Thursday, January 22, 2015
I have had a smile on my face all week because we found out our oldest son and his beautiful wife are having a baby girl in July! So everything "girl" is really calling out to me!
To be fair, I have also been knitting several boy projects because we are also being blessed with a new grandson the end of March! Two babies for us!
I had better get busy! Happy Knitting! Alison
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
When I went to Phoenix last weekend I took it along and it knit up so fast! I love that its small and full of color! The perfect little scarf!
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Each month we receive from Dream In Color the " Dream Club Yarn of the Month" with a pattern for that specific yarn. It always amazes me what they come up with, I am never disappointed for sure! This was the selection for December and I love it!
The pattern has a 12 stitch repeat and sorry. but the colors really don't show well with my camera. My suggestion here is when you have a pattern that has a repeat across each row, make sure to use stitch markers. I placed a marker every 12 stitches so when I had a mistake, I only had to go back those 12 stitches to find my problem. It makes things so much easier!
I hope you are finding something to knit that has been calling to you! Stay warm, and Happy Knitting! Alison
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
I don't think I ever really appreciated it until years later when I realized what it must have taken my Mom to accomplish this! She was a single parent with 4 kids and usually 2 jobs besides all the sewing and knitting she did for others. She was amazing!
This year I was kind of dragging my feet about knitting "Wallaby" sweaters for my grandkids. When I asked my daughter if they would even want them, she told me they love them and she really hoped they would get them! Enough said...the yarn was picked and I have been knitting away!
I finished them both tonight and now they are ready for a good blocking! I have to say, I feel close to my Mom when I can re-create what she did for me, my siblings and all our children!
I hope you are enjoying some Holiday Knitting too! Alison
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
This year however I had a great idea! At his work he is outside a good amount of time so I found a pattern for fingerless mitts that would fit him (he has big hands). The pattern is on www.ravelry.com and is called Men's Fingerless Mitts by Kathy North. It is a free download and I loved knitting her pattern!
Now that they are all done I just need to wrap them up for Christmas morning! I love knitting for those I love! Alison
Thursday, November 20, 2014
When we need shop models for the shop Suzette and I usually "divide and conquer" and that's what happened here, I did the baby sweater and she came up with this great idea of baby wash cloths! They actually ended up arriving at the shop on the same day which is amazing!
I love knitting for babies, its so much less knitting than an adult sweater!
I'm now back to re-thinking those Christmas gifts! I hope your list isn't too long and you have lots of time to knit! Alison
Saturday, October 25, 2014
I handed the pattern to Judy at the shop and she was excited to give it a try. It was intended to have a glass ornament inside it, but who want to worry about it getting broken? So we stuffed it!
I found this sweet little hanger at Hobby Lobby, tied a bow. . and voila! A hanging Sheep Ornament! It makes me smile!
Do you have a knitter or two you need a gift for? The pattern is free and it works up very fast!
Happy Sheep Knitting! Alison