Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas aftermath

The kids all had a blast yesterday. They received toys upon toys upon toys. They played with cousins, and there was even a fight. I was ecstatic over the fight. Not because there was one, but because my boys had nothing to do with it....LMAO My knitted and baked gifts were really loved and appreciated. I love giving handmade gifts and seeing people honestly "ooh" and "aah" over them. It's good to know that people out there in this mass-merchandised world still appreciate handmade things. I received a lot of really great gifts...some caramel brownie mix, a beautiful new coat, some clothes, & towels. My sons drew and wrapped pictures for me. That was really sweet. But I must say, one of the best gifts given yesterday, was from my sister. She announced to the family that she is pregnant again! I absolutely love knitting baby things. I can't wait until I can get to the LYS and buy some gender neutral yarn and knit a baby sweater.

It really was a nice day with the family.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas everyone! The kids are happily busy with some new toys, and DH and I are getting things ready to head out to my mom's house to spend the day. The boys absolutely LOVE the Leapsters that Santa brought, and DD is in heaven playing mommy to her new babies. Santa brought her a baby Care Bear, a Puffalump, and a Cabbage Patch baby.

I didn't take any pics of things before I wrapped them, but as far as crafty gifts go, I knit a devil Hat for my 10 year old niece, a lace cap for my 2 yr old niece, and for my other 2 year old niece, a pompom hat with ear flaps. I knit some socks for my mom, and a scarf for my Aunt. Those whom I didn't knit for, I made goodies for. Each of the goodie bags have a full sized homemade loaf of either fresh baked bread, or Banana Nut Bread. Every bag also contains a mini loaf of pumpkin bread, some chocolate covered pretzels and some chocolates that I made yesterday.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Christmas present FO

I finished the scarf I was knitting for my Aunt's Christmas present. Well.....the knitting is finished, it could use a good blocking. I used the Jute Rope pattern and Knitpicks Decadence yarn in the color Spring Leaf, on size 9 needles. I started this scarf on Thanksgiving morning, so it's a pretty quick pattern to knit, especially considering I have 3 kids to chase and I work part-time.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

More Fresh Baked Goodness..........

This is what I spent this morning doing. I baked 2 Loaves of Pumpkin Bread and a loaf of white bread. Yummmmmmmm......

Monday, December 04, 2006

Look what I baked this morning.....

I've been baking things like Banana Nut Bread & Pumpkin Bread for years now....but this morning was my first attempt at regular old bread. I even baked it the 'traditional way', no bread machine here. And, I am SOOOO glad I finally did it. The pic is the current state of my first loaf. As soon as it had cooled off enough, it was attacked by my 5 yr old and 2 yr old......and me. And it is GOOOOOOD. While still warm, I cut a slice for myself and drizzled some honey on it.....pure heaven. My second loaf is in the oven now. I'm going to send it into work with Dh tomorrow morning. The women in the office love it when I send in treats.


The Feather & Fan baby blanket is FINISHED!!!! And just under a month left until the intended recipient is expected to be born.


And this is the scarf I am knitting for my Aunt's Christmas present. I am using the Jute Rope Pattern with Knitpicks Decadence yarn (color: Spring Leaf) on size US 9 needles. I am now about 2/3 of the way done right now.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

busy, busy, busy....

I know, I'm overdue for an update. I'm sorry about that. I've been busy lately with work, sick kids, more sick kids and getting ready for Christmas. Even with all that's been going on, I have managed to get some knitting done. I don't have any pictures to show today, but I'll add them when I get a chance. I am almost done with the feather & fan baby blanket, I've started a scarf for my Aunt's Christmas gift, and I started a pair of cabled fingerless gloves for me. I'm still not done with the socks I'm knitting for my mom, though. It shouldn't be a problem getting the gifts finished in time for Christmas, and if I start feeling a but of a time crunch, I'll get Dh to help with the knitting.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Look what I got yesterday.....

My latest order from Knitpicks. The yarn is Decadence, 100% superfine Alpaca. It is the softest, yummiest yarn I have ever caressed. Every time I touch it, i can't believe how soft it is. I got colors Spring Leaf and Chocolate. I am planning on making scarves for Christmas presents. I also bought the Vogue knitting Stitchionary volume 2: Cables. As you can see in the pic, I've already marked a few of the cables with post-its. This book is wonderful. There are so many absolutely beautiful cable patterns in it.

