Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Complete Set

 So I managed to overlook the color and texture difference between the two balls of yarn and used the remaining yarn to knit the matching bonnet ...
 ...and a pair of booties to accompany the cabled bay jacket.
I am glad that I did it because a complete set looks far cuter and is way more useful than a lone cardigan.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cabled Baby Jacket

This one turned out far better then my last baby cardigan. But then, I have always had good experience with DROPS patterns, even though the instructions can be a little tricky and hard to understand. This was a joy to knit and so cute to boot. However I got unlucky with the yarn as the second ball of yarn turned out to be a shade different in color and also texture. You can pick out the difference if you look closely at the collar. That put quite a damper on my knitting spirits and I am now debating if I should continue with the matching bonnet.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Feather And Fan Baby Sweater And Bonnet

Eid festivities being over, I am back with a couple of little projects as promised. I knit a little baby sweater with feather and fan pattern and then knit a bonnet to match. Knitting for babies has to be the easiest kind but my skills must be a bit rusted because I had a hard time finding right enough patterns for this yarn. And even though the finished objects are nice, they haven't turned out as good as I had hoped.
  The cardigan is a Lion Brand pattern. The neckline is a bit awkward, but the rest is simple enough. The bonnet pattern was a pleasure to knit, even though I changed the lace pattern to be identical to the cardigan.
  Next up is going to be another baby set, inshaAllah. Much nicer, I hope.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Anemone Wrist Warmers

I made these for a friend a couple of months ago. They were a fast, fun project, even with beads, the pattern being clear and easy. I procrastinated with the actual mailing of the gift, but now that she has received it, I get to blog about it.