Sunday, December 28, 2008
I've been wanting to knit a 'tam' although the pattern I had in mind was a fair isle. Looks like I cheated and knit one much simpler in a solid color! It's still pretty and the fair isle tam is still on my list. Pattern is 'Meret' Mystery Beret by Woolly Wormwood found here Ravelry Link.
The Leaf Lace Shawl by Fiber Trends was knit for my mother-in-law for Christmas. She admired my red shawl that I wore to my sons wedding so much that I decided to knit one for her too. She's in Florida for the winters but I thought she my cozy up with it in the evenings watching TV.
Yarn is 'Peace Fleece' a tweedy worsted weight wool and the color true to the photo.
Classic Elite Twisted Rib Cardigan knit in their 'Sundance' cotton yarn. 3/4 length sleeves are on purpose! I did knit the collar much longer even though it still looks rather normal sized. The pattern is found in their City Park booklet. The button was from a collection of buttons that belonged to my grandmother, my Nana. I only had one and knew that one day I'd have a use for it!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Isn't this a very cool bag? Nice
and tall, in excellent shape and old! It comes from a company called, "Flamestead of Vermont" It has a square bottom 6.5”x6.5” and 15” tall. The company a silk screen design business in the late 1940’s was owned by Betty Lake Heald also the designer. Info thanks to the internet! Interesting huh? I'll be using it this spring for my current knitting project.
Just finished a gift for my sister who fortunately doesn't read my blog! The yarn is Elann.com's Undyed Merino/Silk superwash. It's super nice too! It's folded over in the photos. It measures about 15 inches long and you can wear it with either end showing on the top. Does that make sense? I added extra yarn over rows at one end. It's a pattern called, "Silken Smoke Ring" by Angela Ho and Flora Young for Elann.com. Ravelry Link or Elann The bottom photo is the pattern model just to show how it's supposed to be worn.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
I'm calling it finished. The Estes Vest from Interweave Knits Fall issue. Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky. The i-cord around the entire edge about killed my hands. It's too small and I even skipped the waist shaping the pattern called for. I am so glad I did that! There are no buttons on mine anyway and I think I like it. Pockets aren't deep enough either. Complaining aren't I? I just hate to put so much time into something and it not be perfect at least for me. I call it the 'Honey Comb Vest'.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Bride and Groom (my son) and their grandparents.
The Groom and friends!
My kids all dressed up pretty!!
Myself and my sister in our knitted garments! She's an avid knitter too! She was crocheting the trim on her sweater only a few hours before the wedding!
The big day was Saturday, Sept 20th. An evening 6:00pm wedding. Quite lovely, the kids did a great job planning and preparing. Lots of family and friends. It was really wonderful. I got to dance with my son, THAT was special. They are honeymooning in Jamaica right now!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
The Flax lace washcloth turned out nice. I hope it will be as fine as one I use knit in Euroflax Linen. This is Fibranatura Flax a much less expensive yarn. The soap pictured is handmade by Catie. So, I am being double treated with a lacey handknit washcloth and luscious handmade soap!
We are heading into hurricane country tomorrow morning. Where we are staying Sunset Beach, NC is currently under mandatory evacuation!! This should be lifted before we get there tomorrow afternoon. Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hanna should become a problem for that area late tonight or very early in the morning. We were there in 2003 for Hurricane Isabel. It was a voluntary evacuation so we stayed. They have to do that because of the bridge access to the area. It has to be tied open when there are high winds. Once they do that there is no entering or leaving Sunset Beach! We really need this vacation and no one needs a hurricane!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Yes, my Estes Vest and Twisted Rib Cardigan among other things are all coming along.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Leaf Lace Shawl by Fiber Trends, finished. Knit with Rowan Kid Classic, 4 skeins. I actually ran out of yarn at the bind off row. I used the crochet bind off which is rather tight so I lost the 'points' at the edge. I still love it and hope to wear it to my sons wedding!
Now on the needles is the Estes Vest in the current issue of Interweave Knits. There's a center large cable down the back and smaller rope cables on either side then the hexagon cables on either side of those. It's knit in Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky and is obviously knitting up quickly. The little bear is a part of a magnificent wooden flute carved by Jack at Appalachian Flutes . He is Robin's wonderful husband!
Also I am knitting on the Sundance Twist Rib Cardigan from the Classic Elite 'City Park' booklet. Sundance is a cotton/microfiber blend. Here's a photo, mine is chocolate brown. The vest and the cardigan had back measurements of 21 inches for the medium. That's way too big. I had several rows knit on both only to frog and start over to knit the small. Yes,, they are both brown but very different shades. I know I'm boring but turns out that when I bought the yarns it was the only color available in the amounts I needed. Plus I got the Lamb's Pride for $5 a skein! I wasn't going to pass that up. Check here MyPollyWogs and she's a wonderfully nice gal too!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
The graft was on his right calf and a small one on the shin. His arms, hands, belly and left leg are now bandage free and he's peeling like crazy! The graft and donor site are still pretty painful but he's got medication for that. We are certainly thankful things are going well and pray for a good report on Friday.
The Lord is at work! He has heard lots of prayer on this man's behalf!!!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Without a doubt the prayers have gotten him through and will continue to do so.
Friday, July 25, 2008
That said we know of another mom in the knitter community that has a 10 year old son with extensive burns needing skin grafting all over his body! He was taken from our area in Virginia to the Shriner's Children's Hospital Burn Center in Ohio recently as well. When my husband is hurting he calls out "Austin's" name and prays for him. Please remember him in your prayers too. GOD is GOOD!!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
It's all 'ruby bright'! The second Leaf Lace Shawl by Fiber Trends just because I have the pattern and I have the yarn. 4 skeins of Rowan Kid Classic on a size 9 needle. It's knitting up fast and pretty! (and I dislike mohair!) I might wear this to my sons wedding in September.
Cookie A's 'Twisted Flower Socks' in Louet Gems fingering. A beautiful pattern as are all of her socks, tedious but not difficult. Should I wear the socks to the wedding too? Shall I take a vote?
Then there's my new knitting spot. My rocker from Cracker Barrel Restaurant. Don't you buy your furniture at restaurants?