When You're in Blogland....

no one can hear you scream.

Yours truly came down with a whopping case of laryngitis this weekend. For almost three days I couldn't raise my voice above a whisper, never mind manage a scream. Those close to me might have appreciated the break from the "blah, blah, blah, knitting, blah, blah, blah" and enjoyed the peace and quiet brought on by my sudden and unexpected muteness.

But you can only shut me up for so long. Sooner or later I'll find a way to make myself heard--or read.

Because I wasn't so busy flapping my gums, I was actually able to get a few things done. A few things like baby gifts.

Thank goodness! I was beginning to think that this kid was going to be in kindergarten before he managed to get his sweater.


And what good is a sweater without a matching hat?


The Details:

Sweater: Adapted from the Child's Placket Neck Pullover, from LMKG. I eliminated the placket, adjusted for my gauge, and then created the striping pattern that you see.

Hat: My own pattern. Cast on 84 stitches, work in stockinette in the round until the thing looks long enough. Then decrease 12 stitches evenly every other row until 8 stitches remain. Cut yarn, thread through the remaining 8 stitches and cinch together. I had to plan the start of my decrease section so as not to end the hat before I finished the third striping sequence.

Gauge: About 4.75 stitches per inch.

Needles: US 7s, circulars and DPNs.

Yarn: Some random wool/acrylic blend worsted weight that I picked up in the 'hood. I'm calling it Astoria's Wool Ease.


very sweet. (And I never thought you were one to bla bla knitting bla bla) Hey, I've arrived - saw myself listed in the 'designer' squares in Ravelry! woo hoo.

Tomorrow Wed. at 12 Noon a few NYC knitters are meeting for lunch at TODAI 32 East 32nd street. It's an all you can eat Sushi restaurant....and very good. Bring your knitting and join us!

Let me try again......Wed tomorrow a group of nyc knitters are meeting at TODAI a buffet sushi restaurant at 32 E 32nd street for lunch and knitting. If you work in the area come and join us...it should run you no more than $20.

Nice work. So what you're saying is that I need to fall ill in order to complete my WIP's? Hahaha...just joshin'.

Happy Knitting.

Adorable set for a lucky baby! Hope your throat gets back to its happy (and pain-free) place very soon.

I really like the stripes. The pattern is almost soothing. Or is it that pretty blue of the MC? Sorry about the throat. Must have been frustrating!

I love the stripes! They turned out to be beautiful. Good work. I hope you can chit-chat soon.

Looks great! I'm getting nervouse about baby gifts I'm knitting myself.

Oh no! So it *was* laryngitis! Hope you feel better soon :)

Darling! And what a well fashioned baby he/she will be.

Too Cute!!! What is the pattern for the sweater edgings. Looks adorable!

I love the striping sequence. Glad to hear your blog voice is well!

Love the stripe pattern. Super cute!

Sorry to hear about the laryngitis - I hope you get well quickly! The sweater and hat are darling.

They look adorable! Love the stripes!

Love the ensemble. The sweater is perfect; I love the seed stitch hems much better than ribbing.

You could make some serious cash marketing that 'Astoria's Wool Ease' to other boroughs!!

Beautiful gifts! I like the matchy matchy.

I hope that you are feeling better, and the sweater and hat set are really precious!


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