Thursday, September 17, 2009

Beating the baby

I finished up the blanket I'd been working on for Delia this past Sunday, just hours before the mom to be arrived at our house bearing the gift of a delicious Jello cake.

And then, less than an hour after her arrival here, I ended up driving her home because she was having steady contractions 6 minutes apart.

"Talk about good timing!" I told myself.

False alarm. She's still pregnant today, but baby Delia will be here soon, and doggone! I beat the baby. Here are some random pics of it in progress. Worked mostly in the car loop over the last month, one little square at a time. I think it turned out lovely, but I have sworn off the granny square forever. As much as I hate weaving ends, this was a total nightmare for me! 49 squares, plus the rows of sc that bind the squares together, plus the edging. Yeah. Not my idea of fun.

And now, being free of my car loop project, I've cast on for hubby's super-secret birthday goodie. He's always complained that I never knit anything for him. Can anyone tell from this picture what it'll be?

True to form, this is turning out impossibly huge. It swallows J's mammoth head, and mine, too. I'm thinking of adding a lining of some sort, which will also serve to cover the floats in the back. Any suggestions, knitty friends?

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At 11:44 AM, Blogger Barbara/myth maker said...

What a beautiful blanket, leek. I don't know what the other thing is, though.

At 2:00 PM, Blogger The Amy said...

The blanket looks gorgeous! :D

The hat looks like storm troopers, but I'm probably just a big dork. You could easily add a knitted lining to the inside of the hat that would both hide the floats and snug up the fit a bit. Just pick and knit stitches from your cast on and work in the opposite direction (like, so that the outer lining of the hat is hanging down as your knitting in the round) and knit another, smaller plain hat. When you're done, just push the smaller hat inside the larger hat and presto. :D

At 7:01 PM, Blogger Mommyleek said...

Thanks, Myth and Amy! I do think it turned out pretty nice.

And Amy, you're pretty darn close. It's a band of R2D2s This hat would really look better and more detailed if knit in a finer yarn, but this is what I had in my stash, and it'll be just fine. Splendid idea about the lining, too. I might just do that! Once I'm done with this one, I'm going to cast on a much smaller version for J. :)

At 12:49 PM, Blogger msubulldog said...

The blanket turned out so sweet! And just in time--that's awesome. :)

Love the hat. Wil will, too, I know!


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