Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sew, knit & Crochet!!

That's right folks! These days I am doing it all!!

First off is a gift I have yet to stick in the mail: a toddler sized, LSU themed fair isle baby hat. This is my first attempt at fair isle knitting and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I really need to go ahead and put this in the mail!!
Ta-Da! Here's it is:

Next up is a retro pattern apron that I sewed. This is my first 'real' sewing project. By 'real' I mean: not a big rectangle curtain, from a pattern, and something I will actually allow to be seen in public because it doesn't look like a 10-yr old went nuts on a sewing machine. This is for a piratey-themed swap that I'm in so hopefully the lucky recipient will like it!

Last is a work-in-progress. This is an LSU theme/colored wavy baby blanket that I am crocheting. Everyone in my family is still insisting on popping out little babies like it's going out of style, so I think like last year, I will have a steady stream of baby gifts in my project list.
OK, that about catches everyone up. I have one more finished project, but no pictures to share. It is my cavern cardi, which 'hibernated' for many months before I finally finished up the sleeves. I think it came out great for a first sweater and I've already worn it a couple of times.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Finally...starting this new year....

OK, I got my camera back and have lots to update!! So, this might go in stages!! My friends on Ravelry have probably already seen these, but that's OK, appreciate my FO's again!

First is the Isabella hat that I test-knit for my Rav-friend Rilana. It was a super quick, easy and fun knit! I love the texture, it really comes out GREAT for how easy it is.....makes me look like a pro. I LOVE IT!! It is Twilight inspired so I used some sparkly white yarn I had left over from another project....reminds me of our fav sparkly vampire!!
Next is a Speedy Cable Cowl I made quite quickly to help with the cold New England winds!! It's very soft and squishy and I love it:

That's all I'll post for now, but look forward to another post tomorrow!!