Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Gettin' those WIPs out....

Finished and out the door, that is....

First up, Hubbs hairband, to match her prairie tunic. That blocked really nicely and will be packaged up tonight and sent tomorrow. Hopefully it'll reach her before she leaves on her month long holiday to France.

Next, Gracie's pink jacket. Made from DB Cashmerino Astrakhan and DB Cashmerino Aran. The texture of the yarn made it difficult to sew up, but it was worth it. The finished object will look so cute on her. The pattern calls for a ribbon tie closure. I thought this button was more practical. And guess how I made the button hole.....

I CROCHETED it!!! My first crochet EVER. How does it look? I was watching a DVR'd edition of Knitty Gritty and someone demonstrated how to crochet. And I got it. I had to watch a few times over, but by gosh I got it. I had tried to understand by looking at books/magazines, but I guess I'm one of those people that just needs a live demonstration. :-)



So now my WIPs consist of the argyle blanket of decision-procrastination. Or is that blocking-and-end-sewing-in procrastination? And the Alpaca Silk cravat. You can see from the pic that I'm more than half-way there. I love the pattern. Debbie Bliss does love moss stitch, but I don't blame her, it's so stylish in a very simple way. I will cast on the beret as soon as I'm finished. Or maybe I'll wait for my new Options needles to arrive, so that I can Magic Loop it.


Here's a close up of the 'tie' bit of the cravat. It also shows the chocolate colour better.





Last and perhaps least a shot of the teeny-tiny Innocent drinks hats. I finished the pink one to add to the first green one. Maybe I'll do one a week so you can see the collection grow......
Bonsoir :-)




6 comments:

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Hubbs will love her hair wrap...so oo la la la France too!

The baby jacket is too cute!! The detailing is fabulous! Right down to the crochet buttonloop. Great job!

Love seeing how the cravat is progressing too. Busy girl! Keep it up :)

Queen of the froggers. said...

The pink jacket is gorgeous, I am sure the recipient will love it!

Webbo said...

What a cute selection of FOs! The baby jacket is adorable, and the button is an excellent choice. Loving the smoothie hats!

kasiaiscarly said...

What is a drinks hat? It looks like a cozy for a shot glass! He he!

Disco said...

The 'drinks hats' go on Innocent Smoothies bottle caps. They raise funds for a charity for the elderly. See my "KIP" post from June 9th for the link. :-)

But I like the idea of a shot glass cozy, 'cept it wouldn't last long enough to need a cozy !!! :-)

Jessica said...

Month long trip to France! SO jealous. :)

The jacket is too cute. It will look great on a little kiddo.