Aunt Janet made it...

Saturday, June 30, 2007

The party continues...

New blog...

See you there. =)

Friday, February 23, 2007

Surprise, another Baby Surprise Jacket

Yarn: TLC Baby, used about 1 oz of the blue, 2.5 oz of the other.
Needles: circular size 6, 24"
Pattern: Surprise Baby Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Comments: Yarn is thin, sweater is lightweight because of it. But that's ok because I know 3 babies being born this summer.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Baby Surprise Jacket... T-Strap Booties

Yarn: Accord (sportweight), 1 skein (100gr) and a LITTLE from a 2nd skein.
Needles: circular size 6, 24"
Pattern: Surprise Baby Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann (see pictured book)
Comments: Finally bought the book just for this pattern. Amazon $18. Not bad!

Yarn: same as above.
Needles: size 7 Bamboo DPNs
Pattern: Leisure Arts "Baby Booties" pattern booklet, T-Strap Booties
Comments: Don't ask how long it took to find the perfect buttons.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn, (seashore)
Needles: one size 7 and one size 8 DPN (by mistake!)
Pattern: (PDF file)
Comments: First try at Entrelac knitting. I've never much liked the look of entrelac until I saw it done in garter stitch... Garterlac? Will definitely do again.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Giant petal dishcloths...

Yarn: Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn, various leftovers. (delft blue & pretty pastels, white & seashore)

Needles: DPNs 8 (for left), 7 (for right)
Comments: This thing needs to be seriously downsized. It's huge. So I made it again with size 7's, but could still use some pattern manipulation to make it a tad smaller.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Addison's Pink Poncho

Yarn: Lion Brand 'Pound of Love' (approx. 5 oz)
Needles: size 10 circs, 16" & 29"
Comments: Addison is turning 1 year old and NEEDS a pink poncho. Adjustments made to the pattern: I doubled the yarn to 2 strands and I added the tie.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Stash-Busting... again!

Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n Cream (100% cotton) "Pretty Pastels"
Needles: size 7 bamboo DPNs
Pattern: (mid-month Sept)
Comments: Another dishcloth KAL. This came out large... 8"x10". Kinda neat the way the colors zig-zag across. If you zoom in on the pic you can see the leafy design better. And I am discovering that I really don't enjoy knitting with 100% cotton... at least not the cheap stuff.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Oooo... Fancy Furry Mittens

Yarn: Wool-ease (Fisherman) & Fun Fur (Caribbean)
Needles: size 5 & 7 DPNs
Pattern: my own pattern for girls aged 5-8 approx.
Comments: Pair #1 of mittens I'm making this year for the Christmas Mitten Tree for a Catholic church in New York (underpriviledged kids get to grab a pair from the tree) My personal goal is 6 pair this year. (my 3rd year doing this)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Stash-Busting Dishcloth

Yarn: Bernat Cot'n Soft (100% cotton)
Needles: size 7
Comments: This is the result of my first dishcloth KAL. Apparently it's an oak leaf. It's not easy to see, but I do recognize the shape in there.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

One down, one to go!

I have completed one of mom's retirement socks. Eeep - she retired March 31. I promise when the mate is finished I'll get a good outdoor shot that properly shows off the yarn and pattern. Got a couple more pics here... first up is a pic of my hand in the sock, trying like heck to catch a good angle so the cables show...

And I'm throwing in a pic of the short-row heel just because they sometimes get a bad rap, and I wanted to show that they can be neat & smooth:

Sunday, March 26, 2006

"Happy Retirement Socks" for Madre

I don't know which I love more... this yarn or this pattern.
Yarn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot, "Lost Trails" (see previous post)
Needles: size 1 Addi circs (first time with Addi's... OMG nice joins)
Pattern: Rib and Cable Socks, by Nancy Bush (from Interweave Knits, Fall '05) but I'm hacking the pattern to bits. I've changed it to toe-up, short row toes and heels, added 10 sts to the width, and I'll do my own ribbing. Basically I'm just using her 10 st repeat pattern for the ribs & cables.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

All for $43.88

I have acquired a sock yarn stash. My regular yarn stash could fill a gymnasium. Twice. But I had precious little sock yarn... until today. For those interested in KnitPicks yarn here's the breakdown:
Back row: 2 sk Landscapes (New England Foliage), 4 sk Memories (Yukon & Redwood Forest)
Front row: 2 sk Sock Garden (daffodil of course), and 4 misc sk of Dancing.