Tag Archive: Knitting

Lamb Sweaters for Throw Back Thursday


My mother gave me a couple of gifts for life.  First, she took me to weekly piano lessons and then second, knitting lessons.  I was 10 years old and in the third grade when I started my first pair of slippers.    Tonight I was reminded again why I love to knit, I love making things that can be passed on to others.  I used to knit sweaters when my friends had babies 27 years ago.  The pair above I made for my friend Tami when she had twins.  She made me laugh when she said she rotated which twin got to wear the Black Sheep sweater based on their attitude that day.  One word of advice to new knitters, save pictures of your projects and Ravelry makes it so easy to do so.  Yankee Knitter Pattern by Melinda Goodfellow.

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Scandinavian Bird Mittens






Off the needles.  On the coldest days of the year, I break out my Scandinavian Wool Mittens.

Today is the day.   Pattern by Tuliki.

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On the needles now: Zig Zag Scarf


Starting my New Year resolutions today.  Do more, eat less and exercise.  Today I am making the Zig Zag scarf from the Zig Zag Baby Pram blanket pattern on Ravelry.

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Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair


















 I drove up to the Lake County Fairgrounds yesterday in a driving thunderstorm only to walk in and the first thing I see is this adorable hooked rug with the saying, Rain, Rain, Go Away.  How appropriate.  The day was filled with fabulous bright color and eye candy for the fiber artist.  I am definitely making one of these intricate shawls for myself.   I adored the Zig Zag Sock Yarn Baby Pram blanket which is a free download on Raverlry click Here.  And Emily Parson made wonderful hand dyed Magic Balls of  sock yarn which she sells in her Etsy shop and all you have to do is knit.  This is also now on my to knit list.  I have never tried spinning but the weavers were out in full force with fresh designs and lovely hand dyed wool.  Tempting.

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Mitini Mitt Update


One done, one on the needles.

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Mitini Mitts

Blue Sky Alpacas Mitini Mitts


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Hand Knit Cable Scarf

The cable scarf is complete and heading to University of Michigan tomorrow morning.  100% wool yarn Montana by Tahki.

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Vogue Knitting Live Chicago







Vogue Knitting Live is in Chicago this weekend at the Palmer House.   Soak had some really clever kits that included a fingerless glove pattern, the yarn, matching nail polish and some Soak.  A great gift for the knitter in your family.  The activity in the Be Sweet booth was wild and contagious.  The yarns were outstanding.  But, my favorites were the vintage packaged Blue Sky Alpacas Petite Knitting Patterns found in Nina’s booth.  Those, I am definitely making for Christmas for my peeps.  They are darling.  And afterwards, who wouldn’t want to hang in the lobby at the Palmer House?  It is stunning.  Viva La Vintage.

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Cable Scarf

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Hand Knit Summer Sweater



Finally off the needles!  I am a little late in finishing this sweater for summer, but hopefully I will be able to wear it in Florida this winter.  Though I love cotton, I find it difficult to maintain a consistent tension, yet feel it works well with texture.  The moss stitch border really added a nice finishing touch.  I’m off to find some new yarn for my next project and look forward to visiting Knitche in their new location.

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Stitches Midwest








Stitches Midwest is being held this weekend in suburban Chicago and if you a knitter you definitely should not miss this event.  Donna Higgins at Heirloom Stitches is one of my favorite vendors and I always look forward to visiting her booth.  She has darling baby and toddler designs which I am saving up for future use.  The entire show is pure eye candy not only for the yarns and patterns that are there, but most of the attendees are wearing their latest and greatest creations.  It’s a live walking fashion show.   Unfortunately, photography was limited at this year and my pictures do not do this event justice.  Just go!

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What I’m Knitting Now

I can’t wait to finish this!

Pattern:  Ann Norling, Quick Knit Shell

Yarn:  Plymouth Yarn, Jeannee

Color:  Coral 0026

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