Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Why I haven't been knitting at all...

There's been a lot going on around here lately, so I haven't picked up the needles, save 10 minutes last night.

But, a road trip to the M-I-L's, and 4 days on the ground, should make progress easy to achieve.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Snug as a bug.

Awww. The teeniest hat for the teeniest baby. Isn't she sweet?

(Credit where credit is due - I got this crop from the proud Papa's Flickr page :-) )

My leetle swatch.

So, the colors aren't as true as I would like, and the focus is off, but heck, it was early morning...

The blues, aquas, and purples are really rich, and that didn't translate. The stranded stitch pattern looks great, though; I was toying with the idea of doing a lace pattern instead, but this sealed the decision.

I'm also proud of myself for swatching - turns out I don't knit nearly as tight a gauge as I thought, and I saw how the pattern works with the yarn. Yay for me!

(All images copyright E. Boudreau)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Canada Post is my friend.

My two little baby hats have made their ways to two little baby heads... and I have photographic evidence for one of them :-)

Although I have to say that she looks like she's flipping us off, doesn't she?

She's beautiful, regardless. She has attitude, just like her mom and Godmom :-)

(All images copyright E. Boudreau)

Monday, August 14, 2006

Socks that will, indeed, rock.

When I should be studying and writing, I instead daydream about all the lovely things I'd like to buy to expand my stash, and plan out what I'll make with them.

One of them arrived the other day - Blue Moon Socks that Rock in Sealrock. They hung out on my deck in the sun for a short time:

I've been coveting this stuff for months, and three weeks ago (after having a particularly good day) I went ahead and ordered these two lovelies. They arrived early (yay!) and actually fit into my tiny apartment-building mailbox, which was a nice surprise.

Now, I don't have one of those fancy umbrella swifts or ball winders, although I covet them too. I do have my own hands to wind, and hubby's arms as a swift ;-) so I did wind one skein up last night and knit a swatch. I'll take pics later, but I'm thinking it'll be a modified sock using Marilyn Roberts' Crusoe stitch pattern - it looks great with these colors!

(And, no, I haven't gotten any more done on my thesis. Shaddup.)

(All images copyright E. Boudreau)

Friday, August 11, 2006

Baby hats...

Here are those babyhats I mentioned over there... two of them have already been sent out to their respective babies, and the last one is waiting for its baby to be born.

This was my first one; it's on its way across the country to a tiny baby girl named Olivia, and her mom who I shared an office with. It's white with little pink and purple flecks, and a matching pink ribbon since Olivia decided to be a girl.

This one is going in a different direction across the country, to my Godchild, N., and my best friend, who happens to be her mom. It's the most delicious baby wool blend with little fluffs of pink, blue, yellow, and purple, and was a joy to knit.

This one is waiting for its owner... our lab tech is waiting for its owner too ;-) The purple ribbon may be changed to pink or blue, or I might just leave it (the bonnet itself is rainbow variegated).

(ETA: Baby decided to be a lovely, big girl {10lbs!}, and her hame is Adrienne)

Here's a shot of the top spiral decreases... it also shows off those cute little fluffs.

And, for the astute among you, they are indeed being blocked on a pilates ball. Yes, I have no shame.

(All images copyright E. Boudreau)

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

I think this may make more sense...

Knitting projects here. Thesis stuff there. Equitable division of the assets.