Wednesday, September 26, 2007
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.
Posted by Debbie at 7:14 PM
Sunday, September 16, 2007
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.
Posted by Debbie at 6:31 PM
Friday, September 14, 2007
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.
Posted by Debbie at 4:44 PM
Sunday, September 9, 2007
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.
Posted by Debbie at 1:34 PM
Saturday, September 8, 2007
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.
Posted by Debbie at 6:26 PM