Monday, April 07, 2008

Relaxing over the (nutty) weekend & an opening

Really... there is nothing like it. Sitting on the couch, going to the farmers' market, running or walking when you want to ... weekends are great.

As you might imagine given the idea of relaxation, none of the work that I brought home with me this weekend managed to get done. None even came out of the book bag. Sadly that means that it still all waits for me, but the good news is that my weekend was stree-free!

So in between all that relaxation (or maybe I should say as part of it), what kind of knitting did I do? Well baby knitting for the wave of pregancies and baby expectations that seem to be cropping up everywhere! In the past week or so, I've learned that two more families are expecting children (in addition to one other I've known about for awhile). The closest delivery date is in just a couple of weeks so off to the knitting tasks I went.

With a few modifications... the booties and beanie hat from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms.


Nonnahs, over at A Little Loopy, had posted pics of her finished set several weeks ago and I ordered the book thinking this might be a good project for one of my expectant families. When two more families turned up, I decided that I should dive right in.


[Don't you love how the decreases come together at the crown of a hat?]

I had my heart set on using these green and natural colors (Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton). Of course all I had to do was open the book to see that my gauge would be way off with this choice. Amazingly, I didn't let that stop me this time. I pulled out my handy dandy calculator and did some pattern adjustments and, yep it's amazing, it worked.


Boy's Striped Beanie from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms by Louisa Harding
<1 ball of LionBrand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton (100% cotton)
Color: Pistachio (Art 480, Color 170, Lot A6439)
<1 ball of LionBrand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton (100% cotton)
Color: Almond (Art 480, Color 098, Lot A6343)
US size 6
cast on April 6, 2008
finished April 6, 2008

On Ravelry here

Boy's Booties from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms by Louisa Harding
<1 ball of LionBrand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton (100% cotton)
Color: Pistachio (Art 480, Corlor 170, Lot A6439)
US size 6
cast on April 5, 2008
finished April 6, 2008

On Ravelry here

Modifications to both: stitches and rows modified for gauge of substitute yarn.

On other knitting fronts, there was also a LYS opening yesterday! One of the women, Veronika, who attends my knitting group has had a long time dream to open her own store and accomplished that goal yesterday. You can see pics of the store, All about Yarn, and all of us who showed up for her first SnB at the link above. It's nice to have another LYS in the area! Put the date on your calendar, the grand opening is April 19th (the store is in Azusa, CA).

And... by the way, I finished week 6 of my couch to 5k plan over the weekend. Yes, I ran 25 whole minutes! Yeah me!

p.s. did you catch the nutty part of my weekend? almonds and pistachios?

5 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Aww how sweet! Love the baby knits!

I am up to running for only 3 minutes straight at a time. But I'm running!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Cute, cute, cute. The hat is cute but those booties are to die for.

a friend to knit with said...

adorable!! love the green (pistachio) for babies.
congrats on running for 25 minutes. that really is fantastic!

Queen of the froggers said...

Well done on the running, it is hard isn't it! Love the baby knits too.

Octopus Knits said...

Very cute! ...and I agree, great colors!