Friday, December 14, 2012

FO Friday

I just had a knitting photo shoot in my back yard, but I can only share one of the items with you! Sometime within the few days after Christmas, there will just be a mass post with pictures of all the things I couldn't show you this whole time!

But for now, a hat I finished for Christmas!

Jen's New Sweetie Pie Hat
I made a handful of modifications to this pattern... First, I moved the cable over so it would be centered between the stockinette sections. Which caused slight modifications to the decreasing at the top. Then I also changed the final decreasing rows. It didn't decrease fast enough (in my opinion) and left an odd pointy top... I ended up just tearing it back, decreasing more quickly, and then finishing it off. It looks fine this way! (I'm sorry, but I don't remember specifically what I did... I was just winging it really. I think I ripped out five or six rounds, and decreased the same amount over two rounds.)


There are a few more pictures of it on Ravelry (linked in the first caption) if you're interested! It was a really easy pattern, and these baby cables are absolutely adorable!

And, for those of you who stopped by on Wednesday, my Ardys vest is coming right along! It's about 6.5" long now! Four cable repeats.

You can find more finished projects at Tami's!

-CH

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Beginnings of a Vest

Here is the beginning of my last big Christmas project... I'm following the Ardys pattern in the largest size. I'm using Berroco Vintage. I had to go up two needle sizes to get gauge, so I'm really hoping that I don't run out of yarn! Everyone cross your fingers for me...


I've finished the initial ribbing, which includes two cable repeats. So far, I'm enjoying it, but it's slow-going with 201 stitches per row...


The cables are pretty though! I'm hoping they'll block a little more evenly... And I'm sure they'll get better as I get more of the piece done.

Other than this, and the finishing touches on my other big project, I only have a handful of little things left to make for Christmas! How is your Christmas crafting going?

Linking up with Ginny and Tami.

-CH

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WIP Wednesday!

I have some works in progress for you! There are a handful of others that I can't post here (because they're Christmas presents!), but these are a few things floating around on the back burner.

First, I'm working on assembling my cowl for my freshstitches cowl swap through the Ravelry group. One of these (the pink one) is the one I made, and the other five came from all over the country/world! I just need to assemble them into a pretty cowl. The next swap through this group will start in January if you're interested!

Cowl Swap

Next, this is another cowl I'm working on using this pattern. I'm almost through the first skein of yarn already, so I don't think it'll be quite as long as it's supposed to be but that's alright!



The other thing I'm working on is the Mystery Amigurumi CAL with the freshstitches Ravelry group. I'm not even done with the first clue yet though, and the final clue (assembly!) will be released tomorrow. It'll be soo hard not to peek at it! I might give in...

Archer Mystery CAL

The last thing I did today was to make these cupcakes for my Grandpa. He bought the part for AND fixed my car. I'm so grateful!


Also, I'm proud to announce that I am DONE applying to three out of my six graduate schools! And the other three are mostly complete. It feels so good to be getting closer!

Linking up with Ginny and Tami this week. What have you been working on?

-CH