Tuesday, June 20, 2006

This isn't knitting related, but it is beekeeper related. Last Wednesday I was out at night (a mistake) taking some frames of bees out of a hive to put into a small observation hive with glass sides. I must not have had my veil on properly, as I got stung on the lip! It swelled up quickly and badly. I ended up going to the ER in fear of having my tongue or neck swell up and compromise my breathing! It's all better now. Here's a picture.

I had a question about the construction of the raspberry purse. Robyn didn't leave me a return email, so I thought I'd better respond to her question here. Maybe others have the same question. Here's a diagram showing how the narrow 1 1/2 inch strip wraps around, becoming the sides of the purse.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

This little sweater is going to a Downs Syndrome baby who was born to my friend. She's going to be so cute in it! I crocheted picots around the edges of the sweater. The rosette is also crocheted. The sweater is knitted.

Here's baby sweater number two from the same pattern. This one is for another friend who had a baby girl recently.

Here's my daughter's bag--all finished! I embellished it with buttons and beads to simulate flowers. The threads on the top white stripe are needle-felted on. I like how it turned out. My daughter loves it! She takes it everywhere with her!