Thursday, March 30, 2006

Isaac in his Patterned Sweater

Okay, so he's a month old and this big already. How long do you think he'll be able to wear this?? That's okay, there's bigger ones on the way. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Baby Cables

I started working on a baby sweater in the new book, by Fiona Ellis, Inspiring Cable Knits.
For some reason, I just couldn't figure out the center cables from the graph and just gave into designing my own, which are very similar.

I've bought so much of this Baby Cashmere from Elann and am just crazy about it. Thing is, I think I'm going to have to make more sweaters for myself given the hand washing needed for the garments, that is if I want Isaac to ever get a chance to wear these sweaters! Posted by Picasa

Interlocking Balloons

I'm finally putting that lovely pink royal alpaca to use. Although I did some major frogging last weekend, I'm on the right track now and really loving it. Just to touch this fiber is heaven! Posted by Picasa

Friday, March 24, 2006

Self Stripe Baby Sweater

This sweater is almost done. I've designed it as I've gone along. True to my nature, the neckline is to high for a baby and so I've got to machine sew it bigger, trim and re-crochet the edge. Ah, it's all in a day's work...

I've never actually made a pair of socks from this self patterning sock yarn. It's a little flashy for me, I think. Well, maybe not but I really enjoy making wee sweaters from it, and scarves too. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Knitting by the Sea

So, I guess I'm more into posting pictures right now than writing, but we had a great time last weekend. The five of us from our group travelled to the shore (first time Oregon shore for two of us) and had a blast. Lovely house. Lovely company. Tried to get some drop spindle spinning in, but that didn't really happen. In the two days we had, we were more interested in eating and knitting, I think. Posted by Picasa

I Just still love Oregon

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Gaby and Nana Knitting in the Rays

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Can You Believe this View!

The sun is starting to set on the ocean as we sit on the wrap around porch of our knit retreat house in Lincoln City, OR. Posted by Picasa

Carly Takes a Picture

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Socks and Laughter

Here's the lovely Nana having a great time knitting socks and chatting at breakfast. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Green Capelet Done

So, I don't love the picture, but after my near disaster when visiting Boston, I'm so glad it's done. Actually, I wore it over my short trench that day to work and then put it on in the office. Versatile! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, March 12, 2006

First Sweater For Isaac

Just finished this this cashermino cardigan for Isaac today and although it's big even for a big newborn, I'm sure he'll grow into it. I got to use to some antique buttons as well. Big fun! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Friday, March 03, 2006

Finished Olympic Sweater

This was taken just minutes after sewing together.
The neckline came out in an unexpected way. Hmmmm. Not too pleased. Although it's comfortable, I think it makes me look "portly", well, and I'm tired.... Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Back in the Blogisphere

Another patterns from nature post. Just wanted to check in and actually write something to get myself started up again. Spring is coming to Portland and I'm enjoying the unfolding here for the first time, as I moved in High Spring last year.

Knitting is at a very slow, nearly non-existant pace, but I hope to ramp that up for mental health reasons, if nothing else. Hello again, folks! Posted by Picasa