Saturday, January 21, 2006

Show and tell

Twice a week the little guy has show and tell, and twice a week we have a hard time choosing what he should bring in. The last show and tell day, he brought in D is for Dragon Dance, and it was his most successful show and tell to date.

Speaking of show and tell, I have a show and tell of my own. First, I'm still working on the shawl. It's gotten bigger, and I'm on the last pattern before doing the edging. And we're up to almost 600 stitches. Oh my.

The shawl so far:


The horseshoe pattern close up:


Next, the first of 3 baby gifts I am making, this is using a pattern from Debbie Bliss Baby Knits for Beginners that I borrowed from Valerie. I still need to do a light blocking, and add a button, but it's too damn adorable not to show off. I used 4 balls of DB Baby Cashmerino.


Last, I joined a mitten swap, and while the recipient will remain secret as well as all the yarn info, I liked the mitts too much not to show. They also need a slight blocking.


And to my anonymous commenter, I'm waiting impatiently for February to get the mittens you're making. I'm looking forward to receiving them!

6 comments:

Gina said...

Your knitting projects look wonderful. I particularly adore the baby smock. Perhaps I should invest in that book...have one or two patterns that I use over and over for baby gifts...

Jennifer said...

I can't believe that you've got your mittens for the swap done. I'm put to shame, truly...

Elisabeth said...

Can't wait to see the completed shawl! :-)

mf said...

Nice gifties! and the shawl pattern is looking really Nice too!

PURLPOWER said...

The shawl is coming on wonderfully! Looking forward to seeing more of it soon.

weaselrina said...

The baby gift is BEAUTIFUL.

So pretty. As is the shawl.

As for Show and Tell, my family learned the hard way that you should engineer your child's show and tell presentations when my sister, after seeing my father nudge the cat away from his feet while he was trying to walk down the stairs (she was tripping him up), went to show and tell and announced "My father kicks cats" ;)