I've been knitting projects from my own patterns lately, and I realized it's a pain in the neck. So, I started with my most popular pattern (the Seed Stitch Rib Hat - everyone seems to love a soft slouchy hat!), and made it into a printable PDF. I also added baby and children's size pattern modifications
Alright, I've taken a long enough break from blogging. Hubby and I moved to a new state, and I'm just about 4 months pregnant. So, you guessed it - I've been working on baby projects! It's been tough because I don't know if it's a boy or a girl for another month and a half, so I've been starting unisex things, which are TOTALLY not as fun. I want to know if I should be putting ruffles or puppies on these things! I haven't written down any of my patterns yet, so I've got nothing new for you, except a couple finished projects and the linkback to one of the patterns I used.
I'm waiting to put buttons on this gray sweater so I can use either boy or girl colors. I made a couple modifications to the pattern, and when I knit another (which I probably will), I'll make other changes. I eliminated the ribbing at the waist. One of my only issues with this pattern is that the body and shoulders are written with back and forth knitting, and then the arms are continued in the round. Knitting in the round makes stitches look neat and pretty, and back and forth they look a little messier. I'm not a fan of the contrast between the two in the shoulders. Next time I'll knit the arms back and forth and then sew up the seams, no big deal. I'm still loving it. I think I might also do a version of this in an organic cotton yarn as a pullover, rather than a cardigan. This is the pattern I used.
This one I just winged. I'll post the pattern soon, but there about a million and a half owl hats posted online, so I'm not giving you anything new if I do. I love it though, it's made with organic cotton and is SUPER soft.
So, that's the story. I just started a new sweater (literally just a cast on so far, or else I'd post a photo), and I'll have that up next week. Turns out, baby sweaters are crazy fast to knit. This kid is going to live in photo props.
After a crazy first semester back at school (I took a little 6 year break... turns our retail is not a better career option), I'm finally ready to get back to Ruby Knits. Of course, the way life works out, immediately after school finished my husband got a new job 2 hours away, so we're moving. And you know how time consuming moving is. So, I need something to de-stress!
Rather than writing new patterns right now, I'm going to run through what I've got up and make some corrections. I know there have been some issues, especially with some of the gloves, so it's time to fix them. If you've knit any of my patterns, where did you find mistakes? Comments to this post about what you've come across as you knit would be very helpful!