In the hospital

EMERGENCY!! I ran out of yarn 😦 I haven’t been able to work on the baby outfit for HOURS because I ran completely out of yarn THIS MORNING. ugh. I had no idea what to do with myself until I was whisked off to the x-ray room and then whisked back to my room where, thankfully, there was food so I could do *something* till my mom comes with more yarn.

There are pigeons gathering outside my window like vultures. I think they’re waiting for me to die.

I don’t even have an extra pair of needles to work on my crutch cozies! AAARGH

Knitting on crutches

That’s right. I’ll be on crutches for a while. I’m having surgery on both my feet thursday, so I’ll be kind of handicapped! Being stuck in the hospital for five days, however, does have its benefits. I will get a lot of knitting done, and will *hopefully* publish my next pattern toward the end of my hospital stay. I am so excited about this pattern, and here’s why:

About two months ago, one of my supervisors told me she was going to be a grandma again and asked me if I could make a winter set for the little girl. I of course, said yes, and thus the “Pretty in Pink” set was born. I decided to make an easy-to-get-in-and-out-of dress, a hat based off a headband I had as a little girl and a matching pair of booties and mittens. They are all made out of the same pink yarn (it’s Rowan Pure Wool DK but I’m not very good at distinguishing the different pinks online and I don’t have the label close by), except for the hat, which is made with white yarn on the top and a pink bow going along the rim.

I put a TON of work in to this pattern, so I will be charging for it, but not as much as some other designers. I’m so excited to share this pattern with you guys, and I really hope you enjoy making it once it’s published!

This is the hat that never ends…

IT JUST GOES ON AND ON MY FRIENDS….

No, seriously.  Although I have it finished, I still have a TON of yarn left.  I’m thinking the friend for whom I made this (proper grammar, man) will get another little surprise when I go back to Michigan.  He can’t knit, so this poor little poop-like skein of yarn will just be sitting around looking all lonely and sad, and well..  we just can’t allow that to happen.  By the way, this is the pattern I used.

Latest Projects…

This post is going to be a big dump of everything I’ve been working on recently.  None of them are my original patterns, so I won’t be putting them in the pattern section, but of course I’ll link you guys to the originals!  In this post I have the Beekeeper’s Quilt, Maile Sweater, and Grrlfriend Market Bag.

I’m in the process of making the Beekeeper’s Quilt for myself but have taken a small break to finish my summer requests.  I have about 70 “hexipuffs” so far!  only approximately 430 to go…

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They are so much fun to play with though.  So squishy!  My favorite yarn to use so far has been the Manos Del Uruguay.  It’s a merino that just gets softer and softer the more you work with it.  They make for an excellent, and extremely portable little project.  I rarely go anywhere without my notions for these little guys. I’ve gotten to the point where I can make these in 30 minutes, so if you’re a student like me, you can make these during lecture.  Most airlines allow knitting needles, so they also make for a good mindless plane project, too.

I made the Maile Sweater for one of my supervisors’ baby who is I think about 7 or 8 months old.  This wasn’t a request, it was just a gift because she was away from work for a while.  It fit the baby perfectly!  I wish I had pictures of the baby wearing it, but you’ll just have to trust me – it is ADORABLE.  The pattern itself is a little bit confusing, but I’m sure if you sat down and figured it out instead of stressing about finals like I did, it won’t be.

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Finally, the Grrlfriend Market Bag.

It’s a fun, quick knit that allows you to do a little bit of improvising.  I knit this up in literally a couple of days using a cotton and linen blend.  I’m using it as my “finished project” bag so I don’t have a bunch of projects just hanging out around my room.

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Sorry for the bad picture – it was taken late at night and my overhead light was the best I had.