for my little sis with the tiny feet

snuggly malabrigo loafers / slippers!

pattern: malabrigo loafers by cocoknits
yarn: malabrigo worsted, 2 hanks (held doubled)
needles: 2 size 10 circs

these were fairly easy to knit, although it hurt my hands a bit to knit with malabrigo doubled on the 10s. the pattern is great and very inventive. it boggles my mind how such a complicated shape can be reconstructed in a knitting pattern. great fun to see it materialize!

i ordered the leather sole patches from fiber trends and i think they really "make" the loafers. i put them in the mail yesterday - i hope my sis likes them!


totally and completely finished!

somehow, when i wasn't paying attention, a whole crop of finished knitted things appeared in my house! as my pile of current projects grows and grows, i take real satisfaction in sewing up those seams, weaving in those ends, and admiring a totally, completely, finished product. it feels so tidy and gives me a strange sense of relief. does that mean that knitting projects stress me out? maybe... i am aware of this need, deep down, to prove that i deserve to have - even NEED - all the yarn and needles books i have lying around.

i mean seriously, how could i possibly have made these without keeping all those tiny yarn ball leftovers?

pattern: oh! baby baby booties, by Judy Nemish
yarns used: mirasol hacho, araucania aysen, madelinetosh worsted
needles: size 5
cuteness level: out the roof!
these are really so adorable, if i do say so myself... ;) i can't wait to meet the baby and to slip these little squishy things onto his chubby feet!
details here (rav link)

i also made these:

pattern: squirrelly swedish mittens, by elliphantom
yarn: louet gems fingering, in green and white
needles: 1.5
cuteness factor: pretty durn cute also. i love how the squirrels have eyes and floofy tails
more details here (rav link)

and the big project....

a finished sweater!

pattern: lightweight pullover, by hannah fetig
yarn: classic elite fresco, in oatmeal
needles: size 7
not really cute, but i'm pleased with this sweater nonetheless. the yarn is wonderful, and i really like both the fit and the color. i've even warn this to work. that's huge. i wonder, though, if turtlenecks are really the most flattering for me. i think i prefer, and look better in, a more open neckline.
more pics and details here (rav link)

next up... some malabrigo loafers and a tea leaves cardigan in ultra alpaca. if only i could knit all the time...