I used less than 1 ball/skein of Bernat Satin yarn (from the stash) in the sage colourway, and 5mm DPNs.
Sew ends and add fringe.
This is the Ruffle Hat from Bernat. I got the pattern from the yarn wrapper, but I think you can also get it for free online (like possibly Ravelry). You can see, on the left side, the seam that has to be sewn. I wasn't paying much attention when I took the pic I guess, otherwise I wouldn't have had the seam showing.
This cute litte hat is sized 6-12 months (I think), and is knit on two straight needles, and is easy. I think, however, that I prefer knitting hats on circulars. I used 4.0 mm bamboo needles, and the yarn is Bernat Baby Jaquards in the Berries and Cream colourway. There is way more yarn left over, and I've started another one of these hats as well. I might also make some little baby booties as well (maybe more than one pair) as I am sure there will still be lots of yarn left over after the second hat is finished.
I tried to resize the picture here after I posted it, but I think it turned out a little lop sided or something. Please excuse the awkwardness if it doesn't look "quite right."
I also make a little sock for my friend's baby to try on her yesterday. I finished the sock on Saturday so that when I saw her at church I could try it on to get an idea as for the right size. The smallest one I had (I have 2 pairs made previously that will go on the mitten tree at church for Christmas) was a little tight on her chubby ankle, the medium sized one fit ok with the exception that it was long in the foot. And, the third one was a little long in the foot and might have been a tad bit big around her foot. However, she's a baby and her feet will grow. I think I will keep them the length in the foot (toe area) that they are because she can use them several times over the winter. My friend wants them basically to keep her daughter's feet warm inside her snowsuit. She (the baby) can't walk yet, so that isn't a problem.
I've also started another hat. This one is adult sized and I don't have enough of it done yet to really take a pic. I'm using some yarn I had in my stash that I had made a scarf with a couple of winters ago. The pattern calls for 1 50g ball, so I should have enough; if I don't, I still have some left over that I didn't need for the scarf. Hopefully I'll get more done on the hat and can post a pic next time...even better, hopefully I'll be finished knitting it!
On the weekend, I ordered Get Ziggy from Anny Purls and I'd like to order Duck Soup as well, I think. Get Ziggy calls for aran weight yarn, but I can't seem to find yarn in that size. The nearest thing I can find for a description is that it is a yarn weight in Great Britain and it falls between worsted and a bulky weight.
Does anyone have any good ideas or suggestions on yarns I can use for this pattern? Duck Soup uses a chunky yarn, so that shouldn't be too difficult to find something for that - when I actually order the pattern. However, I'd like to make Get Ziggy for my best friend's sister who is having a baby in January.
Isn't it cute? It's the Tomato Baby Beanie. I used some Knit Picks Merino Style yarn in Strawberry and asperagus that I had in my stash. I've still got someleft and will be making another one of these tonight (or at least starting it).
I start my teaching observation tomorrow. I'll be in a grade two class and I'm excited about going. I just have to basically observe, make some notes about it and write up a "report" about the different things I've observed, like classroom management, the methods used by the teacher, etc. I'll be there the whole day - well actually, I get to leave when the students do. If the teachers stay past that time (the kids get out about 1:50 I think), I'm not required to stay unless I want to in order to help the teacher if she needs it - like with marking anything, setting up for something the next day, etc. My observation will be 72 hours, and I only go on Fridays because I have classes the rest of the week.
Well, going to head off now and resume my search for some background on a Canadian painting. For my art class I have to do this and do some research on the artist as well and then write a paper about it (two to three pages). Our prof is looking for certain things, like influences, etc. and not triva like when the artist was born and died or stuff like that. I really don't know how I'm going to do this because what I've chosen (the prof said the artist I wanted to choose is great) doesn't give me much detail as to what was going on in the artist's life at the time or why he painted the subject the way he did...might end up having to change it. The paper is due next Thursday, but I've also got a group unit plan due on Wednesday, an individual unit plan due on Tuesday, a critique paper due on Tuesday...and I think, other than that and the art paper, that's it.
I tell you, I can't wait until this week is over. The stress with regard to school will decrease dramatically as I have the bulk of work done already. I chose to get a lot of it over with during the first part of the semester so I wouldn't have everything due all at once towards the end.
So, happy knitting to you all!
While I was working away on it, I got plenty of compliments on the pattern and the colour. The next day my mom said she thought that would look really nice with her new winter coat she had just bought the day before. Well, the coat is black so pretty much anything will go with it. I held what I had done to that point up to to the coat, and it looked really good. So, I told her that if she wanted it I would give it to her. Well, she decided that she would like to have it, so when I finished it up last night I showed her and gave it to her...though I had to borrow it today for a little photo shoot.
Yesterday after church, one of my friends asked me if I could knit up some socks for her baby girl. I think the baby is about six months, though I'm not totally sure because she was born while I was over in Korea. She said that last year her son's feet (he's around twoish) got cold in his snow suite and she doesn't want that to happen to her daughter. She also said her mother-in-law usually makes things like that for the kids, but apparently her MIL isn't too pleased with them currently...don't know why, and I don't really care because it's none of my business. Anyway I said I'd try to get some done for both kids. She's going to let me know what size shoe her son takes so I can make them to fit better than just guessing. I'll probably make toddler size for the baby...maybe ones a little smaller than that. Hopefully if I have the time, and before it snows and gets too cld, I can get a couple pairs done for her to try on the baby to see if they fit and if I'd need to adjust the size...same with her son.
Here you see Tinker Belle checking it out. Sorry for the poor colouring of the pic - it was taken inside on the table with the light on and the blinds open. Anyway, I can't stop praising this pattern! It's so easy and quick to make - I just LOVE it!
I also started another Two Weeknights With Warrick scarf this past Friday. I went with my mom to visit some relatives that evening (we went out for supper with them first), and while the men sat around and talked, the ladies played canasta. I decided to pring my knitting so I wanted something that wouldn't need my full attention. I don't have any pics of it at the moment, but it's looking nice. I'll hopefully have a picture for my next post.
This morning there was frost/ice on the windows of the car and I had to scrape it off - I guess it's time to drag out the winter accessories! I'll have to get cracking and get some mittens done up for the mitten tree. I was thinking of doing some fingerless gloves or something for driving on the cold mornings (until I need fuller mittens/gloves). I'll have to look through my stash and see what I have and find a nice pattern to do up.
Well, just a short post today. I should go and get some reading done for my class this afternoon. Happy knitting!
What I chose was this (see above). It's the Two Weeknights With Warrick Worsted Wave Scarf by Karin Bole. The link will take you to the pattern at Ravelry.
The yarn I'm using is some that I got when I was in Korea. It's called Finance and reminds me of Noro Kuryeon. The colourway is number 176 and is 45g/115m. It recommends to use 4.0mm - 4.5mm needles, so I'm using 4.0mm on my scarf. I made a little change in the pattern in that I cast on 38 stitches instead of the 26 called for, since I thought it would look a little too narrow with the 26.
The pattern is super duper easy and is going quite quickly. I'm sure if I used 4.5mm or even 5.0mm needles it would fly by even quicker. What you see is what I got done in probably a total of two hours...maybe a tad bit more time, but not too much.
The other day I also purchased a couple of knitting magazines. One in particular (the Vogue Knitting one)I was wanting to get because of this post at Brooklyn Tweed. These mittens look so cool! Apparently they aren't a quick knit - and one can tell from just looking at the picture they aren't - but I wanted to give them a try at some point - hopefully sometime in the not too distant future!But, for now I'd better get back to working on some homework so I can reward myself later on with a little knitting on the scarf again. Happy knitting!