Friday, January 22, 2010

Ravelympics Update #1: Training

I plan to begin my Ravelympics training (TEAM KNITMORE) this weekend (ball winding & swatching)!!!! I am going to knit the Vine Yoke Cardigan from Twist Collective, Fall 2009 using Cascade Lana D'Oro in the starry night colorway. The pattern is by Ysolda Teague.

Cascade Lana D'Oro - Starry Night; Photo from Jimmy Beans Wool

Thursday, January 14, 2010


It's only January 14, 2010 & I have already started & COMPLETED 3 projects!!!!!!!!!!

Ravelry link: Baby Surprise Jacket for Barbara's great grandson.

Ravelry link: Baby Surprise Jacket for Jorge's granddaughter.

Ravelry link: Baby Ruffle Hat for Jorge's granddaughter.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Saturday, January 09, 2010

BSJ #4

Well, I have started my fourth Baby Surprise Jacket. I don't know why, but this pattern has really captivated me and has kept me quite interested, so much so, that I scrounged around for yarn (I do not really have a stash to speak of) and found some "disgusting" acrylic yarn (Caron Simply Soft). I'm using it because I do not have anything else to use right now. It will be sturdy/durable and very easy care for whomever is going to get this. I have not quite decided who I am giving this to. It was originally going to be for a co-worker of mine who recently had her 2nd great grandson. He was born around Thanksgiving, 2009. But, because of the yarn I am using, this BSJ is coming out a little larger than I thought it would. Barb could still use it, but she'd probably have to wait at least a year before her great grandson could wear it.

This is what I had knit for her for her first great grandson.

Ravelry link: Baby Surprise Jacket #4 for TBD.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Charlotte wearing her BSJ & hat

Isn't Charlotte just such a little cutie pie???? That's why I couldn't resist knitting her a few things.

Charlotte & her mom, Heather

Ravelry link: Baby Surprise Jacket and Baby Ruffle Hat

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Another BSJ is complete!

Ravelry link: Baby Surprise Jacket for Jorge's soon-to-be granddaughter. This is BSJ #3. I added several eyelet rows (K2TOG, YO) and knit an attached i-cord bind off with butto hole. YouTube video of the attached i-cord bind off & button hole technique is at the end of this post.

Attached I-Cord Button Hole

Favorite Kitty!!!!!

Attached I-Cord Bind Off & Button Hole from Lorilee Beltman (Knitting Nuggets)

Friday, January 01, 2010