Wednesday, May 21, 2008

And no, that is NOT a blog title!

Man alive, I have been a knitting machine the last two days! Let me tell you, with all the reading I did lately, I really think I missed knitting, a lot! (See... I read 3 books, 3 relatively long books that take a lot of concentration to read, in 4 days.) Now it's time to share some of it with you all!

First of all, today I finally finished the "five hour baby sweater." Sorry for the crappy pics, but it's pink, and you know my camera and most reds... lets just say it's eye-searingly pink.

Pattern: 5 hour baby sweater. (It took more than that, but I think it's because I'm ADD and lost interest during the st st body.
Yarn: Plymouth Galway, color... eye-searingly pink. (Ok... I lost the ball band. *hangs head in shame*) It took very nearly an entire skein.
Needles: US 10 straights.
Gauge: 5 sts per inch. (Making this about 17 inches around at the bottom...)
Mods: I just did two rows of garter stitch at the end, because I wanted it to match the top. It does now. :)

I had to seam the sleeves, which I hated, and it looks horrible, but I don't think the baby will care. Also, I found a dropped stitch as I was seaming, but it was close enough to the sleeve that I was able to run the seaming yarn through the stitch and just hide it under the arm. I was NOT frogging. If I frogged, It would be frogged if you know what I mean.

Last night, I started to make a baby elephant (rav link) for my friend Emmy. She LOVES elephants. So I started last night. He's so LITTLE. I love him. Here's his head so far.

Isn't he cute? Awww.. Actually, I'm halfway done with the second ear now. Anyway, if you want to know a funny story about the elephant's head, go here (also rav link.) I'm not sharing it on my blog because... well... it's a bit explicit, lol!!

Anyway, I finished most of the second Bronte's mitt today. All I have to do is the top part, and the thumb.

But that's going to get put off for a while because it's DRIVING ME CRAZY. I'm not sure what it is. It's a pleasant knit, I like the yarn... I just can't get through it. UGH! I hate it when that happens.

Anyway, last but not least... well, sorta least. I mean, he is the smallest... Fishie!

He needs to be felted and I need to buy some catnip for him, but other than that, I did that in just a little over an hour. While talking to Angie online and playing on ravelry. I rock. He's made with patons sws, and you can find his pattern here.

Anyway, that's all for now. Anyone else as ADD as me lately?


Diane said...

That little sweater is adoreable! I love all your other stuff too. I didn't do the Bronte mitts KAL, so I enjoyed seeing yours.

Knit and fall back in it said...

Everything is great, especially the little sweater.