Sunday, February 1, 2009

Moving right along

After finishing all of those projects last month (OMG, it's February already!), I finally had a chance to cast on for a cute short sleeved pattern in Rowan Studio 2 called Martha. Wendy started it. She knit it last year in the Manos Silk Blend and I fell in love with it. Then, Lisa cast on the same project in a gorgeous purple/fuscia color. I had been eyeing this blue yarn and caved. I bought it over the summer and finally cast on this month.

This is my first project working with cables and they are coming out beautifully in this yarn. It's kind of annoying dealing w/the cable needle, and you can kind of tell that one of the cables is messed up. Still, I'm really excited about it.

I finished the back, am 75% done w/ the left front piece and 50% through the right front piece.

My friend at work had a baby back in October. With all of my traveling and unfinished projects, I never had a chance to make her something. I really liked this hat that Mindy made last year in Koigu. So, Friday I stopped off at the Free Library and picked up The Elegant Knitter and cast on for the Soft Baby Hat. Only thing is, I didn't like the way the pattern was supposed to look. Instead, I liked Mindy's inside out version. So, although I knit the hat according to the pattern, I kept all ends on the outside so it could be flipped inside out. I like it much better this way.

This was such a quick knit. I finished it last night. Kind of wish I had a doll that I could try the hat on and see how it looks. It's a great girl pattern. Not so much for a boy. :-)

1 comment:

Mindy said...

Yes! That's where I got the pattern - from the Free Library book. Yours looks fantastic! I checked out countless knitting book from the one on the square.