Saturday, February 10, 2007

Bits and Pieces

Despite lack of blogging lately, I have not been idle. In fact I have managed to exceed my self imposed WIP maximum of four projects. See?

From top left going clockwise is:

-My first project crocheted with hand spun. A hat for me. Too boring. Soon to be a happy memory and replaced with a more interesting pattern now that I know there is enough yarn for it!

- Baby blanket number two. It looks finished doesn't it? Well, there are about a million ends to be worked in on the back. Avoidance? Who me? I'll get to it soon. Promise!

- Airplane project #1 worked in the oh so amazing Cherry Tree Hill fingering weight silk! I have been coveting this yarn since the first time I saw it. Thank goodness for the LYS and their Superbowl Sale. Got it for 35% off! This is my second foray into fillet crochet and will be a stole/table runner. Weird combination, I know, but the yarn is so pretty I cannot hide it away!

- Yes, that is a rooster. It represents the dish towel toppers I promised a girl at work I'd make for her. Sigh. She's a good friend or this project would be toast about now...

-Baby blanket number three (and the first fillet crochet project) is thirteen rows from completion. Yippee! Can you make out the teddy bear in the middle of the block?

- And last but not least the never ending alpaca shawl. I have determined that I have two more skeins of the yarn and may just keep going until it is all used up. Is there any such thing as a shawl that is too big?

Of course, I also have another problem. You see I'm planning on making this and this and this hoodie (scroll down - not the best picture but you'll get the idea). Once I entertained the idea of trying a baby sweater to get my feet wet with garment making, it got a little out of control! One of the baby sweaters will be airplane project #2. I want to make the white one but really should make the other one as I have a baby in mind for it! Well, off to frog the hat and finish the bearghan. (Yes, I intend to avoid weaving in for a bit longer...)

Happy Stitching!


NH Knitting Mama said...

Hi, Gigi!

I like your blog! Saw your message on my blog, and yes - I will be at knitting on Wednesday night. Are you going?

When are you leaving for Key West? You're visiting your Mom, right?


a friend to knit with said...

Wow....your work is beautiful....i have no idea how to crochet?!...thanks SO much for the yarmulke advise!!! I'll be back!!!

Gina House said...

Oh, what wonderful things! I especially like your hat and the teddy bear blanket! So cute!!!!