Monday, September 20, 2010

Thanks for making babies, everyone!

You know what's fun?  Knitting for babies!  Everything is so tiny and adorable!  And fast!  And did I mention adorable?!

My friend Liza is due in November, and since her baby shower was yesterday, I can finally post the adorable sweater I made for her. 

I started with some random yarn I had lying around the house, and the Five Hour Baby Sweater pattern that has been adapted and transcribed by  more people than you'd care to shake a stick at.

That was cute enough.  But then I decided to go all wacky and embroider onto the sweater.  With yarn and not embroidery floss, because this was on a whim.

So, I taught myself chain stitch, which is ridiculously simple, and winged a little sun and a llama, because Lliza lloves llamas.  A llot. 

When the llama was finished, I actually giggled out loud.  Like, "Teeheeheeheeheeee!"  The Husband was a little concerned, until I showed him and he had the same reaction.  It looks a bit like a prehistoric cave llama, but I think it's awesome. 

So now I'm working on a Super Secret Project for my sister-in-law, who is due in January.  It is also adorable and I'll be sure to post it after her shower.

In other news, Vivian is done!  And she is awesome!  And I need to take pictures!  When it is light out!  So, you'll just have to wait a bit...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

So close!

I'm doing it again.  Wearing an unfinished sweater, that is. 

Because the sleeves/shoulders/yoke are done!  And all that is left is to knit the hood and install a zipper (which I anticipate taking far too long but turning out far too well).  
Here's an emo in the mirror picture to show progress.  I think the purple cable of the needle adds a certain je ne sais quoi.

I suppose next you're going to tell me I have to take it off in order to keep knitting.