Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Scarf for the Special Olympics

Yippee! This morning, I finally finished making a handknit scarf for the Special Olympics. I was afraid that I would miss the deadline for the project. I used the pattern called "Racing Stripes Scarf" from the 2008 Knitting Pattern a Day.

Special Olympics Scarf Complete

I tried it on, to make sure it's the right length. It looks good!

Special Olympics Scarf on Shandeh

Christmas Knitting

I'm glad I was able to knit a few things for Christmas gifts this year.

A Thick & Quick Hat for my stepdad:
Thick Quick Hat

Boucle Slipper Socks for my son's girlfriend:
Cozy Slipper Socks

A Hat for my father-in-law:
Kemper's Green Hat

And some Boucle Slipper Socks for my grandma:
Grandma's Slipper Socks 08

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wool Soaker Sack for a Newborn

One of my friends is having a baby soon, and plans on using cloth diapers and wool soakers.

I decided to make a newborn-sized wool soaker sack, using the free knitting pattern I found online called "Sheepy Sack". The yarn I chose is Lion Fishermen's Wool, since it still has the lanolin in the wool, to make it waterproof. I hope it works well for them.

It took a while to make. The ribbing at both ends was done with size 4 needles, and the stockinette through the middle was on size 7 needles. I worked on it between other projects. It's nice to get it completed. :)
Soaker Sack

Here's a closer view of the waistband. I chose to make the tie with 3 strands of yarn braided together. I like the way it turned out.
Soaker Sack Waistband

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