Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Just Knitting Along

There are times when a girl just wants to knit along and not really think about what she is doing. Her mind wants to wander to other topics and far off places. This is usually the time I pick up my Ann Norling Basic Adult pattern and some pattern dyed Sock yarn and my mind takes off on a journey. Pure relaxation and my fingers flying a mile a minute! I love this sock yarn I have been using by Berroco called Berroco Sox. It feels nice on the hand and the feet. I orignally bought this color way for the Husband, but I fell in love with it and decided to make the socks for myself!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bring on the Baby!

Well talk about finishing something in the nick of time! The baby shower is in one hour and I finished last night! Whew! This project is for my friend Hanh's baby. She will be born in December but her shower is today. This was such a fun project to knit. I'm not sure if it was because of the project, or because I am so excited for Hanh! The pattern came off of a Bernat yarn label and was an easy pattern repeat. I bought some washable Plymouth Encore for this project because even though my kids are grown, I remember what kind of things happen on baby blankets! Yikes! Hopefully her little sweet pea will love this and it will be the blankey that the baby drags around to every occasion!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I LOVE this book!

I impulsively picked up a copy of this book two days ago and I love it!! When I get a new book I usually sit down with my coffee and a pad of post it notes. As I thumb through, I mark pages of projects that I would like to make. This book is so nice I have at least 12 pages marked! Lots of easy one skein projects in lovely yarn. I don't like cheap yarn so this book was right up my alley. I understand the first book from this author had lots of errors, so I hope that is not the case with this one. Hopefully you will see lots of projects from this book on my page in the days ahead.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I've Been Thinking About It

I've always been a sucker for a cute stuffed animal. Yes, yes, I'm a grown woman, but I guess I have just never grown up. I love dolls and stuffed animals and I particularily love bunnies! A while back I saw some patterns for Arigurumi. I was intrigued and thought I might like to try that "some day". Well, last week I was surfing on Ravelry and I came across this Amigurumi pattern for this sweet little bunny. I was sucked right in and now I am going to trying to figure it out. The designer is Diane who's Ravelry name is Knits. She has such cute designs and if this one works out, I will try the bee also. Has anyone done this before?