Monday, April 5, 2010

Little Easter Sweater

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.

All in all a perfect Easter - and best of all, He is Risen!

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

Baby Sweaters

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.

The yarn is Bernat Cotton Tots. I like it because it is 100% cotton. The pattern is from the same book as the shawl in green below. There is one pattern for boys and another variation for girls. I think I will make the girl one - just because.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Little Hats

This is my favorite hat for little people.
I use whatever colorful stash yarn I have
on hand. This hat is for the cutest little
girl across the street - Claire!

The pattern is from Weezie Wear -

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!