Knitting My Thoughts Together

Basically Just showing off my latest knits

Monday, October 30, 2006

Magic Yarn Ball Swap

I was recently involved in a Magic Yarn Ball Swap from In this swap my partner told me which pattern she wanted and gave me some info on her favorite colors and such and I had to buy her a ball of yarn then put at least 5 handmade goodies in it and how ever much store bought stuff I could fit in it, then wrap it all up in a ball. I bought her some super soft alpaca/silk blend yarn in a light pink. Here is what I sent to her...

I told her that I wanted to do the Knucks pattern from and I would prefer either brown, orange, or dark red. She ended up sending me the same brand of yarn!! It was quite a shock and a wonderful since I had fallen in love with it while picking it out for her. Here is what she sent me...

here is the ball as I recieved it, she even split it into two balls for me, one for each glove!

Here were all the goodies hidden inside

and here are the finished Knucks, although I have yet to embroider on them. I keep moving on to new projects and never take the time to fully finish the last project I have done, it is a really bad habit :( maybe this christmas break I will actually make myself finish some of the projects I have started.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

I Can Finally Post Pics!!

I have been working on a gift for my friend, who may as well be my sister, for many months now and I just gave her the present this weekend so I can finally post pics of the FO. She is having a baby in early November so I of course made her a baby blanket. She is doing the room in an octopus theme so I did an octopus inspired blanket.

I got the pattern out of the Better Homes and Garden knitting book that I received for Christmas last year. They had put pom-poms on the end of each i-cord but I wanted that octopus look so I didn't do that. I used two Pound Of Love Lion Brand baby yarn, one in each color. It was a total pain because each stripe required having it own ball of yarn. I had to split each pound of love ball into 9 smaller balls, so yes I was using 18 balls of yarn on this blanket. I should note that this blanket is intented to be used when laying the baby on the floor, not while it is sleeping so there should not be any fear of a choking hazard involved.

I used some of the left over yarn to make my other friend a crocheted amigurumi elephant from the new Knit1 mag. It was my first time doing amigurumi and I was suprised at how easy it was. Here is my shot of Elroy the Elephant before he was taken away to his new home.