Friday, December 21, 2007

Last FO of the year?

Originally uploaded by wittyknits
It's Trellis from knitty, for my sister's upcoming munchkin. I started this in September in jury duty, misread the directions on the first three pieces, ended up having to rip back and re-knit the tops of all of them. Sigh. But, it's done now.

A lot of seaming, and we all know how much I loathe sewing on buttons, but I did it, and it's on it's way to Florida right now.

By chance, this is made out of the leftover yarn from the Great American Aran Afghan that I knitted for my sister and her husband as a wedding gift, so that's kind of a cool tie-in. I didn't plan it that way, I just like cables in this color I guess.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Thor's sweater

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Originally uploaded by wittyknits
It seems lately that everyone I know is pregnant. This is one of several little tiny sweaters I've been working on furiously as of late.

This one is for my friends the Bim's, who will be welcoming their boychild Thor (or possibly Beowulf)* in late December. The sweater is Suss cotton, but still kind of cuddly.

I left off the 3 beads the pattern called for since I didn't want any baby swallowing foreign objects on my conscience, and I like it well enough without any of the beads I had in my stash.

Pattern is the placket neck pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Super quick knit (it's in the round) and kinda fun too.

*Not the impending little one's real intended name, BTW. It's just that we're a kooky lot.

Ballet T-shirt from Loop-d-Loop

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Originally uploaded by wittyknits
Way back when, I tried the Ribbon X-back pattern from knitty out of Rowan Cotton Tape. Disaster ensued.

Late this summer, I decided I had just enough of the yarn to do this t-shirt. I actually ran a bit short, and had to do the whole bottom with a single strand, whereas the top is double-stranded. That works out kind of nicely though.

I love this pattern and would like to remake it in a different yarn, just because this didn't turn out super-fab. For example, the paired decreases seem slightly off center to me. But I still like it, and it's exceedingly comfy.

Plus, I get to make this high fashion model pose. What's up with that?