Wednesday, December 6, 2006


Well, here is my very humble attempt at an illusion dishcloth. This cloth is from the monthly dischloth group December knit-a-long. I am finished, but I still can't quite figure out why my top border is on the back and the rocking horse is facing the wrong way!! Oh well...hopefully attempt to currently on the needles will be better. Even though it didn't turn out quite right it was still a blast! I can't wait till the 16th for the mid month kal!!!!!

Well my 13 yr old Emily did this along with me...and hers turned out right. Not to mention the horse is facing the correct direction! Check it out. This is her second official project. The first is a blue and pink ballband dishcloth from the mason dixon book! Love it!

Both of my young ladies are on the road to becoming accomplished knitters! What prestige! Hankerchief..pish posh and all that jazz! :*) ( the colors on all three of these pics are not real great but...the top cloth is sage green, middle cloth lavender, and the last is blue and pink.)

Baby Kimono Fininshed!

Well when I started this adorable baby kimono from the awesome Mason Dixon Knitting book I didn't think I could pull it off. Project #4 is a success! When it was time to bind off and continue knitting only on one sleeve I was convinced that it would turn out like the first pair of shorts I tried to sew. When I was done with shorts they had two cylinders in which to place legs but then you were in trouble because there was nothing else (not even a waistband!) But instead of being a waste of time as the shorts were, the baby kimono is finished. This was also my first attempt at the mattress stitch & seaming. Can't say that was fun, but I could not possibly leave unfinished when I was so close!!!

Oh I just had to add a pic of my ten year old daughters first handknit. The scarf is so cute on her too! After many attempts at knitting she is a success! I am so proud.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Well I am finally done. It has been about six months since I began this log cabin baby blankie. Of course I had several long breaks but it is finished. I had heard that the most unexciting part would be the weaving in of all those many ends, but do you know I was just bursting with excitement as each end was neatly tucked away. So here it is... Baby Alex will be warm this winter after all!!!
Well I am also kinda proud to actually have a picture of this one. This is the third handknit I have made. The first a scarf for Mom and the second a ballband dishcloth Mom confiscated. Neither of which did I get a pick for my knitting diary. So this will be the first of many handknits. I love love love knitting. Thank you Mother for giving me the gift of knitting last Christmas. There are my fish, my dog, bowling & my knitting. I think my hobbies are well rounded don't you?

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Log Cabin

Well, I have been working on this log cabin baby blankie for about as long as I can stand it. I wonder how difficult it is going to be to work a border on the edges? This is the biggest project I have attempted to date. My first official project was a basic scarf, next was a ballband much fun!! Then I was determined to knit blankie for nephew born in August....I did plan to have it done in time for birth. NOT. It is now almost December and I may be almost done! It has been a learning experience. Fun yet tiring at times. Very easy though. No counting stitches 'n such, but as the strips get longer they obviously take a wee bit longer! It has been well worth the work though. Also, if I didn't have my tension down before it is in the bag now. I will post pics later this week, maybe sooner but I doubt it.

Bye for now