Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Lazy Katy

Several members of our local handspinners' group decided to have a KAL using the Lazy Katy pattern by Birgit Freyer. It is a pretty quick knit. The wrap is knitted assymetrically, and then has a wonderful lace border on the edge.

I am using NORO Kuryeon sock yarn. The pattern is supposed to use between 416 and 437 yards of yarn, which is one ball. I am working it on size 8 US needles.

Here we are about a week after the last picture. I have placed stitch markers on the needle, to help me keep the lace repeats in order.

I made the stitch markers out of a worsted weight yarn, so they are lightweight and big enough so they won't slip under the yarn overs in the lace pattern.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Firefighter Sets

So, when you have a new baby and his daddy is an EMT in the local fire department, what should you make for him? Hmmm, well his mom had a great idea. A firefighter outfit. :) So, here is my version of a firefighter outfit. This is a preemie outfit. The suspenders are removable. I asked for his head and waist measurents, as well as, the bottom of his feet. The brim on the back of the hat is longer than the front and the hat does have realistic ribs in it. Here is a newborn size outfit. So, he can grow into it. Should handle about 8 or 9 lbs. I hope!

You know, I took these photo's yesterday and I didn't check the quality. The outfits were shipped today and I cannot retake the pictures. The red is Fire red, the yellow is a bright yellow and the black is black.

And this shot is for perspective.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April is Here!

Where did March go? Did anyone see it?

The end of March brought a new grandnephew to my family. He was 10 weeks early and weighed in at 2 lbs, 12 oz, when born. God has been with him and I am happy to say that at 2 weeks old, he is now 3lbs, 3 oz. My niece and her husband have seen the hand of God on him every step of the way. I decided that I would knit up two preemie blankets, for them to use in the NICU unit, and sent them off. Here are my two blankets.

I have come across some vintage dishtowels and have started sewing them into small unlined tote bags. I am having a lot of fun with these. I love seeing the vintage fabrics and some of them bring memories flooding back to my brain. Here is one of the little totes. I have used pieces of the towel for handles and have sewn the bag using french seams, so that raw edges are not seen. The bag is sewn so that there is a flat bottom, too.

These bags can be used for craft projects or even lunch bags. This bag is listed and the others will be, and are, in my etsy shop.

When I was at Wildflower Retreat, in March, (oh, there's March!) we worked with color and blending colors in carding them together. I decided when I was done with my little batts, to blend them all together in a great yarn! Here is my yarn, all handspun and plied.

I named this skein Daydream, and it is 36 yards of color, glitz, glitter and softness. I did list in on etsy, too.