Friday, February 01, 2008

I promised photos

Carrie K has pointed out to me that although I may have made the Arabesque Baby Blanket pattern available for download, I never actually posted any pictures to the blog itself. And so, here is the remedy for that...


pattern detail

Whaddya think?

Mitred corners blanket for Raymond
Some years ago, a certain baby boutique sold the crib I'd ordered out from under me, forcing me to crawl around on the shop floor dismantling a store model at 37 weeks gestation in order to actually have something my baby could sleep in. (I won't even try to pretend I'm not bitter. It's been almost 5 years and I still despise the owner - who totally did it on purpose because he wanted to sell it for more than my agreed-upon price - with the red-hot fury of a thousand suns.)

Now, my beloved LYS is a completely different story. It is staffed by lovely people, and the chances that the yarn they set aside for me would be accidentally sold to someone else are astronomically low. Nevertheless, my past trauma has made me totally paranoid about this sort of thing no matter who the retailer is, so I went back to the LYS as soon as I could, and picked up my two additional balls in the same dyelot just so I would have them for when I need them.

And I'm now pretty close to needing them. I'm working on the seventh eighth of the blanket, which means I'm over three-quarters done. It is a behemoth-like sea of purple, and I really like it. I can't wait to finish it, photograph it, and put the pattern up for sale!

Leafy baby poncho
I am fast approaching the end of the ball, and am coming to the conclusion that it's still not going to happen for the 24-month size. No biggie - I figure a baby pattern that goes from 3 months to 18 months is still pretty good.

I don't want to 'spill the beans' yet about something that I want to either sell or submit to a magazine, but I did want to provide a picture to show how the yarn patterns - no harm in that, eh?

(I over-sharpened it a bit to compensate for the blurriness, sorry.)

Child legs for DD1
I weighed what's left of the ball, and I've got really quite a ways to go until the halfway point (of course, my understanding of where precisely the halfway point is would have been improved by weighing the ball before I started knitting with it, but I'm an idiot who doesn't think ahead, so there goes that idea). I guesstimate I've got about 6 inches more to do before the first leg is finished, so I'm not worried at all about running out of yarn.

I've also taken an updated picture:

Oil-slick rainbow socks for moi
Heel is done, leg has begun:

In other triumphs, my husband finished the scarf he designed and started as a Christmas gift for me a few years ago. It's red and cabled and gorgeous and I love it. I'm going to help him write up the pattern so we can self-publish it.

1 comment:

Carrie K said...

So very pretty! Pretty elegant too.

The leggings look cute too and so does the FI baby pattern.