Sorry for this belated post and even more sorry to start this post with a vent... I'm very fed up with Blogger... couldn't get any of my pics uploaded since Sunday when I first drafted this and after several more attempts I managed to get the 3 that you see below loaded ... then it just doesn't work for me anymore... I'm giving up, maybe I should move my blog somewhere else, any recommendations welcome.
In the meantime, please use the hyperlink to view the last 2 pics on Flickr. (image uploaded finally). Anyway, I hope you'll like my recent FOs as much as I enjoyed making them.
This stretchy wool yarn does make great comfy socks. I bought a bag of them initially for a sweater but they are more like 3-ply than DK so I gave up ( a really wise decision... haha). For this pair of socks, I knitted them with double strand to make sure they are toasty enough for the chilly winter nights.
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Next up is the Blue Sky Alpacas Eyelet Baby Blanket.
For: A friend's baby girl due this November
Using: About 13oz (380g) of Interlacement Alabama Cottons in Carbon Dioxide Pastels (102P).
Finished size: 29" square
I absolutely love this pattern. It is mindless to knit and yields lovely results. I like the yarn too, nice colors, perfect for our climate and they are very easy to take care of. However, the best surprise is -- inspired by the eyelets, I transformed the blanket into a poncho shawl for a toddler with a ribbon and just love it! I'll definitely be making more!
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And last is a pink baby dress that is almost done (except for the crochet flowers and leaves).
For: Jasmine, my 10-month old baby girl
Using: 150g of DK cottons in light pink.
This baby dress was originally from a Japanese knitting book. Siow Chin made one too, a couple of years ago. My pattern was kindly shared by a Chinese knitter, along with her idea of adding the decorative eyelet row on the skirt. My crochet flowers and leaves to embellish the neckline are missing simply because I don't know how to make them. Thanks to Siow Chin for teaching me to do the flowers at our Saturday meetup but making all the rest will certainly take me quite some time.