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Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

Baby Shrug

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Debbie Bliss’s Baby Shrug, in her Baby Cashmerino. With hat. The hat is from Little Red Window. I knitted the bow “knot” and attached it with crochet instead of wrapping it and sewing. I love this set!

Further Road Trip Knitting

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Yes, I’m packing for Paris, and putting a reasonable amount of thought into it. But the question of what knitting project to take is more difficult. I’ve started two lovely projects in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, which is quite a wonderful yarn. It’s made in separate pieces, so all the pieces are small. I’m doing […]

Lambspun Organic Cotton Baby Blanket

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

I completed the baby blanket made from Organic Cotton from the lovely Lambspun yarn shop in Ft. Collins. It’s half Copper Mallow Flowers and half Forget Me Not. Very soft and highly textured. The pattern is also from Lambspun. It’s quite simple and easy. The yarn is so highly textured that it demands a simple […]

Entrelac Chalk Bag

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

#2 son has a girlfriend. This is the first girl he has acknowledged as a girlfriend, the first one he has told us about. He has asked me to make her a chalk bag for her birthday and I am enjoying the project. Frankly, I’d have chosen girlier colors. Her favorite color, though, is forest […]

Fragrant Rain

Friday, April 21st, 2017

#1 son brought his family over for dinner last night. We played Apples to Apples after the meal, and I chose “rain” for the adjective “fragrant.” Entirely coincidentally, it is raining today. The sound of the rain last night lulled me to sleep and it woke me up again early this morning. This is the […]

Gull Stitch Layette

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Here’s a traditional knitted layette set. It’s the Elizabeth Zimmerman baby sweater and the Lullabye cap and bootees. There should also be a blanket to match. That’ll just be gull stitch with garter stitch borders.

Road Trip Knitting

Monday, April 10th, 2017

I made great progress on another baby sweater during the road trip. I’m not wild about this sweater, frankly. The color, the yarn… the length of the sleeves… This was a Craftsy kit, including the yarn and pattern. It’s an ordinary raglan. After I took this picture, I started a row of elephants. I’m not […]

Not a Sewing Weekend

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

I finished the gull stitch cap to go with the gull stitch jacket.This was obviously not a sewing project, but I was very tired on Sunday night for some reason. I did the main seams for a French terry gown in mint green, and completed the blue minky cap and gown. But I didn’t get […]

Gull Stitch

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Gull stitch, shown above against the garter stitch, is a simple pattern stitch. It’s seven inches wide and four inches tall, so it can be memorized very quickly and used in many settings. Wrong side rows are always purled and the right side rows include yarn overs and decreases. This makes Gull stitch officially a […]

Layette FO #1: Slip Stitch Cardigan

Friday, February 17th, 2017

This is Carole Berenys’s Seamless Yoked Sweater. I made the less-decorated boy’s version. The patterns is somewhat casual — no mention of length or of measurements at all, and this is the “newborn to 6-mo” size, which is a large range. There’s a larger size included in the pattern, but I’ll be making a smaller […]

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