Monday, August 27, 2012

It Runs in the Family...

Handmade items!
I start a hat...

Finished hat!

Another shot of the hat...

My sister, meanwhile, made an awesome Alphabet Board for my nephew. She drew the background and the items for each letter, then had them laminated. Then she put a magnet on the back of each one:

These are just a few of the items...

The goat's head was covering up the queen...

There she is!

Love this guy!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Set of Baby Items

Another baby set!
Folded blanket

Pretty colours!


Another ruffle hat (I love making these!)

A second set of booties

From above

From the front

Both together

Meanwhile, I got a pile of old knitting magazines from a friend.

The models are cheesy but some of the patterns are quite lovely!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Knitting During the Olympics - Super Secret Project

Ravelympics - the Ravelry knit-during-the-Olympics fest - end tomorrow, with the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics - and I've completed my project early!

Compared to Vancouver 2010, I chose a much easier project this time around; a repeating pattern that you can memorise is especially helpful when half your eye is on the screen.

Actually, now that I've gone and looked back, it seems I finished my 2010 Olympics project early too - and was blithely talking about starting the kilt hose. Little did I know...

But that's neither here nor there. I've completed the super secret (for the recipient) baby blanket! Made-in-Turkey wool, bought in South Carolina, knit in Canada, for a friend in the UK:

The beginning...

Halfway, at the office...

The finished blanket!

Slightly close-up

Folded up

On a more sour note, I had no idea of the controversy swirling around the Ravelympics. I think the US Olympic committee could have enforced its copyright without resorting to such ridiculous statements as "'We believe using the name 'Ravelympics' for a competition that involves an afghan marathon, scarf hockey and sweater triathlon, among others, tends to denigrate the true nature of the Olympic Games,' the USOC wrote in the letter. 'It is disrespectful to our country’s finest athletes and fails to recognize or appreciate their hard work.'"

Yea, because knitting doesn't involve any work. Not to mention that a lot of the proceeds from pattern sales were being donated to the Paralympics.