Knitting and Crocheting

I haven’t posted any of my knit or crochet projects in a long time. Figured I would remedy that 🙂

Hue Shift Blanket- this was a collaborative project I helped with. We made this blanket for a mom undergoing chemotherapy.


First in a pair of fingerless mitts. They became a Christmas present, but I forgot to take a final picture of them.


Valentine Wreath to brighten up the house. I made 2 because I loved it so much.


Pair of fingerless mitts I made for my daughter. They used the same pattern as the pink pair I made.

  

Turn a Square hat that I made for J.


Cowl I made for my friend

Crocheted Frisbee


Turdle


Sock yarn blanket


Baby sweater and loafers in progress

BSJ

Baby Surprise Jacket. I am almost done with this project. I followed Elizabeth Zimmerman’s ideas for knitting up a strange-shaped garter stitch blob that magically transforms into a baby sweater when you fold it. I made it harder on myself by using a different cast on, extending the sleeves, and adding a collar. I haven’t picked buttons yet, but I am happy with how it came out. And I adore the squishiness of the Knit Picks Felici sport weight yarn I used. I am glad I snagged a bunch when it was duscontinued!

First EZ Pattern

That is “Elizabeth Zimmerman” for non- knitters. She was an interesting knitter with a brain for unique knitting instructions… No line by line help here! She expects you to think and try things out and personalize them for your own use.

I have been reading her books and itching to try one out. I decided I would cast on for a Tomten jacket for a friend’s doll. She loves orange so I picked that and some accent colors and set to work. This pattern was fun and easily adjusted as I knit. I learned a few new techniques that I will definitely use again like garter stitch short rows (to make the back slightly longer than the front) and attached I-cord trim. It was quick and fun to make! I am already ready to start a new EZ design.