Friday, December 23, 2011

Wee Hats

This Christmas I decided to make a bunch of mini hats for Eddie's family!  I get nervous giving handmade little things like this, I don't want people to think I was being knit-lazy (does anyone else worry like that?).  

I told Eddie's mom about my nervousness, and after telling me I was being a little silly, she told me "it's all about the presentation".


My mom helped me a lot with the Christmas cards, both in concept and construction.  They're little snowpeople with funny hair and big hats.  JUST LIKE ME.

Used size 1instead of size 0
Knitted the decrease rounds without knit rounds in between

Happy Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Keep Holden On

Oh man, I am so punny.

In my early days of knitting, I remember looking at Holden Shawlette and thinking it was the most beautiful thing, yet so intricate and complicated.  Though my skill set grew over the years (I started my knitting adventures in fall of '09!), I never revisited Holden, absolutely convinced it was too challenging.

How silly I am.

I started this pattern in the early fall (October maybe) for an autumnal shawl.  Then my row count was off, and I thought I had enough stitches to start the lace but I was something like 14 rows off (I have no idea how that happen).  Disheartened, I ripped out the botched lace row and set it down.  For months.  In my desk.

I picked it up again a few days ago and bam!  Done.

I used MadTosh and accordingly modified the pattern in fear of yarn shortage -- I have one less lace repeat than the pattern dictates.  Other than that, everything's as written.

Thanks to my mom for taking the photos, and only kvetching a little throughout the process.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday knitting

You haven't posted anything in a while, does that mean you're not knitting?
No way.  I'm primarily working on holiday knitting for other people.  And what sort of knitter would I look like if the recipient already saw exactly what they were to receive?  

Some light spoilers though:
I finished the presents for my parents and my in-laws.  I'm still working on the presents for my brother and his special lady.  I have one part of Eddie's presents done.  

But!  In the spirit of selfish knitting, I have started a project for myself: 

Happy knitting!