Monday, August 15, 2011

Baby Cacoon and hat

Laurels Cocoon-DONE Baby Cacoon - do we need one? Of course, so after a quick check on Ravelry, I found some chunky yarn in the stash and cast on the Laurel Love Cocoon. Yes, I know that it is not really baby colors, but I'm trying to use up what I have. The yarn,
Loops & Threads Charisma Basic Bulky,  was originally bought for hospice hats. It is 100% acrylic. I wasn't sure if one skein would be enough to complete the project, so I started with the solid Charcoal colorway and completed it with Ashes.
Trendy Baby Hat -DONE
I used the small amount of Ashes leftover, to cast on this Trendy Baby Hat and finished it off in in Charcoal.
Yay for bulky yarn, these projects were quick and easy.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Cachoeira - DONE!

Cachoeira - DONE
Hello World! - It's been awhile, but here I am with my finished socks. Cachoeira is DONE! Yes, it took just about a month. I had trouble with the second side, and think I ripped out more than I knit, but they are beautiful, don't you think? I adore the way the ribbing flows down the sides, bordering the lace panel in the center.
This pair will go into the gift box because, as much as I love them, they are a teensy bit too big for me. I knew this would happen when I casted on 64 stitches. I usually start with 54 or 56 on US0 needles. But it's okay, soon someone else's toes will be warm and cozy.
I think I need to do the math and cast on another pair for myself!