Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sister's Shawl

Here is the shawl I made for my sister's birthday. The pattern is Yo Yo Stripes. The wool is Cadenza Hand Paints. It took less than a skein.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Short Update

It is February 19th.
Happy Birthday to my sister Deb.

I completed a pair of toe up Jaywalker socks for Cathy who orientated me for 6 weeks in Recovery Room. Sorry no picture but it was delightful knitting them for her as she wears size 5! That is an entire 2 sizes smaller than my feet. My sister Deb doesn't know it yet but I knit her a shawl for her birthday and will post a photo later, after I give it to her this evening.

Last week at Reads JoAnne treated us all to homemade gingerbread cake with whipped topping. Thanks so much JoAnne it was delicious. This week we are metting on Wednesday evening at Reads unless the forecasted storm moves through.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Baby Set

So I made this cute newborn friend for Susie at work. She is having her first baby in March, a boy! The ribbed baby jacket is by Debbie Bliss, the Fortune Cookie Booties are by Sheila Zachariae. I knit the set using Lionbrands cotton-ease, lime. This yarn is a machine washable and dryable worsted weight. Susie is decorating her nursery in a Peter Rabbit theme and lucky me I happened to have a Peter Rabbit button saved in my button bin anad applied that to the cardigan. I put to pale blue rabbit buttons on the booties. The hat is a basic ribbed hat, bottom up with an icord to finish. These are very easy patterns to knit.In fact this is the second time I have made the jacket pattern. They get a 5 star rating from me.

I have finished spinning the Newfoundland dog hair I purchased in October at the spinning retreat and am now spinning the Icelandic Lambs wool I also purchased at the retreat from Vicki Mirabile of The Last Resort Farm What a soft wool they both are.

We are meeting at Reads in Riverview this Wednesday evening barring inclement weather. See you there.

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Little OCD

So for the last month I have been driving myself mad trying to find a baby hat pattern that I knew I had seen in one of my spinning books. After looking through every single spinning/knitting book that I own and every single magazine, every nook and cranny. After thinking about where I might have placed this pattern for safe keeping so that I would be able to find it, it was nowhere to be found in my house. I wept, I sobbed I whined to my daughter about it on our ipods and guess what. She had it. As a matter of fact after describing the pattern to her she took a photo of it and asked me, "Is this the pattern?" I wept, I sobbed, I begged her to type the pattern out and send it to me in an e-mail.Which she did.
Phew! Thank goodness as apparently I was driving people mad who had to listen to me ruminate as to its whereabouts. Oh, the pattern is the Knitted Turquoise Tornado Baby Cap by Dustin Wedekind published in Lee Raven's book Spin It.

I have completed a sweet baby outfit for a gal at work, a pair of socks by Wendy Johnson Sneaky Argyle, and a pair of socks made out of Knit Picks sport weight Felici Groovy.

Meeting this Wednesday at Reads.