Friday, May 6, 2011
Basically, here is how this went together. Three panels of four squares were knit first. Then the three panels were joined by picking up and knitting two panels together. I picked up stitches along both edges then used a double needle bind off to join. After the three panels were joined, the border was added down each side, then across the top and bottom.
The baby shower is this weekend. I cannot wait to see the new mom's face when she opens her new diaper bag and matching blanket!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Here is the story: I had a pattern for a scarf. Great pattern. There were 4 stitch combinations: brick, block, moss, and eyelet. I had a wonderfully soft skein of Berroco's Comfort. Perfect. When I finished the scarf, it was about 30 inches long. That is not very long in scarf world. It lay in the drawer for months. The other day I had a light bulb moment: Sew it into a circle for a cowl! I added one twist and it drapes so pretty like in the picture. I am going to make another just like it - only this time on purpose!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Little C's first Easter, which he will probably not remember, was cool, slightly misty, and perfect weather for a quick egg hunt and a light cotton sweater! From One More Skein, and knit with Blue Sky Organic Cotton, it is actually for a new born to 6 months. It fit Little C perfectly. And it goes with his argyle outfit from Janie and Jack. Little C loved egg hunting. Actually, the egg hunt meant that he sat in the grass, we rolled the eggs to him, and he threw them back. They were plastic eggs, by the way.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I forget that knitting can be for something other than clothing - like decorative household items. Like a pillow. Dear Daughter wanted one for her sofa - something in a light color to help brighten up the room. This pillow is done in Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% wood, 15% mohair). The pattern is from One More Skein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit. I offset the box pattern slightly - for no reason other than I wanted to do it. The yarn is so soft. The button closures were easy. I found the buttons at my favorite yarn store The Shabby Sheep. I sewed the buttons on with teal colored thread, one of my daughter's favorite colors. And it gives the pillow a little "pop"! The top picture is the knit pillow with another on her sofa - the browns, teals, and creams go nicely together!
Monday, January 25, 2010
One of my favorite things to knit - anything for little ones! This sweater was a gift for a friend at work - well, two friends actually. One co-worker's son is married to another co-worker's daughter - and now they are both grandmothers! Welcome, little Ryder.
Pattern of Grace
A few years back, knitting became a simple craft that became a passion. From scarves to much more complicated patterns, knitting is a way to decompress after a day at work, a way to express my creative side, and a way to give part of myself through knitted gifts. I hope you enjoy this blog!