Friday, January 14, 2011

Just a Little Knit

I've been in a January funk. Too much snow and not enough sunshine. Life is in a huge upheaval and I would like to sleep until the end of the month. With that attitude I've not been knitting much. I spent the last week knitting two burp cloths and a pair of booties for a friend from my Mothers of Preschoolers group. The burp cloths were knit with Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn. The color is Pretty Pastels. The pattern is a dishcloth pattern that I repeated twice to get the length. It's kinda hard to see but there is a heart shape that repeats twice.
The booties were a simple booties pattern that I've made a dozen times. The yarn is Bernat Softee...I think. I have the hardest time keeping ball bands. They always disappear. I need a knitter's notebook to write this stuff down in!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


These Christmas Tree ornaments were easy to make and cute. Of course, you can personalize them with your choice of sequins. This particular one I made for my dad. I also made 6 or 7 more for gifts. Those were given to teachers and friends.

For some reason the website that I got the pattern at no longer has the pattern available.

I made Lion Brand Yarn's Easy Triangle Shawl. It is supposed to be made with two skeins of Homespun. I happen to like the feel and colors of Homespun but I made this shawl with Wool-ease thick and quick, color charcoal. Plus I wanted it to be longer then the pattern so I ended up going through the pattern rows three more times...I think. It seemed to take forever so I call this my endless shawl. My sis-in-law liked this shawl so much that we gave it to her as a Christmas gift.
I had fun doing the crochet cast off that this pattern calls for. I am thinking about learning to crochet. Right now all I can do is crochet a chain.

For the same sis-in-law I made a Little Black Clutch. Quick and fun pattern and I think it makes such a cool gift! This one has two decorative buttons. I also sewed a snap closure on the inside (I did this on the one I made with the bee pin.) One of these days I will get around to making the longer one for me in gray :-)

For a friend of mine I made this cowl. I liked the pattern because it was pretty easy and it was my first cowl. I found the pattern on Ravelry. The yarn is Patons Decor and I still cannot remember the color.
I'm knitting a couple of other things right now but it is slow going. I'm tired. The kids and I got sick again right before Christmas. I'm still fighting this cough and I don't have the energy for much. Still missing my mom like crazy and not having her around to ask questions of almost puts a damper on knitting. I'm trying to be chipper though. Through the Random Acts of Kindness group on Ravelry I made a new friend that brought to my attention a group for knitters that have lost their mothers. It has been nice to go on there and chat about my mom. I love that there are people out there that feel exactly as I feel. I miss having little knit gifts from my mom. I just miss my mom.
Okay, okay, okay. Time to stop being maudlin.
Happy New Year!