Monday, January 21, 2008

 On a raint MLK Day

Another Mossy Jacket:

Mossy Jacket and Hat
Pattern: Mossy Jacket by Fawn Pea
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash n colorway #884 and Fibranatura Sensational in colorway "Still Water"



 Surprise Surprise

I didn't get around to contacting Alison about switching me around on the sidebar, but I'm about a month and a half away from delivering a baby boy. I've been wanting to make Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket for a while, and I figured the arrival of my little dude would be a perfect excuse.

There's more info on my own blog, but here are the basic specs:

Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman (I ordered the pamphlet from School House Press
Yarn: Colinette Cadenza in Slate and Rowan Tapestry (for the button band)
Needle: US #6
Mods: I made the button band and bottom edge about three or four rows shorter than the pattern called for and also only put in three buttons.

So, that's about it. This sweater really is as exciting as the name would claim. And, for those of you who are on your first baby, the wide t-shaped arms are really great for a newborn. I highly recommend this pattern -- while the way it's written out is a little cryptic, there are loads of places online to get a little bit of help if you need more detailed instructions. That's what Ravelry (and if you're not on it, Google), is there for, right?


 Sunday, January 20, 2008

 Footsie Washcloth

Hi to all KBBBs. It has been some time since I posted here, partly from the business of new-'ish' Mama'ing of twins, partly because of Ravelry, but I though I would share a great pattern I found that makes a wonderful gift and a quick knit. It is the Footsie Washcloth by Rhonda and can be found here. It uses less than a skein of Sugar n Cream and gives great satisfaction. I just finished three for a friend with a little guy on the way, and I am doing a set for my sister. If you explore the links on the pattern page you will find endless variations including the alphabet. Hope others find this just as fun. Smiles to all.

 Thursday, January 17, 2008

 another upside down flower hat

after far too long not doing any baby knitting (funny how baby's arrival takes away all knitting time, eh?), i broke out the needles and some Cotton-Ease to make an upside down flower hat (from Itty Bitty Hats) for a friend's princess scheduled to arrive around Valentine's Day.

I'm not an huge fan of Cotton Ease (or cotton in general, for that matter) -- I found it really sticky, especially using wood dpn's for the top/stem/flower.

 Monday, January 14, 2008

 First Completed Project of 2008: Elefante.

Here is a wonderful and simple pattern to make using leftover yarn! For more information and photos of my little Elefante, click here!
Happy Knitting!!!

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 Wednesday, January 09, 2008


When cleaning out my stash I stumbled upon this sweater ("Lucky" from Pipsqueaks, yarn: Plymouth Encore (#514), started and abandoned three years ago. It's not languishing any more, though!


"Luckily", I now have someone in the house who can wear it!

Lucky girl