Sunday, May 27, 2007

Nikko's Red Scarf Project

I came across this today. As a former foster parent, adoptive parent, and homeschooling mom of 3 sons who were at one time our foster children, this mission touched my heart. Two of my boys knit, and several of my girls, along with various grandchildren. Red scarves, here we come!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


I'm slowly but surely working my way through the Cobweb Shawl pattern. Last night I finished the rotation I was working on and the last increase series. Pretty good, considering that I was yelling through the finale of Dancing With the Stars at the time. I found 1 mistake, and fixed it. I thought. This morning I looked at it, and guess what? Not so fixed. I have a lovely repair, but it's supposed to be a hole! Hmmmm.......

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Second sweater done!

Making yet another grandchild yell!

I finished the second hooded sweater, seems like this one fits Kymi. She is (unhappily)wearing a size 12 month, but this is knit for the 24 month size and is NOT too big. Hmmm....I know, SWATCH! The pattern is Lion Brand "Simple Hooded Cardigan" and the yarn is Laines DuNord "Softlight" . I bought it at a retreat we went to sponsored by River Knits. The pattern calls for 2-3 skeins of Lion Brand Jiffy, so I was hoping 2-3 balls would do it. Of course, the pattern does not include the yardage, and I didn't have a wrapper or my laptop that weekend. Feeling insecure, I bought 5. Guess what? I ran out halfway through the hood! Thankfully, Steph had bought 1 ball of the green, so I striped it in, finished the hood, and added some duplicate stitch to make it look like it was done on purpose!

The next one is for Andy, and I increased the overall size after he tried it on.