Friday, December 30, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
We needed a few things from the store, like scotch tape and printer ink, so there we were shopping (I should have stayed home and shopped online) when I tripped over an empty shelf that was just a few inches above the floor. I couldn't stop myself from falling and banged my left temple on the (very) hard floor when I landed. I ended up in a
The results of my fall delayed my knitting for the better part of 2 weeks. I've finally finished the hoodie and took pictures. The pattern is now for sale here: Kangaroo Pocket Baby Hoodie.
I had finished one of the socks I'd been knitting before my fall, but haven't even tried to work on the 2nd sock since then. The needles and yarn are so small, I've been afraid of getting another headache. Maybe I'll try again this coming week.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Well, for the past months I've been dilly-dallying and changing my mind every other hour (literally!!!). First I decided I'd make a small shawl but although I love shawls, I don't really like "small" ones. Then I decided I'd make intarsia or fair isle socks, but I just haven't been in the mood to do that type of knitting. The type of knitting I feel like doing is VERY important. If I start a project that I really don't feel like knitting, it won't get finished! Not a good thing. Then I figured I'd knit just striped socks, but that sounded rather boring, so I scrapped that idea rather quickly.
So, back and forth I went for 2 months until yesterday...when I came up with plan #67 and 3/4! I'm making socks! But not just any old socks.
I'm using this pattern: Nine-to-Five Socks by Nicole Hindes, but I'm knitting these in random width stripes. If you're a member of Ravelry, you can download this pattern for free. I've made these socks once before and they were a fun knit and fit well too. Since about 100 grams of sock yarn will make 1 pair of socks for me, I see a second pair in my future. :)
Here's a picture of my share of the yarn and the beginning of one sock. Colleen, are you up for the KAL???
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I do like this new pattern though. I can just picture a cute little baby wearing it. :)
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Then I typed the pattern and after downloading some knitting fonts, attempted a chart. Whew! I ended up with problem after problem trying to get the chart to behave the way I wanted it. I can't begin to describe my frustration. My knitting skills FAR surpass my computer skills.
Finally, thanks to my new BFF Jennifer :), who kindly suggested she'd help me learn how to do a chart in a document if I'd bring my laptop to our weekly knitting group. So there we sat in Barnes & Noble last week with my laptop in front of us, and Jen showed me that, yes, it IS possible to put that #%$* chart where I wanted it to go. LOL The end result is a new sock pattern for sale in my pattern store on ravelry.com. Here's a picture.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Finally, I decided to check out rolling backpacks, not that I'd ever use one as a backpack. That would really make me feel like a pack animal. Anyway, after an extensive search on the web sites of all our local stores and the internet in general, I couldn't find precisely the bag I wanted. They either were too big, didn't have the pockets I NEED, or they were more money than I'm willing to spend.
So...today I had the bright idea to go to the local Swap Meet (known by some as a flea market). It's only up the street, a hop, skip and a jump away as my Mom used to say. They had JUST what I wanted and the price was right. It's not too big and has all the pockets I NEED. Pockets are important. :)
Bob says the handle to pull it is too short. He keeps forgetting that I'm short too!!! The height of the handle is JUST RIGHT for me. Check it out...
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The pattern is for sale here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/paper-doll-baby-sleep-sack The buttoned opening at the bottom makes for easier diaper changing.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
This pattern is now for sale here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lions--tigers--bears-oh-my
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
I love the way the yarn creates bands of flowers on my Flower Child baby sweater, but haven't decided yet if I like the actual sweater design. I'm hesitating writing out the pattern. I don't know if it will be worth the work of doing it.
The yarn is Bernat Baby Jacquards Florals in Rosebud. Pretty yarn!
I designed this Paper Doll Baby Sleep sack for a contest. I like it, but the judges didn't (I didn't win). Eventually, I'll get around to writing out the pattern. :)
I made 2 of them and they go to the OB Ward on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation once I write out the pattern.
I made this Rust & Gold sweater in Dec 2010, to use some Vanna yarn in my stash. This one is a 3-6 mos size and is very heavy, but came out cute. I never wrote out the pattern & can't decide if it's worth bothering to do so. Because life got in the way, the sweater was put away & I forgot about it until May 2011! It will go to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, but I'll probably wait until the fall to mail it because it's such a warm sweater, it will be better for the fall & winter.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
We've been trying to walk a mile every day, so today we had live entertainment while we walked. LOL
Monday, April 18, 2011
The sweaters and sleep sack in the 1st pic are going to the OB Ward for needy newborns.
The sweaters in the 2nd pic are going to 1,2,3,Hi Baby, a group on the reservation that will distribute them to babies in need. These sweaters range in size from 3-6 mos to 9-12 mos.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I'm concerned it might look a little too Christmasy. The yarn is Red Heart, Heart & Sole sock yarn in colorway "Christmas". Here's a pic of what I've knit so far. I couldn't get a better pic. Some of the green photographed as blue.