Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Last but not least...

A summer dress for my youngest niece. It will probably not fit her for another year or so, she's only 10 months old now!

The deets - fabric is by Michael Miller. Pattern is Simplicity 2907 cut in a size 2. I added the bias trim at the hem, and a little decorative stitching on the pockets. I hope she likes it!

Let it snow!

Every once in a while we get a little snow in Portland, but not like this! It had been snowing off and on for an entire week, and on Friday night, it started dumping buckets. We have over a foot of snow outside, and it might even hang around until Christmas.

Maybe in anticipation of the snow, I finished another hat, Habitat, by Jared Flood of Brooklyntweed.com. I also knit it in a smoky blue Malabrigo worsted -- I had read so much about this yarn and wanted to try a quick project. It did live up to all expectations, soft and spongy.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Next up, Emmeline apron...

This is the apron from last summer. I actually finished it very soon after I first posted it but have only now gotten around to taking pictures of the finished apron. It was a super easy pattern -- I've actually worn it a lot. I have some Amy Butler in my stash for another one, which I will get around to one of these days. Here's the other side -- fully reversible, awesome!

Saving up the FO's! First up, Shedir Hat...

I was updating my Ravelry page, only to discover that it's taken me almost one year to finish this hat. I worked on it last winter and finally picked it up again last week. It only took me a couple of evenings to finish up after having let it linger for quite a few months. So, here it is!

It's another Knitty pattern, part of the mini issue in support of breast cancer awareness. I knit the hat using one ball of Rowan Calmer on two size 3 circular needles. It was a so-so project process-wise, but the I love the result. I tried to post the link, but it wouldn't work. However, you can just go to knitty.com and do a search for "shedir." Have fun!