25 November, 2010

Progress Report!

A lot of Knitting for an Adult size
This sample is knit in a multicoloured worsted weight yarn that was resting in my stash.  The actual photo samples will likely be in a solid colour, as the textured pattern is nicer in one colour.  I am just using up my stash to do the #'s and then a final one will be worked.  There are a few glitches for a larger size.  The armhole depth and the buttonhole placements are taking a little more calculations than the Baby/Child version did.  I am working it out and it will happen. ------ Mommabearknits and she enjoys working the numbers.  Keep watching, it will happen soon.    OH YEAH, I cannot resist the ideas that pop up in my dreams.  I am already thinking about the very warm Pullover with a Vest over it.  They will be first on my spread sheet and then on my needles.  I thing I will work it in Briggs & Little 100% wool.  That way it truly will be very warm to wear even in the middle of winter. 


21 November, 2010


Just for Fun - More Egg Cozies

Serious Knitting - Adult version of Compass
I am still playing with the cozies but my focus now is really on finishing the Compass Pattern.  Adult versions are a lot of work to get the samples done.  The first sample will fit me.  Like I need another knitted cardigan.  The first pattern I started got ribbitted because I decided to do more sizes and to juggle the numbers a bit.  To Photograph this one, it requires a bit of cuddling up or the picture would be way to wide and not very high.  The sleeve panel is very long.   First there was just 5 but now there will be seven sizes  (Small to 4X).  Keep on checking, MommaBearKnits still.  
-MommaBearKnits too.

18 November, 2010

Yes, I Have Started To Do The #'s

Section 1 complete, Section 2  on the needles
Not much else to say, except that the Adult Compass will soon be out there.  I am using worsted weight yarn.   Keep checking in ------- MommaBearKnits

16 November, 2010

Little Change of Pace

While I was at the Art and Craft Tour in Oro Medonte I was asked if I had ever knit Egg Cozies.  So I have now knit Egg Cozies.  A local resident loaned me a couple of cozies that she had had for a very long time.  She was interested in getting some.  I took hers home with me and hauled out some left-over yarn.  So far, this is what I have done.  I am now starting a more colourful cozy, Red and White and maybe Navy too.

And Yes - The Eggs have been boiled.

15 November, 2010

The Journey Began

Thursday Afternoon we set up for the show at Shanty Bay

Pictures tell it all, no need to ramble.

You may notice the notes all over the walls.   The St. Thomas Church members have written memories all over the walls inside the hall.  Later this year they are going to begin a renovation which will include a new insulated inner wall.  These memories will be under the new wall for all eternity.  What a great idea!

I had a wonderful show, sold lot's of merchandise, met some wonderful people and was too busy to take any more pictures.  Old friends, new friends and great ideas ---- what could be more enjoyable.  The weather was awesome and the church ladies put on a wonderful lunch.  Once a year I get to drink my coffee and/or tea from a cup and saucer.   Oh yeah! I guess I have to get back on track, November 2011 is just around the corner. 

First I am going to write the adulf version of the Compass pattern, finish the Miss Emilee and then I have an idea for an adult sweater and vest.  I have one that I knit several years ago and I still get compliments and questions about the style when I wear it today.  Keep checking in I will be expanding on the concept of a pullover with a vest.

Until next time ---- MommaBearKnits

07 November, 2010

Getting Closer to the Art and Craft Tour

I have been working on pricing and tagging my stock for the show.  Lot's of work, but neccessary.  The show starts Friday morning at 9 am.   Looking forward to a great show. 

Today I just piled them all up on my dining table.  Lot's of stock, ready to go.
Another angle Lots of stock!

Getting it ready to go.
This pile (above) still needs to be washed and priced.  I am still knitting too.  What else is new!!

Ready to load up with most of it.  Looking forward to a great show!!!!!!!

03 November, 2010

Getting Down to the Wire!!!!

I am very busy getting ready for the Oro Medonte Craft and Art Show.

Tagging the last of the items and ending the tails on the last few is happening as we speak.  Well, at least it was, until I started typing this post.  I am ready to go -------  almost!!!!

Today I am finishing up the sale tags for my socks.  I have my dining table totally covered with sizes 3 months to Men's Medium.  That is a lot of knitting.  I am addicted to socks I am afraid. 

I will post pictures of the other categories as I pack them away for the trip to Shanty Bay.

MommaBearKnits, what else is new?