Friday, May 25, 2007

Itty Bitty Birthday Hat

Henry's first birthday is a week from Monday, and his party is on Saturday. I've been working on the birthday cake hat from Itty Bitty Hats all this week in preparation. After months of doing Mason-Dixon Knitting with the cheapest yarn there is, I thought I was over my yarn snobbery, but no, this project has brought it back in full force. Instead of using RYC Cashsoft as the pattern calls for (which Knit One didn't have in the right colors, as usual, and it was too late to order online), I've substituted a Bernat yarn. Ick. It squeaks! It sticks to the needles! I'm violating my rule of life is too short and there are too many lovely things to knit to use yucky yarn, but I figure this hat is a one-time only deal. It will look adorable, and that's what counts.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bibs inspired by a mobile

I chose the colors of this latest batch of MDK bibs because they reminded me of the thing my son loved most in the early months of his life, theTiny Love mobile (aka Baby Crack....if you are expecting a baby or wish to give a baby gift everyone raves about, get this one).

But the ends to weave in, ugh! Is there any way I could get away with just tying knots on the multicolored ballband bib and call it a day?

In non-MDK knitting news (non-MDK? shocking, I know), I am contemplating making the Birthday Cake Hat from Itty-Bitty Hats for Henry's upcoming birthday. But would it be worth it for something that's basically a one-time deal? Will I have time to order the yarn needed, and finish it? Hmmm.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Messy, Messy Ballbands

Maybe it's because I'm sick with whatever creeping crud is going around, but the edges of my Ballband Bibs are seriously deteriorating. The tension is terrible, strange little loops are popping up, and I can't seem to be able to carry the color I'm not working with up on the purl row. What could I be doing wrong? Even my very first attempts at a Ballband Warshcloth are not this bad. Hmmm.

PS Dear Knitpicks: Please get some CotLin back in stock soon! I want to make hand towels without coughing up $20 a skein for Euroflax!