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A sulky monkey, and other knitted goodies

I haven’t blogged about my knitting in ages, mostly because I’ve been knitting gifts.  (And I’ve knit probably twice as much stuff as I’m blogging here, but these are the best photos.)

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Eamonn’s christening gift. (Pattern here, raveled here. I love this little vest, will be knitting more of these for sure.)

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Calorimetry, one of those patterns everybody and their uncle has knit, and now I know why. Really want to knit one for myself now. (Raveled here.)

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Waffle socks using Cascade 220 Superwash (also for Kate). These knit up so fast, I may never make another pair with fingering-weight and itty bitty needles! (Pattern here, raveled here. That is the gorgeous UK edition of Philip Pullman’s Four Tales in the background, a gift from Ailbhe. I  Philip Pullman, as you know. Perfect holiday treat.)

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A fuzzy-wuzzy cowl for Mamacita, using a strand of aran-weight mohair (that had been languishing in my stash for ages) and a strand of Cascade 220 on size 15 needles. I had to frog and reknit once but it was still a nice quick project, and I had no problem grafting with the mohair. (Pattern here, raveled here.)

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This monkey (pattern download via Ravelry, raveled here) was a pain in the took to put together, but totally worth it, as you can see:

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When Olivia comes over she likes to go ‘yarning’ with me. I knit with it while she unravels the rest of the ball.

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I knit mostly smallish things this year, apart from Kate’s cowl neck sweater (link to the designer’s blog here, it’s a free Ravelry download, and my project link here; I also made my grandfather’s reindeer jumper and my short-sleeved sweater, both Rowan patterns):

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(I played with his hair so it would flip like that. He’s not just a good sport, he loves being fussed over.)

And speaking of the pleasure of seeing someone wearing a sweater I knit them…

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Here is Ailbhe and Christian’s little man (he’s the bebe I made the zig-zag quilt for; cardigan Ravelry link here. I used Berroco Vintage, which has held up very well.) Talk about the unbearable cuteness of being! He and I got on very well while I was in Galway last month. My friends were joking about hiring me to be their nanny and I said, only like 10% kidding, SIGN ME UP!

4 Comments to A sulky monkey, and other knitted goodies

  1. January 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    I love the monkey… and the socks!

  2. January 14, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    You are so bloody talented, Camille. I don’t care if it’s weird to say that abt someone’s knitting skills.

  3. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    January 15, 2011 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Both Olivia and Ailbhe’s baby are unbearably cute!
    Thanks for the sweater!!!!!

  4. Lindsay W.'s Gravatar Lindsay W.
    January 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Eamonn’s getting his 6 month pics done today in his suh-weet sweater vest! Will email you pics so you can put up here!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.