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Baby Cozy

Made this, called a “Baby Cozy” and a cap, for my friend Darcy’s baby, due in December.  It’s like a big baby sleeping bag, and I made a little cap to match.

It’s knit from Bernat Baby Blanket, which is a super bulky yarn that feels like chenille and fleece.  It’s a pain to knit with because it was so thick, but it worked up quick and it’s super soft.  I made it on size 13 needles; I think if I’m ever tempted to use this type of yarn again I’ll use 15’s instead.

Kaleb’s Cocoon

Made a great little cocoon and cap for my friend Hailey’s baby, due in November.  It’s just crochet mesh, made from Lion Brand Homespun in Ocean.

P.S. Here’s Kaleb!

Hello everyone my name is Kaleb. I was born on 11/11/11 at 12:38 and I weigh 6 pounds 14 ounces.

Home Improvement

I spent the past couple days repainting and redecorating Halle’s room.  She loves it.

We Found Buried Treasure!

Erm and I had fun today looking through a couple local flea markets.  As we were just about to leave one shop, I took one last look around a corner and found a stash of yarn lying in a couple of crates on the bottom shelf, practically buried amongst the usual household linens you usually find at a rummage shop.  Erm saw them too and said, “look, yarn!”  He was very patient with me as I looked through, sorting and counting, and picked out what I wanted.  (Actually I wanted to just grab it all, but that would’ve been a bit much even for me.)

Anyway, I managed to grab these beauties, which will make a great big sweater or something, someday.

It’s Plymouth Galway Highland Heather, worsted weight 100% pure wool yarn.  We managed to get 4 skeins each of the medium brown and darker brown, and 8 skeins of the beige color.  This was such an incredible find!  It really was like finding buried treasure.  Thank goodness I have a patient husband who will help me in the yarn procurement crusade, lol!

Preview of Coming Attractions

After 13 years of watching me crochet and knit, Erm has finally requested I make something for him.  I’ve got the pattern and the yarn (from my stash) for it ready so I can cast on as soon as I finish my Kelmscott sweater.

Wanna see what Erm has asked for?

Dr Who

Looks like fun…I can’t wait!

By the way, I finished the back for Kelmscott, and I’ve started on the right-front piece.

Happy Morning Things


I’m just sitting here enjoying an early morning cuppa, oolong with honey and milk, after a not-so-terrible shift at work.  It’s the little things that can make or break a day, isn’t it?

Also, I’m really loving these stitch markers I made the other day:

They’re just those alphabet beads, left over from one of the kids’ crafts, wired to a jump ring.  They’re simple but cute.  There aren’t any #’s though, so I couldn’t put K2tog.  I think I may have some fun in the future raiding my bead stash to make all sorts of stitch markers now.

Also good news from Diana Gabaldon, my favorite author: she’s writing book 8 for the Outlander series now, which is tenatively to be titled Written With My Heart’s Own Blood, and also The Scottish Prisoner is due to be released November 29, just after my birthday!  Can’t wait!

Kelmscott Kickoff

I’ve just started on the Kelmscott cardigan by Carol Sunday, from the Twist Collective Winter 2009 collection.  It’s a beautiful little cardigan with an architectural collar.  I don’t know if this yarn is going to work out well though, because it’s not as fuzzy as the yarn they recommended.  Here’s what I’ve got so far:

I’m knitting it in Loops & Threads Impeccable, clay color.  It’s a nice soft yarn, easy to knit and care for.  Mine may turn out more industrial though because it’s not fuzzy.  The whole sweater is in reverse stockinette, so it looks inside out!  I don’t know what to think of this!

Red Floral Afghan

I started this crochet afghan back in March of 2009.  I finished about 20 motifs and then it sat in a basket for 2 1/2 years.  I picked it up about a week ago and decided I should just make a little throw and get it finished.  The green matches the couch, so I guess that’s where it belongs.

Not So Lacey Laceweight Scarflet

This little scarflet was knit with Knit Picks Shadow Kettle Dyed laceweight yarn.  I didn’t use a pattern, and it’s not perfect, but it’s light and soft and I love how it bunches up like a bouquet when it’s doubled around the neck.

Vedauwoo 6/16/11

Another great day exploring and walking in Vedauwoo.