Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pink Baby Set

This was one deceptive little (!?!) project. Despite being for a toddler, it required almost as much work as an adult sweater.  But I think it is worth the effort as it turns out so cute.I made a similar one for my older daughter in my pre-blog era. It was a big hit. The pattern was easier to follow, second time around.Knitting more rows of ribbing at the leg cuffs as in the pattern, would have made them a bit narrower but I ran out of yarn. The yarn is our local acrylic, which works beautifully for kids in our climate.

Fingering weight and 2.5mm needles for the last 6 weeks, I think I need a change now. Most probably I will be casting on a vest in worsted weight.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Eid Mubarak

We celebrated Eid on Monday after a 30-day Ramadan. This year's Eid was very peaceful and relaxed, the weather being too humid to do much except lounge under the fan and eat and chat.
The kids did a bit of craft for Eid.
Then there was the customary mehndi (henna)....
...and bangles...
...and lots of simple fun.

Today is the third day of Eid and we had some rain and the weather has turned quite pleasant. We are making up the most of last day of the Eid holidays.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ramadan Knitting

Ramadan this year was very busy, more so than usual, so that I found little time for anything not related to the month. While the blog got totally ignored, I did manage to knit a few rows a day to make progress on a baby set for my toddler. It is a DROPS pattern which I have knit before for my older daughter. I have finished the trousers and am up to the yoke on the jacket and working on the sleeves right now. Hopefully it will get done more quickly after Eid.