Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Few Minutes to Share

I am still without my trusty computer :(

Actually, I have been enjoying the hiatus - and all the knitting!

Here is the first of many finished objects I have to share with you. A new pattern designed by one of my favorites, Megan Grewal, this one is called Little Willow.

Tiny Pink Willow 1.0

I knit this up is super soft - bright pink - alpaca! SO SO Soft! It is a 3 months size and perfect for the tiny recipient I have in mind.

Tiny Pink Willow 1.2

This was the first time I have attempted a pattern with bottom up design, joining at the underarms to knit almost seamless. It was really fun! Megan's instructions were amazing as usual and this sweater is sized from 3 months to 10 years - so you can bet I will be knitting it again. The buttons are Aunt Tillie's of course.

Oh! And I almost forgot! This is actually my 12th sweater!! Hurrah - finished all 12 with one month to spare. Stay tuned for the finished photos of my girls' sweaters, or hop over to my Flickr Photostream for  sneak peeks of everything!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Reminder: Easy Thanksgiving Handprint Cards

Last year I wrote a post about making Thanksgiving Cards for the relatives with my kids' hand and foot prints...

These little Turkeys turned out so cute, I thought I would remind you to check out the post!

Turkey Hand Print Thanksgiving Cards

2011 Nov Handprint Turkey 2

Friday, November 16, 2012

A little update

It has been quiet around here and is going to remain that way until after Thanksgiving. My usual blog-writing lap top is experiencing technical difficulties... aka Clare spilt a whole mug of coffee on it and it won't turn on.

The Culprit

A lot of knitting (and sewing! and yarn shopping!) has been happening in the mean time, and I am going to have a TON to share once we get this figured out :)

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Off the needles: My Birthday Citron

Finished early! Washed! and Blocked! (please ignore the children running wild around the neighborhood whilst I complete this knitting project)...

Citron 3.2

Citron 3.4
(and that is me! Hello!)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cardigans for My Girls

The sleeves of my Tuckernuck cardigan are finally complete! (And sewn in too, but I don't have a photo of that yet...) This sweater is a real beauty. Size 5, in Berroco Vintage Lilacs, less than 3 skeins. I just need to knit the collar and button band and this is done!

Tuckernuck 3.1

After sewing the sleeves on I had Helen try it on and, gulp, it is super-snug. OH NO! All that work. Ok, breathe. Luckily Berroco Vintage has a high wool content (did I tell you that I love this yarn - it is SO reasonably priced, washable, and has A HIGH WOOL content!). So, I am going to block this baby out as much as possible. The style is a vintage "snug" fit. So it is ok it stays close fitting, I just want it to fit all winter.

Then I started Clare's sweater. It was going to be another Tuckernuck, but I really can't do all those cables again... even in a smaller size, ugh. So, I am seriously modifying the pattern.

Clare's Classy Cables 1.1

I cast on a basic raglan cardigan and am knitting the Tuckernuck cables down the front panels only... everything else is plain stockinette and I like it that way, especially now that it is starting to get chilly and I want these done!
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