Photo by Angelica Glass.

So, like many a blogger before me, I succumbed to the most complex project/Finished Object of All Time: a baby. This is our little daughter, Margot, who arrived in the middle of summer. Of course, since she basically requires being fed and/or is pooping all the time, my knitting and blogging time is non-existent.

I did manage to knit her two sweaters (one of which had 2 rows and finishing to do after she was born, which took me weeks), mostly before she was born:

Pattern: Sunnyside, by Tanis Lavalee (free)

Yarn: Sundara Sock, from my old Seasons subscription, color, deadly nightshade.

Needles: I have baby brain and I have no idea. Probably a 2.

Project begun/ended: Maybe April to June 2012?

Notes: Easy to knit (well, if you don’t have a baby with you), but you have to keep track of the numbers.

Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket, by Elizabeth Zimmerman, from The Opinionated Knitter

Yarn: Southwest Trading Bamboo.

Needles: I think the same needle as above? A 2?

Project begun/ended: June to August 2012

Notes: This is a very non-intuitive pattern—I depended heavily on the Ravelry BSJ notes to help me knit this. Cute and unexpected though.

Posted in Baby, Finished Objects 2012, personal at September 9th, 2012.

Pattern: Nutkin socks

Yarn: One leftover skein of Fleece Artist Merino Sock, $24 each , from Knitty City, from the Burgundy Bat Shawl.

Needles: Sock DPNs, size 1, I think.

Project began/ended: Um…have no idea. Started in late December 2011 and finished in April 2012?

A modern day SAT analogy for my rarely updated blog is:

Facebook : Personal blogs :: Ravely : Knitting blogs.

Posted in Finished Objects 2012, Socks at June 25th, 2012.

Pattern: This is my own pattern, but the colorwork pattern is from Fallmasche’s Strandlaeufer (Sandpiper) cowl. (Cowl pattern is free Ravelry download.)

Yarn: 2 skeins Anny Blatt’s Lady Blatt yarn, from our honeymoon, from The Bon Marche, in Paris.

Needles: I’m not sure—I’m too lazy to check, I’m guessing probably a size 5, 16″ circs.

Project begun/ended: My ability to note when I have started and finished projects has totally declined. I think it took me about three weeks to knit, but I managed to lose it (in my house!) for a while in there. So I probably started it in December and finished it last week.

Notes: By the time I found the hat again, I forgot what yarn I was leading with, so on the bottom of the hat, the dark blue is leading, and on the top, the light blue is leading. An interesting compare and contrast of the importance of yarn leadership in colorwork.

I also didn’t change needle sizes between the colorwork and the stockinette, which I think was a mistakes. Should have gone up 1 or 2 sizes for the colorwork. Laziness. It gets you in the end.

I was thinking of putting a pompom on it, but then Adam pointed out I have lost every hand-knit hat that has a pompom. So.

Also, I realize that my honeymoon was sufficiently long ago enough that this is a crazy name. (And that, in between then and now, I even went on a second honeymoon! With the same husband. We called it Honeymoon 2: Electric Bugaloo.) but I did get this yarn on my honeymoon, so it has nice memories.

Adam, said husband, was all like, “How is that hat honeymoon-ish?” (Since we went in the summer, I guess.) And I’m like, it’s like the sea!! And he was like “Okay, I guess, I can see that.”

Photo from my honeymoon, taken by said husband. This is along the Normandy coastline, inside a lookout point called Cabane Vauban.

I know I always say I’m going to try to blog more, but I don’t, so I have decided to embrace a blogging-as-much-as-I-feel-like-philosophy. Voila.

Posted in Finished Objects 2012, Hats at January 29th, 2012.