Friday, October 2, 2009

the big reveal

Now that some gifts have been delivered, I can finally blog about them. I showed these in my previous post:

Well, here's the right side:

Pattern: Snicket Socks by Sabine Riefler
Yarn: Trekking XXL; col 145
Needles: 2.25mm Hiya Hiya dpns (love these needles)
Notes: I made the 66 st version but I wish that I'd made it bigger. The constant cabling really makes the sock less stretchy. I was very concerned that they wouldn't fit. I made a ton of mods. I omitted the short row heel and did a traditional heel flap. I also used my standard wedge toe instead of the one specified. I also chose to knit the sole in rev. stockinette instead of stockinette because I thought that it'd make the cables pop more. The pattern reminds me of chicken wire.

A close friend of mine recently had a baby and I went a little crazy making things. I've already posted sneak peaks of these projects but here they are in their full glory.

Pattern: Drops Baby Blanket (free pattern)
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease; 4 skeins of Maize
Needles: 5mm Addi Turbos and a 5mm crochet hook for the edging
Notes: Love this pattern! So simple yet elegant.

And a matching pair of pjs to wear under the blanket:

These are the Kimono PJs from the book "Amy Butler's little stitches for little ones" (pictured on the front cover).

Ricky sez, "A new blanket? Why thank you, Mom" (notice that he's sleeping on an afghan)


geela said...

Oh, my gawd!. That baby stuff is too cute....and once again that Ricky is too cute.

The orange socks were nice inside out but even better right side out.

Bea said...

The orange socks ROCK. Totally. THat baby stuff is so cute. I hope they are both well loved!

PurlingPirate said...

Man, that Ricky is one lucky cat!!!

Beautiful baby gifts and lovely socks. You are a very talented woman and those are some lucky recipients!

Chris said...

You have been busy! The baby stuff is adorable. Love those socks, too.

mermaidsmesh said...

I LOVE the baby blanket. The color you chose is so much more appealing than the one shown with the pattern. Great blog, too!