Posts Tagged ‘knitting


A tiny gnome hat

One of my favorite local yarn stores, The Studio, has a sale the first weekend in November every year in honor of the owner’s son’s birthday. Matthew’s birthday sale nets everyone who brings a child’s hat or mittens to donate a 25% discount. It’s become an annual tradition for my friend Linda and me, and even though I had two sick kids, a full family schedule, and a slightly quesy hubby, I managed to make it this year. I took in a purple, bumpy, gnome hat just big enough for a newborn. When I took it off the needles and finished seaming it, hubby asked if it was for our next little one. He protested a bit, and I reminded him that I already had a plan for our newborn’s hat. I just had to buy the yarn… 😉


Knitting Dilemma

I feel in love with and bought this lovely yarn nearly three years ago when I was pregnant with the toddler. I had every intention of knitting something for him with it, and really, I still plan to knit something for him with it. I have this one LARGE skein of handspun in a relatively bulky weight, and I can’t for the life of me find an item or pattern that is perfect for a two year old boy. Another blaket is out of the question; he has two hand knit by mama. What would you knit with it?


Two for One: August

I’m going to apologize for my recent missing posts; I normally share with you folks 5 or 6 times a week. Of late, however, I have, well, slacked off a bit. I’m a bit more tired these days as we head for trimester 3, and there is just so very much to get done around here these days that I am finding it hard to get photos taken and even harder to sit down in front of the computer. I figure I owe you guys a two for one at this point, and I still have a dress to get photographed and share!

The KU alumni association hosts a football kick off party and pep rally not too far from us every fall. Normally we attend as a family every year; as a matter of fact, we have gone together every year since it began. That is, we continued this tradition until this year when Hubby had a wedding. I chose to send the boys off in grand style with their grandparents and aunt while I stayed home and essentially began the very important process of nesting. Yep, nesting! More about that later…

The August block for the SSS is complete. I had some extra knitting time on my recent solo, whirlwind trip to Texas, and I was pretty set on cranking this out so I could get back to knitting a sweater to keep me warm this winter. Which is exactly where I am heading right now!

Happy weekend!


Another on-time completion

The July block for the SSS is complete! Actually, it was finished a few days ago; I’m just now getting around to sharing it with you. I’m knitting away on a maternity sweater for me to wear this winter before I cast on for August’s block. Besides, it’s not even August yet!

I am also happily, and frantically, sewing away on a gift for someone:

Don’t want to show too much; it’s still a surprise too!


June, in June!

The June block for the SSS is finished! And I finished it in June! I’m thrilled to be moving on to start something new tonight. You know, after I manage to wind the yarn…