Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hats off to me!

Look, ma! No pattern!

Wait! What's that? What's going on?

What is this lumpy yarn?

(seriously not doing a project like this again with this yarn, uhg)

The waves are kind of cool though. I worked them into the increases, which I was proud of.

... and in the end we have hat. This lil guy has already been sent out to his forever home, where his new owner found him a bit snug. It still fits though, apparently.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I have ideas

Lots of things don't get done over here

Even more don't get posted.

While that's sad, I do have something for you all today! My project was reclaiming yarn from a failed shawl. The original idea was to use it in conjunction with that multicolored butterfly. Unfortunately that ended up looking dumb and I was a little concerned about little hands and big gaps in the wings.
I still like the butterfly pattern that I used and firmly believe that it will someday be incorporated into one of the baby blankets that I make. So what to do with the rest of the blue yarn?

I used this pattern from my picot to make four hearts and the leftover yarn as a few circles and squares to even it out. I love the squishy-ness of how this yarn worked up. It's a small blanket, but thick and a fun pattern. Of course when I was sewing it all together my mom comes over and goes "when does it actually become a blanket?" *sigh*

Now mom, it's a blanket right now. It may not do much for a full-sized bed... but it's perfect for a crib or traveling with baby.