I have two Xmas pressies in the works. One is for grand nephew who will be a year old in February. The other is for my sister-in-law.
Sunday, Dec. 2nd.
Modular Tomten Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
From Knitting without Tears http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Without-Tears-Easy-Follow/dp/0684135051/
Need to buy this book (and probably all of Zimmermann's books). Took it out of the library.
TLC Heathers Teal (though really looks blue) & Barn Red
Picked up at Smiley NJ sale. Was $4 for 3 skeins. Cheap, but hey, it is machine washable. Good for a baby
US 9 Knitpicks Options 32"
Denny aka Littlest George
Aiming for around 2 years old, but plenty of flex on size
I am making as an Xmas present for Littlest George who will be one in February.
The pattern doesn't have a lot of seaming which definitely appeals to me. It is pretty straight forward yet cute.
I am using blue for the body & red for the edges. The label on the blue says teal, but it really isn't. It is pretty blue.
I cast on the 112 stitches as the pattern says. I decided to just use 6 stitches on each side in the red rather than having to add a button band or such. I like the way it looks.
It is my first time with intarsia. It is interesting doing two colors. This is pretty straight forward. Though I wasn't doing it correctly in some spots. So the yarn peeks out where it shouldn't. Live and learn.
I didn't think anyone would notice other than me. However, Paul did. So I am overstitching it along the bad edges. But on the bright side, I have learned how to do intarsia now. Not sure I want to do it much. But it is good to know I can.
Modified Rushing Rivulet Socks
Saturday, Dec. 1st
Generic Sock Pattern
Pattern taken from Rushing Rivulet (Riverbed Architecture) by Cat Bordhi
Sarah's Yarns 100% Bamboo - Hand dyed Undertow
Dharma Fiber Reactive Procion Dyes
US 1 1/2 / 2.5 mm Knitpicks Options & Harmony
2 socks on 2 circs method
I am taking the Rushing Rivulet stitch pattern from the Bordhi book. Given I don't have Jennifer's exact measurements, I figured it is safer to work from a more standard pattern.
I was going to do a toe up sock so I could use all the yarn. However, Jennifer has a high arch. So my sister-in-law, Tee, who has made Jennifer socks suggested doing cuff down with a heel flap. She said it fits better for a high arch. So I am going with her suggestion.
Also, I am still not sure how much stretch/memory the 100% bamboo yarn will have. It feels like it will work well given the swatches I have done. I really should have made a pair for myself first in the 100% bamboo yarn to check the elasticity. But I want to complete these for Xmas.
I cast on 56 stitches. My swatch was 8 stitches per inch. So it should be 7 inches wide.
The weird thing was that it seemed smaller. So I figured I would increase my needle size. But after two repeats, it looks to be right around 7" wide. So I think it is okay. *crosses fingers*
I really hope they turns out well. I definitely like the yarn and I think she will too.