Monday, November 20, 2006

1 FO & 2 WIP's

Here is the bag I posted about below. I felted it on Friday and I had it blocking/drying all Friday night and Saturday. I threaded the handles through the bag Saturday night, and had the bag ready to use on Sunday, just like I wanted.

Here, I have started another garterlac dishcloth. I must have a black hole somewhere in my house, because the last one I made has disappeared, probably along with that tape measure that I can't find.

Here's what I have so far on the pair of socks I'm knitting for my Mothers Christmas present. I'm almost to the middle point of the foot of sock #2. I am using the Cascading Leaves pattern by Jeanie Townsend, and Knitpicks Essential yarn in Ash, on size US2 needles.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Here is a bag I started for myself on Monday. I only have a few more rows to knit and then an i-cord for the handle, then I can felt it. I am hoping I can finish this with a few hours of mindless tv time tonight, so I can felt it tomorrow. With any luck, it will be dry by Sunday morning. I want to be able to use it on Sunday while I'm out with family. I am using an altered version of the Booga Bag pattern, and Patons Classic Merino (black) and Cascade 220 (can't remember the color # but it is one of the heathered colors).

Here is what I am up to on the baby blanket I've been working on. I never did find my damn tape measure so I went out and bought one. The blanket is now 24 inches long. I am aiming for about 35-40 inches for the finished length.

And here is my big disappointment of this morning. This is the second shortest cable in my Denise Interchangeable set. See on the left side there? the connector part snapped off. This cable was the one I was using for my bag. I am going to contact the Denise people tomorrow morning and see if we can replace this.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Today is just one of those dreary, sleepy days where all you want to do is cuddle under a warm blanket, or better yet, cuddle under a WIP crochet blanket to work on it. I've been having the itch lately to crochet a big, soft, cuddly blanket. One major problem though.....I can't afford to buy the yarn needed right now. Crochet blankets are like the perfect wintertime project. Oh well.....maybe I can start one in a few months.

I've been looking for a new job lately. I'm not having much luck though. However, I have high hopes for the craft stores I applied at. Last night I went and applied at Michaels, and before that, I went and applied at Hobby Lobby. I think next, that I might go see if they're hiring at my LYS. I really hope I can get a job in a craft or yarn store, I just feel like I would be happier there than I was at Babies r Us.

the past week, I've been playing around, creating my own basic pattern for thumbless mittens for DD. Just trying out different methods for closing the top, seeing which one I liked the look of better. I finally decided to close it like I would for a round toe in a knitted sock. I am knitting the first pair from my pattern now, I'll show off the mittens on here when they're finished. My other wip's? well, they've been neglected the past few days. I'm still making progress on the baby blanket (still can't find my damn tape measure, though), I've saved my mom's socks from the UFO pile again, I started a hat for my niece's Christmas present. It's been several days since I've even touched the sock I've started for me, and yet, I've been itching to start a new pair of socks for Dh. I think I will start those soon for dh's Christmas present. I just need to make up my mind on the pattern. There are a few I think he'd like in the Knitting Vintage Socks book that I have.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

FO- DD's slippers

Yesterday, I finished the slippers for DD. Good news! She LOVES them! She is refusing to take them off. This is the best pic I could get of her wearing them. I used THIS pattern, but altered it to fit a toddler, Bernat Satin Yarn and size US 5 needles.

Monday, October 30, 2006

my current WIP's

I've surprised myself. I only have 3 WIP's right now. I normally have 5-6.

This is a sock I've started for myself. I'm not using a pattern, it's just a simple st st sock with 2x2 ribbing at the top. I think I might do a short row heel, I'm not sure yet. I am using 2 size US 1 circs and Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Potluck yarn.

Here you can see my progress on the Feather & Fan baby blanket that I am making for friends of DH's who are expecting. I would measure it and tell you the blankets measurements, but I lost my tape measure......again. Sorry for the darkness of the picture (and for my feet being in it), I couldn't get decent lighting and I don't currently have a photo editor installed on my computer.

