I am very happy to report that I was able to fix the CPH’s ribbing and I’m very happy with the results. I’m honestly shocked that I forged ahead on the original ribbing, knowing that I had WAY too many stitches and that it wouldn’t look right. Isn’t that what’s often referred to as Knitter’s Denial?
Anyhow, I also finished another Baby Bobbi Bear. I have plans for making 4 of these, identical except for a mini monogram for each recipient, for a family at school… I’m wishing I hadn’t committed to that. This would be another form of Knitter’s Denial, I think. I know that I hate knitting the same pattern more than once. Well, that’s not entirely true…. It’d be more accurate to say I don’t like knitting the same pattern more than once consecutively. So of course I went ahead and told the mommy of this school family that I would be making the bears. Oops. I think that makes me 1) Committed to finishing, and 2) Nuts.
Pattern: Baby Bobbi Bear by Bobbi Intveld (Blue Sky Alpacas Pattern)
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Pink of some sort, ~2.5 ounces
Needles: Size 6 (4.00mm) Knit Picks DPNs
Final Measurements: 9″ armspan, 12″ tall, 13″ chest
Cast on Sept 9, Finished Sept 17 (I got a little bored with her once I had an arm and the face… so she sat with a single arm and no ears for a while.)
I do think this little bear is absolutely one of the best toy knits ever. It’s a little fiddly, but NOWHERE near as fiddly as most toy knits are. I love that it’s knit almost entirely in the round and stitches are picked up to create a little butt. *snicker, snicker* I also love that it really doesn’t use much yarn. In fact, with the exception of some of the higher end yarns, you could probably call this a one skein project. Maybe.
We’re going to carefully forget that I still have a Big Bobbi on the needles, almost complete, waiting ever-so-patiently for ears, arms, and a face. Sigh. Soon, my friend. Soon.
As a mommy who transports her kid(s) to school and home at least half of the time, I certainly must have a car knitting project. As of yesterday morning, I didn’t have anything, so I thought it would be a good time to try my hand at knitting socks with two circular needles. Because I’m not adventurous enough to try the cuff-down two circular method just yet, I though toe-up would be perfect. All the shaping is done to create all the little stitches you need for the foot section… all on one little needle. So easy to pick the provisionally cast-on stitches onto one needle than two little dpns! So far, I really love this method, but I don’t know if that will be the case for cuff-down socks. I am hoping that this method might help me alleviate the laddering issues I’ve been having. I’ll report back once the sock is done (or at least has measurable progress.)
Here’s a minimal progress shot of the February Sweater:
Hope you have an excellent Tuesday!
OhOHOh… I almost forgot. My booty!
Right before my birthday last month, I was able to obtain mucho yarn at a really great discount. Take a look here if you want to see the details of which is which. Most of this actually has intended purpose, but not all of it. 🙂