Friday, November 16, 2007

FO: Snapdragon Soaker

Here is a size large soaker from my friend Heather's Snapdragon Soaker pattern done in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky bare, that I dyed with kool aid. This is for a swap on Diaper Sewing Divas (where I'm a moderator) with Jessica (jessh2021). I added short rows to this pattern as Jessica mentioned that they use prefolds, so I figured she would need a bit of extra room, even though the legs are slightly front-loading on this pattern. I finished the soaker out of just one hank, but had to dip into the second hank to make the drawstring. I am planning to do some legwarmers for E out of the remainder of the second hank.

Snapdragon Soaker

And here's a picture of the yarn just after I dyed it (on the left, obviously):

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

FO: Clapotis in Andean Silk

This has been done for a while now, and I love it! I skipped 4 repeats in the straight section, and I'm glad that I did, because it is just the perfect size for a nice wrap/short scarf for my 5'2" height and my frame.

Done in the LEAF color of Knit Picks Andean Silk. I have a pair of Fetching that I did in this colorway a while ago, so I feel all matchy-matchy now.



FO: Longies for E

Dyed by Carrie (akiss4meg) from mr & miss lil pocket pants on aran BFL yarn from Jessica (J'La) from Baby Black Sheep. This is the size medium of the LTK Picky Pants pattern, with 1" added rise. The waistband ribbing is P2togs instead of K2togs and the cuffs are a 2x2 moss stitch.


This the yarn before knitting - Carrie also made me a Tshirt for E like the one in the picture, only longsleeved.



Sunday, November 11, 2007

PATTERN: Baby Legwarmers

My first pattern!

Editing to add a link to download a PDF of this pattern from Ravelry. The PDF version is free also.

These were born out of an intense dislike for a certain torture device called "baby tights". Evil little things. Terrible to get on a squirming child, and off and on again for the endless diaper changes. These leg warmers make me think of my childhood in the 80s and the lavender striped pair that I owned. Oh yes... and the PASTEL PINK ones, too. Those of you who know me, don't fall over in shock that I actually wore something pink. Besides, they matched the paint on my bedroom walls.

--Any worsted or aran weight yarn that will give you gauge. I used aran BFL from Black Sheep Baby.
--US 8 (5.0mm) DPNs, set of 5 - or needle size that will give you gauge
--US 5 (3.5mm) DPNs, set of 5 - or needle size that will give you gauge

Gauge: 20 sts and 27 rows to 4" (5spi).

These baby leg warmers are worked from the top down.

Please contact me regarding any errors and I will correct the pattern.

You are free to make and sell from this pattern or modifications of this pattern. I do ask that you indicate that you are not affiliated with me in any way, and please link back to me as the pattern source.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

FO: Longies for Bonnie

Originally uploaded by amyjunkins
Done! They are just gorgeous - I am so very happy with them. I sent them off to Bonnie on Tuesday morning. So, now I am nervously awaiting their arrival at her house and HOPING that she really does like them.

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