Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Baby Knits

I'm going to let the pictures do the talking.  I'll just be a clanging cymbal.  =)

February Baby Sweater from Knitter's Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmermann
DK wool from my stash - hand dyed by me several years ago
Capped sleeves was a design modification because I ran out of yarn.  =)

Seamless Raglan - Free Pattern from Ravelry
Patons Classic Merino Wool in Woodrose Heather
I need to figure out the closure - most likely crocheted strings.   BTW, this was my very FIRST sweater.  =)

Milo Vest, a pattern I bought on Ravelry.
Lions Brand Fisherman's Wool in Mocha
I love everything about this pattern!!!

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!



Friday, October 16, 2009

A Week of Knitting

I didn't blog this week because I was busy knitting.  I'm sorry but I have pretty pictures to make up for it.  =)

I've wanted to knit a sweater for a very long time, but the amount yarn needed and time required to knit an adult sized one was daunting.  So I decided to knit a small sweater and here it is:

I'm so pleased with how it turned out.  =)  It's a free pattern download from Ravelry called Toddler Tunic.  The yarn was dyed by my dear friend Sue and was an absolute dream to knit.

So what do you think?  Does the sweater read boy, girl or either?

I also want to shout out a huge THANK YOU to all the wonderful comments on my Quilt Festival entry.  I'm so glad you stopped by to see it and you are welcome to come back any time.



Friday, October 09, 2009

You are Invited to a Quilt Festival

Amy at Park City Girl is hosting a virtual Quilt Festival.  She did one in April to coincide with Spring Quilt Market and she's doing another  to coincide with Fall Quilt Market.  This is my entry:

I made this crib size quilt in May or June 2006 for Abigail using all stash fabric.

I quilted it on my big Nolting that I had back then.  The quilting pattern alternates from strip to strip.  One row stipple, one row ruler work, one row loops, one row different ruler work, etc.

This quilt is well loved but still going strong.  Sometimes it is folded up and used as a dolly bed.  Sometimes it is a play rug.  Sometimes it is a car blanket.

Thank you Amy for hosting this wonderful event!



Erin =)

Thursday, October 08, 2009


We are busy (okay, okay ... Michael is busy) with a few outdoor projects before it gets too cold to paint and I've had gopher duty.  That's fine by me as I'd much rather get the supplies then do the work.

No new projects on the quilting front but  there is a lot going on in the knitting arena.  I have one baby sweater completed, one baby sweater done except for the sleeves, several wool soakers in various stages of completion, and a whole slew of free patterns are in que that I found on Ravelry.

I don't like "naked" blog posts so I'll leave you with this picture.  It's yarn I dyed last fall and never stocked because of our house project.  If you are interested in any of it, send me an email.  It's all worsted and aran weight.  Perfect for wool soakers!



Saturday, October 03, 2009

How'd this Happen?!?!?!

I've got the knitting bug and I have it bad.  Really.  Bad.  It must have happened when I turned the calendar to October.  I also realized that my Dear Sister is due in just a short few months and I haven't knit ANYTHING for her new Little Miss.  Thank you, Ravelry, for helping me plan a woolen wardrobe and providing me with free patterns.  =)  Hats, sweaters, wool soakers, and booties ... check, check, check.

I'm pleased to announce that I my first HQ16 quilted top is done.  It's a little dolly quilt that I pieced in June.  The binding is 1/2 sewn on and then it will go through the "fluff up" process in the washer and dryer. 

Happy weekend ... Love,



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