June 12, 2011

Random Sunday

Here's a set that I knitted for my boss and his wife who are expecting a baby boy in June:
- Kai cable sweater from Louisa Harding's "Natural Knits for Babies and Moms" and matching washcloth (Ballband Dishcloth pattern) knitted in Spud and Chloe Sweater
- tube socks knitted with self-striping Mybootee Sock Yarn that I purchased while in Utah

As much as I love knitting with Spud and Chloe Sweater, I wish they would come up with a DK weight in the same wool and cotton content because seaming a baby sweater in worsted yarn is painful. It was also the first time that I machine-washed this yarn and it pilled much more than when I handwashed it (not surprisingly) so do not wash several colors in the same load or you'll be plucking light-colored pills off the darker items...

Crochet Amigurumi Owl
(thanks to the class I took at Gather Here)

Seen at the Maine Fiber Frolic
(it's the same sign every year and it cracks me up every year!)