Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Updates, updates! Read all about it!

The first baby blanket is officially finished, with the second well underway (see second photo!) I'm not sure I like the reverse rainbow as much as the regular one, but I'll wait until it's finished to see how it looks. These blankets have gone insanely fast, using this basic pattern with some corrections. I've also posted a listing on etsy, to see if there's any interest for them! The babies aren't due for a while, and these work up so quickly that I'd love to make a few more. . . especially considering the insanely complicated knitting projects I'm contemplating for the holidays!

I've also completed my first real bit of spinning (yikes!), and it looks a little sad. . . but I'm hopeful. Jen assures me that I'm doing great, and since she CAN spin, I'm inclined to believe her! I've signed up for a class at her shop, Tempe Yarn and Fiber, set to begin next week. Wish me luck!
Last but certainly not least. . . a teaser trailer of Hannah's birthday gift! Whatever could it be??? Knitting updates to follow!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Star Baby Blankies

With my mom's afghan *almost* finished, I've begun working on Oni's baby blankets. She's having twins this fall, and doesn't want to know the sex of the babies, so I opted for rainbow star 'ghans. Here's a shot of the first, halfway finished. The second one will be done with the colors reversed, so the twins will have similar but not identical gifts. The pattern works up insanely quickly, making this a great project for work. It's been a hit with just about everyone, too! I'm hoping she'll like them just as much! In other news, I've finally begun winding up the gigantic skeins of yarn I bought last Christmas at WEBS yarn factory, thanks to Jen and her lovely winder. I'll post photos of the many, many yarn cakes as soon as they're finished.