Saturday, March 25, 2006

Color Me Happy !

Here is the Baby Sweater for My Daughters Friend who is having a Baby..
April requested there colors... So this is what I came up with... :)

I did it in the stripe sequence explained in Mag Knits..
I had to shorten my numbers because I did not want the stripes any wider.. So I did 2- 2- 4..
I think it workd out very well.. This way the colors " shift" and each one gets a wide and a narrow stripe... The colors are Red.. Black .. Gold and Green.. I used wool ease worsted weight...
Its a very " Happy Sweater".... Right !

Friday, March 17, 2006

Periwinkle Sweater

Finished the Periwinkle sweater... :)

I am very satisfied with the yarn.. It is Caron Wintuck and it knitted up very nicely .. It feels nice and cozy on and I love the color!
I did a few changes to the pattern along the way!
First I made it about one inch shorter because it is a Ladies Small but it is for a ten Year Old !!! ( My Grandaughter Allie )
Then I made a buttonband instead of a zipper.. Just because that is ny preference!!!.. Actually I did not want to have to sew in a zipper .. LOL and besides.. Where would I find a Periwinkle Zipper anyway!!!
Then instead of binding off in the rib pattern on the collar.. I did a crochet bind off and did a three stitch crochet over the drop stitch rib to give the collar more of a " swing" to it..
I liked this pattern and I will no doubt do another one......
Below is a close up of the beads that I knitted in .. I put them in all the places where there are Ribs...

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Bumble Bee

So My Daughter saw in My Stash Photo that I had some Black Fur...

" Hummmmmm??? That would look nice on a Hat trim and booties " said April !!!

So This is what I came up with :)

Spring is in The Air.... Here come the Bumble bees !!!

Friday, March 10, 2006


Baby's Cuddle Blankie with a " Silky "Edge.....
This one is crocheted..... Yes Knitters..... Sometimes I do drag out the old crochet hooks.... :)

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Sac Pants

These are " Little Sac Pants" that April saw and wanted me to make ..
Aren't they cute :)
I used Baby Soft yarn and a #3-4 needle...

Sunday, March 05, 2006


Here is The Progress on Allies sweater... It is working out very nicely so far!
I am really liking the pattern and the yarn...You can't see the beads in the photo but they are in the Ribbing!

Saturday, March 04, 2006


I just made This Sweater for Paige... My almost Two and 1/2 Year old Grandaughter.......
The Pattern is from one of The Bouton d' Or Books that I have...
I used some Bernart Chunky Yarn for the Cream Part and then I had some left over yarn from The " Snug As a Bug " Sweater so I used that for the Trims...
The Whole Sweater is Really " Soft n Cozy"
Paige will Love it :)
When she wears my Knitted or sewn clothes.. She always tells people
" Grandma Made it "....LOL
I guess she is one of my Biggest " Fans" :)
A Duck ???

OK.. So .. Let me just Jump in here with a Bit of " Humor" * Grin*
I have this "Duck" or should I say " Potatoe" ???? .. Now is that with an " E" or without???..LOL
How did Dan Q. spell it again ??? LOL
So.. What do you think..... Should I put it on Ebay??? LOL
" Anyone What To Buy A Duck ? " :) $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

I just started this Sweater for My Grandaughter...
It is from Interweave Knits Fall 2005...................
Her favorite color is Periwinkle so that is what I chose... I decided to "Jazz" it up a bit and knitted some beads into the Rib.. I will be knitting beads into all the Ribs because they are nice wide 4 inch Ribs...
The yarn ????? You ask !!!!!............ Oh .. Thats just Caron...........But it is working up real nice !!!

Thursday, March 02, 2006


So I joined the Secret Sister Group and it seems that I am so lucky that I have Two Secret Sisters :)
This is from one of them... Look at all the Goodies !!!
The Magazine has some great Patterns in it ...
There is a sachet and some Lavander ...
And Ohhhhhhhhhh Wow... A beautiful skein of Bamboo... Now I am searching patterns to see what I can make .. It has 250 yards so I am thinking about a scarf..
She really did reasearch me .. Right down to My Lorna Doones and Couscous!! Now if I can get My Daughter to make me her Couscous Salad..... Yummy!!!!
Thank You " Secret Sis"

Here we go with another Secret Sis... :)
She sent me a soft skein of Dalegarn Svale.. which I know I will use right up in one of my Baby sweaters..
And such a lovely jar of Relaxation Cream...........
Thank You so much " Secret Sis"
Boy.. This is FUN !!!!