Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sweater in Action

Baby Cate is wearing the crocheted sweater I made for her last year! (See post of 2/19/08: "Baby it's Cold Outside!")

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Some neckwear for my friends. . .

Teva Durham's pattern, Leaf Cravat. Made with Louisa Harding Kashmir DK yarn. Christmas present for Veronique! What a fun pattern!

Slanted Eyelet Scarf (Destination Alchemy book, Lang Silkdreams yarn). Christmas present for Elsa! Really simple lace pattern to keep track of. This yarn is really great, too (50% merino
wool, 50% silk).

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Turtle Rendezvous

Back last summer I did a swap with one of my knitting groups. I made Lotus Burger a turtle (shown in a previous post) because she has a big tortoise. Here they are together!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Footly Things

Debbie Bliss pattern for Embroidered Baby Shoes. Used Louisa Harding yarn. Made for my friend Mir's granddaughter. A girl's got to get a start on her shoe collection as soon as possible!

Bed socks made from light pink Berroco Pure Merino, 5-stitch per inch (Ann Budd pattern).

And then some Stripey Slipper Boots for Terra! Made with Kathleen yarn by Schaeffer.

I love shoes, don't you?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

L'il things for l'il folks!

Sophie likes her Knitted Kitty (pattern by Lillian).

Two Blanket Buddies (first one for Blake, second one for Grayson). Oh so soft!

Gimme a B, Gimme an A, Gimme a Nana! B-A-NANA!

Chimp for Alan Dart's Noah's Ark patterns.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Here a hat, there a hat, everywhere a hat hat!

It's been a while. . . I know all my faithful blog viewers can hardly wait to see what Ms. Blondie has been up to! Oh yeah, that's right, mmhmm.

So, today let's deal with HATS-SOMBREROS-CHAPEAUX !

First up, for the young nieceroo, is a Lace Beanie, pattern by Lion Brand yarns. The yarn is Red Heart Eco-Cotton in a pinky multi color.

Next we have Wooly Wormhead's Gyroscope Hat (from the Going Straight hat book.) I used Lion Cashmere Blend yarn (1 skein each of blue and gray). The sideways construction was fun and interesting to do. The hat is for Dane -- I put the ribbing around the edge (not in the pattern) to keep it on his head while he's riding his bike. The lovely Gloria is my most cooperative hat model.

Mary Jane's Pithy Hat is next. The pattern was written by Theresa Belville, and I used one skein of Berroco Comfort Worsted. This hat is actually FOR Gloria (not just modeled by her), and everytime she wears it, I think what a cute hat it is and how cute it looks on her!

The Starfish hat is a Classic Elite pattern by Cecily Glowik. I used the yarn suggested, Duchess.
Although the hat is a Christmas present for Katy, Gloria models it, first in a summer pose, and a then winter one.

In a couple of weeks, my friend Vic is expecting the delivery of his 6th child (the 5th boy of the lot). Henry VIII would surely be jealous. The hat below is named Retro Flying Helmet, a pattern by Sublime, and knit with Sublime Cashmere-Merino-Silk DK yarn.

Finally, the effervescent Chiwi models Louisa Harding's Cecily Beanie, made for Terra.

Soon to follow, feet and neck coverings!