No more baby things!
Marathon baby knitting is over. I shipped the package off today after working on it for the last 2 weeks non-stop. I am seriously contemplating taking a break from knitting, if for no other reason but to give my poor hands a break. But we all know I won't.
This weekend I finished 3 more things to add to the pack. Here they are, starting with the most boring.
Obviously, my older niece needed wool socks, too. So I made her a pair. I used size 2 needles this time, and boy did they feel huge. The socks, however, came out to the same size as the blue baby socks I made! So they might be too small. Or the blue ones might be too big. I'm not sure!
(Knitpicks Palette, size 2 DPNs, 32 stitch socks with short-row heel and standard toe, because I was at a friend's house and didn't want to follow a pattern.)
Of course, Niece #2 needed a Trellis like her big sister has:
Please ignore the unevenly spaced buttons.
(Wool-Ease, size 8 needles, smallest size made.)
Finally, I thought another toy might be nice. Since monkeys are an inside joke in our family, and since my brother and sister-in-law got me Knitted Toys for my birthday (in Russian!), I thought that making the monkey from it would be kinda neat.
Altogether, the package included:
-The green hat for my surrogate grandmother
-Thujas for my sister-in-law
-Socks, mittens, and hat set for Niece #2
-Mary Janes for Niece #2
-Trellis for Niece #2
-Socks for Niece #1
-Duckling, monkey, and clown for the girls to share. (I made the clown a loooong time ago. It was the second toy I've ever made. I didn't have a recepient for it when I made it, so it just sat around my house.)
Altogether, 11 knits, 10 of them made in the last 3 weeks...
You know, I really do need to step back from the knitting and, oh, I dunno, clean. But...
By the way, I love the new Knitty! I must make Serrano, Sherwood, and Cablenet. I love Ivy, Diamante, and Red Herring.