Sunday, August 30, 2009

Summer knitting

Well to say the least the Knitting Wahoo never stops knitting.. but when it comes to getting on the computer or posting on her blog... well that is something else... Summer has been very busy and I have not had the time or inclination to get on the Internet that much... .just ask my friends.. .I don't go there that much either.. I think think things will change with the Fall thought..

So with further adeau here is what I have been knitting this summer.

These socks were for a friends grandchild who is about 10 months old. Made of Cascade Fixation they are stretchy and hopefully will last a while.

My 1776 socks. I love these socks and they were the first pair I have ever finished so quickly. I think it was the patriotic patterning.. or maybe I was just extra stressed.. I don't know.. BUT I do know my son now wants a pair for himself. I can not wait to wear these this Fall.

Talk about small. This sweater is for a 3 pound baby... Well... Since the place I usually donate to can not take 3 pound sweaters [babies that size don't need button down sweaters.... I guess I will just keep it for a bear or maybe gift it to a little girl with a doll.. I have not decided... I mainly did this size to see what it looked like... it was a total experiment.

This sweater is "normal" newborn size.... Likely about 3 months. I don't have a recipient in mind yet... But I did it to see how the yarn self patterned and because I wanted to knit in pink.... the pattern is free and I found it on Ravelry... . You can find me on too as APPALACHIANCHILD.

Yet another experiment to an unknown recipient... I just had this yarn in my stash and wanted to see how it knitted up. I am not sure who will get it...

This little yellow sweater was fun to knit.... yes it is the same basic pattern as the 3 previous. This time I used Cabin Fever Yarn.... It is soft, washable.. and I love this particular yarn.. .I have been a little addicted to that pattern recently.... The buttons are from South Africa... and I purchased them at Sereknitty yarn shop on Crystal Spring Dr. in Roanoke, VA [My favorite LYS because like on the show Cheers... they "know my name"] This sweater was gifted to the Steiner Baby at Church.

This sweater was made for my Friend Jodi's baby boy Gabriel. You have to see the back to appreciate the work in this one. If I make this again, I will not make it with the Mission Falls 1824 that is recommended... I found out that I am simply not a fan..... Otherwise it turned out pretty well.