Getting shoes on my 20 month old DD has become a struggle in the mornings. So, I decided to knit her some slippers for her to wear over her socks to help keep those toddler toes warm this winter. I found THIS pattern, but I have altered it to make the slippers fit a toddler and the pattern was written for a baby. I have the first one finished (still need to cut off the tails) and I am finished with the sole, and almost done with the top of slipper #2.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Christmas Presents

Last year, I knit Christmas Gifts for pretty much everyone on my gift list. I'm still kinda burned out on knitting for other people. So, this year, I'm only knitting for the very few people that I know will appreciate (and properly take care of) a hand knitted gift. Everyone else will get baskets or tins with home baked goodies from me.

I am knitting a pair of socks for my mom's present. I've posted about them before, they're the cascading leaves socks by Jeanie Townsend. I've gotten 1 sock completed and 1/2 of sock #2 done, but over the past few months, these socks have become a UFO. As of yesterday, they're a WIP again.

For my niece Laney, I've knit the hat pictured above (still need to weave in the ends). I used THIS pattern. The yarn is scraps leftover from other projects. The purple is Brown Sheep's Lambs Pride bulky in the color Wild Violet, and the grey yarn is Knitpicks Sierra in the color Mist.

There are a few more gifts I'm planning to knit, but I'm just not sure what to knit. I'm thinking it'll be small projects like hats, and they'll have either lace or cables. I love knitting cables, the more intricate, the better.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Entrelac Pillow

I wanted a project that would show off the beautiful colors in the Patons SWS yarn (color Natural Earth) that I picked up a while ago. So, I decided to go with something entrelac. My original intention was to knit an entrelac scarf, but it quickly became apparent that 2 balls of SWS was just not nearly enough. So I said screw the scarf, and made a pillow. I knit 2 entrelac panels. Each panel took about 2 days of knitting and one ball of SWS. I then sewed the panels together and stuffed the hell out of it.

Friday, October 13, 2006

fo- Pea Pod Baby Sweater

I just finished sewing the buttons on this sweater a few minutes ago, and got a pic of DD wearing it to show. Sweater Details in the post below.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Baby stuff everywhere!

The Pea Pod baby Sweater is amlost finished! All it needs now is buttons. Turns out I only had enough of the pink yarn to do the sweater body and the sleeves. I had the same yarn in another color leftover from a birthday present I made for my niece a few months ago, so I used that for the collar of the sweater. This pattern is from the Pea Pod Baby Set listed on the Interweave knits website. I used Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece yarn in the colors Victorian Pink and Lilac Haze.

And here is a gift I am making for friends of Dh's who are expecting a baby towards the end of December. I am using a basic Feather & Fan pattern and Carron Simply Soft yarn (acrylic but soft and washable-great for baby items) in the color Autumn Red. I think I am about 7-8 inches into the blanket. I love Feather & Fan because it goes very quickly and it's simple, mindless knitting. Plus, it's pretty.

Friday, September 29, 2006

WooHoo- another FO

ok, well after posting the garterlac dishcloth FO, I sat down and finished DD's cable hat. I had to be quick with the camera, she was in a hurry to take the hat off...lol This is the best shot I was able to get. I'm thinking that with the leftover yarn, I might knit her some thumbless mittens for this winter. Maybe, We'll see.

Garterlac Dishcloth- FO

Since I didn't feel like working on any of my wip's this past week (although I did force myself to work for a bit on dd's hat, I'm ready to start the crown decreases now), I decided to knit this garterlac dishcloth after seeing it on Criminy Jickets blog. I forgot to take a pic of it before using it, so it's a bit wet and stretched out in the pic. This pattern is fantastic for an introduction to entrelac knitting, which is something I have had problems 'getting' before. I now have plans on knitting an entrelac scarf for someone for Christmas, I just have to find the perfect yarn(thinking of something self striping, maybe Noro Silk Garden) and decide who the recipient will be.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Can I scream now?

Things have been a bit stressful lately. I hate my job, I miss being a SAHM, my best friend and I are on the outs, financial struggles....it just SUCKS! Because DH works during the week and I work on weekends, we no longer have much time to spend all together as a family. We can't go do anything on the weekends anymore and I REALLY miss that. One of the most frustrating things about my job, is that I am working retail and getting payed a dollar LESS per hour than I did 4 years ago working retail. that sucks. plus the supervisor and assistant manager I see most often are outright bitches. I would love it if I could walk in there tomorrow and quit, but unfortunately, we need the money. I don't make much, but what I do make is needed. The whole on the outs with my best friend sucks, I can't post much about it here because she may read here, but the whole situation right now is complete bullshit. I know I just have to keep plugging away with all of this, and eventually it will all settle and start getting better, I just want it to happen quickly and without me going insane in the process.

