Monday, March 13, 2017

Making dryer balls to sell at farmers market.

These are my biggest seller at market. Everyone loves them. 


Friday, March 10, 2017

Some of my knitting

Been knitting this shawl 


My first post

Will here I come with my blog.....I love to knit and crochet but spinning is my passion. Try to spin or knit every day now that I'm retired here is a few pictures.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Clothed in Scarlet

This is as basic and classic as you can get. It's a Seamless Raglan   Sweater from Knitting Without Tears.  While it's kind of a basic knit, I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

I was asked to use a knitted hem and a 1x1 rib with rolled stockinette neckline.

Yes, it's 100% wool, as I think he's old enough to care for a wool sweater properly now.  I did go with my usual Wool of the Andes from Knitpicks.


Sunday, December 09, 2012

Surplice Jacket

I finally got around to knitting this sweet little garter stitch jacket for my son! Can't recommend it highly enough. The wide neck is very practical... unlike his other sweaters, it doesn't end up shedding slobbery lint between his chins. I lengthened the sleeves by a couple of inches. It's cropped, but still works really well as a top layer, especially over his woolen overalls.

Thanks again, Elizabeth. And thanks to Meg for dusting this pattern off and making it available in Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer '07 and in Knit One Knit All! (It's sold separately on the Schoolhouse site, too.)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Batting down the hatches.

Here we go:  Hurricane Sandy is on its way to NJ.  I'm awfully glad we don't live along the shore, but, still, those heavy winds and rain are going to cause some damage.  Keep your fingers, toes, and eyes crossed that the storm is not as bad as is expected.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

BSJ for the American Girl dolls

Has anyone knitted the BSJ for an 18" doll?  Any advice?  I've made the BSJ a gazillion times, but never for anything that small.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Silly Pants

Five balls of DK weight Shetland wool from the actual Shetland islands (brought back from a relative's vacation) and a desire to knit another pair of EZ longies united to form this silly pair of pants. I changed colors and patterns on a whim and had a grand old time. Still need to do some finishing, but all of the loose ends are woven in thanks to the intended recipients mother (she wanted her child to get them before she was too big). The Ravelry link is here: Silly Pants