Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Knittin' n' Stuff

So I have returned from an altogether TOO SHORT vacation in Virginia. I accomplished all the knitting for my Dishcloth Pal while there! Woo! I hope that she likes everything. Here's what I knit:

A ball-band dishcloth, using Peaches n' Cream in the ecru and earth colorways. Kinda got some weird pooling of colors here. But up close it looks totally fine:

A bath mitt (of course), in Red Heart's new cotton line called Creme de la Creme. The colorway is jadetones, which looked more teal on the internets. I'm a bad judge of teal, since it's a color that I steer clear of.) It's definitely more on the emerald side, but I think it should match my pal's bath ok enough (she said it was teal green and white):

A new pattern dishcloth! This is called a smocked dishcloth. The cotton yarn I used for this is Village Craft in pistachio, which I got from Herrschner's online. I love how this looks! I see many more of these in my future:

I also finished a pair of socks that I cast-on at Christmas time. My mom saw me finishing these up and fell in love with them. So they are going to her next time I see her. The heel bit on these socks is a little wonky/short. But, they fit her just fine, so all's well that ends well, I guess! :-) Here they are:

So next on the list of knitting is a Grrr washcloth. I am about 1/3 done with this! Don't have a picture yet, but I love the way it's turning out! I'm using some leftover Lily Elite Cotton in a lovely yellow color. It's a shame that Lily discontinued this yarn. It's absolutely divine to work with. It has an extra soft and refined finish too.

Yesterday at work, my department received an e-mail from a professor in the department stating that his wife was having a baby next month and they know it's a boy. So I am going to try to crank out a easy, quick-knit baby blanket. I have a few patterns in mind. I bought some Bernat Denim Style yarn, which is a 60/40 acrylic/cotton blend from Joann.com. It should be coming in a few days.

Then I really need to get started on the messenger bag I designed. I mean, really. I wrote up the pattern about a month ago and even bought the yarn (just good ol' Peaches n' Creme). So I should get going with that. I'll post more info about this pattern later, but basically it's going to be orange-red with a black intarsia on the flap. The intarsia image is Spike from Cowboy Bebop. Yeah it's going to be super cool, if the pattern actually works. I think it will.

Oh God, I forgot that pinwheel sweater. Dammit. That has to get done. HAS TO. Maybe when I go back to Virginia next month I will bring ONLY that with me. Force myself to get it done.

So here's a couple of pictures of my niece, Aubrey, from last week:

In the froggy baby pool. Her happiness here was short-lived!

Making the rounds in the living room! She walks so well, too, and she's only 10 months old.

She's a cutie! But we're still waiting for her hair to show up! LOL

And here's a video! I think! Yes, she's holding a dryer sheet! She loved that thing. That's my nephew, Ethan, on the sofa. NO, that's NOT a real gun he's holding. It's a wooden one that my brother-in-law made when he was in shop class in high-school. Ethan thought it was just the coolest thing ever. Hey, he's 13.


craftygirlwithruffle said...

All totally gorgeous. Especially Aubrey! I love the colour of the bath mit and I really like the way the colours look on the dishcloth. Being able to productively knit would be my dream holiday.

Beth said...

Aubrey is sooo cute. And the video is a hoot. She looks so much better with a dryer sheet than I did when I pulled one out of my ass (leg of my shorts) the other day at the grocery store!
Nice finished knitting projects!

michelle f said...

Gina, the pictures are great, but everything is even more bee-yoo-tee-full in person! Love it, love it, love it!

Gina said...

Hey there! Awww thanks! I'm so glad that you like everything.