Latest tester yarns

I am in LOVE with this scrappy set!

 

 

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Then, I don’t know if I talked about this pinky-coral with lime set. Pic with flash

 

 

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and wound up with no flash

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I also just finished a pair of socks with yarn dyed by my talented friend Chicken Knits

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This is the Fleegle’s sock pattern, which I really like.

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Improving

I’ve been knitting for 12ish years. I think I’ve sharpened my skills the most in the past 2 years. When Big Brother was a little guy, 2-3 years ago, I made him his first pair of longies. I just found some random pattern and make them. There were no short rows. I’m not even sure there were actual eyelet holes in the waist. The drawstring may just be shoved through randomly. I know all of this because Baby Peach is now the right size to wear these longies, so I’ve dug them out. Honestly, they look terrible. The quality and professional look of my knits has improved soooo much in this time span. I’ve picked up so many little tricks on how to make things look just right. It’s very interesting. It makes me wish I had more old old projects laying around so I could examine them. It’s nice to keep sharpening my skills.

 

In other news, I’m going to start doing testers for my hand dyed yarns. I’d like to expand that some and I think testers is a good first step in that.  I still have the first yarns I dyed 2 years ago. I’ll have to dig them out and see if I think they are awful also.

Here are some pics I took for that

“citrus-y” stuff for a custom

 

Fall colors for a custom

 

 

A better pic of that BBR I did for Baby Peach

On the FO front, I finished a pair of socks for a trade

 

Baby Peach’s awesome romper is almost done, just need to sew on the buttons, part of tonight’s mission. Then, casting on for more socks for that trade and a scarf for me. I also have some rainbow longies/legging longies on the needles for Baby. Then, Big Brother is due for a project.

LOTS of new stuff!

Catching up and adding a LOT of new projects.  Here’s some that I actually remembered to take pics of (mostly on my cell phone, sorry)

Fish pond soakers

More socks, love this Alphabette Zoope yarn

This AMAZING (if I do say so myself) Bowser hat

Look how adorable that kid is!

Love this Shasta Daisy yarn!

Dyed by me with food dyes!

Convertible bloomers (need buttons yet)

Hat for me

Breastfeeding symbol longies!!! Yarn dyed by the very talented Mandy James

A closer look

Soaker made from leftovers

Something Beautiful Shrug, made for a trade and tops that will become dresses for the same trade

Man, I’ve got to work on my photography skillz, eh?

Giraffe hat, love this

Another one of that hat

Newborn hat for a photog friend

Myfirst lace project!!! The Immie Tee. Love this!

The back of that soaker, love the duplicate stitch

Baby girl’s hat

And tiny mitts

And button sweater. LOVE these buttons! I think this really really turned out nicely.

They’re not really Black & White

April here.  I wanted to share with you a project Mandy and I did together.   The recipient knows the gender of her soon-to-arrive baby… but asked we keep it a secret.  For now, check out our work in Black & White & once baby arrives, we’ll share the colors with you.

Mandy custom dyed yarn.  Here are some photos of her process:

I made the diaper cover & Mandy made the booties & hat for this new baby. 

We’ll update when baby arrives to show of Mandy’s excellent colorwork!

More booties for Christina

Christina loves to get people booties! This pair is another cashmere set. I love this yarn so much. It is so fluffy, like knitting a cloud. It will feel amazing on tiny feet.

Custom for Deandra

This has been done for a bit. I’ve just been lazy about getting pics up.

I love love love this yarn. It has a bit of elastic content so it is super duper stretchy.

Custom for Christina

These are the softest, most darling baby booties ever! By request, they are cashmere. Love!

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