I just wanted to share the lasted Test Knit called Confection. It is a new free pattern from She-Knits. I have blog listed on my blog roll under blogs I read. It will be available on Ravelry as a free pattern soon, so be watching for it. It is a Baby Shrug. This is a size 3 month. I used some yarn from my stash called Bazic Wool. It is a Superwash wool by Classic Elite Yarns. It was a great knit and fun to do. The shrug still needs to be blocked. Which I will get to and post about later. I dunno if it is a good idea or not, but I think I am going to Kool-Aid dye it. I will post about it tomorrow or the next day. It will be my first try at this process.
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As I was stash diving today. I had a great thought! I am going to start a review of something I find in my stash. I am hoping for some interaction here. Please, join me! I wanna know your feelings on the yarn. Have you knit with it? What did you make? How did it wash? Did it wear well? Would you use it again? Do tell!
Anyway, here we go. Today I am choosing this lovely soft yarn. It is called PJ’s by Knit One Crochet Too. I was at the yarn shop. I remember feeling this yarn. I left with out buying it. It was all I thought about. The very next day I went back and purchased 10 of these babies. I have not knit anything with it yet. I love to pet it though. I dunno what I am waiting for. I think my daughter would love something out of this because it feels like cozy flannel bed sheets. I wish there was more variety in the colors offered. Tell me what you know about this yarn!
Well, they are coming along. Here is my progress on bootie number 2. 80% of the 2nd bootie was knitted at gymnastics and taekwondo tonight. It is such an easy pattern to memorize while knitting. I was a little nervous as I was knitting the first one. I had no physical picture to refer to while knitting. So, I had to go to Ravelry to look at finished ones. I just said to myself, do what the pattern says. Trust it .. So it made better sense when I started the short rows there the toe of the bootie. I hope they are kick proof! The are cute. I may do some to donate to Stitches From The Heart. However, my charity knitting is kinda on hold. I finished one hat. I planned on finishing 5. Life has gotten in the way of my plans once again. My sisters baby shower is on the 9th of February. So…Her hand knits have taken a priority. We think her baby will be here early. It is her 4th one and all the others were early. I hope she doesn’t cough or sneeze when she is labor on the way to the hospital this time.. She has very quick and easy deliveries.. I am praying she does not have the baby on the side of the road in the car. Well, she wouldn’t be the first lady it has happened to. Lucky her.
This is the first bootie completed. I do get 2nd sock syndrome. I have to tell you though I have casted on right away for the 2nd one. The eyelets you notice in the bootie are waiting for a pretty ribbon. These booties were fun and fast to knit. It took my awhile to finish it not because of being hard. It was that I got involved in listing stash on Ravelry, daughters schedule and our move. I can’t wait to give these to my sister at her baby shower. The booties are a great stash buster. These again are knit in Cascade Fixation yarn. I’m sure you could use just about anything you wanted permitting you use judgement to get the size you need. The pattern is a FREE pattern for Christine’s Stay On Baby Booties. I originally found it through Ravelry looking at the baby booties that were completed. The link is located on my side bar if your interested.
Some of you may know that my group on Ravelry is doing a knit a long. If you are a Ravelry member and would like to check it out the group is called itty bitty knits. My charity I choose was Stitches From the Heart. I will be sending my package off the first week of February after all the hats etc come in. I will be posting pictures of these adorable items. Our theme though is we decided to knit the hats out of the Itty Bitty Hats book by Susan B. Anderson to donate. We are using smaller needles and thinner yarns to get a better size for the preemie babies. We will be doing this every month with a new host and the charity of their choice. Come on by if your interested! You all are all welcome to participate. The more the merrier!
I found this pattern on Ravelry. If any of you have made these. I am only as you can see getting ready to begin the 2 group of knitting in the round. The sides and front of the foot seem like they will be kinda high. So, I am getting closer to the point where you have to do the short rows for the shaping. These are being knitted on a size 4 needle. I used size 1 dpn’s on the first try and they were way, way too small. So, It is now looking like a 4 might be way , way too large.. If you are interested in this pattern you can use the link in my blogroll. It is a free pattern. I love the little story they tell about it.
Awhile Back I blogged about a Knit A Long for the preemie babies. This is one of the hats I choose to do for my Ravelry group Itty-Bitty Knits. The pattern is in the book Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson. All the hats she created are just sweet and special. I think this might be my favorite one out of the book. I decided to leave off the little pom poms on the corners since they are for little babies. My pom poms don’t come out well sometimes. I made one and had to try tying it a few times and for some reason. I can not get it tied tight enough so you can’t pull out the strands of yarn that make up the pom pom. I just thought the hat just might loose my poms anyway. It is just as cute with out them 🙂 Even though I love the added touch of the pom poms. As it stands with the colors for the pattern it is adaptable for either a girl or a boy. I have to go choose another one to knit.
The hats are starting to come on for the donation. I will take a picture and post about all of the adorable hats we will be sending. I will keep you posted.