Monday, January 25, 2010

Ice Queen

I just finished binding off The Ice Queen. The pattern can be found over at Knitty. I used Cascade Yarn Baby Alpaca. I knit version A of the pattern. I really like the end product, the process was a bit of a struggle at first, but once I got going all went well. I also left off the beads. I am still trying to decide if i am keeping it or gifting it to my mom. I am wearing it now trying to make up my mind.
Now I am going to knit the Helena sweater for the older sister.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I finished the baby sweater today. I used the Helena pattern from and Bernat baby Jacquard for the yarn. I will cast on the matching toddler sweater later this week. That will be for the older sister. I still have to find the perfect buttons for both sweaters. I like buttons better than the ties.
When both sweaters are completed then I am making hats for both girls.

Friday, January 15, 2010


My wonderful young niece, that I call Bug, asked me to fix the shrug i made her for Christmas several years ago. The thing was worn with love and falling apart so Auntie to the rescue, I made her a new one.
I love the colorway of this yarn. It really reminds me of her eyes. Wish I could have gotten a better picture. Red Heart Super Saver colorway:ocean, the pattern is from Berroco, Rena. The great thing about this little shrug is she can wear two different ways. Seam on the shoulders or down below the arms. She really liked it, that is the important thing.

I started Mr. Greenjeans way last summer. I had the issue with my arm that made it very painful to knit. He was put on the back burner even when I was able to knit again because he just weighed to much. In November I pulled the lovely sweater out of the bag and got busy finishing it. I am glad I did. I have worn it several times and love how it fits and feels. I might make this pattern again, not sure, but if I do i will be using a natural fiber so that I can properly block it. Yarn is Caron Simply Soft in Berry.

I have admired the Clapotis for a long time, it has been on my must do one day list every since I saw. So I went for it. I wish I could show a better picture but there is no one here to take a picture of me with it so the floor is the model. The color is more like the second picture midpoint. I used Cascade Sierra in color #06, salmon. I really like the yarn and will be looking to get more of it. I am planning on knitting this pattern again....the ripping of the stitches is so much fun....frogging with a purpose.

Okay so this one isn't completed but I wanted to share. Dear Son's friends are having a baby so I am knitting a sweater. This is Helena from Knitty. The yarn is Bernat Jacquard in Berries and Cream. I am planning on making the older sister a matching sweater. I hope the parents like the sweaters and hats when they are all done. I will post more photos when they are done.