Thursday, March 26, 2009

Slinky Ribs

Slinky Ribs by Wendy Bernard (Knit and Tonic). I am using Zephyr (50% wool/50% silk) DK in Lady Slipper. I have finished the back and I am now knitting down the right front side. Picking up live stitches and continuing the K2P2 ribbing is a pain in the you know what.

March must be a pink month for me. Maybe it's because I'm tickled pink now that I have more time to knit. I have been refocused so to speak and so far it has been a good thing.

One of these days when the dust settles I will tell the story of Nonnie's Great Adventure In Cyber Space and how she became a Rebel Without A Clue along with 100+ other knitters

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Shhhh its a secret....

This is a baby sweater I made for one of the members of the online knitting group I belong to. I had so much fun knitting this sweater and I love the way it turned out even if the baby will not be able to wear it until she is 2 years old. Yes it came out bigger than planned, but hopefully it won’t matter and she will be able to wear it anyways.

The pattern I used is “Lucille” from Kelbourne Wollen Mills ( and it is free. The pattern called for fingering weight yarn and I had originally planned to use Stork which is fingering weight cotton, but for whatever reason I do not like knitting with cotton so I changed to Baby Cashmerino by Debbie Bliss. This is the first time I have ever used this yarn and it was wonderful to knit with, I wouldn’t mind making myself something out of this yarn. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t mind a sweater just like this for myself in a worsted weight or DK weight California friendly yarn. Based on the stitch counts for this pattern it wouldn’t take much adjustment to do just that.

Hope the little peanut likes it. Now all I have to do is get this in a box and in the mail.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

That Evil Woman

Yes Sundara I'm talking about you..... look at these yummie colors.... who could resist? Not me, I had to have them all. These are examples of her Silk Lace (from left to right clockwise): Hazy Shade of Winter, Mahogany Over Strawberry, and last but not least Mahogany Over Marmalade.