Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Kitty


Baby Surprise Jacket #2

I finished the Baby Surprise Jacket for Charotte which goes with her Baby Ruffle Hat.

Charlotte's Baby Surprise Jacket ravelry link.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Marshmellow Fluff



Charlotte's Baby Ruffle Hat

I made this baby ruffle hat for the granddaughter of a co-worker of mine. This was a really simple but fun pattern to knit, and only took a few hours. I have a lot of left over yarn so I am going to make a matching Baby Surprise Jacket also and hope that I have enough yarn to complete it. I used Bernat Baby Jacquards.

My boss is having a granddaughter in February (his first grandchild), so I think I may make this hat again, along with a matching Baby Surprise Jacket for him, too.

Charlotte's Baby Ruffle Hat ravelry link.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cranberry Mocha

I can't believe I knit a whole sweater without mentioning it in my blog, so here's the scoop....

I just finished Cranberry Mocha and it is now patiently drying on the blocking board. The pattern is the Moch Cardi by Gudrun Johnson and it is extremely well written.

I used Lorna's Laces Swirl DK in the cranberry colorway and this has got to be one of the most beautiful colors ever.

I will post pictures of the completed sweater soon.........

I am still in the sweater mood so I am actually thinking about restarting this, although fair isle & I have not gotten along very well. This will be my 3rd attempt, and three time's a charm, right? I'm going to rip it out and start over.

Friday, November 06, 2009

My cats will soon be happy because...

...their Pinwheel Blanket is now blocking. It will be ready for them to cuddle up in, in no time.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Three Bags Full purchase

Found something perfect to hold my Kitty Pinwheel blanket.

**click on each picture to enlarge it**

Etsy store, Three Bags Full

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rather be knitting...

I really want to be knitting right now, rather than sitting here at my desk at work.

I decided to knit up the pinwheel blanket again. The first one I made was for a coworker's baby. This one is for my 3 cats. I am making it out of my leftover sock yarn. I had made 4 scarfs out of the left overs, previously, but decided to knit something different this time. I really loved the way the scarves turned out though, but enough is enough - time to knit something for the kitties.

The Kitties




Monday, October 26, 2009

Z is for Zeeger & M is for Metro

I finished my Zeegers, which are a cross between a tiger and a zebra.

They are the Diagonal Lace Socks from Wendy's book, Socks from the Toe Up. I have finished two of her patterns from her book in just two weeks. I am now a die-hard toe-up fan. What has made it so enjoyable is Judy's Magic Cast On. This makes the toes so much easier. I am also using Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off. YouTube videos of both of these techniques are below.

The first pair I made of Wendy's were the Riding on the Metro Socks.

Judy's Magic Cast On:

Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


••just another day in sunny California...••

Monday, October 12, 2009

A is for Addison

Addison's dress is finished.

I found cute little butterfly buttons.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The things you can do with an iPhone

My brother is arriving into San Francisco for a family visit. This was taken on descent and then later eMailed. Aren't iPhones wonderful????

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pastels for Addison

A co-worker of mine just had a little girl so I am knitting her a cute little dress. It's the Little Sister's Dress by Tora Frøseth.

I love how this pattern is knit - top down and seamless (yea!).

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monkeys are swinging from the trees!

I finished my Monkey socks! And -- I finally got the kitchner stitch right. I was doing all the steps properly, I just wasn't carrying the working yarn to the front and under the needles. But, by George, I think I've got it!

Modifications to the pattern:
• 5 pattern repeats in the leg rather than 6
• Eye of partridge heel

Here's a good YouTube video of the kitchner stitch:

I also like this one.