I have had the last two days off from work and have managed to get a lot of knitting done (if not the finishing). I finished the baby kimono for little Chloe. Well, that is….except for sewing the arm seams and weaving in the ends. The Moderne Baby Blanket (from Mason-Dixon Knitting) which is also for Chloe, is coming along nicely. I have two strips left to do and then the mitered border. I’ll put some photos up as soon as I do the finishing.
Today I started the little elephant and only have the head and ears left to knit! I chose that pattern from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I’m knitting it with a double strand of Knitpicks Essential Kettle Dyed yarn in Grasshopper. Chloe’s mommy is doing the nursery in a safari theme and the elephant matches the one in the baby’s quilt so perfectly! 🙂 I almost can’t believe how quickly this little cutey has knit up! I’m planning to make a giraffe to go along with it. I saw a really cute one on the Lionbrand website that I’ll make.
To date the stash-busting, use books we already have pact with Callie is coming along quite well. I’ve managed to use up 10 balls of yarn from my stash…not too shabby, eh? 😉