30 November 2012

FO Friday: moonlight sonata, mo monkeys, baby hoody

Bumper crop this week! Lots of knitting while I wait around for the (due Monday... as in last Monday) baby to arrive.

Pattern: Moonlight Sonata v.2 by Shui Kuen Kozinski
Yarn: Lana Grossa Lace Lux
Mods: Slipped first st of each row for a cleaner edge. 10 repeats of lace pattern.
Comments: The directions are a touch shaky - I'm pretty sure there's something wrong with the first lace chart, but it's written out as well and is correct there. Free pattern though, so I really can't complain. I'd knit it bigger if I used this yarn again - it has very little stretch and memory... but is really really pretty. Had a hard time photographing it accurately.
Project Page: Blood on the moon

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A.
Yarn: Regia Design Line Hand-dye Effect by Kaffe Fassett
Mods: No purling this time (turns out that this is kind of its own pattern already? I didn't consult it, just went with the purl-less version of the stitch pattern, but here it is) and finally knit on a smaller needle, results of which I'm very happy with.
Comments: Christmas sock factory is in full swing.
Project Page: Mo monkeys mo problems

Pattern: There isn't one...
Yarn: Lion Brand Thick n Quick
Comments: Little tiny top-down raglan baby sweater. Knitting done in one evening, finishing taken care of the following morning. I just cast on what looked like a likely number of stitches and increased to desired arm/body size; held sleeves and knit body, finished with a couple decreases before the garter hem (hate flippy garter stitch edging). Knit sleeves in the round with a couple decreases at underarms and garter cuffs. Picked up stitches for hood; increased at the back of the head then decreased back down; closed with a 3-needle BO. Picked up and knit garter stitch button band all the way around front and hood. That's pretty much it. I think it'll be good for a tiny fella; we'll hopefully see soon!
Project Page: 4 hour hoody

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