Friday, April 29, 2011

Ruffles & Ridges Baby Sweater

I wrote out the pattern for my new design, Ruffles & Ridges Baby Sweater and it's been uploaded for sale on This one could be a darling little summer dress by just making it longer.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ruffles & Ridges Baby Sweater

Help, I'm designing and I can't stop! LOL The other evening I felt like knitting something simple with no involved thinking to do, so I cast on for a really simple top-down garter stitch baby sweater. By the time I reached the end of the yoke I was starting to get bored - bad sign. Ideas for the rest of the sweater started going 'round in my head. The result is here:

My latest design - now I need to write out the pattern so I can add it to my pattern store on Ravelry.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rockabilly Concert

Bob & I are sitting here listening to a live concert that's taking place at the Orleans Hotel pool. It's Rockabilly weekend in Vegas ( ) so they're playing 50's music. We heard Jerry Lee Lewis (live) a little while ago. The wind is in just the right direction. I hope this evening's concert will be indoors, otherwise we won't get much sleep. :(

We've been trying to walk a mile every day, so today we had live entertainment while we walked. LOL

Monday, April 18, 2011

Charity sweaters

I finally washed all the sweaters and the snug sack that I've knitted during the past 5 to 6 weeks. All the sweaters are from my own designs, but the sleep sack is from a pattern on ravelry, called Snug as a Bug. Now they're being mailed to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge, SD.

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

Colorful Socks

I decided to take a little break from knitting baby sweaters. I think I made 7 or 8 in the last 2 weeks. So Friday evening I cast on for a pair socks using Nine-To-Five sock pattern. I can't link to the pattern but it can be found on ravelry if you're a member.

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.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Designs

Here are some of my baby sweater designs.
The 1st sweater is named Summer Breeze Baby Sweater. The 2nd is named Happy Birthday Baby and the 3rd is named Tip Toe Through The Tulips.

A New Venture

Blogging is something new for me. We'll see how it works out. My main interest is knitting and designing knitting patterns, mostly baby sweaters. Sometimes I need to knit 4 to 6 sweaters before I get the pattern the way I want it. Once the pattern is complete, I upload it to, which is a knitting site for those of you who aren't familiar with it. My patterns are sold on ravelry. Almost all of the baby sweaters I make are sent to babies in need on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.