Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My!

The cabled baby sweater now has a name! Once I put the buttons on the last 2 that I knitted, the name just "roared" at me. :) There was no question as to what it should be called. Don't you just love the buttons? The pattern will be finished and put on ravelry for sale shortly.

This pattern is now for sale here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lions--tigers--bears-oh-my

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cabled Baby Sweater

I'm working on  my latest design, a Cabled Baby Sweater. Hopefully before it's finished I'll come up with a much better name for it. I made the smallest size, 0-3 mos, using Patons Classic Wool worsted weight yarn, washed & blocked it and took a pic.
It's worked from the neck down and has a round yoke. I'm currently working on the 2nd sleeve of  the largest size, 9-12 mos, also in Patons Classic Wool yarn, but in a lighter shade of aqua. On the 0-3 mos sweater, the sleeves don't need to be tapered, so it's just a matter of working the pattern until it's time to work the garter stitch cuff. However, the 9-12 mos sleeves are so wide they need to be tapered with decreases. I'm finding that working decreases into cables is much easier to do than it is to explain. sigh I think this pattern will need to be for experienced knitters. It also may be put into "time out" because I need to knit the other 2 sizes but really don't feel like it right now. :) I think I have too many ideas swirling around in my head anxious to get out and become sweaters. LOL

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hat/scarf sets for PRR

I finally took a pic of the hat/scarf sets for PRR that I made. These were made for the pre-school students of the Shannon County School District on Pine Ridge Reservation in SD. The Bundles of Joy group on http://www.ravelry.com/ are working to supply these children with warm hats, scarves, pairs of mittens and slippers and sweaters/coats.

not yet named baby sweater May 12, 2011

I'm working on another baby sweater with a round yoke and lots of cables. I've got the math right for the 0-3 mos size, now I need to do the math for sizes up to 12 mos. Why didn't I pay more attention in math class all those years ago? sigh

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Flower Child

Flower Child by Nancy H. P.
Flower Child, a photo by Nancy H. P. on Flickr.

I love the way the yarn creates bands of flowers on my Flower Child baby sweater, but haven't decided yet if I like the actual sweater design. I'm hesitating writing out the pattern. I don't know if it will be worth the work of doing it.
The yarn is Bernat Baby Jacquards Florals in Rosebud. Pretty yarn!

Paper Doll Sleep Sack #1

Paper Doll Sleep Sack #1 by Nancy H. P.
Paper Doll Sleep Sack #1, a photo by Nancy H. P. on Flickr.

I designed this Paper Doll Baby Sleep sack for a contest. I like it, but the judges didn't (I didn't win). Eventually, I'll get around to writing out the pattern. :)

I made 2 of them and they go to the OB Ward on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation once I write out the pattern.

Rust & Gold sweater

Rust & Gold sweater by Nancy H. P.
Rust & Gold sweater, a photo by Nancy H. P. on Flickr.

I made this Rust & Gold sweater in Dec 2010, to use some Vanna yarn in my stash. This one is a 3-6 mos size and is very heavy, but came out cute. I never wrote out the pattern & can't decide if it's worth bothering to do so. Because life got in the way, the sweater was put away & I forgot about it until May 2011! It will go to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, but I'll probably wait until the fall to mail it because it's such a warm sweater, it will be better for the fall & winter.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Baby Sweater 5.4.11

The yarn on my needles now is soooo pretty. :) I can't wait to see how it turns out. I think I'll put an eyelet ruffle on it. I haven't yet decided if it will have long or short sleeves. hmmm