A friend of Chris's, and by extension a friend of mine, and his girlfriend are having a baby in June. Their baby shower was this weekend, but unfortunately, I couldn't go. We (finally) had our wedding reception, which was a super blast! I decided to make something for the baby a long time ago, but the parents didn't want to know the gender. So off to Ravelry to find a suitable, gender-nonspecific knitted or crocheted item. I started off looking for a floppy bunny pattern, but none really jumped out at me. Then, I happened upon this pattern (rav linky). Adorable, doesn't look too hard to do, probably a quick knit. I was correct on all counts. I started it on May 8 and finished on May 20. I didn't work on it nonstop, so it wasn't a stressful project. And it is adorable!!!
Apparently, it was a big hit at the shower. I'm glad the happy parents-to-be enjoyed it. Congratulations Dane and Katie!!!
I've been knitting some socks lately, and I thought I'd share some photos of my FO's.
Socks that Rock - Firebird
Knit Picks Felici - Marsh
Socks that Rock - Lunasea
ONline Supersocke 100 - 1053
Pretty boring, no? Actually, no. These were knit over the past six or so months (other things were knit, too!). My desire to knit a sock yarn blanket has finally overwhelmed my desire not to, so its off to the sock yarn stash I go. Most of what I'm going to knit with my sock yarn stash, in order to make leftovers for the sock yarn blanket, is going to be... well... socks. I have a few scarves in my queue and possibly a mitten or two, but I'm really planning on making a lot of socks.
I scoured through Ravelry looking for great sock patterns and found quite a few that would make simply lovely socks. However, I've come to the conclusion that I really prefer basic stockinette socks. They just feel better on my feet. This is so sad, as I love knitting socks! And I love knitting patterned socks! But I just can't wear them. Too much going on in the shoe, and I'm not a huge fan of socks where the pattern just disappears at the heel. I might be able to squeeze in a Skew, a Nutkin, or maybe even a no-purl Monkey, but for the most part, boring socks to come. Its ok, because I like knitting stockinette socks just as well as other kinds.