November 19, 2008

Hey, I Knit Something!


Nobody's more surprised than me, but I started and finished an entire knit object last week. The arrival of cold weather meant Annabelle was wearing the knit hats friends had knit for her quite a bit, and I was fielding a lot of "did you knit that?" questions. I just couldn't stand saying "nope!" all the time, so I went looking for a cute hat pattern. I settled on the Lilly Hat (Ravelry link) and used leftovers from my Very Necessary Sweater.

I made it a bit longer than the pattern calls for so it would cover her ears a bit. I actually think I went a bit overboard on the length, but I'm trying not to over-focus on the imperfections. The pleasure I get from answering the "did you knit that?" in the affirmative makes it much easier -- as does the extremely high cute quotient of the model!

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November 16, 2003

Hail to the Redskins


Long-time readers of La Gringa Tejedora may remember that I made Jason's brother-in-law a Redskins hat last Christmas. When I learned that his wife (Jason's sister) was preggers, I made a baby hat to match even though Henry was seven months from his arrival. In the frenzy of other things I've made him since then, I had almost forgotten about this little cap until Jason's mom sent us this picture!

Hopefully, it's not the hat that's making him look so distressed!

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September 21, 2003



Since making a strawberry hat when I found myself without anything major on the needles worked so well last time, I did it again last week. This time, blueberry! I'll likely give this one to Jason's nephew Henry.

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August 11, 2003



When at the Yarn Barn in San Antonio last March, I broke down and bought the pattern for Ann Norling's berry caps. I didn't do anything with them right away, but I recently found myself without a major project so I decided to try one.

I did most of it during the KnitSmiths yesterday, and finished it last night. Now I'm on to a blueberry!

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January 9, 2003

Hats, Revisited

I posted about both of these hats when I finished them, but for obvious reasons I just had to post these pictures as well.

The hat on the left didn't stay around long -- not 2 hours after this picture was taken, the hat was misplaced during the shuffling that went along with a picture-taking extravaganza at the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center. There was no harm done, though... I still had more of the yarn, the pattern is super easy and I was able to quickly churn out a new one

I am told the the Christmas Tree Hat (on the right) was a big hit for the holidays. I credit the model.

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December 8, 2002

No peeking!

My most recently completed project is in the "more" section...

Ñaña: No te vayas a la sección de "more" hasta que me visites en la Gran Manzana, si? No seas malita! Si?

It's for the Cutest Baby Ever, of course. Pattern by Debby Ware, as featured in her book Too Cute!.

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November 24, 2002

Perfect in Pink


This is a project that I finished ages ago -- I didn't take a picture of it before I sent it off so I never mentioned it here. I used this pattern*, and a pretty pink yarn.

Most importantly, this is a picture of the oft-mentioned Bulis (a.k.a., the Cutest Baby Ever), who is making her first photographic appearance here in gringa-land. Being this far away from her for this long makes my heart hurt.

*This link wasn't working tonight, so I went to the cached version, and copied the pattern into the "more" section of this post.

Tea Cozy Hat
A Free pattern from The Knitting Fairy

Sizes: preemie (newborn, 6 months, 1 year)

150 yards (150 yards, 300 yards, 300 yards) sport weight yarn
US #5 needle
Tapestry needle

6 sts = 1 inch on #5 needles

CO 36 (42,48,54) sts LOOSELY, leaving a 12 inch tail

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Repeat rows 1-3 until piece measures 11 (14,16,18) inches slightly stretched.

Bind off loosely.
Whip stitch cast on and bind off edges together.
Thread tail onto tapestry needle and gather top tightly and secure tail.
Weave in ends.

Add a pom-pom or other topper to really make your hat unique!

We at the Knitting Fairy hope you have enjoyed working with this free pattern. You are welcome to copy and distribute it to your friends so long as this copyright notice remains attached.

Copyright 2000, The Knitting Fairy.
The Knitting Fairy / JTI
P.O. Box 540279
Grand Prairie, Tx 75054-0279

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November 12, 2002

Christmas is Coming!

Things are going to be a little slower around here since I'm knitting a lot of things right now for people who read my site, and might stumble into their Christmas presents! I do want to record one thing for myself, though...

In order to make a newborn Roll Brim Baby hat on a #6 circular needle with worsted weight yarn, use this pattern:

Cast on 56 stitches, and join.

K all stitches, all rows.

When the work measures 4.5 - 5 inches (with brim unrolled), move work to double-pointed needles and begin decreasing:

K6, K2TOG, repeat around
K5, K2TOG, repeat around
K4, K2TOG, repeat around
K3, K2TOG, repeat around
K2, K2TOG, repeat around
K1, K2TOG, repeat around
K2TOG, repeat around

You will have 7 stitches remaining. Continue knitting until this "tail" is long enough to tie into the top-knot. Bind off, and weave in ends.

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October 31, 2002

Baby Hats!

Today I finished my third baby hat using this easy, no-fuss pattern.

I used #6 circular needles until it was time to decrease, and then I used double-pointed needles. I think this yarn is so dang kicky, and a bargain too! It's Red Heart Super Saver Multicolor, and the color is Mexicana.

One of the hats is for my cousin Tiffanie's new baby (he'll have to grow into it!) and the other is for Ñaña's Bulis, of course.

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