Friday, December 28, 2007

Last of the Gift Dishcloths

This set is for Veronique, my "Pretty-in-Pink" friend. When I saw the gloves, I thought of her immediately!

Rub a Dub Dub. . . More cloths and soaps given as Christmas gifts

Regular old Peaches n Creme cotton dishcloth yarn paired with novelty soaps. Oh, it's such a clean Christmas this year! Following three cloths are crocheted. Man, I can crochet a cloth in less than 1/2 the time it takes to knit one.

Peppermint Set for Niece A (4 yrs. old)

Yellow Star & Ducky Set for Niece R (10 months)

Blue Cloth and Ducky Set for Nephew E (2 years old)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

More Christmas present dishcloths

These are crocheted with regular kitchen cotton. Very easy, very fast. Present for Elizabeth.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cozy Socks

Pattern: Cozy Socks for Kids
Designer: Sue Dial
Source: 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders (ed. J. Durant)
Yarn: Stash yarn
Recipient: Niece S, age 4

Mods: Used stash yarn instead of the Harvest Moon Angoras Handspun Bulky Singles as designed. Also, instead of the pattern cuff, which alternates 4 rounds of purl with 4 rounds of knit four times, I did 10 rows of garter stitch. Then, when done, I decided they needed a little bit of festiveness about them, so I added the fluffy yarn cuff by single crocheting about 9 rows, and then folding over and tacking down. Voila, little Santa's helper socks!

Christmas is coming. . .

Gifts for Nieces A (8 years) and S (4 years): A knitted wash cloth and cute soap for each!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Log Cabin

The Log Cabin lap blanket (pattern from wh-oelse -- the Mason Dixon chicks!) for my cousin Cindy is growing, but very slowly now as the stripes get bigger. The yarn is nice -- Mission Falls cotton -- very squishy and comfy.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Garden Shoes for Baby

Both booties really are the same size, I promise!

Pattern: Garden Shoes designed by Stella Smith in Simply Knitting Magazine, Oct. 2006, Issue 7.
Yarn: Louisa Harding Kimono Angora (1 ball) in the brown/cream/orange/gray pathway.
For: Niece R. (given at baby shower)
Made Dec. 2006

The blue pair here are made from Berroco suede yarn.
These booties are both the same size, too -- I should be more
careful how I take my pictures! These were made for a friend of my daughter who had a baby last year.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

MsBlondie does Amigurumi

My first attempt at amigurumi. It was fun, but I used too fat of yarn (Lion Brand worsted), so it's kind of hole-y, and also turned out too big. I later read that the cheapest and finer gauge yarn works much better!

I'll definitely try some more of these toys.
Pattern is from the "Mini-doggie pattern" by Haakpoes, and mine isn't nearly as cute. Link to free pattern is:

Patons V-Neck Vest on Models

Here is my cute mum in the vest, which fit her much better than me. It might be a little itchy, but she said with the turtleneck underneath it was okay.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

Patons Next Steps Vest

Pattern: Patons Next Steps

Mods: Added a fake cable up the front

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool

Recipient: Moi

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Two-Tone Shrug is Finished

A very serious model in the two-tone shrug from Glampyre's Fitted Knits.
It was actually finished back in June, but I'm such a procrastinator, and didn't get it posted until now.
Yarn: Berrocco's Love It!
Size: Small, and it is really too small. It will be given to a smaller recipient for Christmas!
Comments: It was fairly easy, just didn't enoy the ribbing too much since I throw my yarn with my right hand and it goes much slower. I'm making another one, bigger (went up a pattern size and up a needle size) in the same colors.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Blue Suede Shoes

Yarn: Berrocco suede

Pattern: I'll get back to you on this. . .

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Panta Headwrap

Project: Panta pattern from

Yarn: SWTC Karoke

Two Tone Shrug in Progress

I joined the "Fitted Knits Along" sponsored by Robin!

Pattern: Two Tone Shrug from Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel

Yarn: Berrocco Love It!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Baby Vest

Pattern: My own, with help from Sweater Wizard, knitted as one piece, 3 needle shoulder bind-off, garter-stitch neck and arm bands.

Size: Baby (!)

Yarn: Blue Skies Organic Cotton in Nut and Pebble (It's really soft, but invisible fluffies kept getting in my eyes and nose as I was knitting with it!) I didn't block it, and don't know how it will wash, but since it's almost summer, I thought cotton was the best choice for yarn.

Recipient: My friend's grandson

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sir Charles in His Jumper

Pattern from Posh Pooches

Barefoot Knits Items

Pattern: Barefoot Knits

Mods: Tank Dress: Put a contrasting color of seedstitch between the top and bottom, and put a seed stitch border at the bottom of skirt to keep it from rolling. Top and Skirt: None.

Yarn: Cotton Fleece

Recipient: My nieces

Trashed Knit

Pattern: Something from the Yarn Girls Guide for Kids

Yarn: Encore worsted -- a good yarn for kids since it's washable, and a perfect pink girlie color, but the yarn had knots and weak spots, soI had to keep cutting it. Urgh. I persevered, and finished the sweater for my niece. . . but then I decided the sleeves were too short, and I tried to snip a yarn to undo the seaming. . . and CUT the knit fabric of the body! Aarrggghh! So there you go. A lovely trashed knit. It was just too frustrating.

Maddy's Scarf

My daughter's friend wanted a chunky, off-white scarf. So here it is!
Pattern: One big cable down the middle, seed stitch border, garter edgestitches, nothing very original. . .
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease chunky

Friday, April 27, 2007

Das Sweater

Pattern: Elizabeth Zimmerman's Tomten Jacket

Yarn: Encore worsted

Recipient: a colleague's son

Sound of Music Sweater

Pattern: Poinsettia Jacket, courtesy of Designs for America from Solutia

Yarn: Encore Worsted

Size: 2

Beanie Hat Christmas Tree

Various yarn, variations on a basic beanie pattern, various sizes. . .