Sunday, September 25, 2005

Blue Vest for Oldest Son Posted by Picasa

Last week my oldest son mentioned that he has outgrown his favorite sweater vest. Sure enough, his recent growth spurt has made the old vest too short in the waist. He asked if I could knit something like it for him. Well, of course I could! I found a cool vintage pattern at which is a World War two pattern. It looked very easy, so I started right in, using a yarn I bought from Ebay that is a wool blend with flecks of colors throughout it. I like how it is knitting up, and the pattern is very basic. I won't have it finished for his birthday tomorrow, but definitely by Christmas!

Baby Doll Blanket Posted by Picasa

And here is the finished baby doll blanket. Now baby doll doesn't have to be cold anymore. I'm sure it is only a matter of time before my little son remembers he's asked me to knit clothes for the little doll too....

Friday, September 23, 2005

I have to share this funny experience. My little 3-year-old son decided yesterday that his baby doll (yes, he is a boy with a baby doll. Never hurt any of my other boys. They outgrew it and so will he. In the meantime, it's good daddy practice) needed some clothes. Granted, the little doll spends most of his time in the buff, but for some reason it has never bothered my son. Maybe it's because fall is in the air and it's a bit chilly. I don't know. All I know is that he suddenly is demanding that I make his baby a blanket. Then he wanted me to knit his baby doll clothes. I told him I would, but that it would take some time. He totally doesn't understand that concept.

So, this morning, while we were walking 3 of my kids to school, my little son said, "Mom! Where is your knitting!?" He sounded almost frantic. I told him that it was at home. He said, "You need to make my baby a blanket and some clothes!" I guess he thought that walking to school was a good time to be knitting!.

For the record, I have started a blanket for his baby....

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Here are the slippers I've been working on for my son. He loves them! It's nice to have them done. I finished them in 2 days. I could have done them in one day, but my hand started hurting from the stiff doubled yarn.

And here is a cute little pumpkin hat I started yesterday and finished today. I'm going to make a leaf to go with it too. I found the pattern for the hat at's free knitting pattern library. They have tons of great free patterns there. If you haven't checked it out, it's well worth a visit to

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Here is the finished cape, being modeled by my daughter, Michelle. Doesn't it look great with her dress?

Today I started a pair of slippers for my 9 year old son. He wore a hole in his last pair. He chose green and blue yarn for the slippers. I've got one done and one about 1/3 done.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

I finished the capelet! I finished it yesterday and lightly steamed it today with the iron. Michelle's not wearing it in this picture, but she is holding it. Hopefully I can get a picture of her wearing it later. Silly me, I forgot to have her put it on for the picture.

I bought a new knitting book today called Pursenalities. Looks very cool. It was highly recommended by some bag knitters on a Yahoo group I belong to. I think I'm going to love this book! Now I have to decide which one to try first.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

The white cape is coming along nicely. It's about 18 inches long now. I'm hoping to get it done tonight and block it tomorrow. It will look very nice with my daughter's red prom dress.

There is a knitting guild meeting tonight. Should be fun. They might be choosing a new president. My husband says "just say no!" He knows how busy things can get. I don't think they'll even ask me to be president.

Our bees didn't produce much honey this year. It was very disappointing. We extracted last week and got about 1/3 of what we had hoped for. We lost half of our hives over the winter last year, so most of the hives this year are new ones. There are a couple of really big older hives that are perishing right now. I think it is a mite problem. Hopefully the scientists and the FDA will have some good solutions for us next spring.

My pet parakeet, Sunny, is helping me type. He has to be right in the middle of whatever is going on!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

This is a picture of a bag that I created the pattern for. It is made of 100% wool and felted. I am still working on the embellishments of this particular bag. It measures 9 1/2 inches by 11 1/2 inches. Email me ( if you are interested in the pattern ($4).
Good morning. Welcome to my blog! It's a beautiful late summer day with just a hint of fall in the air.

My current knitting projects are too numerous to list here. The most urgent is a cape I'm knitting for my daughter for her homecoming ball this Saturday. Hope I can get it done! I'm using two different yarns. One is Caron Simply Soft, and the other is a fuzzy Lion Brand Wool-ease. I'm alternating these yarns throughout the garment.

Here is the cape as of today: