well, i wish i had put some effort into finding out how to create a picture gallery for some of my completed work. obviously i have not posted anything for awhile. the last few weeks have been busy with birthdays, anniversaries and father's day.
knitting news...i have given up temporarily on the birch shawl (rowan). i found out i was doing a few stitches wrong. i may just sell the mohair on ebay, but we'll see.
i cast on for the SnB big bad baby blanket. i was inspired by one i saw on the web that was made with two colors. i am going with a white center and hot pink and light pink border. i am knitting with an inexpensive cotton yarn. so far so good, although i wasn't paying attention and had some rib mixed in with my seed stitch so i had to start over. now i am 4 rows in.
here are some pics
the bottom hat is from the rowan big wool book, i believe it is the carrie hat. of course, it looks 10,000x cuter on the model so i am not sure i will be getting much wear out of it.
the top one is leftover yarn from this:
this is the tote bag from the SnB book. i modified it to be larger and used noro kureyon. i love
next is an accessory piece to the manos scarf i mentioned in my first post.
the color is dull, but if i darken the pic you can't see the variation. i used the same basketweave pattern on the scarf. i think it turned out nice.
i found a pattern
(fyi - this link is to a pdf pattern) for an adorable knit tea set today. i think this would look cute in pastels with little knit flowers attached as well. may have to think about this for a baby gift.