As for knitting (as this IS a knitting blog) not surprisingly, not much is getting done. I was on a roll, but that's gone to hell. I'm still working on the first sleeve for DD's pea pod sweater, I'm still on mit#1 for the voodoo wristwarmers, and I haven't worked on any of my other WIP's for about a week now. This fucking job has really cut into my knitting time. (another reason to hate my job...lol)

Thursday, September 14, 2006


This is actually an ex-WIP. This used to be the Hedera socks from Knitty that I was working on, Until yesterday, when DD got into my knitting bag and pulled out one of the DPN's and unraveled several rows of stitches. I frogged the whole thing and I'm grateful I was only still on sock #1 of the pair. I re-wound the yarn into a pretty ball this morning.

This is a cabled winter hat I'm making for DD. I am using THIS pattern (altering it to make it fit an almost 2 year old) and Bernat Satin yarn. I think I'm going to do another 2 pattern repeats and then start decreasing for the top of the hat.

This is what I have so far of the Voodoo fingerless mits from knitty. I am only about 2 inches into mit#1 of the pair. Using Cascade 220 Quatro color #9437.

Yet another pattern from Knitty....lol. I decided to knit some toys for some of the little kids in my family for Christmas this year. This is what I have so far of the Nautie pattern. I am using some Lily Sugar & Cream cotton yarn. I don't remember the name of this colorway.

And this is the sweater from the Pea Pod Baby set I'm making for DD (pattern from Interweave knits website). I am not making the coordnating hat that goes with the sweater. I have the body of the sweater done, and have started on the first sleeve. I am using Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece yarn in the color Victorian Pink.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


I soaked it and pinned it out last night after the kids went to bed. This morning, it was dry, and I must admit, it's beautiful! I'm in love with what blocking does for lace. I put some push pins into the wall and hung my Peacock Feathers Shawl on them for the pic. Now I just need an occasion to wear this to.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

It is done, but not finished

All the knitting is completed on the Peacock Feathers Shawl!!!!!!! All it needs now is a good blocking. I am unbelievably relieved to have this part done. I'll get this blocked as soon as I decide on a decent place to do the blocking. I have 3 kids running around so the living room floor isn't really an option, my bed isn't an option, so I have to find a good place for blocking. Does it look like it would dry overnight? Maybe get it pinned out in the living room after the kids are in bed? I may have to try that.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I am SOOOOO freaking CLOSE!

My Peacock Feathers Shawl is so very close to being done. I am ready to start row 241 out of 250. In the pic, I tried to stretch it out so the details could be seen (it's scrunched up - all 480 stitches - on a 29" circ). I can't wait to get all of the knitting finished on this and see it blocked. I have been working on this thing for so freaking long. I realize that I put it down for months and then picked it up and did only a few rows at a time, but I started this in NOVEMBER 2005.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I really do have knitting ADD

I can't concentrate on any one project lately. When I get the time and desire to sit down and knit, First I can't make up my mind on which project to work on, then when I do decide on something, after a few minutes I'm wanting to work something else. Within the past week, I've started two new projects. Let's see how many WIP's I have right now. First off there's the rug I started crocheting 1-1/2 months ago that hasn't been worked on in a few weeks. It's sitting folded on my computer desk too, so it's not like I put it in the knitting bag and forgot about it. I see it every time I come into the livingroom and kitchen area or sit at my desk. Then we have the tessellated Fish blanket I'm working on for DD's Christmas present. This one actually has a good excuse for not working on it. I need to go buy more yarn for it. We then have a Waterlilly top from Spring 2006 Interweave knits. It's for my friend, Sarah. I started this one this past Friday and I'm already 1/2 done on it. It's done with big yarn and big needles so it goes quickly. I also have a hat for DD to wear this winter, a cardigan for DD to wear this fall, My Peacock Feathers Shawl that has been a WIP since last November(I pick it up and do a row here and there), Cascading Leaves socks for my mothers Christmas Gift, Hedera socks from knitty for me, and a dishcloth that I started weeks ago, sat it down and just haven't felt like finishing it. I'm pretty sure that's it right now. So, that's 9 projects going right now. shhhhh....Don't tell Dh. He and I agreed that I need to keep the WIP's to no more than 5 at a time. Oops.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

this migrane is kicking my ass...

