Despite all the craziness, I’m still knitting and sewing

5 Nov

With all the doctors’ appointments, a recent trip to the ER, and just the chaos of life with a toddler and infant, I’ve managed to finish a few projects. Here is a run down of what I have been working on…

When my mom was here, she accompanied me to the yarn store and picked out these two yarns to make scarves for her.

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This is the Rosalie Scarf by Gregory Courtney and can be found in Simply Shetland at Tomales Bay. I was able to get the pattern for free without having to buy the book since I purchased a ball of yarn. This scarf is made from one ball of Simply Shetland Lambswool and Cashmere. Based on a suggestion by the sales woman at the yarn store, I repeated the lace pattern to make each lace section a bit longer.

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This scarf is made from two balls of Flirtation by Artful Yarns. It is simple garter stitch scarf. I used #13 needles and cast on 10 stitches. It was bit like knitting a shag rug–not that I have ever done that before, but I imagine it must be a bit similar.

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I made another of the Rosalie Scarf, but stuck to the lace pattern as it was written. This time, I just added a fourth section.

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Continuing on the scarf roll, I made yet another ruffled scarf made from chunky Misti Alpaca. Unlike all the others I have made, I used two hanks to make this one extra long.

I managed to squeeze in a little sewing time this week and finished a new dress for Hazel. I totally forgot I had cut this fabric before Jonah was born. At the rate Hazel’s been growing, I wanted to try and get this finished, so she would be able to actual still wear it. This is the first dress I made that has a liner and the second one where I have added a zipper. Since I was too lazy to head out to the fabric store to get liner fabric, I used left over fabric from this baby kimono.

The main fabric is a nice soft cordoruy with green polka dots. I used Butterick pattern 4842 and made the flounces a bit longer.

With the cold weather now here, I decided to make Hazel a new pair of mittens. I started them on Friday and finished them on Sunday.

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The pattern is from Adorable Knits for Tots. I used leftover Jaeger’s Matchmaker DK from the Garter Stitch Cardigan I made last year and half a ball of Rowan Handknit DK cotton. The pattern has you knit the mittens with straight needles and then seam them up. If I ever make these again, I will knit them in the round. Seems silly to have a bulky seam in mittens.

Now, on to some holiday knitting and sewing.

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4 Responses to “Despite all the craziness, I’m still knitting and sewing”

  1. Este November 5, 2007 at 4:19 pm #

    Nice to see your post – sounds like you’ve been busy in many ways! zippers and linings, too..

  2. Sue November 5, 2007 at 8:09 pm #

    The scarves look lovely. I really like your daughter’s dress. They seem to grow so fast dont they, that as soon as you finish one thing you need to make it bigger. I love the little mittens too, so cute on her.

  3. adrienne November 6, 2007 at 2:56 am #

    Love the scarves!!! Great job!!

  4. Jennifer November 8, 2007 at 4:49 pm #

    Hi…I love the cute little A-line dresses that you have been making. Do you use a pattern to make the ones with the keyhole opening and button? I would love to have the pattern name and # if so. I have a daughter that turned 2 in Aug. and I sew but I’m having a hard time finding a good a-line dress pattern. I am impressed by how creative you are and don’t know how you find the time to finish so many projects! I would love to make the little a-line dress for my daughter…help.

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