29 May 2008

Gramma's love....

When Miss "P" saw the blanket momma was knitting for her new baby sister (no, she's not here yet) she also wanted a matching blanket. So Gramma stepped up to the plate and knit one for her too. Pattern: Heart Blanket-- Leisure Arts leaflet
Needles: 5.5 mm
Yarn: Pingouin Pingostar # 4 8--50 gm balls
The only thing I modified was the size. I knit this one 5 blocks across and 6 blocks long. Perfect for snuggle time.

21 May 2008

Like a bird....

I keep falling in love with lace over and over again....... I give you Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark. First published in Interweave Knits Fall 2006, but is now available as a free download here.
Before blocking!I love the magic....after blocking

I knit this with 100% Alpaca lace weight from Vineyard Alpacas. This ones name is Juno.

15 May 2008


Do you know what the worst part about being a letter carrier is?

Having to deliver a parcel from Knitpicks to one of your customers and not being able to find out what's in the box!!!!!!!

10 May 2008

Another one done......

Beribboned Eyelets: from Kids Kids Kids from XRX.
I love this pattern, it was quite an interesting knit. You start with the back and sleeves, then put them all together, and then you knit the rest of the cardigan in one piece, then knit the bands. Minimal sewing up!!!!I knit this for our new granddaughter, who should be here in a few short weeks, but seeing as we're coming into warm summer weather, I'm knitting things at 6 months and up. I used Sirdar Tiny Tots from my stash, 3--50g balls. The pattern shows ribbon through the eyelet rows, but you don't have to if you don't want to. I will probably be making this one again.

I been using this as my blocking board for years. This is actually the second one. It's a large piece of foam, about 3' by 3', and I drew on a 1" grid. The cats think it's a scratching board, and it's been well used. So I decided to get myself a new board, and have been scouring the fabric stores for one. Finally, I started looking on the Internet and priced alot of them up(all in the States, it was hard to find someone in Canada who sold them). But with a little perseverance I did it!

Whoo hoo! I found Prairie Knits. Great price, great shipping, and fast delivery. Thanks Sian.

7 May 2008


What can I say? Tuscany(ravelry) from No Sheep for You!.....I loved every minute.I used Cherry Tree Hill Supersock, colour Loden. It was a millend I purchased from Linda.
Perfect for those cool spring days and evenings.....sitttin' and knittin'!
I LOVE IT!!!!!!

4 May 2008

Mojo's back....

Looks like I'm on a roll again.... Tuscany (Rav link) is done and blocking, I'll post some pics when it's dry. I started the Beribboned Eyelets Cardigan (Rav link) for the new baby coming (soon). I'm using Sirdar Tiny Tots from my stash that I purchased at Julie's tent sale last year. Don't forget this year's tent sale is at a new location on July 8, 9, & 10th. Check out her blog for more information.
And I also dropped off Leslie's sweater this morning and it looks great on her. I have more of Condor's yarn to design a new sweater for her. My thoughts are all over the place right now. Design? Oh no, Me? Really? I know what she likes and wants and now I have to put it in yarn.
Back to the needles!