Saturday, October 23, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I have been working hard this summer, despite my promise to myself to knit less and read more. Old habits die hard, and hey, when Ben's therapist Deana has a baby on the way, one simply must knit for it. I didn't learn to knit until my kids were toddlers, so I missed the whole baby knitting thing for my own kids. It's just not the same. I made a hat, sweater and socks for the new little guy (due in October) out of Berroco Vintage. LOVE it. I think this might be my new favorite yarn. It's washable, feels great and is very affordable!
Friday, May 14, 2010
I've completed two hedgehogs for the girls this week. This is a picture of the first one. One thing about these two hogs - Rob says they seem to have a weight problem. Yes, they're kind of obese, but the girls love them. The pattern was pretty easy to make and I'm even considering making another for Ben's ABA therapist's baby due in October. I've found that I'm really starting to gain an appreciation for Lion Brand Fun Fur. Maybe it's not the thing to use on garments, but for animals and pillows, it rocks.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
For once, I used up every last bit of something I had. I knitted the Chevron scarf a while back, and was disconcerted by the amount of leftover yarn I had. Surely, there had to be something else I could do with it. I was pretty sure I couldn't knit a whole pair of socks for me with it, but maybe, just maybe I could knit a pair for one of the kids. The only real way to do this would be to knit the socks toe-up. So, with a little guidance from Wendy Bernard's book, Socks From the Toe Up, I took the plunge. These socks were knit for Katherine in my leftover Farmhouse colorway. Look for the upcoming socks for Caroline in my leftover Fred Flintstone colorway!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I love it. I don't know why exactly. I love it so much that I made just a very small little order to the Loopy Ewe to get some Dream In Color Classy in the Dusky Aurora colorway so that I can knit it. Okay, so I ordered two balls of it, because I felt sure that after I knitted this wonderful scarf I would want to knit myself a hat http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/meret-mystery-beret## or some fingerless gloves http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/evangeline## to go with it. I like to match, what can I say? I've been pretty good otherwise, though I almost gave in when I saw that Lion Wool was on sale at Michaels this week. But I stayed away! I'm being kind of frugal! Maybe Suze Orman is finally getting to me.