Saturday, November 11, 2006

another baby - another item for a baby girl!

Here is a quick knit - really, really soft yarns by Berocco. Lullaby and Hush. Last I heard, Lullaby was being discontinued, so I was glad to be able to make up a couple of these hats for babies. This color combination is so cute, nice soft green, pink, yellow and blue - could suit both boys and girls. I worked one hat up for display at the shop, even with the one yarn being discontinued :(. The nice thing about these washable yarns, is that they are cool to the touch - not too warm or scratchy for little babies skin. Could be worn year round.

back on the blogger bandwagon!

Oh dear - guess I took quite a break. I've been meaning to participate more in the blogs, but sharing computers at home can be quite a scheduling challenge!

Here are some photos of a baby cardi I worked up for a friend's little girl. Another project I was happy to be using my Denise needle set!

The colors aren't quite as bright in real life. I used Deep Pink and Light Green (lime) for the accent colors - which I think work well with the main shade in Purple. GGH Bali yarn is a DK weight yarn, 50/50 blend cotton and acrylic. I purchased these from someone's "stash sale", and won't elaborate on that experience, but just say I will think carefully about doing that again.

I receive a photo of my friend's daughter wearing this little sweater, and she is picture perfect.

Monday, March 13, 2006


And to answer Laura's question about the long lingering Lopi cardi, it still resides in the bag for now. I will have to take a look at it once things settle down and I'm situated here in my new home. :)

Marji, I didn't participate in the Knitting Olympics, unfortunately. I did work on a couple UFO's, but my race was with the boxes to be packed for the move! I am leaving many things packed up for a while, down in the cellar, so wish I had been in the olympic training camp (for the sport of organizing and packing well) ahead of time.

Ahhh, a chance to update...

I recently moved to NY, so am just now just getting back to the blog. I finished a few quick projects since my last post, and have a couple pics to post to get back to business.

Here is the nearly finished Funky Poncho in brights for a gift. I worked the striping on US 13 and am ready to go through and drop the stitches, then sew up the seam.

Here is the IHS that I worked up on US8 in the Blue Green from Malabrigo in Uruguay. The color variation is quite consistent in the greens and slight blues - the photo doesn't really do it justice. Aunt Betty very happy with this set, as it matches two of her coats (and she is ready for a cool St. Patrick's Day in Rochester).

Patti is working away on some projects - scarfs and clothes. Nicole and her daughter are working on their scarves - dressy ones that will suit the weather well into the spring.

I'm contemplating a summer scarf at the moment. Leaning away from some of the lovely wools in my stash, and looking at a few blends I have tucked away from years ago.

Update on

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Another one loving the craft!

Patti has recently jumped on the knitting bandwagon, and is happily knitting away with her first skein of yarn. She now knows how to knit, purl, and frog!! Next up, casting on. Keep up the good work, P.

This has been a busy week, and I haven't had much time for knitting. I have to set aside a little time for repair, because the fingerless gloves done in Heavenly mohair, were chewed on by the recipient's pitt bull. Not sure how much I can salvage, not like the dog followed the instructions to chew only along the seam :(

Have a good week!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

click on pics to see the stitches up close :)

Ok, I'm not yet tired of the worsted merino I have stockpiled in my stash. Above are some photos of the Royal Blue colorway I used for the hat and farrow rib scarf for my Dad. Given to him Christmas morning, but have yet to get a picture of him in it. Ok, they do live about 5 hrs north of me, so will have to wait. FOs for 2005.

Then, chose a green colorway for my first Irish Hiking Scarf. This first photo makes the slight blue hints in part of the colorway pop, but it is much more subtle (still lovely) in RL - see second close-up pic. Worked this up on US8 needles. Next IHS - may go wider with another cable added in.
I know it is likely that a sweater may show pilling from this yarn, but these items have held up well. The IHScarf is nearly done now. It will be a gift for a relative.