A few items have been finished up so I thought I would show them to you.
First up is the Utopia Hat that I knit for Isabelle. It calls for 5mm needles but I used 4.5mm needles so that it would be a bit smaller for her. It was a perfect fit but she says it is too hot to model it for you all. I used 1 ball of Patons Soft Haze in a tangerine color. It took 1 day to knit up.
Next up is the Cabled Beret from the new DB magazine. I used 2 balls of Patons Soft Haze in a raspberry color and I have to say that it does knit up to a beautiful soft fabric using 5mm needles. I am very tempted to knit Isabelle a luscious cardigan for winter out of this yarn and they have a great range of colors too. For only $1.99 a ball it is a bargain and I generally dont like fluffy yarn. This hat is destined to be a gift for my sister for Christmas and it took 2 days to knit up. It used about 2.5 balls of the yarn.
Lastly we all know this pattern. EZ's Baby Sweater on Two Needles. I decided to use sock yarn to knit up a practice one to see if I liked it enough to knit another one. This one turned out to fit Isabelle's doll which is probably a premmie size. I didnt put any buttons on as yet and I have to admit that I did have to rip a few rows out from time to time from watching tv and not paying attention to the pattern. I am thinking of perhaps knitting a larger size now for Isabelle. It took me 3 days to knit this one up and I only used a 100gm ball of sock yarn which I had purchased from Katt quite a while ago. I still have 2 skeins left and my sister loves the color (Boyson) so perhaps a pair of socks for her birthday in January are in order. I have knit a bit more on my own green socks and the second one is coming along nicely now so perhaps with the cooler weather this week I will be able to finish them off.
Thank you all too for sending me lovely comments on the sweater set and my ravelry swap pressie. I have been a bit slack for replying back to emails but do hope to catch up later this week.