Monday, January 30, 2012

A Few Cute Things

I saw the pattern for these a few months ago and thought they were so cute and yesterday I finally got to knitting and felting them.
 They are called Duffers and the pattern was designed by Mindie Tallack.
I had made the size 9 1/2 for me but they turned out a tad small so I am looking through my stash to see what yarn I have to make another pair the next size larger.

My next finished cute project is this cabled sweater to fit a 1-2 year old.  At the shop where I work the first and thrid Friday we have Knitting for Kids and the finiished items are donated to children oriented charitable groups.  This is my latest contribution.

And the last cute thing is Millie.
She had a spa day today.

Giving Jake a kiss.

That is your cuteness for the day.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Today is our fifth wedding anniversary.

To the most wonderful man in my life - I love you!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


I love all the colors in Fair Isle knitting.  Last February I took a class with Ann Bourgeois of Philosopher's Wool.  Time got away from me and just recently I have finally started using the techniques she taught us to knit two handed.

Here is the latest beret I finished using Cascade 220 Superwash Sport.  The pattern I used was Beezy's Traditional Tam Beret by Beezy Abbott.

I'm really not sure who I will gift this hat to since I don't wear hats but I had fun knitting it.
 And on a bigger note I also finished the Curlicue Coverlet .  I started this afghan back in September 2010 and it has been languishing waiting to be finished in an amoire.  The finished size is 60" across and great  for keeping warm lately in our 30 degree and below mornings.

Upon comparing the two projects you might notice I favor a certain color palette.