I had intended to focus my Fave Fives on some knitting projects I have been working on this week. This afternoon, I photographed them and planned my post. Imagine my dismay when I uploaded my first photo and received this message: "Whoops. It looks like you are out of photo storage." Hmmmm, after five and a half years of blogging, I am unable to post a picture. Evidently, I have hit the dreaded 'you gotta pay for it' limit. Now I will have to decide what I intend to do. In the meantime, you will have to use your imagination when I describe my five favorite knitting projects of the week.
1. A friend is expecting a little girl next month. I've been busy. Taking a simple kimono pattern and changing it to my preferences, I knitted a 6 month size white baby sweater which has straight sleeves; the front pieces cross and taper to a point at the waist. I knitted in a little button hole and sewed on a blingy button at the left side. Since I always use a washable fiber for anything baby, this is made from white Red Heart Soft yarn and trimmed with a deep raspberry crocheted edging.
2. Then because I had plenty of left over raspberry yarn, I cast on for a neck down raglan sweater in size two. This little cardi is knitted in dark plum and raspberry stripes. I must have a thing about crocheted edges right now. Since I don't know much about crocheting, I am guessing that I made what would be called a picot edging around all the edges. It's--oh sooo sweet. Three little buttons near the neck line will hold the sweater closed.
3. The knitting blog Pickles has a darling vest pattern which is a free download for size 1. I used a dusty pink acrylic yarn and added two bright pink, purple and blue buttons. You can see the pattern here.
4. In February, I had made myself a little beanie in a bulky navy yarn. It was a simple garter stitch knit but it fit just perfectly. I added a cute crocheted flower at the edge and wore the hat last month when I was visiting my daugther in San Diego. Since I like to use up my left over stash, I made a second hat and decided to gift it to the little sister of one of my tutoring students. She's 7 this year and has strawberry blonde hair. That hat was just begging to go home with her.
5. I've had this Shauna cowl on my needles for a few weeks. Knitted in seed stitch on size 10.5 needles, it should have worked up a lot faster than it did. But I finally finished it. I love it in the turquoise Spa yarn I used!
How did you do? Did you 'see' my knitting? It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I did not write anywhere near 1,000 words, let alone 5,000 to 'show' you my five knitting projects but I hope you have brilliant imagination skills to compensate.
Have you run in to the 'can't post any more photos' problem on your blog? Any insights here? Comments, commiserations, recommendations, and ideas gladly received!
Obviously, not being able to post photos is not going to make my Fave Five list this week. But I decided that a lack of pictures would not prevent me from writing about what pleased me and gave me joy. Thank you, Susanne, for hosting Friday Fave Five every week!