I think Halloween totally burned me out on crafting, and maybe blogging too. It's been forever since I've posted, but believe it or not, I have still been making stuff. Just been too lazy to edit and upload pics so I could blog. Plus we were out of town for long stretches over both Thanksgiving AND Christmas/New Year's...and well, you get the picture. Enough with the excuses, on to the crafts!
Like I mentioned, I haven't been totally idle, but I did take a long break from sewing after making all those costumes. Instead, I decided to get back into knitting. A little lower stress, and bonus points for being able to do it on the couch, in front of the TV. ;) First up, a newborn hat that I made for a friend's new baby boy. Photo by .
The baby's father loved the hat so much that he requested a matching hat of his own, hee. So not only did I make one for him, but I also made a headband/headwarmer in the same colorways for the mom.
Next up, a hat for myself! I took a quick trip to Philadelphia one weekend to visit a friend, and we went to one of my favorite yarn stores there, Nangellini. The owner, Nancy, is so wonderfully friendly (and she even remembered me from my last visit, a year ago!), I highly recommend checking it out if you're ever in the area. I couldn't resist this yummy Ushya wool yarn and knit up a 'holey' hat, stranded with some Noro yarn for texture.
Of course, I also had to make a newborn hat for my new niece! I love that this sort of looks like a candy cane.
And here she is modeling it at Thanksgiving. :) Forgive the blur, this was hastily snapped with my phone.
I also knit up a cocoon to take pictures of her in, but sadly, she was already too big (and active) for it.
Another baby hat. This time I experimented with a sort of twisted rib pattern.
I'm not sure if I like how it turned out; I think it sort of looks like a head of lettuce, lol. It looks slightly better when the bottom edge is turned up a bit. Apologies for the creepy doll-model. I don't have quick access to any tiny babies these days.
Since the weather has finally gotten colder, I also knit up a quickie scarf for E. She picked the yarn herself. I tried to hold back my gag reflex. I used a basic basketweave pattern, K4, P4 for 4 rows and then switch.
She got all goofy and uncooperative when I asked her to actually model the darn thing. Ah, 3-year-olds.
Next up, holiday crafting! :D