30 May 2012

Knittalong: sweeties scraps and a pixie

I began improvising a pixie hat for Tali out of the lovely handspun alpaca Ashleigh gave me to dye. The colours came out like opal fruits.
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The "plan" didn't work out, but the hat did, somehow, anyway. And I even had enough yarn for ear flaps. There is a scant few yards left over that may be just enough to crochet a flower or something. It was that serendipitous combination of yarn, colour, stitch, and project. :) DSC06373
Couldn't you just eat her?!
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I finished the scrappy coffee bean too, also for Talia. I love random colour changes, and I'm very happy with this little top. It's something Katia (Aztec maybe?) a few bits of James C Brett Monsoon, and a length of James C Brett Imagine, and the button bands are Rico Melange!  Once again, I really *could* have been more careful working the button bands, but I'm not bored with this pattern yet and have to make at least once more!
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I shan't put up a single work in progress, because they are increasing in number at a crazy rate and I'm having trouble keeping track of them all.  Honestly, I am so distracted by so many things at the moment, I just want to snatch up a project at random and work a row or two of something small.  So everything is taking ages!

I'm not even reading much.  So I won't be sharing any pretty book pictures.  I did just start "What Katy Did" with Jenna, and she is transfixed.  :)

10 comments:

  1. Ooooh that cards is delicious, the baby tho is scrumptious!! Wooooweeee 3. Sleeps

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    1. (Anxious about car, stress stress stress!) Yes - however we end up getting there, we are looking forwards to camp!

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  2. Oh my word...what a cutie! She looks like she is enjoying her new hat!
    The little cardi is gorgeous as well! :)

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    1. She's a dumpling. :) It's far too hot here for her to wear the hat for real, but it really suits her. I rather like the suspicious expression. :)

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  3. Oh a momma after my own knitted heart- Your babies are beautiful and your handknits are lovely! I am curious about all the little projects you are knitting on--as I am feeling the same way!

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    1. Thankyou! :) I think, if I remember everything, I'm working on:
      - a coffee bean for my brother's new baby
      - an aviatrix for same expected arrival
      - a water bottle bag
      - a big shawl that I am hardly working on in the heat
      - a hat in rainbow wool with different stitch patterns at random
      - about to cast on a cotton sunhat and a skinny silky shawl!

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  4. Oh my goodness that hat is adorable! I love having lots of things on the needles - it prevents boredom.

    Baby items are a great way to use up those bits of left over yarn.

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    1. Pixie hats are an especial favourite. My sister in law is about to have a baby, and they like pixie hats (yay!), so I am knitting lots of adorable hats in mini size too!

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  5. That little hat and the baby in it both look adorable.

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  6. I love the cardigan. What pattern did you use?

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Penny for your thoughts? :)