittens for M that go with the knitted helmets I made for each girl for this winter.  I guess I never showed off the hats, either, so here they are.  I have plans to make A a pair of matching mittens, too.

And a few that are finally finished:

First up is the Koolaid sweater.  It needed work on the neckline, so I added 1x1 ribbing to make it fit better.

Next up is the longies I knit with Malabrigo Twist in the terron color.  I think they turned out nice but I don't love them.  In fact, I have yet to block and lanolize them.  I doubt M will wear them more than once or twice.  They just aren't the right color.  I wanted dark choclate, not burned grape. I think I'm going to have to open up an online shop just to offload the items that I finish but don't like... even if it's just to payback my yarn investment!

Currently on the knitting needles is a sock.  I have 8oz of sock yarn in 2oz cakes, each hand-dyed a different color.  Each sock is using about 1.5oz, so I anticipate about 5 socks will come out of it, each mis-matched to all of the others.  I'm using the same knitting pattern for each and heel and toe blocks of each will be done with one of the other colors.  I'll post pics when I finish.

I also intend to release my two sweater patterns (the koolaid and the pink) soon if I can get someone to test knit for me.  Any takers?

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