13 January, 2008

Baby Sweater

I am working on a baby sweater pattern. Perhaps matching hat, leggings, mittens, booties, socks who knows what will come out of this work in progess. Last year I was very proud, as I always am, to be included as a designer with Cabin Fever the Knitting Sisters ( http://www.cabinfever.ca/ and http://cabinfeverknittingdesigns.blogspot.com/ ).

Deb, Dana and myself each created a baby blanket and all three were published as one pattern (Three Baby Blankets #801). My contribution was a reversible twisted stitch blanket. We discussed over dinner one night that we should each create a matching baby garment pattern to match our blankets. That was some time ago but now I have the urge to do it. I am using stash yarn (DK Marble) to work out the kinks. The first(of several no doubt) sample is in a three month size. See my progess in the pictures. I am also working the blanket as well, as, I do have a niece expecting a baby and it will be put to loving use I am sure. My youngest grandchild is 13 now so it has been a while since a new baby has arrived in my immediate family.

Signing out once again

MommaBearKnits Too.
P. S. Please leave a comment and vote in my poll. I personally love fingering the best but usually work in DK as it is more practical.


I am finished the Crazy 8's (socks) as posted earlier and now I am working on a sort of normal pair of socks. I love the self patterning yarn and because the nicest brands can be very expensive I like to make use of every metre/yard of it. I usually mix in some equal quality but plain (cheaper) yarn to make one 100 gr. ball shine in two pairs of socks. This pair is using the left overs from another pair that also used plain yarn for the sole of them. Of course I do not have real big feet either. This would not work for men's larger socks. I don't know how I can find time to wear them all but hey----life is good and my feet are warm.
Signing out with the statement -------
MommaBearKnits because she needs to.

01 January, 2008

Last Night We Partied Today We Rest.

Happy New Year to all you beloved Grandpets, especially the Bugle Beagles that are as lucky as me. Who says a beagle must be a Hound Dog, I say, we have every right to be an ottoman potato. I lay here when Gramma knits in her chair behind me. I also serve by contributing a small/or large sample of dog hair into each and every project. Life is good, Thanks SPCA for allowing my adoption. We have been together for almost two years now and life is good. The old folks are a little boring, but, the kisses are unbeleivable and hugs galore.
Happy New Year to you all.