Sunday, March 15, 2009


My friend Pamela's new granddaughter Celia is going to get her knitted gifts from me quicker than her brother Nicholas.
Nicky is already 18 months and has not yet even 'seen' what I've made for him... I procrastinate so.
Here is the start of a 1 year dress which I started for Celia yesterday. I particularly chose this yarn: AUSTERMANN "Algarve Fashion Color" #201. I started this in the 1-year size and since Celia was only born 4 weeks ago I MAY begin another one in a solid color tomorrow in tghe 6 mos size so she can wear it this summer. Hmmmmmmmm yes - that's what I'll do !

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


At the same time that I started Nicholas' "funky" blanket I started a sweater. Well, needless to say THAT sweater never got finished again due to procrastination, etc. Ultimately I started another sweater, a "hoodie" for the child in February... and finished it today! Pretty good for me!


My oldest (( meaning known her the longest - s m i l e )) friend Pamela's daughter Emily had a baby boy 18 months ago for whom I started a baby blanket. She had said she wanted a "funky" one so I started what I thought to be sorta "funky" from scraps of yarn I had in my STASH (( Y A Y !!! )) - How often can one make a gift from their STASH. Well, It took me 18 months to finish it as I kept putting it aside as I ran out of a color and had to find more colors with which to finish it. Now Emily has already had her 2nd child, a girl Celia for whom I started a dusty pink blanket which I plan to finish by the end of April - the latest.
Here is a picture of Nicholas' blanket.

Monday, March 02, 2009

... BACKTRACKING once more but not as far as the Martha... is the BLANKIE I KNIT FOR JACK

One of our fave waitresses at EJ's, Bridget, was expecting a baby so - not that I don't have enough on my needles, I decided I wanted to knit the baby a Blanket.
Decided on tbe Baby Ripple, a very relaxing stitch to knit which I've done before for
a girl with a ruffled edge. For JACK I decided on the double twist edging in blue and red on the blue blanket. I was very happy with the result.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

... gotta backtrack a bit - to the MARTHA cardi

I look at all the things I've knitted... or remember those which I've given away... and realize that I've never really been into 'taking pictures' of my finished projects.
NOT great for a BLOGGER (( smile )). Decided to take a picture of the MARTHA cardigan which I knitted for myself last year; hence I still have it, and post it for all to see. I LOVE IT! Wear it often and wouldn't mind making another one or a similar pattern in a linen blend or cotton blend for "summertime" as it is very comfortable and easy to wear over a T-shirt or sleeveless Tank Dress. This patern is from the Rowan Studio 2 book and made from Filatura Di Crosa ZARA yarn in a yellow/green.