Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Small knitted Christmas Stockings

I've been making these to sell at a Christmas bazaar.  Lots more to go.

Here's the link to the easy pattern:

In the past, using this same pattern, I used acrylic yarns.  This time, I chose to use cotton yarn with white for the top and variegated white/red/green for the lower part.  They are quite cute this way. 

Will attach a pic hopefully tomorrow showing the finished products.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Weds., Sept30th.....block pattern

Today, I had a pleasant surprise while reading the latest  "Knitting On The Net" newsletter.....

Listed under "Knitting Stitch Patterns" was "Squares In Squares Stitch" which is the pattern used for the baby blankie that I purchased in early Sept.!  (See blankie pic below.)   I was thrilled to say the least! 

Soon, I'll try this pattern out and then move on to making a blankie!

Happy Knitting!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Afghan square using dishcloth pattern

Guess I will be knitting more of these!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cloth using new pattern........

This cloth is named "End of the Rainbow".  Here's the link to the pattern:

I chose another colorway (one of my favorites) by Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, "Tiara Ombre" one of my favorites.

The pattern is very easy to knit...rotating garter stitch panels of 5.

I'll be making more of this pattern later (in acrylic yarn) to add to my stash of 7x9" blocks for the afghans I'll soon be sewing together.  Stay tuned!

Have a great day!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Chippy visited..........

Usually there are birds at the birdfeeder outside my office window.  Or, an occasional squirrel.  Yesterday, there was a little chipmunk there so I snapped a quick pic through the screened window.  What a little cutie!  He was there again today.  Still haven't seen how he gets up there.  We have seen the squirrel do it....he jumps up from the ground!

Friday, September 11, 2009

A "community fair" purchase today......

As soon as I saw this baby blankie, I loved it.  Not that I actually "needed" a blankie, but I liked the pattern.  And, the best part, it was only $5.00!  I visualize this made up in a cozy, warm knit in a size large enough for an adult throw....hmmm.........

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Crocheted Preemie Blankies........

Here is a picture of a few blankies I've made to donate to our local hospital's NICU. I used up a lot of left-over yarn making these, so it helped me, plus it will help others.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blanket of squares...........

I made this cozy warm blanket/throw a few years ago... Most evenings while watching t.v., I knit squares of different colors and designs. After accumulating about 50, I crochet two rows around each one in the same color (usually dark), then sew them together. Currently, I'm making one for our living room in shades of green, cream and a little brown. They will be bordered with a very dark navy. At the same time, I'm making another one in many bright colors which will be a gift.

Knitting is such a relaxing passtime and brings me such peace!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

First post for March!

I was under the weather with a cold for a couple weeks, so my cardigan sweater was on hold. Yesterday, I resumed working on it and am nearly ready to add the lower ribbing. Then on to the sleeves.

I did knit several 7x9" blocks in various shades of greens, scattered navy and cream. When I have enough of them made, I'll crochet around each one with dark navy yarn, then sew them together. These make up into a nice warm afghan.

If the lighting is right tomorrow, I'll snap a few pictures of these and post here.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cardigan sweater

I've been diligently working on a knitted cardigan sweater for myself.

When I finished a toddler boy's cardigan sweater and a baby girl cardigan I immediately began the sweater for myself. It's a dark green with "shadows" of color by Caron Simply Soft "Shadows" yarn. Hopefully, I'll get photos of the little ones wearing their sweaters.....sadly I forgot to snap pics of them before gifting them!

The sweater should be off the needles in a few days and I'll get a photo of it. The sleeves will then be knitted (this is a raglan). I'm looking forward to wearing it!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Knitting........Shrug for grand-daughter (Sept. 08)

I adapted an adult-sized pattern for the "Kaya Cropped Shrug" for my 6-y/o grand-daughter. I used size 8 knitting needles and a light-weight worsted yarn. She saw it just prior to completion and loved it.

The pattern is from Crystal Palace Yarns. Here is the link to the pattern:


I've been a knitter since about age 11 or 12. Also learned to crochet at about that age. My Mom taught me to crochet but the knitting I learned on my own. I find knitting to be so relaxing and peaceful which is one of the reasons that I do it nearly daily. I always have a couple projects (knit & crochet) going which can range anywhere from crocheted baby blankets, knitted washcloths or dishcloths, knitted baby clothing and sweaters for my grandchildren. These items are for gifts or charities. My grand-daughter is very happy when I make her clothing for her American Girl Bitty Baby doll.