Catching up, again

I had some additional projects in the works over the last few months, but never got around to posting them. So here they are.
 
First, in May, I knit a cute little cotton sweater for Trixie’s new baby.
 
 
The pattern is Offset Wraplan by Sara Morris, knit in Cascade Yarns Cotton Rich DK. I really liked the yarn, nice and soft.
 
Then, in June, I knit a chemo cap for my uncle.
 
 
Pattern is Marsan Watchcap by Staceyjoy Elkin, knit with Star Castle Fiber Mill Alpaca Sport. I got the yarn at Alpacapalooza earlier this year, and it’s super soft. Star Castle is a small mill in Oregon, and the fiber came from two alpacas, Mystique and Willow, at Camp David Alpacas, also in Oregon. It’s kind of neat to be able to trace the fiber back to the animals from which it’s shorn.
 
I’ve been working on this scarf for half a year. It was my take-along project, kept in a small bag that I’d take out when I was stuck somewhere with free time. That didn’t happen very often, so progress was slow, and I just finished it in July.
 
 
The pattern is One Row Handspun Scarf by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Yarn Harlot. The yarn is Black Bunny Fibers Mohair/Wool, which I’d won as a major award for a Ravelry fundraiser. Glad to finally finish something with that yarn!
 
I also joined my first yarn club earlier this year, and I finally made something with some of the yarn. It was a pretty quick project that took about a week of crocheting in the evenings. I just finished it last weekend.
 
 
The pattern is Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf by Khebhin Gibbons. The yarn is Three Irish Girls Wexford Merino Silk in Cherry Blossom, an exclusive colorway just for the club.
 
Looks like I’ve been busy. Didn’t seem like it at the time, but I guess I was!
 
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Babies!!!

Nothing like a birth to get motivated to knit something special. One of my oldest internet friends recently had a baby, so I sent along some stuff.
 
For the newborn, a pair of booties and a hat. These were knit with Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy yarn, from the Sjartee’s Bootees pattern, and a modified Jewel baby hat pattern.
 

 

 
I also missed the birth of the baby’s older brother, so I sent him a dragon, from the Norberta pattern on Knitty.com, knit with GGH Veneto yarn. Doesn’t he look like he needs a hug?
 

 
I’m still working on that Sea Lettuce scarf. I get distracted!