What I’m Knitting Today

photo (15)This will be a hat for my cousin Laura’s baby, due mid April, as long as he stays put. He has been making moves to arrive a bit earlier.

The pattern is called “Fetching Inspired Hat“.

I am using yarn from my stash–Serenity Chunky in Walden Pond.  I’m a little worried it might be too small.  If so, the baby’s big sister Roo can use it with her dolls.

The tightness of doing cables in chunky yarn is making my hands ache a bit.  And although I like using bamboo dpns when knitting in the round, I generally prefer the slippery nature of metal needles.

UPDATE:  Finished!

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Corrugated Washcloth

Corrugated Washcloth

I love knitting washcloths. It gives me the chance to try new stitches. I actually made this one for myself, which is unusual. It is a simple corrugated pattern, so it knit up quickly and somewhat mindlessly–I like to have at least one mindless project going at all times. It is perfect for waiting rooms, karate classes, staff meetings, etc. It keeps my hands busy and I don’t even have to really look at what I’m doing.

Cast on 40 stitches on a size seven needle, purl 1 row, knit 2 rows, repeat.

Click here for a link to a corrugated cloth pattern.

What I’m Knitting Today

What I'm Knitting Today

These Baby Uggs are for Bentley, the baby of one of my former students.

These are my go-to gift for baby boys. For girls, I tend to knit up Saartje’s Booties. These would look cute in pink or purple, though!

One down, one to go.
The pattern calls for a Berroco Suede, but it is a discontinued yarn. I think they look just as cute with Red Heart solids. Lion Brand Luxe Fur is what I used for trim. The pattern can be found here.