I haven't done a lot of crafting this summer. Really not a whole lot in 2012, but I feel like I am back on track and thought I would share a few things I finished up over the summer (now that we are officially into Autumn/Fall).
First up, a few baby shower items for my friend all the way in Pennsylvania!
owl lovey that I think is so adorable. I love the Cotton Ease colors for baby items. I adore the little "ears". I hope little Ryker loves on him!
My most favorite cloth to knit. The multi-directional cloth using the Maize & Stone Cotton Ease colorways. I wanted to do another with the colors flipped, but I ran out of Stone and could not find any on my little day adventure. The garter combined with the Cotton Ease makes it so squishy soft.
hippo bib, because what little boy doesn't need a hand knit hippo bib? Seriously the most adorable hippo. I kind of wanted to make a ton of hippo squares and make a blanket out of it. For me!
giraffe to boot. I love the seed stitch border, even if I had knitting it. It makes it pop!
I worked up this granny corner cloth for a September KAL. I like that the colors came together okay. Originally I thought the variegated had that shade of blue in it, but it didn't. Still I love the look. I thought, while working on it that since it goes so fast and is super portable, you could easily make up a bunch and then piece them together. Of course I still have hexie's waiting to be pieced and finished!
I did it! I finally finished a blanket. This is probably best described as stroller sized (it is folded in the photo). I was aiming for receiving, but may have missed the mark. I was pretty much done increasing though and to save my sanity said it was wide enough. I used the old grandma's favorite pattern for this.
The cotton is so squishy with the garter stitch. I wish I could make a huge bed out of cotton and garter stitch. Of course I would never get out of it!
Another Milo. This is a six month size and is for Ryker. He was born on September 10th. I just mailed it off this past week. It took me a while to find a long-sleeved onesie to go with it. It is machine washable, which I know his momma will appreciate.
Now it is time to get in the spirit and get some Christmas knitting done! I can't believe that there is only one week left in September. That is crazy. I have a couple of projects planned, patterns picked and yarn on hand. Now to just get that motivation needed to get it done!