June 6, 2008

Baby booties

In anticipation of the impending arrival of my nephew, I have knitted two pairs of baby booties from the pattern Ruth’s Perfect Baby Booties, and a hat of my own pattern. The first pair is made with Schoeller Esslinger Fortissima Cotton (fingering weight) on US 2 needles, and are newborn-sized. The second pair is made with Katia Mississippi Print (also fingering) on US 3 needles, and should fit a 3-6 month old.

Baby booties

Baby booties

Baby hat

Baby booties

UPDATE: Here’s my nephew Riley, getting ready to go home in his new hat and booties, July 11, 2008
Riley in hat and booties

August 14, 2006

“Column of leaves” scarf

I made this with Mountain Colors 4/8s wool in colorway Juniper, on size 7 needles. It took 1 1/2 skeins. The lacy column of leaves pattern comes from “Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns” published by Sterling, and I put together the scarf design myself. Here is the full pattern if you want to make one for yourself! I intend on making a matching hat, mittens, and even socks. I love this yarn, it has the most beautiful colors.


July 7, 2006

New hat, finished sock

Here are some items I recently finished. As always, click on the photo to see it full-sized:

Here is my finished sock in Koigu KPPM wool, with size 1 needles. I love this yarn! Yes, its mate is in the works.

Here is a hat I whipped up in Mountain Colors New 3 Ply Wool in Mountain Tango. This colorway is gorgeous! I worked this with size 8 needles. I made up the design myself, it’s just a cabled band, then I picked up stitches and knit the hat in a plain stockinette design. I want to make a matching scarf, I just have to order more yarn.
June 22, 2006

More knitting

Here are some more projects I have knitted or am currently working on. (I know, I need to finish one project before starting on more!) Click on the photo to see it full-sized. Enjoy!

Above, a sock in progress made with Koigu KPPM with size 2 DPNs. I love this yarn!

A winter hat with a cabled brim in a gorgeous wool/silk blend.

Left, a cabled hat made with
Mountain Colors 4/8s wool.

A feather-and-fan scarf in progress made with Noro wool. It’s almost done!

April 10, 2006


I have become really fond of knitting socks. It was hard learning at first, but once I got the hang of it, it is extremely easy. They are fulfilling because: (1) it doesn’t take too long to finish a pair, so I don’t get bored, and (2) they are useful and practical. I will definitely wear them. Here is a recent pair I finished and I wear them constantly. They are so comfortable! I love the way the variegated yarn turned into a spiral stripe pattern!

Here’s another view, and another pair I am working on: (more…)