Wow, it’s already mid-September. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! Here in the Los Angeles suburbs, it reached 108 last weekend. 108! It has definitely been one of the warmest in my memory. That said, I managed to finish two projects since I last updated. I made another Coffee Bean Cardigan, this time for… Continue reading Gemini for a Gemini
I finally finished this set for a baby girl, yay! The bonnet is the February Baby Bonnet (inspired by Elizabeth Zimmermann) by Margot Erdmann, and the sweater is of course the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann. This was a fun set to knit and put together. I was going to knit a simple hat… Continue reading Baby Surprise Jacket & Bonnet Set
I started a new knitting project a few days ago. I’m still knitting for babies! So many babies have arrived or are due to arrive within my circles of friends and family. I wanted to try something new that’s perfect for Spring and Summer, and the lovely Silver Cardigan is perfect with its short sleeves… Continue reading Silver Cardigan in Progress
I am so glad it’s Friday. It’s been a long and gloomy week here in LA. And what a nice surprise to come home to – my Vintage Baby Dress was mentioned on the WEBS Yarn Store Blog today as a great project using Valley Yarns Valley Superwash! Thank you kindly for the mention, Dena… Continue reading Webs Yarn Store Blog Mention!
What in the world…? Yay, it’s a new knitting project! I haven’t been knitting much in the past few months because I moved! The new place is slightly bigger and I now have a larger craft room/studio! We’re still living amongst boxes and stacks of books/clothes/etc., so it will take a while for things to… Continue reading Surprise! It’s a Baby Jacket!
I fell in love with the Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf which was featured in PurlSoho’s 2010 calendar. The leaf pattern is indeed very lovely! Instead of cashmere (because who has the luxury of knitting with cashmere nowadays?) I am using Caron Naturally Spa Yarn in Misty Taupe. It’s a really beautiful color with a bit of… Continue reading Misty Leafy Lacey Scarf
Oh my goodness, I finally finished the Bamboo Diamond Shell. A year and seven months in the making (okay, I knitted it off and on and put it away for months and months), I finally decided to wear it for the first time today since it was a mild mid-70F day in Los Angeles. The… Continue reading Bamboo Diamond Shell Completed
It’s been a while since my last update, but I am still knitting! I have done lots and lots of doll dresses (which I still love doing, even after 20+ of them), and lately I’ve been making baby sweaters. A few months ago, I found out that three of my friends at work are expecting!… Continue reading Babies Babies and More Babies
Ooh! Nothing says love better to knitter/yarn aficionado than a giant heart-shaped box full of yarn. Who needs chocolate? 🙂 (via CraftZine)
I completed Nimbus tonight, hooray! I spent Saturday afternoon seaming the pieces after blocking/drying last weekend, and decided to add the collar by picking up stitches and knitting on directly rather than seaming. I’m still not so great at seaming, but doing the shoulder seams, attaching the sleeves, and then finishing up the sides was… Continue reading Nimbus Completed