29 July 2009

Shiny stuff....

That kid of mine is always surprising me.....looks what she's done now.You'll find some others too, in the etsy shop.

27 July 2009


I've learned in the last little while how hard it is to photograph reds and purples.
We've updated WanderingCatYarns with a few new colours, and I thought seeing as we're dying yarn, I should really stop admiring all the pretty colours and knit something with it.
All my projects on the needles right now, require concentration, and I have nothing to knit on our road trips.
So I started a small baby sweater from an old Patons book with one of my favorite colours, Strawberry Shortcake. The pictures do not do the colour justice. This one is in fingering weight, and it's knitting up quite nicely. I think I'm going to have to start some socks soon too.
Valerie, you might want to hide the Witching Hour, I've got my eye on it.

17 July 2009

She made me do it....

That lovely daughter of mine did it to me again. She loves to push me. I've been stalling (for no good reason) about getting my pattern up on ravelry. So with a little help from my "friend" it's finally done.
This one's for you Rowan.....
Shawl Collared Baby Sweater
You can purchase on Ravelry for $4, if you're not on Ravelry you can email me at
davrhon(at)gmail(dot)com, and I'll send a paypal invoice and you'll receive the PDF within 48 hours.
I'll have it up in the sidebar soon.

11 July 2009

Pretty in Pink....

Well Rowan, Gramma finally finished your sweater......I loved every minute of it. I hope you haven't grown too much and it will fit.
Pattern: Design A Cardi from Sirdar Book 353 Little Kisses
Yarn: Snuggly Kisses DK (754 Bon Bon) 3 -- 50g balls
Needles: 3.25mm, 4mm
All purchased at The Needle Emporium.
The only modifications I made was to put in 3 buttons instead of 2.
The pattern called for 2 balls for this size (1-2 yrs) but I ended up needing 3 to finish the neck and button bands.
Now, I'm back to working on the cardi for the store, oh, and I started something for me.
I couldn't help myself, I was cruising around Ravelry (dangerous place) and saw the Aestlight Shawl. When I saw it I knew I already had the perfect yarn, which I purchased at the K-W knitters fair a few years ago and never finished that project, so obviously it was meant to be.(that's what I keep telling myself)Lots of mindless garter stitch. So far perfect carry-a-long project.
Also Wandering Cat and I jumped back into the dye pot and did up some sock yarn for the etsy site, it was alot of fun.
It's drying now and hopefully will be on the site Monday or Tuesday.Don't forget about her contest, ending soon.

Stay tuned.

6 July 2009


Looks like WanderingCatYarns (etsy link--on my sidebar) is up and running! So to launch this off we're having a contest. So pop on over to WanderingCat's blog, leave a comment, link back to the contest on your blog and you're entered. Draw will be open till midnight Monday, July 13.

3 July 2009

Moving right along...

I finished my socks just in the nick of time for the Cookie KAL this month. Oh the pressure!
I don't usually do stuff like that but the lure of winning sock yarn was just too much. (not that I need anymore)
Alas, I did not win, but I have another pair of socks.
Pattern: Sunshine by Cookie A.
Yarn: Lorna's Laces 2--50g balls of Sunshine (how appropriate)
Needles: 2.5mm dpns
I did do mods though. I cast on 72 sts and did K2P2 rib which flowed right into the pattern perfectly. I kept the pattern at 72 sts through the whole sock. Cookie's pattern has you cast on 60st, with a K2 P2 K1 P1 rib then increase to 80sts for the cable pattern.
Way too big for me. So keeping to the 72st worked fine, and decreasing at the toe to 32 across the final cable was perfect.
All in all a lovely pattern.
Now I back to Julie's cardigan (see previous post), I'm almost to the armholes, but it's just boring stockinette st. Nothing to see here folks.