Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sewing in 2015

I haven't posted anything since Christmas eve.  I've been sick the past two weeks straight.

My parents were up and we had a lovely time together.  Our sons and their families were over a couple of times.  It was by far the best Christmas we've had in a very long time.

Now that I've been clawing my way back to the land of the living, I've wanted to sew again.  Thursday I made a flannel dress for Dixie and on Friday I made her a set of flannel pajamas.  I've been thinking warmth.  I've just about ran out of flannel from my stash and I did run out of waistband elastic so tomorrow they're on my list of things to go out and buy.


I thought this cowboy fabric was really cute for a dress.  I didn't care that the pj's don't match.  I thought the fabric was fun.


Now I need to locate pajama patterns in Jassie's size.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Winter Knitting

It took a month to knit on size 1 circular needles and I'm excited to say it's almost finished!  I have to sew in the yarn ends, sew on buttons and seam the crotch area.  I love it!  The yarn is Cascade 220 DK in doeskin and some blue color that I thought would go nicely with the light brown. It's not superwash.  I have to remind my daughter in law not to wash it.  Just bring it back to Grandma for that.  :)


Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 15, 2014

A few photos

of my grandbabies.  Photos taken by my daughter in law, Jess.







Thursday, November 13, 2014

Something for Me

I finished a knitting project for me last night.  I started it on Saturday so it only took five days.  Captivating Capelet by Rosalind Jung.  I love it!  I used Cascade 220 highland wool yarn in a raspberry color.  I'm steaming it a section at a time.  It was simple enough that I think I might be able to adjust the pattern to fit the granddaughters.  I could use a thinner yarn and smaller needles.


Grandson Arrived!

Our grandson arrived safely today!  Momma is doing well and baby is beautiful!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Baby Knitting

Knitting for baby.  Not that you thought this post would show a baby actually knitting.  LOL!

I finished a bonnet to go with the sweater I made two weeks ago for Michael (my grandson who is due on November 9).


The yarn is 100% Alpaca.  It so warm and soft!  I found the pattern on Ravelry or maybe on Pinterest.  I don't quite remember.  It's called Fresh by Kylie McDonnell-Wade and can be found on likepurlsoffastring.wordpress.com.  I think it took me about six hours to knit.

I started another bonnet last night and realized this morning that I had a serious mistake about 10 rows back and that it was off-gauge so I ripped it out and started over on size 3 needles.  The pattern is called BabyDROPS 18-12 by Drops Design and can be found on Ravelry.

I've only gotten through three pattern repeats which is approx 2 1/2 to 3 inches in length.  I'm using Berroco Vintage DK in white.  Here's the photo from their website.


Here's my photo.  I added a medium green ribbon tie threaded through the eyelets at the neck.



A sweater I finished yesterday.  Same yarn as for the white lace bonnet.




Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Sweater for A Grandson

I've been trying to find the perfect yarn to knit a sweater for my soon to be born grandson.  Today I looked through my stash and found the perfect yarn!  100% Alpaca yarn in a beautiful Prussian blue.   I'm using the zzz-jumpsuit pattern by Pickles.  I'm hoping to have it finished by next Sunday.  Fingers crossed!



I need to find a pair of 16 inch size 9 circulars for the sleeves in order to finish.  I did eight buttonholes.  The yarn is so soft and warm.  The pattern called for knitting with two strands of yarn.  It's thick and lovely!


I finished the sweater just prior to leaving for the baby shower!  Now the sweater needs a matching hat.

And here the little feller is all dressed in his going home outfit.