Besides travelling, teaching, online college classes, motorcycle blogging, remodeling and yard work... I have also been working on two little sweaters for my grandsons. Back in February 2018, I rode the train up to Tacoma with some of my knitting friends to attend the Madrona Fiber festival. While we were there, one of the classes… Continue reading Workbasket
Christmas isn't over until the last Christmas project has been completed. Some years ago, I asked my boss and friend BP to teach me to knit so I could make a sweater for my bf as a Christmas gift. After 2 wash clothes and 1 simple lace shawl, I printed out several sweater patterns and… Continue reading Workbasket – No idle hands here…
The Dolly Dearest knitting pattern had been translated by Franklin Habit and posted on the knitty.com site. But what wasn't there was the type of wool and size of needles suggested by the original pattern. I went to my book shelf and skimmed through the reprinted volumes that I had, until I found the pattern.… Continue reading HSM January 2019 – Update #1
Many months ago I heard from a co-worker that His son was to have a son of his own. I got started on a knitted baby blanket to welcome this coming little one. That day I had to go to a local yarn store for something else and saw a light blue-grey yarn called "velvet". I knew… Continue reading Baby Blanket – Velvet Basket Weave pattern
Some gifts did not get done in time. I just got behind in my knitting. M&M, my nephews in North Carolina had to wait to get their gifts. They were also getting hats and scarves. Because the hats are quick, I started with those. I figured that I could make the hats and send them… Continue reading Late Christmas Gifts – finally delivered!!
Just a drive-by update on projects that I have worked on this past week:
Somehow, I managed to not ever see my grandson's in the sweater vests that I knit them for Christmas. My amazing son sent me a picture over the weekend. Here they are: The pattern sizes were "4-5 years" and "2-3 years". So the boys will have plenty of time to grown into them. For right… Continue reading Update – Christmas knitting pictures