Yes, I am that good.
Insomnia gives me lots of late-night knitting time and I've been using it.
|Little Man wanted to help...|
Pattern: Pine Forest Baby Blanket by Ingrid Aartun Bøe (links to my project page and the pattern page)
Time frame: started February 21, 2012; finished August 4, 2012
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Dublin (that's the green) and an unknown 100% acrylic that I picked up at Michael's (that's the pink)
Needles: US #9 (5.5 mm) 32" Addi Turbo circulars
Size: It's a baby blanket so I can make it whatever size I want...and no, I didn't measure but it's plenty big for a baby and will probably work into the early elementary school years...
Modifications: I used larger needles than the pattern called for and added an additional three pattern repeats on the horizontal (i.e., I added 21 stitches to make it wider)
Thoughts: This pattern was easily memorized and it had enough interest to keep me going. I don't know that I would make it again just because it took six months of work but I'm a slow knitter. It's a lovely pattern and then you make the Baby Sweater on Two Needles (by Elizabeth Zimmermann) and you'll have a little matching set :)
But wait, there's more!
|Blurry but you get the idea...|
Pattern: Simple Baby Cap #1 by Susan B. Anderson (links to my project page and the pattern page)
Time frame: started August 4, 2012; finished August 5, 2012
Yarn: Same as the blanket above...
Needles: US #7 (4.5 mm) Chai-Goo 16" circular and DPNs
Size: Newborn/0-6 month (see modifications)
Modifications: I CO for the newborn size knowing full well my gauge would be off because I used worsted instead of DK weight yarn...but I made the length according to the 0-6 month size. I also added stripes which are not in the original pattern but it works just fine.
Thoughts: Once you're going on this pattern, it's easy peasy (which is kind of the point). I only really had to pay attention when I changed colors and when I got to the crown decreases. I knit this in just a few hours while up late at night watching episodes of Futurama.
And now, more lovely photos (including some modeling by Little Man)...
|The matching set|
|Mama, boys don't wear pink...well, okay, I know I'm cute in it though...|
|Mama, are you sure this hat isn't going to be too big? It fits me...|
Yes, baby, I know the hat fits you...but that's pretty much stretched to it's maximum. Besides, I made you one and you were able to wear it when you were little and you can still wear it now. So hush.
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