21 June 2008

Ice cream and rainbows......

This one knit up very quick. I love this pattern. Helena (summer issue of knitty). I'm still knitting from my stash too.

I used Sirdar Snuggly again (seem to have alot of that in my wool room). 3--50g balls. This colourway is Strawberry Cream, and the whole time I was knitting it, all I could think about was Cherry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. The buttons are from my stash too.

The only modifications I made, was lengthening the sleeves and putting on buttons instead of ties. Excellent pattern and very well written. There are so many possibilities with this pattern.

We're getting more thunderstorms again today, so I thought I would post a couple of pictures of the rainbow we caught up to on Tuesday.

16 June 2008

Full circle...

It's been a great week off work, and I still have one more.
We went fishing... as you can see Mr. D is always happy when he's in his boat.
We had a perfect dog. She loves watching the water splash by...and she got a swim when we went back to shore.
This baby had to go back until bass season opens at the end of the month. Too bad!!!!This little beauty was keeping a close eye on us.
And I did get a little knitting done....this is the baby blanket I've been working on, and I'll tell you about that one another day!

I finished this one yesterday morning, and it feels like I've come full circle. I made this hooded jacket for my daughter when she was born, it was my very first knitting project. And now that I've made several over the past 30 years, I was thinking it was time to re-vamp the pattern. I like the top down method so much that I took lots of notes and I'm going to try doing it backwards with alot less sewing.Pattern: Jacket with Hood--Patons Beehive for Baby #150

Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly DK 3--50g, 1-50g ball for contrast.

Needles: 3.75mm

Modifications: I took the idea from the Tulip sweater and did a seed stitch border and an I-cord bind off, and crocheted ties.

Now I'm off to start something new.

7 June 2008

I've been busy......

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Well, I ended up having two extra days off work this week, but no I didn't get a lot of knitting done. Miss P came to stay with gramma because her new baby sister decided to show up Thursday.
We painted grampa's rocks, we hunted for bugs,and generally turned gramma's quiet time topsy turvy.

But look what we got...... Baby Rowan Gail, 5lbs. 3oz. Mommy and baby doing fine.
I did manage to finish Rowan's new cardigan. I found this pattern while reading some other blogs, but I can't remember which one. I thought, what a great idea to use up a ball of sock yarn. I have a few balls of Opal cotton sock yarn, but decided that cotton socks were not my favorites so what better way to use it up.
Yarn: Opal Cotton Sock Yarn 100g
Needles: 3.25 mm

This was a very nice pattern, knit in one piece to the armholes, 3-needle bind off at the shoulders, pick up sleeve stitches around the armholes and knit down to the cuff, pick up and knit the collar. I can see myself doing this one again and maybe switching up the pattern.
Miss P and momma picked out the buttons from the button stash, and this project was done.
Now I've started a new blanket for the wee one, and I'm making her a new little hat. (wasn't impressed with the one the hospital ladies gave her, but that's just the knitting snob in me coming out!)