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WiPW 06/13/2012

It’s been quite a while since I posted one of these so I figured why not do another.

The first project isn’t a work in progress, but I’m posting about it because I have FINALLY finished it. Is it because the pattern was particularly hard to knit? No, it was because I’m not a big fan of sewing, especially hand sewing. These two pillows have been stuffed for at least a month and I was too lazy to sew up the stuffing hole until last night. And yes, they are a little bit over stuffed because I’m really bad at judging just how much is enough stuff.

Cellular cables pillow in green

Cellular cables pillow in brown

I absolutely, positively love the fabric that Adam helped me pick out for these! I was originally looking for something that had both brown and green in it and didn’t look like poo. Then adam pulled this one off of the shelf and it totally works for both colors. Plus, that type of pattern is a style that I really, really like (if you know the name of it, please let me know in the comments!).

I’m also getting ready to work on a variation of this pattern to produce larger pillows. These ones are about 16×10 inches. The larger pillows will be knit with the same yarn but in black. I’m also hoping to make them more square. The fabric that I got for the larger pillows is very similar to the one used on the brown and green pillows, but the light and dark sections are inverted and the fabric is black and white.

Up next is the updated version of the scarf I knit for my mom last year. The pattern is a simple one that I tweaked the edges on to help keep it from rolling inwards after it has finished blocking. This yarn is one of my favorite color combinations and I’m going to try figure it out whenever I attempt to learn how to dye yarn (the yarn line has been discontinued).

This is one of the fastest scarves that I have knit

Last, but certainly not least, is the start of the Chunky Baby Blanket from MakeOne. This blanket is the first I have done in KnitPicks’ Biggo yarn (the same as the pillows above) and I think it will turn out well.

The color is slightly lighter than the picture (I could not get it quite right when editing) and is called green tea

Hat and pillows – check!

While my mom and sister were spending the week visiting, I was able to spend a bit of down time and finish the hat to go along with my mom’s scarf as well as sew and stuff the two pillows that I made as gifts for a coworker and friends, both of which of have babies.

The hat was surprisingly easy and I think I would use that pattern again for another hat. The pattern of the yarn definitely worked well. The double pointed needles also ended up not being anywhere near as intimidating as I thought they would be.

Mom's hat

The hat to go with my mom's scarf. It looks a bit pointy, but actually lays down flat when it's on the head.

The pillows turned out to be really cute. The only problem I have with them is that they turned out a good bit smaller than I thought they would. My gauge was a bit off so sewn they ended up being about 10in.x10in. I’m definitely looking forward to making more pillows for home with fabric that is more for grown ups.

Super cute chunky baby pillows

These pillows turned out to be super cute.

So you may ask, what is my next project? Well, I started working on my sister’s scarf. It’s made with Sheep Shop’s Sheep Two (apparently it’s discontinued but I got it from yarn.com). The yarn is super soft so it’ll make a really comfy scarf, though it is a little more difficult to work with because it slides off of the needles really easily because it’s so soft. I’m making the scarf in a raspberry stitch based on this Youtube video:

Here is a picture of the first 12 rows:

Raspberry stitch scarf

Again, sorry for the crappy lighting, but you can kind of see the pattern that it makes.

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