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We Call Them Pirates

My first FO of 2007 for my dear son, Davis. He LOVES this hat and I am so glad. It makes it so worth it. I used Dale of Norway Hauk. One skein in each color. This was my first color knit and stranded knit. It was fun, a great learning experience and got me addicted to color work.


Flair

This is FLAIR. A pattern by Wendy from Knit and Tonic. I really love this pattern. It was a quick knit and the sweater, for me, is very versatile. I can wear it as the main to or as a sweater over a camisole. I added some length (and it could still be longer) and I added two increases to the sleeves rather than decreases. The buttons I choose are polished wood chips and as soon as I saw them I knew they were perfect. All in all....love it!


Wicked

Wicked was an easy knit. I am not sure it is quite my style but I have not sent it to frog land yet! I love the color of the Artyarns but I wasn't crazy about the pooling affect it had. But the Wicked pattern itself was easy!


Hats for the Girls

I made Sophie's hat in about an hour and a half. The pattern is called Meathead. The proceeds for the pattern are to go to a mother who recently lost her husband. Camille's hat is from Berrocco and I actually made it last year for me. It looked ridiculous on me but cute on Camille!


Childs Sock

My SSS2 Pal knit the first sock using Socks that Rock. The second sock was up to me! I loved knitting these socks. The pattern used is Child's Sock from the book "Knitting Vintage Socks". This is my first pair of knitted socks and I am totally addicted! I love them and there will be more to come.


Pehuen Skirt

The pattern for this skirt is from the Knit Cafe book. I love this skirt and it is most definitely my favorite knitted item of all time. I used Araucana Pehuen yarn. I fell in love with the colors and the texture. I was very unsure of a knitted skirt but I find this one very flattering. It was a very fun knit and actually very quick. I made some modifications to get the fit I wanted. If you want to knit a skirt....knit this one!


Mentionable

I really can't say enough about this camisole. The yarn is from Yarn Botanika and it is absolutely a dream to work with. It knits up beautifully. The top is knit on little needles but once it goes pretty quickly. I did two I-cords for each strap just to have a bit more coverage. This top is perfect for summer. LOVE IT!


Rusted Root

Love this top! It is from the Zephyr gals and I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Holly Green. When I wear this I always get compliments....which is always nice! The pattern was easy and fun to knit. I will most likely make another one next year.


Sahara

Another fabulous pattern from Wendy Bernard of Knit and Tonic. I really love this top. I use Tilli Tomas Pure and Simple in Burnt Orange. It is a bit snug in the bust area but Wendy said it should loosen up with wear. So now I just need to get out and wear it!


Turtleneck Tube Vest

This pattern is from the book Fitted Knits. I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Victorian Pink and am thrilled with how it came out. I had to make some sizing adjustments, which I usually have to do anyway, and it turned out perfectly. Perfect for jeans or for dressing up!


Two Toned Shrug

Another pattern from Fitted Knits. I knit this for me but even though it is wearable it is a bit too small. It looks much better on Camille so she will the recipient of this shrug! However, I just may borrow it from time to time! I used Sundara Yarn Worsted Superwash in the Cherry Blossom colorway.


Bounce

Another pattern from Wendy Bernard. Can you tell I love her patterns? Bounce was a great, quick and easy knit - and quick satisfaction for little one's who can't wait for the item to be off the needles! I used Elann Sonata and added a draw string I-cord for the waist band rather than elastic.