Sunday, April 09, 2006

Angie's Baby Set, etc.

sadly, the image is too large and messes up the layout, so click the thumbnail for full-size

Pattern: Stockinette Stitch Hat, from Knitting for Change
Bernat Softee Baby; pale blue, mint.
Needles: US6

Oh! Baby Baby Booties
Bernat Softee Baby; pale blue, mint.
Needles: US4

Comments: this is the first time i've knit baby items (have not had any reason to yet, hah.. thank goodness. i mean, for other people, it's fine.. NO babies for me!)

Hat: Slight disappointment due to a little bit of laddering at DPN joins in hat, despite using the tips from the
knitty post about DPNs. actually though, i think that was my problem.. i pulled too tight at the join to prevent the ladder, that the stitch after the join ended up being a great deal looser, since the ladder appeared in the stitch next to the join, instead of at the actual join. hm.. bizarre. it's the first time i've used DPNs for the entire projekt, so i think that also has something to do with it. all previous projekts on DPNs were started on circulars, so it had a more solid base. ah well.. practice, practice, practice. i don't think the baby will notice.. hah..

Booties: booties were quite interesting to do.. have not done any socks/booties to this point. i think they were quite nifty, though i don't forsee making any more anytime soon. i am quite pleased, however, that i did both of the pair, instead of making one and not getting around to its match. heh.. i think it helped that i did both cuffs first and then did the rest of the bootie.

and now must wrap them up (in the green tissue paper and blue gift bag, as shown) and get ready to go to the baby shower!

have also started work on the crocheted flower scarf from
Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker for my boss. it was her birthday last week, but we're celebrating on monday. it was generally decided that people should make something flower-themed in shades of red and yellow for her birthday. aha! i said, i shall make that flowerscarf. which is actually progressing quite nicely (about halfway done), but i'm supposed to be working on actual school assignments (sigh) and i think it might turn into one of those "oh.. gee... thanks." sort of gifts. (i don't think she likes me particularly much.. alas.) but it will fulfill my bosslygiftgiving. :)


and in un-knit-related news: last night i attended the opening of the genesis exhibit at the peninsula fine arts center (genesis is the college student juried exhibition), where my friend fallon had submitted a photograph she took of me and another model. and the photograph won top prize ($500)! hooray :) so, this is the second image of me that has graced the walls of an exhibit, and this one won top prize. how fantastic.

[currently i only have a photograph i took of the photograph, so it looks better in real life.. shall hopefully get a scan of it soon.]

AND another friend lil ashley had two photographs in the show, one of which won a prize for photography ($100) -- and it was the image featuring the scarf i knit for her! (scroll down) hah! actual image here. hooray hooray :)


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