18 June, 2011

And That is All That I Am!

I am a designer, yes I am.  I am a wife, yes I am.  I am a senior, yes I am.  I finally realized that what I want to do is design for babies, toddlers, and children.  Seeing the new moms out there with their babies is inspiring.  They don't dress them like we used to.  I remember when my kids were born they wore nightgowns, cute little sleepers, and beautiful hand knit sweaters, hats and booties.  They were Baby Pink, Baby Blue and because we didn't have the opportunity to know if it would be a girl or boy until the arrival we always had some in white and maybe a pale green just in case.  Now, you see them coming home from the hospital, less than 24 hrs old dressed in blue jeans, T-shirts and plaid jackets.  There is no baby blue or baby pink anymore. 

That is my inspiration - my designs will be in every colour of the rainbow and styled like a tiny teen.

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17 June, 2011

I Am What I Am

For many many years I have been a knitter, sewer, quilter, crocheter and in the last few years I have designed.  Also, I have been a Sister, Wife, Mom, Baby Sitter, Grandmom, Aunt, Great Aunt, Care Giver, Daughter, Daughter-in-Law, Sister-in-Law, Secretary, Salesperson, Executive Assistant, Retired, Best Friend, etc.  And now my time has come to be what I am.  Well, I have yet to experience being a Great Grandmom, that could happen soon as my grandchildren are 20, 18 & 16.  My Grandaughter, Sarah, has become engaged to a wonderful young man ------ Great Grandmom - It could happen!!!!  Hopefully she will enjoy the many knitted gifts I have in mind.
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09 June, 2011

Knitting still!!!

A gathering in the back yard
Yes, I am still knitting and designing for babies and more.  Today we went outside and posed for a picture.  Right now I am finished two patterns.  That is the writting, not all the knitting.

I am working on a Hoodie Bear version in worsted weight yarn for size 2 - 12.  This one is called Callum. They are a lot alike but the numbers are very different.  I have one hoodie and one collared version finished and a hoodie and collared version on the needles.  Just need to wash, block, knit and then photograph.  It will be on Patternfish very soon.

I am also working on a multidirectional yoke with a stockinette body  and a hat for a preemie to an 18 month old.  It will have two border options, I am calling this one Billy and Bobby.   This one is worked in DK. 
Billy and Bobby
It is written as well and will go on Patternfish likely the same time as Callum.  I am still struggling with the Lady Compass.  At least now it has a name.  A lot of knitting but it will be there soon too.

Until the next time MommaBearKnits even though she is sweating in the heat.