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[livejournal.com profile] yav_14 just reminded me that I never posted my spring and summer knitting projects! So here they are. Only a few, don't worry...


Baby Blanket #1 Baby Blanket #1
I made this for [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue's master teacher from when he was student teaching this spring; she went on maternity leave near the end of the semester. The pattern is the Bunny Hop blanket, and the yarn is KnitPicks Shine Worsted in Wave. This picture isn't a good representation of the color, though; see below.
Baby Blanket #1, stitch closeup Baby Blanket #1, stitch closeup
This shows the color much better. I liked it a lot-- a nice bright blue with a smidge of greeniness. I adore this pattern, too; the diamonds are pretty, but not fussy, and blessedly gender-neutral.
Baby Blanket #2 Baby Blanket #2
This one was for [livejournal.com profile] sirrogue's friend Ta and his wife, who had their first baby (a girl) in July. Pattern is this lace-paneled baby blanket, yarn is KnitPicks Shine Sport in Grass. If I ever think of doing a whole baby blanket in sportweight yarn again, shoot me.
Baby Blanket #2, stitch closeup Baby Blanket #2, stitch closeup
This gives a little better view of the leaf pattern on the blanket.
Baby Sweater Baby Sweater
This one's for my cousin Ryan and his girlfriend, who also had their first baby (a boy) in July. First great-grandchild in the family! Pattern is the Daisy baby sweater from Knitty, yarn is the same KnitPicks Shine Sport in Grass. I love the look of the sweater, but boy, is it ever a pain to sew up all those seams! This was the first real sweater I ever made, and I don't think I'm so much cut out for sweater knitting. Socks rule!

Date: 2007-09-21 08:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tavarielle.livejournal.com
Wow, you really knit, that's awesome! I learned how to do the basic stitch to make Harry Potter scarves, but that was it. And even that wasn't accurate, because I could never get the hang of purling! hehe

Your projects look great!

Date: 2007-09-22 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks! It's funny, I learned to knit to make Jayne hats! For about a year that was the only thing I could do, and then I very slowly tried branching out. I still hate purling! :D

Date: 2007-09-21 10:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosiewook.livejournal.com
Okay, can you make me any more jealous with your fantastic skills?

Why, yes. You can. :)

Very pretty.

Date: 2007-09-22 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you, Paula!

Date: 2007-09-21 12:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aviendiora.livejournal.com
Wow, that's just awesome! I can barely knit a scarf so I'm beyond impressed.

Date: 2007-09-22 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2007-09-21 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padawansguide.livejournal.com
Wow, those are amazing!!

Date: 2007-09-22 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thanks, Maggie!

Date: 2007-09-21 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carbon-scoring.livejournal.com
Beautiful! Don't you just love the Knitpicks shine?

Date: 2007-09-22 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you! Yes, I just love it! So yummy and nice-feeling to work with...the only thing I don't like is trying to weave in the ends so they don't show. I haven't figured out a good way to do that yet.

Date: 2007-09-21 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistersola.livejournal.com
Ooh those are so pretty! Love the stitch patterns!

Date: 2007-09-22 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you! I like them, too, although I was pretty tired of them by the time I finished the blankets!

Date: 2007-09-21 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] knitress.livejournal.com
I loves them!

And yes, sport weight yarn baby blanket = insanity.

I'm very glad you posted this because I'm about to start a baby sweater for my former assistant and it's going to be made from shine sport. That pattern -- well, did you notice that it was written by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee? And I learned last night that she really prefers to use straight needles.

You can do that cardigan without sewing those tiny baby seams, which make me nuts. So now I'm thinking that I should do this with the sweater for Chris's baby as a tutorial?

Date: 2007-09-22 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Aw, thankies! I did note that the pattern was by the Harlot herself. ;-) OMG, if you can explain how to do it without all the seams, that would be *awesome*, because I do love how the sweater looks. So nice and sweet and classic!

Date: 2007-09-22 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/my_belle_/
holy moly. You rock.
those things are made of awesomeness. :D

Date: 2007-09-22 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you, Michelle!

Date: 2007-09-22 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alison0313.livejournal.com
I am in love with that baby sweater! Its too bad I can't seam if my life depended on it :( Your blankets are so beautiful. I just did a cast on for a cable baby blanket, hopefully it will be done by January when the baby is born.. (I'm a slow knitter!)

Date: 2007-09-24 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jainamsolo.livejournal.com
Thank you! Up above, [livejournal.com profile] knitress said there's a way to make the sweater without seams, which would be so great! If she tells me how, I'll let you know!

I was totally late on the second blanket and the sweater, by well over a month. Oops!

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