I discovered a new pattern on Ravelry the other day, printed it out and was all ready to get started on it this morning, when I discovered that the yarn I'd planned to use did not have enough yardage!! Argh. So I pulled out my yarn stash to find something suitable. I did not find any suitable yarn for the project but I was reminded of all the things I've knit this year (over 30), and that I was going to tell you about them! I will try to keep all the details brief and we're going to go in chronological order. (I don't know what happened in February, I guess I was dreaming about my garden!) If you're not a knitter, you can just skim this one or dream along...
Pattern: Gull Wing Socks (Rav link) by Chrissy Gardner
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn, Sock, Rayon Vert
Made for: my mom
Additional notes: I initially knit these for me but I managed to make the foot too long and ended up giving them to my mom. They're her favorite socks: the yarn is light and the cuff is stretchy. Worn so much they're now waiting for repair!
Pattern: Magic Slippers by Caroline Dlugy-Hegwer
Yarn: left over from the previous sock project
Made for: cutest baby in the world
Addt'l notes: These fit the week the baby was born, probably not much longer.
Pattern: Haruni by Emily Ross
Yarn: Buffalo Wool, Buffboo (discontinued)
Made for: Amy
Addt'l notes: I started this for fun without a recipient in mind. I wish I'd made it longer. The color didn't photograph well, but we had a friend visit one day and she loved it, so it became hers!
Pattern: Valle di Susa Cabled Wrap by Marly Bird
Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch, Bliss
Made for: pattern sample
Addt'l notes: Marly thinks up beautiful patterns but surviving sample knitting with a crunched timeline takes a lot of Coke and Netflix! This wrap is really cozy; I think Natalie was glad to wrap up in it in the spring breeze.
Pattern: Baby Kina by
Yarn: Debbie Bliss, Baby Cashmerino
Made for: the cutest baby in the world
Addt'l notes: This pattern is from a French website; I had a hard time figuring out how to download it but there are instructions on the Rav pattern page. Totally worth figuring out, though; really fast, really cute. Photo by my sister!
Stay tuned for more...