Friday, April 11, 2008

What I did in March

I know, it's been a long time since my last post but I've got a lot of pictures and finished things to make it worth your while.

This is the Entrelac Scarf from the freckles and purls pattern. I found some Silk garden for a rediculously cheap price on boxing day and it turned into this! I wasn't sure who I was knitting it for but the husband claimed it before it was off the needles.

These are some cardigans for very good friends of ours. The smaller is the rocketry kit from Dream in Colour made for newly arrived Henry Aaron. The larger is also a Dream in Colour pattern for the Tulip Cardigan but made up of scraps left over from my babette blanket (Elann Highland Wool) for big sister Ruby. I know what it was like to be three and have a new baby brother foisted onto you. Be strong Ruby.

These are some beauties done in Art Yarns (blue and brown is my favourite colour combo) the pattern "Cable Rib Socks" is from Interweave 25 timeless sock patterns. They are tall and comfy with rib give.

My two explorers off to find new ways of driving mommy crazy....

Stink-butt got an Easy bake oven for Easter from Nana and Grampa. Her favorite is the yellow cake with the chocolate frosting... really mostly the chocolate frosting.

These are my very first pair of knee length socks. I can't wait to find a short skirt to wear with them now that I have uber skinny legs. I used 3 skeins of Koigu and the pattern (Spiral Boot Socks) is from Interweave Summer '07.

These are some Jaywalkers for Daddy in Socks the Rock lightweight "Farmhouse". Boy, this guy loves yellow and I have to fight him for all my sock yarn with any yellow in it! The art work was done by the petite Picasso who lives with me and is entitled : "Me and Daddy with Ketchup and Mustard on his face" Where do they come up with this stuff?
Last, but certainly not least, these are the first kit from the Rockin' Sock club '08. The pattern is called Serendipity and the colourway is "Dragon Dance". Can I gush about this sock club? Not only is the yarn gorgeous but: 1) because they send the colour it makes me knit outside my colour palette. (Which is mostly green and blue)
2)The patterns they send make me knit outside my comfort zone! These have a star toe AND an wrap and turn heel, neither of which I would have attempted on my own.
Whew! That was a lot! I have to post more often so I don't have so much to show at once....