28 September, 2008

Baby Patterns - Still at It

Finished my hoodie size 12 months. Had another gramma take it home and try it on her grandchild for feed back. Report was that the hood was too wide and needed to be reduced in size. I am working on that as we speak. I see no reason why the red one won't make some little person warm anyway, even if the hood is a little large.

Worked out my choice for the basic cardigan, knit it in Navy with Lady Bug Buttons. It really is cute but I have learned that no matter how cute a cardigan is it still needs to photograph well and I am afraid this one doesn't. Both of these are knit in Cabin Fever Cotton Tweed 45% Cotton/55% Acrylic.
Now I am working on the hoodie again (below), same size, downsizing the hood and trying to maintain the #'s. I think it will be fine.

This is my new version (new sizing anyway) the style is already finalized for the rest of the garment. This sample is knit in Sirdar, Country Style from my stash.


Finished my stretch socks for MommaBear and Bamboo socks for PoppaBear. Oh yeah, I have another pair on the go. What else is new? Nothing.

Bye Bye for now MommaBearKnits on and on into the night. I love visitors to my blog and I encourage comments-----makes me feel good!

Show and Tell (Speaks for itself)

There was plenty of Show and Tell, after all, it has been three months since we met. I guess I was so busy viewing the wonderful projects I only took a few pictures. It was a good night and very nice to get back together.

First Guild Meeting of the Year (Sept-June is our year)

Here we are just sitting waiting for show and tell. Severn Muskoka Knitter's Guild. Some new faces, hope they enjoy the knitting networking and chatty group.

17 September, 2008

I Knit for the Joy of it ----- I Knit for Life

This past weekend I went to the K-W Show with Deb. She drove us from Orillia to Aurora. I Knitted from Orillia to Aurora. Then we boarded the "School Bus" that was arranged by the Aurora Guild. It was my first time. What a great group. They had draws for prizes all the way to the show and the laughter and networking was wonderful. Off course, Deb had to work the show, but I teamed up with Jo-ann and we had a great day. I hate to have my picture taken, but, there I am right beside Deb and directly behind me is Jo-ann. We connected on a sticks and string level and I enjoyed the company. Jo-Ann did make me spend money but I returned the favour.
I am addicted to sock yarn sooooooooooo I could not resist. "The Black Lamb" Merino/Nylon
80/20 Superwash Merino/Nylon 3 Ply. I will just touch it, stroke it, and down the road Knit it. How much pleasure can a MommaBear get from one skein of yarn. Love it!!!

This one is Austermann with Aloe Vera ---- nuff said. I have used it before. It feels fabulous in the ball, on the hands when knitting and especially on the FEET!!!

Oh My Gawd!!! Chocolate says "MommaBear Truly is a Kook" what in the world will she do with this leaning tower of pizza?
I purchased it from Grand River Yarns, Stoney Creek, Ontario. I could not resist, and I was "Talked into It" by Jo-ann. It is 1135 gms.; 3064 yds; wool/acrylic/viscose. This will take some thought. One thing I am sure of, Chocolate will not get a new sweater unless there is some left over when I am almost done with it.

........Until next time .......
------ You Kooks out There ----
.........Keep on playing with sticks and string.........
-----MommaBearKnits on and on------

07 September, 2008

What I am up to now!

Well I have shown everyone the latest Baby Patterns that have escaped from somewhere in my mind. But, socks still possess me. I am totally into knitting with double pointed needles, going round and round. I am sure that some of my needles ( I have a large collection) were my mom's before me so all I really have to do is start with a slip knot and the needles just pick up the pace and go for it. They are sooooooo familiar with my style of socks and box heel, taught to me by Mom I would say about 55 years ago and taught to her by her mom-in-law when she was a young woman who ventured from the heart of Toronto to marry a farm boy(man). I just hang on and away they go. I do use bamboo needles some of the time but usually fall back on my old super fine double points. I think I could knit socks in the dark if I had to. Even though I stick to the old style of heel, I do sometimes try something new, especially Deb's Short Row heels. Toe-up knitting is a nice change.

I am working on two pairs at the same time. I could not resist as I have two new yarns (new to me anyway) and I could not use one and leave the other behind. The grey pair are knit in "SRK On Your Toes Bamboo" and the pink ones are "Patons Stretch Socks" (41% Cotton, 39% Wool, 13% Nylon and 7% Elastic.) It seems to be real stretchy, hope it washes well. Oh yeah, I have started another sample of my hoodie (Huggy Bear) in Cabin Fever Cotton Tweed DK. I hope Deb will take this one on as part of my next project.

Sitting here in Lake Country, It is raining outside, it is Sunday afternoon so what else is there to do but knit. I cannot think of another thing to do today.

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What Else Is New --- MommaBearKnits of Course

Finished the lace version of Baby K. I think this one will be "Sadira"

One more pattern with the Baby K #'s. I think Hoodies are cute and will stay on the baby better than hats. I think this one will be called "Huggy Bear". Along with the basic cardigan, the basic wrap around, the textured diamonds and the colour patterns, I think I have lots to choose from. The basic wrap can also be done with various patterns, such as lace, textured and colour patterns. WILL IT EVER END???