Another hat done, this time in color!

July 4, 2004 @ 5:21 pm
posted by kris

Such a tiny hat!

Here is another Mags Kandis/Mission Falls design. I never really knitted in Fair Isle before, so this was a real educational piece! I also never had to join seams with different colors, so that was another thing I learned. I made this hat in about 5 hours. I made a mistake with determining what is the right side and what is the wrong side, but I don’t think you can tell the difference. Now on to the matching sweater…

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Baby’s first clothes!

July 3, 2004 @ 5:18 pm
posted by kris

Their first clothes

A few weeks ago, I got really excited about knitting some baby clothes by a designer named Mags Kandis. She is the exclusive designer for Mission Falls Yarns. It is so amazing because Mission Falls has only *2* yarns. She makes really amazing stuff just from working with those two. I immediately ordered several kits from a yarn store in Canada and it was painful waiting for the package to arrive. I could’ve ordered from a store here, but I’m not sure if they would have the buttons. Anyway, I got the kits last week and immediately started knitting away. I chose the easiest one out of the bunch, a one color design. But it wasn’t easy remembering how to knit. I mean, I know knit and purl, but I forgot how to read a chart pattern. I think I had to pull out the first 5 rows about 6 times due to mistakes. Once I got the hang of it, I couldn’t stop. I learned a lot from this patter too. I never made a buttonhole band/buttons before. I also have never blocked my pieces either (shhh, don’t tell). I never made a hat before, and now I love it! It took me about a week to make both the sweater and hat. The great thing about baby clothes is that they are so small, it takes no time to finish! This is the first set of baby clothes that I made for our babies and it is a shame they won’t be able to wear it until they are almost a year old! :(

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