Thursday, May 22, 2008

We have takeoff!

Since Girl On Wheels teased me by posting a picture of a scrubbie she is going to send me for a swap, I am going to tease her with this:

Baby RoRo's parents are both pilots, so I wanted to design an old fashioned aviator cap! I toyed around with knitting some goggles, too, but since he's a Texan baby, he probably has eye protection that can be used instead. The pattern is my own, and perhaps someday I'll collect all of my baby patterns into a book or something. You know, let the hobby pay for itself, and then some. AKA: what every knitter and spinner wants to do!

Here's another shot of the hat in the wild. As you can see, I'm loving my new throne. I sit in it and spin, knit, and daydream. I'm sure that this chair is infused with creative juices, which is much better than being infused with digestive juices (which is on my mind as I drink my morning coffee on an empty stomach).

I cannot wait to see this hat on RoRo, but it is going to have to wait because I still have a dishcloth to knit and send in the package. So, pthhhhbbbttttt! I can tease you too, Girl On Wheels.

Never mind that the reason GOW is teasing me is because she went into labor, and then subsequently had a baby, during the time she was knitting me the scrubbie. I was thinking about making it into an amulet and letting my other pregnant friend borrow it as some extra insurance for a speedy delivery when her due date nears.

In other fibery news, I finished another pair of Lace Jaywalkers, this time for my MIL. Unfortunately, she's been diagnosed with breast cancer, which means that very soon there will be many battles for her to face. :( I'm hoping that these socks will give her a bit of luxury during these taxing times.

Notice that pictures like the ones above are why people buy sock blockers. Here's a closeup of the stitch pattern. I stuck the sock on my hand to take this picture. It just feels wrong to stick my feet into someone else's sock, not to mention that we don't have the similarly sized feet anyway.

The yarns for both of these projects were to die for squishy and soft. The hat was knit in RYC Cashcotton, which has a little bit of cashmere and angora in it. Just enough softness to make me involuntarily pet it. The sock yarn is Shibui. So far, Shibui is my most favorite sock yarn!

I know I should be posting more details about both projects, but I think I'll save them for my Ravelry page.

I'm going to try really hard to only work on the neverending blanket. It's hard, though, because it is not portable at this point since it is almost 5 feet all around. What kills me is that I start a portable project, like a sock, then I become so engrossed in it that I knit on said sock and ignore my little garter stitch blanket. Well, no more! I resolve to get this damn thing finished! I also have one more blogoversary gift to knit. Maybe I can allow myself that as my 1 portable project.


  1. I love it! Nobody needs an aviator hat more than RoRo :) In the second pic where your throne is wearing the hat, it (the throne) seems to have sprouted a snout!

    When I first read the words "sock blocker" I thought it was some kind of popup blocker that people who don't want to see pictures of socks can install on their machines. I was like "huh?". LOL!

    Sorry to hear about your MIL - that sucks big time. If you want to do a "swamp her with cards" thing, sign me up for it.

  2. nice going on the FOs! :o)
    and Shibui yummy....those lace jaywalkers turned out sooo nice! yum.
    let me know via email if there's anything we can do for you guys as your mom goes thru treatment.
    I'm sure it means a lot to her to get handknits from her DIL, each stitch a stitch of love...
    see you later, ek.

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your MIL.

    The lace sock is lovely. I'm off next to check that out on your Ravelry page.

    Can't wait to see Roro wearing the hat.

    PS. Your writing is very good!

  4. love the hat! Those socks are a very pretty color.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL. You are so wonderful to make her socks. :)



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