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!!