September 17, 2013

Pink and Green and More Pink

My husband's nephew is expecting his first child - his wife is a Lilly Pulitzer fanatic (big day of mourning for her when Lilly died).  Fortunately, they are having a girl so the child can wear all these Lilly dresses she has been stockpiling for years.  Their wedding even reeked of pink and green stuff EVERYWHERE!

Her baby shower is Columbus Day weekend and I can't attend but I could send her something Pink and Green!  I whipped up this cardigan and finished it with a lovely polkadot button band inside and then I whipped up some booties (different yarn but still keeping with the pink and green theme).

They are in the mail and I'm all pink and greened out!

September 13, 2013

Sidebar Note

As you can see from my sidebar, I've been busy designing.

I met Kate, owner of A Hundred Ravens yarns, at a local farmers market and we struck up a working relationship.  I designed one hat for her and then she asked for some mitts which I told you about.  The pattern is released and the mitt kit is on Etsy.

I also designed another hat by my daughter's request, not Kate's, out of A Hundred Ravens you can see in the sidebar, I called it Cabobbles Hat.  Lots of cables and bobbles cover this cozy hat.

More designs to come but I have to keep them secret for now...

September 12, 2013

Check THIS out!

Look at the wonderful A Hundred Ravens Mitt Kit!

Yes, that is my design all packaged up in a wonderful available on Etsy!  Don't walk, run your fingers over there and order one!

September 10, 2013

Christmas on the Brain

So, it's football season and for me that means hours of knitting on Sundays.  Hooray!  After finishing the stocking for my nephew, I decided to use some of the leftover yarn to whip up some mini Santa Hat ornaments.

I referred back to a pattern I've used before and adapted heavily for worsted weight.  This time I even added little jingle bells.

Here's what I got done in one and half football games yesterday - the most time consuming part is making the pom-poms.  I was covered in white fuzz and lint!

September 9, 2013

Already Thinking About Christmas

Back in April or May, my sister told me her husband had a knitting request.  He wanted me to knit a stocking for their youngest child.  It was a reasonable request as a dear friend of my mom had knit stockings for every grandchild in the family (9 stockings are a labor of love!) but was unable to knit the last 10th grandchild stocking due to health reasons.  So, I was honored to be asked and happy to do so. I purchased the Cascade 220 back in the annual Webs sale and it sat there.

Fast forward to an August visit with my sister and her family and my BIL asked how the stocking was coming along - well I told him I had the yarn and that's a step in the right direction.

I cast on for the stocking on 9/4 and it was done by 9/7.  I realized how much my mom's friend, Bird, loved her and all of her girls as they are a bit of a labor of love.  So, James will have his own stocking - not as beautiful as the ones Bird knit - but made with love.