Friday, January 04, 2008

Happy New Year!

We have a new computer! And Chi sorted out the photos on iPhoto! So you can see my impressive boxing day sale yarn haul (above; actually there are 3 balls of Elann Peruvian Pure Alpaca Fina and 2 of Peruvian baby lace merino that I got online in November, too, but the rest was all one purchase). R-L from top: Cascade 220 for an EZ seamless saddle shoulder (or maybe a hybrid, not sure yet) for Chi; the elann stuff, which is slated for a couple of stoles; 3 balls of Cascade baby alpaca chunky for a scarf for me; Cascade Jewel for a gift scarf; Merino Oro (laceweight) in black and sage green (the latter already wound in the photo) for some yummy things out of Victorian Lace Today; Oceanwind Knits Merino in a green colourway; Cascade Fixation in blue; tofutsies in a green and white marl (the least ugly colourway in the shop); On Your Toes sock yarn with aloe vera, 2 balls of brown and one of grey; and in the middle 2 balls of Cascade Ecological Wool, the white being to play around with a design for an aran sweater for Chi, and the brown being for gift hats - I already made one in brioche stitch for Kittycat, no photo yet. 
Here is the little toque I made for Kittycat for Christmas. Here you see it with the lining showing, but obviously I folded that in for her to wear it. It's made of Lanett, so quite thin, but what with the lining and the stranded knitting, it makes a nice warm layer over the ears. 

However, when I steam-blocked it, I realised it was too big! No big deal, since little heads do grow - I am a little sorry it doesn't fit now, because it's made of leftovers from a dress and a sweater that she wears right now, and it would have gone nicely with them. 

It has a great big pompom which is fab but does make it more liable to fall off when she shakes her head. 
These are the wee mittens I made for Kittycat a couple of months back. I just made them up. 

Here is a poncho I made for Kittycat in the summer. I made it because she liked to wear skirts as ponchos. However, by the time it was the autumn - woolly poncho weather - she'd gone off ponchos and she officially hates this one. She was freaked out when she put it on and couldn't see her hands, and has never really got over it! 

Never fear, I know other little girls who can use a poncho :) I told her we would send it to baby Amy if she didn't like it, and she didn't like that idea and actually consented to put it on, but I don't think that is good enough motivation to keep it!

For technical info on any of these, check out my Ravelry page (I'm woolcat there, too). 


Blogger MRS MJW said...

Beautiful knitting Woolcat! Love the little hat with the liner.

2:23 PM  

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