Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Divine Hat for Ava

I crocheted some boring mittens and a scarf for Ava and then made this cute hat. Actually I was making it for me but she looked so darling in it that it is now hers. :)

It's a free pattern found here, The Divine Hat.

Boatneck Bluebell - Nov/Dec Sweater

My last sweater for the Sweater a Month Knitalong is the Boatneck Bluebell by Stephanie Japel - Fitted Knits. It is knit in Patons Classic Wool Merino in Leaf Green (4.25 skeins) using size 8 needles.

I had added some short rows for the bust thinking I'm all pro now and then realized after it was done, that the sweater did not need them. So I had to pick/rip them out and graft the sweater back together again. It was major surgery but I did it (thanks to a supportive husband who kept the child away). I also decided I didn't like flared sleeves so knit them straight. These pics are of the unblocked sweater. It is blocking as I type and I stretched the sleeves out a bit to add a few inches.