Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Still Waiting

It looks like we caught Sam on the computer again. Apparently she fell asleep while watching the bids for cat toys on Ebay. This is the first time she's been caught. What are we to do?

A Blast from the Past

I haven't seen these in so long. It was a pleasure to discover that it was what was the Mid September Dishcloth KAL. This was made with a variegated lilac and cream cotton yarn. Very nice and decorative.
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Loving the Vogue Stitchionary

Everyone seems to be very impressed with my handmade bookmarks. This is one that I made for my father in law. The pattern was taken from the Vogue Stitchionary - Volume I. I plan on making many more because their so much better than anything you can buy.
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Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Cure for Second Sock Syndrome


Everyone talks about the dreaded SSS (Second Sock Syndrome). I'll admit I don't knit the second sock with the same gusto as the first but I get it done. What's the cure. Really nice yarn that comes in great colors and feels great. I discovered "Tofutsies" yarn from the South West Trading Company. It's made from wool, soysilk fibers and cotton. Not only can I not wait to finish the second sock, I want to run out and get more of this great yarn in another great color.
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Friday, September 14, 2007

Baby Soft

Just arrived from Knitpicks is baby soft, 100% baby alpaca yarn which will be used for some Christmas Presents. It is working up very nicely. Unfortunately, I can't divulge what the projects are for or the recipients. You'll just have to live in anticipation until after Christmas. I'm sure, however, the recipients of the creation of these yarns will love it as much as I do.
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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Cherry Tree Hill

I really loved the feel of the Cherry Tree Hill Yarn as it worked up into these socks. I used a Ribbed Lace Pattern from Charlene Schurch's "Sensational Knitted Socks." I bought this book on a whim and absolutely fell in love with it. I have made four pairs of socks from the patterns in this book. I have a goal to make one pair of socks from each pattern. The instructions are really easy to follow. The only difficult thing about making socks is choosing which pattern and yarn to use. Cherry Tree Hill makes some really yummy colors. I guess I'll have to knit them all.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Calvin Over the Edge

I can't stress this enough. Never take catnip from a stranger. It is not safe. The last twelve hours are a complete blur. Luckily I can sleep it off for the next day or so. It's not like I have anything to do around the house.

More Fun at Bathtime

Little Matthew Genovese, whom I made the blue blanket for, was born the end of June and I decided to make him some baby washcloths to make bathtime for special. I used Bernat Cotton Tots Yarn and the stitches are from the "Vogue Stitionary - Volume 1/Knit and Purl." The yarn knitted up nice and soft for a baby's soft skin. I'm sure it will be enjoyed.