Saturday, September 17, 2011
Stitching Saturday: knit knit knit
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?
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:
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:
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...