I think the title says it all. It started as a mild headache Monday night, and was a full blown migrane by Tuesday at noon. It's Thursday afternoon now, and it's still kicking my ass. Even the sound of Dh and the kids simply walking on the carpet drives me batty. I want to magicly make all the kids voices deeper, the high pitched kids voices aren't helping me feel any better. Needless to say, not much in the way of knitting or crocheting is getting done. Excedrin is my new best friend this week.

Friday, August 11, 2006


LMAO! Yes, I have too much time on my hands today. This is 4 i-cord 'snakes' on one of my son's toy airplanes.

Monday, August 07, 2006


Here's a few pics of the projects I'm working on.

I haven't worked on this sock very much in the past few weeks, I've only done a few rows in that time. This is Knitty's Hedera pattern, with some Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino Potluck yarn.

My Peacock Feathers Shawl. I am one row away from being able to start the final chart for the pattern, the edging chart. It feels great to be this close to finishing. I wish I could give an accurate time frame for how long it took for me to knit this up so far, but this is a project that I've been in the habit of working on feverishly for a week and then setting it down for 1-2 months collecting dust...lol I started this thing in November 2005. I can't wait to see it finished and blocked.


This is a dishcloth pattern from the dishcloth boutique. It's the double diamond circular cloth. I don't think I've done any work on it since the last time I posted a pic of it. I'm hoping that by posting it on here again it'll help prevent it from becoming an UFO. I am using Lily Sugar & Cream yarn in a Lavender color.

Cascading Leaves socks. These are for my mothers Christmas present this year. These became a UFO for a little while, but I pulled them out this morning and did a pattern repeat.

This is the beginings of the Pea Pod Baby Set from Interweave Knits. You can find the pattern free on the Interweave website. I'm 99.9% sure that I am just going to do the sweater and not the hat. I'm not that crazy about the hat for the set. But I LOVE the sweater. I am using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece yarn in the color Victorian Pink.

Friday, August 04, 2006


It's been hectic around here, I just realized that it's Friday and it's been more than a week since I've updated my blog. I'm sorry.

Not much knitting has been done. It's been hot as hell around here and we've had problems with our gas company. Lucky for us, only some things around here are gas powered. Like our water heater. We haven't had hot running water around here since Monday. Someone from the gas company is supposed to be here today to fix the problem. I also got ds#2 registered for Kindergarten, finally. This school year I'll have one in first grade and one in K. I think it'll be weird having only me and my dd home in the middle of the day.

The small amount of knitting that I have managed to do, is to start a pea pod baby set (pattern free from interweave knits that link should take you to the page the pdf is on) for DD. I'm using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in the Victorian Pink color. So far, so good. I'm liking it. Soon, I need to work some more on the cascading leaves socks for my mom's christmas gift, and start some more gifts as well. I think the largest gift I'm planning is to do the Water Lilly top from Spring 2006 Interweave Knits for my best friend. I'm doing an experiment on the yarn though. I'm going to use the Get Away yarn from Knitpicks. It's a thick-and-thin yarn, but it works up to guage perfectly for the water lilly top.

I'll update probably early next week with some pics of my WIP's.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Tired Todler Modeling

Photobucket - Video and Image Hostingand yet again, there's something wrong with Bloggers picture service. this sucks. Again I'm sorry if my pictures look a little wonky, as I had to put in the image HTML and resize the pic.

anyways, I decided to see how the Summer Swing top (which I finished this morning) and the knitted toddler tank top would look on, so I decided to have DD model them. The pics were taken right at nap time, and Hannah was very cranky and tired. In fact, the pic of Hannah in the tank top was taken when she decided to go to bed. She was walking down the hallway towards her room (which was behind me to the left) when I snapped it.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

FO- Toddler Tank top

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingI've done the measurements, and the summer swing top is too small for Laney :( Just barely too small, but oh well. I have this Toddler tank top as a backup gift. I didn't really follow any pattern. I saw a few that I didn't really like, so I just kinda made this one up as I went along. I'm not entirely happy with it, bit it's okay. If the picture looks kinda screwey- I'm sorry. something is wrong with the blogger picture upload so I had to add the HTML.

