Monday, March 30, 2009

Still Knitting (and crocheting, and weaving...)

I am indeed still alive - and knitting!  I've actually been pretty busy with the ole' hook and needles (though not so much with the loom...), so I have a few "catch up" posts to show off my recent work.  Unfortunately I have no photos to show of the items I made for gifts - a hat for my friend's baby girl, and a hat and blankie set for my coworker.  You'll just have to take my word that they were adorable!

Little Guy was kind enough to model this crocheted hat from Stitch 'n' Bitch's The Happy Hooker (how's that for a title?)  It's called the Seija Hat and I crocheted it out of Dark Horse Yarn's Fantasy - a 100% acrylic yarn.  It's very soft and very durable!

I love the way this hat looks on Guy - I think the braid makes him look like a little Viking.  I finished it about two weeks before he was born, so he's had plenty of chance to wear it.

I also made the matching blanket, which went very fast since it's double crochet (although weaving in the ends was no fun - if I did this again I would just carry the yarn up the side).  This has gone though the washer and dryer many times and the only wear it shows is from an unpleasant run-in with some velcro.

Next up - I'll show you some of the outfits I made for Guy!