Posts Tagged: Knitting

Knitted Stocking Cap

I needed a quick-knit to go along with a sweet, navy blue, Ralph Lauren winter snowsuit that I was presenting as a baby shower gift.  Since newborns photographed in stocking caps are all over Pinterest, I thought this pattern would be a great choice.   It’s in the book Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. […]

Shawl Knitting

Hard to believe…but holiday gift-giving is not too far off, and I was looking for a useful, quick-knit with a big “ooooh, aaaah” factor.  Enter…my friend, Teresa, and her suggestion for the “Debaser” shawl that is found on Ravelry.  It uses worsted weight yarn and comes together in a jiffy.  I actually made two in […]

Pretty in Pink (a baby sweater)

If I could find this pattern in my  size, I’d be wearing it.  Pink, pearls and roses???….it’s a “me” for sure. I knitted this one, however, for a sweet little newborn baby girl, and I really do love it.  The pattern is from Leisure Arts book #3202, and it’s called Little Lamb.  It is knitted […]

DUDUZA (comfort) Dolls

I recently joined a group on Ravelry called “Comfort Doll Knitters and Crocheters”.  The group knits or crochets Duduza dolls (comfort dolls) which will be distributed by Heart for Africa to children in Swaziland.  Heart for Africa “is a faith-based non-profit 501(c)3 charity.”  They “provide self sustainable homes for orphans and vulnerable children in Africa”. […]

Toddler Woolen Mittens

Thought I’d share these sweet holiday mittens that I knitted as a gift for a special little someone. I found the pattern in a vintage knitting book called Jack Frost Two Needle Mittens, Volume 56.  (Believe it or not, you can google this title and locate it on the internet.)  However, thumbless mitten patterns for […]

Mother Bear Project – My first bear!

Here she is…at last…my very first contribution to the Mother Bear Project!  I had visited their booth while attending Stitches East, back in November, and I purchased the kit to crochet an adorable bear that would be sent to comfort children who are affected by HIV/AIDS.  You can read all about this very worthwhile project […]

I can crochet in Japanese

I thought that my fascination with Japanese crochet had begun and ended with tawashi.  No such luck.  While enjoying Lucy’s Attic24 blog, I saw some beautiful photos of a Japanese crochet book that she had purchased, and, of course……………….I had to have it!  When I told little a about my new book, which, by the […]

Stitches East – the Mother Bear Project

I was totally looking forward to attending the Stitches East Knitting Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center last Saturday, and I was thrilled to be there! Aisle after aisle of vendors with booths chock full of yarns, patterns, books and hand-knit samples.  The hottest, trendiest hand-knitted garment?  Hands down, the shawl.  Almost every vendor offered […]

Newborn Cardigan for Sweet Baby Norah

Scott and Khalil welcomed dear little Norah into their lives in July, and her sweet face and tiny newborn body inspired me to knit this little cardigan sweater. I found the pattern in Knitting Just for Baby (Precious baby set) and the yarn is called Baby Alpaca D.K. Paint from Plymouth yarn.  Variegated yarns are […]

Christmas in July – ’10

When little a and I attended the Stitch N’ Pitch event at Citifield last month, I couldn’t take my eyes off of a beautiful, tall, willowy woman, with long, slender fingers, sitting a few seats away, who was very attentive to a small project that dangled from her knitting needles.  I carefully observed the way […]