Thursday, May 31, 2012

stormy 2

I had yarn left over from the stormy hat so thought I'd make another. Of course, since I chose to make a pointy hat this time, I ran out of yarn right near the top. I bought another ball of yarn and now have enough for a third hat to come. This is the cotton/bamboo blend—so very soft. This one has random rows of ridges. It looks to me as if a little cupola is perched on the top.5 stitches x 7.5 rows per inch

blueberries! from our yard!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

stormy blue

This is a cotton and bamboo blend yarn—very soft and drapey and more appropriate for warmer weather—although we have run into another heat wave this week. This would be good for a cool night on the beach or maybe an average May evening. This one went to Theo, who is 2 years old.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

my first fair isle

Isager wool, 3–6 months
(from a pattern published by Purl Bee on 1/3/12)

My first successful attempt at color work. Even though I wasn't sure if the inside yarn-carrying was right, the women at the knitting shop said it looked good. I had only three contrasting colors when I started and bought two more when I needed them. I would have stacked them up a bit differently had I had all the colors at the start. Next time I'll try my own pattern, although this is quite lovely. Again the Isager wool delights—it's so soft and weightless. This was knitted on US3 needles.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

pink baby cables

This beautiful bloom is from the tree peony Mike and Amoret gave me years ago. And the hat is made of cashmerino.

Monday, May 14, 2012

square topper

Okay, so now it's cool again—gray and misty.
Beautiful spring, just all jumbled up.

more baby cashmerino: periwinkle and gray

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

little green snail

This hat is so soft and such a pretty shade of green. I made an i-cord for the top and ran the tail back through it to make the little curled bobble.
6.5 stitches x 7.5 rows per inch

baby cashmerino 3–6 months

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

lace stitching

baby cashmerino, 12–18 months
finish to the elf hat

The weather turned hot last week and I thought an airy hat might be nice, so here's another experiment with lace stitching. I unraveled the beginning of the white hat several times before remembering to put markers at the end of every stitch pattern. Of course the weather is cool again now. I love spring and its happy moodiness!

Monday, May 7, 2012

ochre hat finds its perch

Theo in his little ochre hat

Thursday, May 3, 2012

little elf

Not sure yet what I want to do for a topper on this little hat.

cashsoft with zigzag purls

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

peonies in the kitchen

More inspiration—beautiful flowers from my friend Gail's garden. She has rows and rows of peonies which are decades old. A few years ago she let me move a few to my yard where they are doing well—but I don't think I'm ready to put together a bouquet like this!