Thursday, September 26, 2013

Nothing Much...

...has been done in the way of knitting. Summer heat has decided to linger on so knitting with sweaty hands is not much appealing. However, I have managed to do two rather small projects. First one was a little baby vest. No pattern, just an old, winged design.
And second was a pair of baby pants. It is a quick and easy DROPS pattern that I have knit before.
I wove in several rows of elastic thread to the waist ribbing to ensure that the pants stay on. These complete the baby set I knit earlier.
It is about time the recipient of all these baby knits was revealed. We are expecting a addition to our family in winter, inshaAllah. Being a winter baby, it will need a lot of warm clothing, so stay tuned for more baby projects in the coming months. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Baby Surprise Jacket III : Jewel Tones

Last week, I finally got down to the long-procrastinated task of cleaning my craft closet. It was really a mess, especially since the older kids have recently gained access to my paper supplies and scissors. But most of the mess was my own and it took me a while to put everything to order. I got two bags full of leftover yarns with the clean-up and decided to use up some of it before starting anything else. What is better than a Baby Surprise Jacket for small amount of leftover yarns. I have already made two such jackets in the past. (Blogged here and here).

For this one, I used the warmer colors and it turned out far better than I had hoped. It is a good size too, with 4 mm needles and DK weight yarns. I keep forget how knitting stripes with so many colors means frequently tangled balls and a lot of weaving of ends when the knitting is done. But it was so worth it for the final cardigan and some extra space in my closet.
 Then of course, I had to knit a matching hat too. I have a feeling, it is a bit smallish and not very anatomically fitting, but the pattern was easy and it got done in a day.