So, since I last posted, I had a baby! Here's the latest addition to the clan, Aidan Joseph Small, born Nov 3, 2008.
This is a Solar System hat to go with Alec's sweater -- he loved it and wore it all winter. Hooray!
I also finally did the finishing on Aidan's BSJ. Unfortunately, he was so large (9lb 11 oz) that he only got to wear it about 3 times before he outgrew it! I've passed it on to 2 other new babies since then. Here's the shot of him in it, for posterity.
I also knit a new batch of my veggies, using Opal brand yarns for Arcadia Knitting -- finished these a few weeks after Aidan was born. Here's the artichoke:
And, I knit a whole sweater as a surprise gift for my friend's birthday! Sadly, it turns out that not only is it too short (fixable), but it's not what she wants (not fixable). Oh well.
Here's 2009 FO's so far:
This is a grown-up version of my Spyhunter hat, commissioned by the girlfriend of one of the top Spyhunter players in the country. Given as a Valentine's day present -- evidently he loved it! Knit in a variety of worsted weight yarns.
THis is a super warm hat for my mom, knit in two layers of Misti Alpaca Chunky. Came out great! I knit a plain hat, then picked up stitches from the edge and knit the same shape as a lining. I just attached the two layers at the top, and it was good to go. Modeled here by my friend Jenny.
Another BSJ, for my friend's baby Maggie -- knit with Panda Silk DK and some Opal fingering weight.
And yet ANOTHER BSJ -- this one for my friend in San Francisco, found again via Facebook after 14 years out of contact! This is knit with Noro Cashmere Island, with handmade dichroic glass buttons. Sadly not machine washable, but beautiful! I now will always remember this lesson: Noro feels MUCH SOFTER after washing!
Rainbow Tomten for Aidan. This is using Mini Mochi sock yarn. Boy, is that a lot of garter stitch in sock yarn! I'm actually farther along than this photo -- hood is done and 1 sleeve is done. Getting there.
And, because my husband requested it, I'm doing a Big Colorful Blanket in my spare cycles -- it will be 16 squares of log cabinny goodness, loosely based on the Mason Dixon Buncha Squares afghan.
And, I still haven't finished the Caterpillar Blankie or Auntie's cable sweater. But I will! I haven't had any ability to concentrate on anything except garter stitch, but I seem to be out of that now. Looking forward to a full night's sleep some time soon, too!
OK I promise to blog more regularly now. See you soon!