Tuesday, November 21, 2006
This is my first lace wrap I have finished. It was made with Blue Moon Fiber Arts Bambu yarn. The lace pattern is from Vogue Knitting. The yarn was incredibly soft and the hand dying was beautiful. This is for my friend's mother-in-law who has breast cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. After making this I am not sure if I will make any more lace wraps. As nicely as it turned out, it did get tedious at the end.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Here is my son's cute new preschool picture. He is wearing a sweater I made for him that I am pretty proud of. I used Korall from Laines d'Nord and a pattern from Annie Blatt Baby and Layette. The yarn was on sale and I didn't have enough green, so the hem is in red and the v-neck in off white. This was a great pattern and I would love to do this again.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
So little sweater I am knitting has duplicate stitching for a cute little star detail in the back. After 2 hours of undoing and redoing it is finally done. For a person who used to love cross stitch you would think this wouldn't be hard, but I am not sure if I will ever attempt that again. There is a reason I knit and not sew. The sweater is done, but is waiting to be pieced together. Hopefully pictures will be up tomorrow.
This is a cute picture of my son at the pumpkin patch this year, still in the hat.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
So, like most knitters I have way too many projects going. I have four projects on the needles currently. I have two lace projects on tiny needles and a sweater in the round with a 32 stitch to 4" guage. Needing some instant gratification this week I have been working on baby things. I knit two hats and a baby sweater last week. This week I started in on another baby sweater (the picture is of the back). When will I ever finish the "hard" projects?!?
Saturday, October 21, 2006
This is my progress on a little dress. The pattern is from my grandmother's collection and must be almost 40 years old. She made this dress for me when I was a baby and I wanted to make one too. It is a beautiful lace dress with a very full skirt. As I finish more I will put more pictures up.
Friday, October 20, 2006
It is that time of year again to bring out the pumpkin hats. I have made so many of these fruit/vegetable hats that it became my trademark. People started to expect them at baby showers and got disappointed if I made/bought something else for them. I guess I need to learn to stick with the tried and true. This is my son last year wearing his hat and "driving" the tractor on the pumpkin patch.
Monday, October 16, 2006
This is a blanket I knit for my friend Mary's new baby. This is GGH Goa that I got for 50% off at my LYS. I bought some ribbon to go through the eyelets, but like this simple look best. I would love to hear any opinions. The hardest part of this whole project is getting it in the mail!
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Here is a picture of a dress from Bouton D' Or. I used Rowan 4 ply. I love this dress! I can't wait until we have a girl. It is fun to knit for a boy, but there are so many more options for a girl. The ruffles were a bit of a challenge and I think I ripped them out 4 times before I got them right. I put this in my LYS trunk show this summer.
Wow, I am in the world of blogging now. I have been reading so many other knitters blogs and wanted to get in on the action myself. The name Coffehouse Knitter has a few meanings. I do a lot of knitting in coffeeshops and am a coffeeshop manager myself. Nothing goes better with bamboo lace than a latte.