Sunday, July 31, 2011

Koi Baby Sweater

I finally finished writing out the pattern for a baby sweater I designed months ago and today finished knitting the last of the sizes for it. Because the colors remind me of the fish in a Koi pond I've named it Koi Baby Sweater. It's knit from the top down with no seams. The stripes of yellow in the yoke are knit in a fairly easy pattern stitch to add texture. The yarn is worsted weight knit with size 8 needles so the sweater should be nice and warm for a winter baby. The pattern can be purchased here:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Knitting Bag

Every time I go to my weekly knitting group, I feel like a pack animal. I take a good sized shoulder bag (stuffed too full) and a large tote bag (also stuffed too full) that has the pockets I like. I made the tote bag a few years ago to carry my knitting and knitting accessories. I've been telling myself for 2 years "self, you need a rolling knitting bag so you won't look and feel like a pack animal". I've looked for a rolling knitting bag, but all the ones I've found that had the multiple pockets I NEED are more money than I'm willing to spend.

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. 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


I finally finished knitting all four sizes of my latest pattern and called it Sunshine because the yellow yarn of one of the sizes reminds me of bright sunshine. I love the elephant and giraffe buttons on the red one though. They are just too cute. The pattern is for sale here: