Saturday, September 17, 2011

Stitching Saturday: knit knit knit

nine colors

I am woefully behind in my posting this week - I think I've been knitting and crafting so much that I can't do all that, photograph, upload, and blog at the same time. Erg - sorry!

Anyway, up above are nine colors of Love This Yarn that I'm using to make a baby quilt - maybe - this quilt?
Yeah, you know it, I totally fell in love with this baby - I mean - look at those sweet eyes! The pattern suggests nine Lion Brand colors, but I subbed Love This Yarn instead.

You know? It's REALLY HARD to find nine colors that look good together. I just assumed I'd march in there and buy the first 9 pastel shades I came across, but it wasn't that easy. I'm still not 100% sure all nine colors I chose will make it into 1 quilt.

Here I am with my cell phone camera, trying to piece together a decent color combo at lunch:

The pattern neatly blocks out where each color will go, but I wanted to play with placement anyway.

I made another monster, but since I haven't uploaded the most recent pics, you'll just have to see her half-finished:
monster progress

I knitted up the little arms (also in pink) and found myself giggling at how, um, unintentionally phallic they are. You'll see when I show you the finished product. ;)

I used Love This Yarn for this monster as well - I have to say I prefer the texture it has on garter stitch than stockinette:
at work on another monster

It's just a cheap acrylic, but it's really plush and soft when worked in garter stitch.

And lastly, here's a wonky patchwork blanket I started last year and am continuing with my mom:

She's already knitted up a huge pile of blocks to practice her knitting - so I'll add those soon and update you. I like that it's imperfect, and that it's something we're making together. I can be such a crazy perfectionist that I sometimes feel paralyzed by my own excessive standards for myself. I am very, very hard on myself - so I like to give myself a break and say "This one can be wonky, as long as you finish it, and it makes you happy." How about you guys? Any recovering perfectionists out there? :)

Hope you had a good weekend, and are enjoying the end of summer and the first hints of fall...


Casey said...

that baby blanket is going to be cute! I like your colors :)

and I can't wait to see your new monster! the colors are adorable!

Barbara - The Tattooed Housewife said...

I just had a baby and can tell my perfectionist attitude is coming out! i'm trying to do everything - care for kids, clean, craft, and blog. After two weeks I'm finally realizing its okay if everything is not being done!
i never thought of a blanket with knitted squares! that's simple! i'll have to start one!

Anna said...

The colour combination for the baby blanket looks fab- I think its great how you have added some brighter colours in there- I think that it would really liven it up! Go the blanket knitting! I'm not far off finishing mine (which covers my bed) but am now expecting to cart it (and a decent supply of yarn...) with me when I move to Australia

KIKI said...

I think you should add more color variety, three of your colors are in the pink family. Otherwise, very pretty.