Sunday, July 24, 2016

Mitts and Socks


My knitting has been very focused recently.  First, the request came for me to make baby mitts as fast as I could in order to assist with unplanned extubation prevention in the NICU.  I've made dozens of pairs since the beginning of the year (after a series of pattern experiments); the colors vary, but the natural colored yarn is Webs' Franklin (I've gone through most of the first cone of it!).  The yarn in the below pair was dyed by Neuroknitter last summer for a weekend-long knitathon that we had:



Then someone at work had a fairly serious medical procedure.  I designed and knit these socks by special request (University of Michigan):




The yarn is Webs' Huntington.  (There is a lot to like about the Webs yarns - they have lots of colors, terrific availability, and a great price for the high quality!)


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Bumper Crop



Another recent wave of babies, as well as requests for supplemental booties, have resulted in a plethora of bumper car booties:



These socks may look familiar - I made them quite some time ago but have never worn them since the cast-off was too tight:



The one on the top looks so crisply finished, but it's completely inflexible and also I hadn't yet learned how to finish it off seamlessly, so there was a big bump at the end:


Now I have new socks to wear!

I hope everyone is staying warm and dry!


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Dichotomy


A hat for a friend who is waging a battle:



A blanket for a colleague with an upcoming happy event:



Any many preemie hats, mitts, and booties inbetween!!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Booties Galore


There's been a slight slowdown in knitting lately due to other time demands, but since the babies keep appearing everywhere, bootie production must continue:



There's socks and a scarf in the works, the usual suspects lurking about, and potentially another afghan waiting in the wings.  Stay tuned!!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Big Thoughts


Here is the latest in the series of "Keep Calm" hats.  This one is for a friend who lost a loved one recently:


Hopefully it will bring some small comfort.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

And Smaller


Small things continue to happen amidst the bigger projects.  Here are baby booties made with leftover sock yarn:


Their baby isn't due until July, but it seemed a nice time to get them ready.

Hope everyone is safe and warm in this record cold weather!


Saturday, January 31, 2015

They Are Smaller Inbetween


While the BIG projects continue along, smaller projects help to bring completion satisfaction (and are way more portable!).  The latest small project is a pair of socks made with yarn from Neuro:


Pattern is A Nice Ribbed Sock; yarn is Regia Brasil Color.  There is enough left over to make a pair of booties, and I've just learned of yet another co-worker who is expecting later this year, so those are in the works as well.

Happy knitting!