Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Time flies

Really, two months goes by so fast! I have lots to share
On the knitting front, I lost my mojo about halfway through my pregnancy that could be contributed to my physical state or the extreme heat but actually I think both. I managed to get a few things done for the baby and a lot of things almost done except for the finishing. Actually everything I posted about last time is done-- just needs to be finished!

I made this adorable hat for our little girl to wear home (or maybe in the hospital). Modeled by her fuzzy lamb for now. Its way to big for him but you get the picture. I made the pattern up-- just 2x2 rib over 90 stitches worked for 4 inches and then decreased evenly. I hope it fits her for more than the first week but I can always put it in her scrapbook!

I have two sweaters that I'm making for myself.

The first is the February Lady sweater that everyone and their grandmom is making.

I've actually put this in hibernation because the lace patter was boring me during my lack of knitting desire. I *might* get this done in time to wear as a maternity sweater but frankly I'm not going to kill myself to finish. I have finished the body and am on the first sleeve.(Its in Tatamy Tweed Worsted if you're interested)

The second is the Placed Cable Aran from Interweave Knits Fall 2007.

I added about 4 inches to the bottom before I started the cables because sweaters are usually to short on me and I've added about 10 inches girth wise in the past few months and really want to wear this now! The yarn is my very own Aster worsted in Turkey Feathers. The patterns in that mag are my absolute favorite. I will be knitting at least 2 more things from it!

The baby's growing by leaps and bounds too. I only have about 4-8 weeks to go. I can't believe that it went sooooooooo fast. I feel pretty huge at the same time so I'm ready to be done!

In Starbugknits news, I've added more worsted weight to my etsy shop. Most of them are kettle dyed colors which I prefer for larger projects and really there is a lot of variation just in one color! I love 'em all!!!
Starbugknits also went to the PA Endless Mountain Fiber Festival at the beginning of September. It was a great experience even with the rain and the manure splattered wall right behind my beautiful display. I hope to do more festivals in the coming year and already have my eye on several along the east coast for 2009. I'll try to post on those as soon as I know which ones I'll be at.
Starbugknits is also in stock at Yarn Calling in Kutztown. If you want to see it in person, there's a good place to go!
That's all here. I'd like to say that I'll be posting more regularly in the coming weeks but none of you will believe me! I'll try to get some pictures up of the baby when she makes her arrival so if you don't hear from me before then. . .