Monday, September 27, 2010


I have been knitting alot lately. Ok no more than normal, it just seems like it since I have so many projects going at once. I have managed to finish a couple things and wanted to share them.
First up the last KAL from the Knook, it is a great dishcloth that is covered in butterflies. Very pretty. The color is way off in the picture, I used a nice Burgundy cotton.

The next is a baby hat and sweater. Hubby came home on Wednesday and told me that we were in invited to a baby shower for a friends' daughter on Saturday. Oops, better get knitting, oh wait heading to the coast on Saturday, but still better get knitting. Thursday I cast on for the sweater, finished the body, then Friday finished off the sleeves. Woohoo mostly done, just make the hat, 2 hours on Sunday and sew on the delivered to Grandma today. Not bad, pretty proud of the timeline.

I used Bernat Baby Jacquard in I am a Big Boy colorway.

The pattern is from entitled Top Down Raglan Baby Sweater Designed by Carole Barenys. Very easy to make, the only problem was the pattern doesn't state how long to make the sleeves, so I had to search for the typical length. Other than that great pattern. I have saved it for future use.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


I am working on the Shetland Pi Shawl from Wendy Johnson. She was so kind to design this pattern and offer it as a KAL.
I wavered on if I was going to knit it or not and then had several friends jump in so I followed. I am so glad I did. I am loving this pattern and enjoying the process of knitting this shawl.
Pictured is parts 1-3. I just finished the last of part 3 this afternoon. I thought now would be a great time to take a progress picture. I really like how the yarn is striping up as well as the colors.
The picture doesn't show the colors well but trust me it is beautiful. A wonderful selection of pinks, pale, medium and bright, then a nice cream and then a color i am not sure what it is. In one light it looks black and gray in another light it looks like browns and then in the sun it looks like purple. Either way it looks great.
Project info:
Pattern available at
yarn Mary Maxim Mohair Glitter
needles size 6 24" circular, now on a 48" circular

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Baby Set

I have a dear friend who is expecting her first great grandbaby. I had to knit something special for this special bundle of joy on her way. I looked and looked all over the web until I found the perfect little sweater to knit. Then I found a pair of knit pants and incorporated the cable pattern into the legs. Then I had to make booties, you can't have a sweater and pants without booties. Then of course you have to have a hat because winter is coming so I designed a hat to match the sweater and pants. Oh and I also knit a matching hat for the mom.

I put a lot of love and thought into this little set. I am really pleased with it and know that it is going to wonderful little bundle of joy. It should be in the mail this weekend, woohoo.

Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby in sweeetpea and white
Patterns: Sweater Lion Brand Heirloom Cables Baby Sweater
Pants Lion Brand Cabled Baby Set
Booties Knitting on The Net, Two Needle Cable Baby Booties Knitting Pattern