Thursday, August 30, 2007

Cue the trumpets!

It's been far too long since my last update.

I have a new FO: my Cavern the cardigan sweater. I love it! I made it out of Horstia Maulbeerseide Schurwolle (try saying that ten times quickly). I followed the pattern almost exactly, but added my diamonds with intarsia. The pattern can be found on


Friday, July 6, 2007

Yet another pair of booties...

I've been meaning to try the baby booties found on Heather Bailey's site: and I finally completed a pair for my cousin's new baby who will be making her debut in October. They took me approximately ten minutes to complete and I was able to use materials that I already had!

I wish I had discovered these while my boys were still babies.

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Great Baby Bootie Caper

I was wasting time one evening browsing different sites when I came across this:

After posting about it on and getting many suggestions on how these were knit, I came up with the above.

I ended up knitting it like a sock from the leg to the toes. I used short rows for the heel and decided not to do the yo eyelets. Instead, I incorporated some intarsia stitches to create the toe triangle. I would now vote against intarsia and for duplicate stitch instead! What a mess.

I am still not completely satisfied with the result. The major complaint I have is that it does not seem like it would stay on a baby's foot. We'll see.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

She quilts, too!

So this is my fist official attempt at quilting. I decided to make a traditional scrap square pattern with non-traditional circles tossed randomly throughout. Guess what I found out? Even when appliqued, circles are a pain in the butt.

It's still in the quilting stage, but you can see how the pieces fit together and such. We'll see.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Hot off the needles!

Hooray. I finished my first pair of socks. I am pleased with the result, but I didn't need nearly the amount of yarn I purchased. I'll have to search for the receipt. Hmph.

I decided to take a picture of me wearing the spring weight sweater out of Blue Sky Cotton. The neck is still a mess, but I'll work on that tonight.

Friday, April 27, 2007

My first real sock!

I started this, frogged about 1/4 of one sock, and started again. I'm learning the hard way about how important gauge is for socks.

I absolutely love the colors and patterns in this Crystal Palace Bamboo Wool yarn. I'd get enough for a second pair, but the boys need to eat.. tee hee.

I'll post another picture when I'm finished.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007