Monday, April 14, 2008

Little Seedlings

Just in time fall. Oh well, I'll have something to look forward to and use right away. This pattern is the Fetching fingerless gloves on Knitty. I think I'm going to like having these especially in my very cold work place! I changed the pattern a bit after reading some comments on Ravelry. I did a regular bind off and on the right glove I tried a different kind of thumb gusset to see if it was better. Unfortunately that change made me running to the yarn store for another skein. I was hoping to do it with one.

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran

Needle: #6 dpn

Actually I'm very glad I won't be needing these gloves (now just watch, I'll have jinxed myself) because it was looking a bit like spring today. That put us in the mood for planning a garden. My daughter was home from school today with lovely strep throat which I also contracted so the three of us hung out together and did some planting. This is what it looked liked:

1. Pick out seed packets of things we might eat.
2. Scoop up dirt and place seeds in cup.

3. Poke seeds down according the depth required on packet.
4. Water.
5. Wait patiently.

I really hope something grows just because they worked so hard and are so excited. We've never had a garden before only perennials so this will be a fun adventure. Last spring we tried sunflowers only to see the sprouts go to the birds!!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Lil' Leg Warmers Pattern

For anyone interested in the leg warmers pattern here it is. Click on image below. (There's a link under iPaper to print the file)

Saturday, April 05, 2008

More Booties, Pacifer and a Coffee Cozie

I've created another set only this time in pink, my favorite color! for a sweet baby due in July.

Yarn used: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
Needle: Size 3
Pacifer from Itty Bitty Nursery, Susan B Anderson

Last Tuesday was a very good coworker/friend of mine's birthday. She's a very happy girl when she's holding a hot cup of java especially from Caribou so I knitted her a coffee cozie and picked up her favorite light roast before school. If I hadn't procrastinated on this gift I would have embellished it a little but of course I was knitting it the night before I gave it to her. I was hoping she would wear something that coordinated with green but I guessed wrong because she showed up in pink. She has a "thing" about matching her writing utensil to her outfit each day, oh and her glasses too so I'll be making some more cozies to make sure we have the color spectrum covered for her wardrobe.

Pattern: here
Yarn: Cascade 220

If any of you like knitting toys you might want to take a peek at this magazine.

I broke down and bought it (at a Barnes & Noble) because I really want to make this Gnome. Susan made one and isn't it cute? A much needed addition for our partial Swedish family.
I know, tis not the season but I just recently learned of Alan Dart and I'm blown away by his designs. I also want to make his Saint Lucia tree topper. Speaking of knitting toys and Susan, have you heard that her next book will contain toys? I cannot wait........well, I guess I'm going to have to. I'm really getting into this crafty knit stuff. LOVE it. I'll get to the socks at some point but they kind of scare me and yes, sweaters do to. All in good time.