Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Finally, pictures of Taylor's Gradutation Presents

Its taken me forever to get around to it, but here are the things I made my sister for graduation. Odd presents to give someone in April, but the theme was looking at how cold she's going to be next year in South Bend. The fingerless glove pattern is out of Designer One Skein Wonders. I think they turned out grea.t I love the fake fair isle yarn. :-) And its pretty soft. If I had it to do again though I would make both the hand part and the wrist part a little longer.
There was no way I was going to try and make them both the same as far as where in the color pattern they fell!

Next is this cabled hat from Interweave Knits.
The varigated yarn makes it hard to see the cable detail in a picture, but in person it stands out, especially when its stretched on someone's head. The pattern was called snowball and it had a huge pompom. I'm pretty anti-pompom though, so I left it off.
Next I model the Calorimetry I made with the leftover malabrigo from the hat. The pattern is from Knitty and seems to be fairly popular. On my next one I will cast on fewer stitches though, following the advice of my new friend at Loops who made on for her son's girlfriend, who also happens to be a friend of mine. Very confusing. Anyway, the pattern as written turns out pretty big, which is great for my sister who has TONS of hair, but not so great for me.
The button has a heart stamped on it. I thought it was cute. I got it at the Village Knittery last time I was in TO.
This last picture is just to show what one skein of malabrigo worsted can do. I only had a few yards leftover when all was said and done, it was practically perfect. :-)
So there you have it, just over a month late. :-P Now on with my day!

1 comment:

shelley said...

OH my! How far behind was I? What have I been doing? Love Tay's fingerless mitts--what yarn?
Also liked the Malabrigo post..now I know I can never have too much. Heh, ran out and got 6? skeins after you said, "Fire!"
CU tomorrow, I think. Unless I run into you at Pinkberry tonite, LOL.