Monday, February 26, 2007


Twinkle, Twinkle little hat - another Dale of Norway pattern. Size 6 months knit in Baby Ull on size 2 needles. I have already knit the blanket to match but just couldn't get enough of the sweet stars - so a matching hat! I also needed a break from the big projects that I am working on so TADA!!!!!!

My sister got a new puppy this weekend. She has been looking for a while for a new pet and finally found the perfect one! This puppy is so cute - I almost went and got one of my own! As yet unamed - none of us could keep our hands off of him!

UPDATE - The puppy has been named JET! Mainly because he takes off after my sister's cats so fast!

Friday, February 23, 2007


Thuja socks made with gorgeous Trekking XXL yarn! What a pain though - I gauged the yarn and the only size needle I was happy with was size 0! I thought," What the heck", I can do it. Well 3 weeks later, they are done and they are GORGEOUS!
Do you like my new sock stretchers? I said I was on a yarn diet but never said anything about knitting accessories! HEEHEE!!! I love the way that they make the socks look. I got them on ebay and am delighted to own these beautiful hand made sock stretchers. After all the work that went into these socks, it is great to see them on the stretchers rather than just folded in my sock drawer. I think that I will leave them out for a little while - just to admire them!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


This is a Toque, a type of Norweigan hat with a knot at the top. How cute is that? In my adventures to knit up at least part of my stash, I came across this multicolored dk yarn and found exactly the right pattern for it!

Sandnes Barn 0308. This cute raglan sleeve sweater, size 2T, was a fun knit on size 4 needles.

The hat just had to be made once I saw the sweater finished! I also have enough yarn leftover for a cute pair of 2T socks but I think those will have to wait for another day - your eyes can only take so much of the bright colors!

Back to the stash knitting. 8 weeks and I have only bought one skein of yarn that I needed to finish a project. Hubby is amazed and wonders when the yarn packages will start arriving in the mail - Little does he know all my hiding places for my stash!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


I know, I know - we all say it. I need to stop buying yarn and use my stash! Well I am on week 7 of no yarn acquisitions and it is painful.
I bought this pattern and yarn last year for a vest for hubby-poo. I had kind of pushed it aside because it was just knitting in the round with no interesting fair isle or cable work. But in the scheme of things, it turned out pretty good! Hubby loves it and has already worn it several times.
I have had a lot of doctors appointments and it was great to have some simple knitting to take in the car and for the waiting room. Great pattern! Encore worsted yarn on size 8 needles was a great break from all of the tiny needles I have been using of late! Maybe I can make another one because hubby loves it so much - Goodness only knows that I have enough yarn!

Saturday, February 03, 2007


Another gorgeous baby sweater and hat to add to the grandbaby trousseau!! Dale of Norway NR164-#16412. The softest baby pink yarn from Lanette, knit on size 0 and 1 needles. This sweetie-pie raglan cardigan and cap are for a newborn and hopefully someday (way in the future!), we will bring home a beautiful baby grandaughter in this adorable outfit.

This is the tiniest little thing that I have ever made - But oh, so worth it . The picture does not do it justice!

PS My children understand that in no way is this a hint to jump on the grandbaby train - They know that I will have much more time to play with the grandbabies if I am not knitting! Look for "Bringing Home Baby Boy" outfit soon!