Helena is done!
Pattern: Helena from Knitty
Yarn: Cotton Ease in Berry; 2 skeins
Needles: 4 and 6
Mods: This pattern calls for a dk weight yarn, but I obviously did this in worsted wieght. Made the 12 month size - I think this is a bit bigger but its for a 9 month old who will wear this in the fall, so I think it's okay. Made a button band instead of the ties. Awesome, easy pattern.
Ravelry details HERE.
I'll make some matching Mary Janes in the car up to Maine, and maybe a hat...not sure yet. And then it's on to my next project:
Shape Shifting Shawl from Interweave Crochet
Made with a tiny hook (1.75mm) and lace weight yarn! I've never crocheted lace before so this should be interesting. What I love about this pattern is that it has buttons along the bottom long edge so you can close up the sleeves and make it a shrug. I think my brother's girlfriend will love it, especially in this beautiful shade of celery green. The question is though - will I make the deadline of August 12th? Probably not unless I do a lot of this while we're away next week - I would love to but I think my husband would kill me. I do plan to get a chunk of this done in the very loooong car ride up and back - 10 hours!!
Well, off to the Maine woods! Have a good week!
Saturday, August 01, 2009