Saturday, April 18, 2009


I'm way behind in posting here--I spend too much time on Ravelry.

I did get a lot done for our trip to Iowa--some before, some while driving, and some while there. I had finished some slippers for Andrew, and then completed (on the drive) some for Daniel and started a pair for Thea, which I finished on the visit. These are from an old McCall's Needlework & Crafts and were part of a Learn-to-Knit series. I was using measurements from several months ago and thought I had planned enough to add a bit, but they still seemed a bit snug. I added the little cuffs, but they wanted to stand up, not lie down--the kids still liked them.

(Andrew couldn't find his when I took the picture, but his are beige with brown cuffs and soles.)

I finally finished a skull-themed hat for Billy, this time using the graph from the We Call Them Pirates pattern

I made Melanie fingerless gloves from the Fishtail Wristwarmers pattern (adding thumbs and making them longer) and made her a Divine Hat to match.

While we were there, I made Tegan this Amigurumi "Heartfelt" Bunny:

I also gave Thea the pair of ribbed fingerless gloves I had made that were too small--they fit her fine. I had a pair I'd made for me in gray, but Billy saw them and asked for them so he got them. Now Daniel wants a pair--in red--which I'm nearly done with. I'll make a pair for Andrew, too, so he won't be left out--in blue. I don't have pics of them on the kids. [I'll show the pictures I do have on a separate post.] I also made a pair of Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation for Annie.