Instead of blogging, I've been knitting lately...
With yarn from Camily, I made this winter hat which has kept me warm! Doesn't it look like a dumpling? I was trying to go for a slouchy hat and although I messed up the cast on (as you can see it's a bit big on me), I really like it!
I took the machine knitting class and with a LOT of help from the instructors, I made this:
I ended up sewing the sweater using a whip stitch instead of a mattress stitch which I did on the cuffs.
Here's the sweater originally in pieces:
The orange yarn is waste yarn that we used as a foundation before using the wool yarn.
Since we use the ribber, we created a mock rib for the cuffs of the sweater. Here's a close up of the mock rib.
Machine Knitting is definitely a lot of faster than hand knitting but I admit I love the look of hand knitting and I'm more comfortable hand knitting. For me, machine knitting requires a huge learning curve.
One of my coworker is pregnant so I made these baby booties - I got this pattern from Lions Brand. They're flipped inside out, otherwise they look like flat slippers.
I'm still working on the moccasins from Purl Bee. The first one I made, I dropped some stitches, they are so tiny! I'm getting used to size 2 double pointed needles. I'm knit mostly with my size 10 and up needles. It's definitely requires some patience and getting used to!
I also bought some yarn for this project to make a bumpy jacket for a friend:
This isn't pictured but I also made an iphone cozy and currently working on a thicker scarf for my mom using Lion Brand's Pure Wool yarn.
As much as I love my knits, I really can't wait for more warmer weather!