Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Little Knitting...yup.

I don't actually mean that I've only been doing a little bit of knitting....that's actually FAR from the case. I've been knitting my little fingers ragged on various projects. Wanna see??

1. Button-Up Neck Warmer (finished!)



Yarn: My handspun (alpaca/merino/silk blend with green angelina, sportweight, 15 wpi)
Ravelry link to more details and pics HERE.

2. Tiny Shoes (finished!)



Yarn: Ackres Acres Bunny Blend sportweight angora in pale fushia and rose
Ravelry link to more details and pics HERE.

3. Mya's Jacket (finished!)



Yarn: Acker's Acres Bunny Blend sportweight angora in pale fushia and rose
Ravelry link to more details and pics HERE.

4. Baby Bear (finished!)



Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in brown
Ravelry link to more details and pics HERE.

5. Gigi's Socks (in progress)



Yarn: Sereknity Sock Options, one of a kind colorway
Ravelry link to more details and pics HERE.

6. Fudge Swirl Cabled Sweater (in progress)



Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in colorway 6206

7. Baby Yoda Sweater (finally finished!)



Yarn: Rowan All Seasons Cotton
Ravelry link to more details and pictures HERE.

8. Lizard Ridge Afghan (in progress...part of the "A Year in a Blanket" group on Ravelry)



Yarn: Noro Kureyon
Ravelry link to more details and pictures HERE.

9. Grown-Up Booties (finished!)



Yarn: Lopi in fushia
Ravelry link to more details and pictures HERE.

P.S. And, before I forget, some WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL gifts from my other friends that I wasn't able to share before:

- A Namaste Zuma bag in the Eggplant color and a gorgeous cupcake soap from Brittany...and the BEST card ever!! (Wish I'd taken a picture of it!)



- Two skeins of Alpaca Silk and a skein of Dream in Color Smooshy (have NEVER knit with it before...can't wait!) from Caroline...and also another awesome card...with sound!



P.P.S. And, my oldest, Tim....got his license last Friday!!! Yay! Passed both tests on the first try! I'm so proud of him!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

1000th Amanda Hat!!!



It's official.....

The Amanda Hat has been knit over 1000 times!!!!!

Holy crap!

I've been keeping track on Ravelry of the number of people who have been making the Amanda Hat and this week, someone has posted the 1000th hat.

Woo-hoo!

Her Ravelry name is Avalonne - a lovely gal from Austrailia. You can visit her blog here to find out more about this interesting knitter.



I'll be sending Shelley a special gift in the mail as a prize...

Honorable Mentions for Amanda Hat knitting:

1. Feliciah on Ravelry - who was very close to posting the 1000th Amanda hat - and who has made at least 3 so far. Her blog is here. (She will receive a SleepyEyes pattern of her choice...either the Radiance Lace Headbands, Lisha Lace Scarf or the Lovely Waters Tablerunner pattern.)

and

2. Kermit on Ravelry - who has made the most Amanda Hats in the history of the pattern - I love how she used so many different yarns, as well. It's great to see how differently the hat looks with various fibers and weights. Her blog is here.

I would love to hear how many Amanda Hats that you've knit up and which is your favorite. Dazzle me with your creativity! And....keep knitting those Amandas!!!

(Thank you sooo much!)

P.S. VERY soon.....lots of knitted FOs and more birthday gift pics to share. Yipppeeee!