Sunday, December 10, 2006

Slowly Coming Back

I'm slowly coming back to blogging and trying to catch up on everyone's blogs. I'm sooo behind. Please pardon me if I haven't commented on your site yet. I seem to have trouble with Bloglines in some ways. It won't load some of the pictures on some people's blogs, so it's frustrating to go to a blog to see the pictures and then back to bloglines. Hope that will get fix soon.

I completed the Baby Green Scarf last Thursday and started working on the hat last night. But I took it apart today because I didn't like how some of the yarn were becoming too loose. So I had to cast on 91 stitches again. I originally put on 101 stitches thinking that I will make a 3 to 6 months hat for a baby but I realized my friend's baby will be in that size during the warmer weather. So I went back to 0 to 3 months size.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Oh my Gosh

I can't believe I haven't blogged here since August. I've been so busy learning how to knit and forgot to blog here.

I made my first baby hat and scarf.

This design was from Baby's Cashmere Scarf from Debbie Bliss Knitting Workbook. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Soft Lilac instead of Debbie Bliss yarn because I can't afford those nice expensive yarns right now. I think I could try practicing with these cheap yarns from Michaels and see how it turned out. I think it turn out well and I like what I see.

A friend of mine just had a baby girl last Sunday on the 3rd and I thought it was perfect timing to send her this hat and scarf. I have it packed and ready to ship tomorrow to Kentucky. I am really excited to sent this to her and I hope she takes a picture of it for me to see what it looks like on her baby.

I am making the same set in Soft Green color with the same yarn for a baby boy that will be born in February. Then I will make another set as well for another friend. I have so many friends having babies next year that this scarf and hat seems to be the quickest thing to make for them. I don't know how to make sweaters, socks, or blankets yet but that is my goal for next year.

After I'm done with these sets of hat and scarves, I will try to make a sweater for my daughter and her friend. I thought it would be cute to have the same handmade sweater with different colors. I'm looking forward to the challenge.

I miss cross stitching but I just can't do them with a toddler around these days. She loves to grab things and make a mess. I am very picky on how to set up my cross stitching things and I find it hard to keep putting them away and bringing them out.

Knitting is so much easier when it's only 2 sticks and a yarn to carry around. My daughter does try to play with the yarn but I just put it away for a minute until she is distracted with something else and than I can get back to my knitting.

My new resolution is to start blogging here more often and keep track of my craft things. I am starting that resolution now and hope this will help me get started.