Monday, July 24, 2006

What I've been working on

Eventhough I haven't really been in much of a knitting mood lately, I've been forcing myself to knit anyways because I do miss it. Here's a few pics of the projects I've been working on.

This is the Summer Swing Top I've been working on for my niece, Laney. However, I'm not sure if I made it big enough. Laney is a petite toddler, so it should fit....but there's this small fear in the back of my mind that it'll be too small. I'll see Laney this coming Sunday and I'll sneak some measurements of her. But just in case this Summer Swing Top IS too small, I started a little knitted tank top for her. It's the last picture below.

This sock is beautiful. It's the Hedera pattern from Knitty, and I'm using Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Potluck yarn.
This is what I have so far of a Double Diamond washcloth from the dishcloth boutique. I'm using Sugar & Cream cotton and size 7 needles.

And, here is the tank top I mentioned above. I'm making up the pattern as I go. I did the bottom band in a solid sage green color of sugar & cream cotton, and the body in Bernat Cotton Totts in the Jelly Belly colorway. The tank isn't finished yet, I did the body on circs, and I have the front chest part done, and I'm working on the back part then I'll do the straps and I'll be done.

Monday, July 17, 2006

What year do you belong in?

You Belong in 1969

If you scored...

1950 - 1959: You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

1960 - 1969: You are a free spirit with a huge heart. Love, peace, and happiness rule - oh, and drugs too.

1970 - 1979: Bold and brash, you take life by the horns. Whether you're partying or protesting, you give it your all!

1980 - 1989: Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.

1990 - 1999: With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!

Friday, July 14, 2006

well, we're getting more settled into our new house, and I've been knitting a little bit more than I was at this point last week. I've started a new pair of socks for me (knitty's hedra pattern) and I've been finishing up my niece Laney's birthday present. I'm still spending the bulk of my days figuring out where I want things and unpacking. I've really got nothing very interesting knit-wise to write about.

Friday, July 07, 2006

We're MOVED!!!

The cable guy came out today, so FINALLY, I have internet access again. We are completely in our new house, but we still have a lot of unpacking to do. I almost hate to admit this, but I have REALLY missed the internet this past week. Mainly because of my message boards and email, but also for us, no internet = no phone. I've been very thankful for DH's cell phone this past week (and he was kind enough to leave it home with me and the kids while he went off to work, even though his cell phone is his work phone) I have some more good news too. I have a job now, well, I officially start on the 11th, but still, I have a job. I'm going to be working at Babies R Us!

In knitting news, well, there hasn't been much knitting going on lately. I did manage one butterfly washcloth this past week though. That's it, all I've worked on. I can, however, finally share some pictures of the baby sweater I knitted for my new nephew, Aiden. I posted a front view pic and a pic that shows the cables on the sleeves. The model is one of DD's favorite stuffed animals :)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

FO- Socks for Hannah

I finally finished the socks I've been knitting for Hannah. DD's feet grew A LOT since I took the original measurements, and now the socks intended to fit DD this Fall, fit her now perfectly. I used the Peaks and Valleys Pattern (I used the infant version of the pattern, but size US3 needles instead of US1 to allow for a toddler size) from the book, Knit Socks!, and I used some Knitpicks Simple Stripes yarn in the Vineyard colorway (no longer available). In neither of the pictures can you see the lacey pattern on the leg and top of the foot, but it's beautiful IRL.

In other news, We are moving this weekend, so I might not be able to update my blog for a little while. I don't expect anything to pop up, but you never know what's going to get messed up during a move.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Yeah.....When pigs fly!

Earlier this morning, I saw on Sybermoms, a link to THIS pattern (thank you Box of Rain!!). I thought "this is fucking CUTE!" So I looked in my stash bin and found some pink yarn and some white yarn, then I sat down and crocheted my little piggy. It worked up a lot quicker than I thought it would. I started at 8:30am, and he was finished at 11am, and that was with me getting a few juice refills and snacks for the kids too. Mr. Piggy still needs eyes, I'm thinking of sewing some little buttons on for them. Maybe one blue and one green or something? I don't know yet.