Saturday, February 26, 2011

Girly Kniting

It's a Girl! Which means I'm two for two at guessing the gender of my children! I suppose there's always a chance the sonographer was mistaken and we'll end up with a boy dressed in frilly lacey stuff!

I bought some gorgeous sock yarn from the lovely Charly of Ixchel fame and had been itching to cast on something pretty. The pattern is Garter Yoke Baby Cardi (Rav link), the Ixchel sock yarn is a colourway called Fantasy and the grey yarn is Patonyle.
I have plans for some tights to match in the lovely colourful yarn, but they will have to wait as all projects are now on hold until I finish Em's wedding dress!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Instant Gratification Knitting

My current definition of instant gratification knitting is newborn knits in 10 ply! Seriously, these things fly off the needles. Before we found out what flavour human I'm incubating I had a sudden inexplicable urge to cast on a Cascade. While the leaf lace pattern is not particularly girly, the end result in Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 10 ply looks pretty feminine to me.

For the next I went for something a little more unisex, a Pebble vest in Ceckheaton Country Naturals. It's a sweet tweedy vest, and was a very quick knit but there were approximately 5 billion ends to sew in at the end which took nearly as long as the actual knitting! I have enough leftover yarn for a matching hat so I am thinking of making an Aviatrix as well. Yay! First knits for a new family member!