Friday, April 20, 2007

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy...

Woo Hoo, I finished the baby blanket. I am so happy to have this thing finished. It was taking forever, to get around just one round. It ended up with 680 stitches. I did a single crochet followed by a shell stitch for the edging. That took me forever too, as I am not proficient in crochet. I tried to get a good picture of it flat but I just couldn't. DD1 says she would like one, but in adult size please .... I don't think it is going to happen any time soon unless I can find some really nice, super bulky, yarn for it.

I finished the back of the baby dress too. I have cast on for the front and am working the endless stockinette stitch of the skirt part of the dress. I am so looking forward to the bodice section, lots of decreases and it will be finished in no time at all. I am also going to make a little pair of Mary Jane's to go with the dress and a few pair of baby socks / booties. I started one little pair last night, but the picture is a bit blurry, so I will share those later.


And, I have a little sock progress to show, but not much. The cable socks have been my "take along" project in the car. I am on the gusset decreases on this sock. It will be quick now with half the stitches in stockinette. I do so love cables.
The other sock is the one I was graphing the other day. I frogged the reticulated sock from SSK and decided to go with something different, but with the same yarn.
If I frog these it will be to do the cuff different, otherwise I like it.

I am off to tale the kidletts to be tortured at the allergists office for their shots. Happy knitting all.

22 comments:

Karen said...

The blanket looks fabulous!! and the little dress is so adorable. Love the socks!

Beth said...

I also love the blanket but I can tell that my attention would wander.

Helen said...

I like the baby blanket too such a lovely soft pink. Both socks look great.

Jennie said...

Oh wow, the blanket looks amazing! The dress is just too cute!

Diane said...

Wow tha blanket looks wonderful. 680 stitches? I'd be throwing myself on a sharp knitting needle hoping to hid a major organ with that many stitches per round.

The baby dress is adorable and the socks are really nice too.

Jknits said...

It's a beautiful blanket that I'm sure will be cherished for years. Something like that is so special. The edging adds a really nice touch.
Jen

Sheila said...

Oh, the blanket is wonderful. The lucky baby will be wrapped up in a soft cozy blankie.

~Tonia~ said...

The blanket is gorgeous!!! OMG that little dress is sooo cute and the Mary Janes will be just adorable with it.

You have gotten quite a bit done. The socks look great. The cables are just beautiful.

Beth N said...

Your blanket is beautiful and the dress is very cute. M is not here to bawl me out, so I will tell you that you have been very busy and productive with your knitting!

Monika said...

You work on so many projects and still get things done! The blanket is lovely! Your cable socks are great! Knitting Stockinett is awful, I just had the pleasure of doing some of that. Grrrrrrr! ;o)

hakucho said...

Gosh, you really have been busy. The baby blanket and dress are beautiful!
Love those cabled socks...I really like how they have the tiny cables at the top! Can't wait to see the rest of the other socks...looks like a very interesting pattern.

happy knitting :)

Janice said...

The blanket is amazing! How are you EVER going to give it up?? I love the cable socks... have added them to my 'to do' list someday.... The other sock is is also amazing. I can't wait to see the finished sock! Need to cast on some socks soon...

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

That blanket is so beautiful! Lucky baby!

Angela said...

Monica, your baby blanket is just gorgeous! Wow, are you a trooper. The socks are way fab! Especially love the cable socks. Nice touch, with the smaller cables at the top.

Ang

Allison said...

Oh I love the blanket! I've always wanted to make that but can't get past the start!

Deb said...

Love the blanket - but I really love the sock blockers!

Shelley said...

Yay at getting the baby blanket finished! It looks wonderful!

The socks are looking great...really like the second one.

Sourire11 said...

beautiful blanket!!! And I love the cable-y sock - very cool how the cables spread out down the length of the sock...

Alisha said...

I love the blanket. It is beyond beautiful. WOW!!

The little dress is going ot be adorable!

Great looking socks!!

Carrie said...

Wow, Monica, you're a fantastic knitter! Whooo. I'm impressed. Everything is beautiful. I love the baby blanket in white - it's so pristine and perfect for a baby.

Thanks for joining my washcloth contest. I'm so glad I found your blog! Thanks for joining!

Kathy said...

WOW you did it. I looks so beautiful. Such a labor! The dress is really nice as well. I do not think I have the patience for that small a gauge blanket. That is what makes it so delicate, though.

Emmee said...

i love your blanket. I have one one the go but about 10 inches smaller - yes it does take forever to go around.!!!!!