Here's a new yarn for you: plastic bags!
It has been a busy week! Soren's Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) is finished. Here's the front.
I'm using the instructions in Elizabeth Zimmermann's…
We were supposed to have Vintage Stitchers at my house last Thursday, but DH is still down with a bad cold, one we would rather not share with our friends. Barbara stepped in (she was my backup in case of snow) and hosted us at her house. Ellen is back in town and brought her Hibiscus quilt top to give to Julie for quilting.…Continue
I was too sick to enjoy my birthday, but I'm enjoying it now. This was my big present from DH, for a big birthday (hint: it has a "0" in it).
Happy Hanukkah, everyone! Zachary and Daphne got to celebrate with "Bubbye" and "Zayde" by way of Skype. What would we do without Skype?
When they come here, we will celebrate Christmas. Lucky kids, get to have Hanukkah and Christmas both!
Speaking of Christmas, I have…Continue
Common Threads met on Thursday at Jean's. She has made progress on her blanket made of leftover sock yarn:
While we were there, a couple of moose paid a visit.…Continue
We had a rare treat at Vintage Stitchers this week:
Carol picked up this great cross-stitch sampler in a silent auction. It's worked on evenweave. What a lot of work must have gone into it! Here's a closeup:…Continue
It has been a busy week. So busy, in fact, that I forgot to put my knitting up and left it in a chair. DH put it on the floor.
Sunny decided she could improve on my version of the Dogwood Blossoms…Continue
New baby Soren's arrival put a crimp in my Tour de Fleece spinning. Here's where I was at the beginning of the TdF:
Here's where I was with my spinning when Soren was born:…Continue
You might as well skip this blog post if you don't like baby pictures!
BS finally arrived, and we learned that his name is Soren Hendrick Stuart. They wanted something Scandinavian to balance off the Scottish surname, I guess. Soren is the Swedish version of Thor, God of Thunder. This baby is…Continue
I can't believe this baby is nearly a week overdue! Well, surely something will happen this week.
I'm not sitting idle, though. I'm working on this little cardigan for BS while we're waiting for him to decide to appear. It's the Jasper Diamond Hoodie from Vintage Baby Knits by Kristen Rengren.…Continue
I improvised this owl hat from the…Continue
We arrived in Beaverton, OR, yesterday. Lots of knitting time in the car!
The BSJ is turning out well. I haven't decided on the buttons yet. Will have to look around for some nice ones.
The hat I made last week was so…Continue
The larger Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) for BS is done except for the hood (You will have to scroll down if you use the link).
Shoulder seams still need to be sewn, and there are no buttons yet, but that shouldn't…Continue
Progress on the Fiji sock!
I just returned from a weekend trip to Grand Junction, Colorado, to help register voters. It was about five hours each way, so there was lots of knitting time in the car. (It's amazing how much you can get done cooped up in the car.) The yarn is Knit Picks Glimmer in Fiji. The…
Today is Daphne's birthday! It's hard to believe it has already been two years!
Here's one of her new toys. It's a castle slide, just right for a little princess with an imagination and lots of energy. Baxter, the dog, enjoys watching her play on it, especially because it means she plays outdoors longer. Her little brother is…Continue
I made good progress on the Dogwood Blossoms sweater, about 1" of the pattern. I put it on two circs, so you can see…Continue
I finally got the buttons on the BSJ for Baby Stuart, the one due in June:
This BSJ is identical to the one I made for Zachary except for the color way, which is probably why it took so long. Also, I wasn't under as much pressure to finish it. There has also been some progress on the diaper bag for the same baby: