Monthly Archives: January 2009

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Turn On the Green

I went from all the baby pink, to a pretty neon green. I needed some new wristwarmers for the year -not that our winter here has been anything that really requires wristwarmers. But, this pattern caught my eye amist the 60 degree days, and voila….


Pattern: Nalu Mitts by Leila Raabe (a free Ravelry download)
Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Merino Sport in Split Pea
Needles: Addi 32″ US 3
Measurements: Large size (I had a slightly smaller gauge)
Started: January 4, 2009
Finished: January 21, 2009
Other Details: Yum! I love how comfy these are; and the pattern is just gorgeous. I have a little less than half a ball left; not bad!

Craving Snow

After a week of 60 and 70 degree weather here in Colorado (yay for cycling!) – I find myself craving snow. In Boulder, we’ve only had a few inches here and there it seems. Two weeks ago, we did get a decent little 9 inch Monday morning present – so, Scott and I ran for the mountains, snowshoes in hand, to play before it all melted.


The beauty that surrounds us on quiet mornings like this is truely amazing.

Every little snowflake seems to be perfectly placed.

Wishing you a wonderful and happy weekend….

The Last Pink Thing

I’m done with pink already for 2009. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve overcome my dislike of pink with all the super cute baby girls my friends are producing out there. But, lately, I’ve been craving rich, rich colors. Wait until you see my next project!

This was the last knitted gift for Isabella. These bibs are just so sweet. Every little girl out there should have some.

Pattern: Petal Bibs from One Skein book by Leigh Radford
Yarn: Rowan Handknit cotton in 310 and 332
Needles: Addi US 6
Measurements: One size
Started: January 8, 2009
Finished: January 9, 2009
Other Details: I really wanted to do three, but my yarn was delayed from WEBS. The third was supposed to be a light green – owell!

One of my favorite parts is putting gifts all together – and having some sort of theme. The simple pinks, greens and creams in it all really makes it beautiful. I love making baby things :)

Today Is A Good Day

Wow – what a day! An amazing historic event happened – and all I could do was watch it on TV (and post yarn for today’s update). I think what made today even more special was that everyone came together; no matter what your party, color or religion. In a world that is so divided, its nice to have that feeling every once in a while. And, who didn’t have tears in their eyes when Aretha sang, or the quartet played?

And a little funny to leave you with – Scott and I were driving into town today and in front of us was a car with a huge NOBAMA sticker on it. We just had to laugh.

For Isabella

One of my closest friends from way back when is having a baby in April. Last Saturday, at her shower, I gifted her a few of my latest baby knits. Andrea is all about the girly girl stuff (Andrea, I’m getting this from our conversation this past summer about wanting a “little princess”) – and I couldn’t think of a better blanket than this for baby Isabella –


Andrea loved the blanket; and it makes me so happy knowing that it is in the hands of wonderful parents-to-be!

Pattern: Eyelet Baby Blanket from Blue Sky Alpacas; design by Leslie Scanlon
Yarn: Blue Sky Organic Cotton in #80 and #606
Needles: Addi US 9
Measurements: About 27″ by 27″ without the ruffle
Started: December 16, 2008
Finished: December 23, 2008
Other Details: This time around I also knit the blanket on a US9 (rather than the loosey goosey US11 the pattern calls for). I ended up also doing another eyelet repeat to make the blanket square. I used about 2.25 balls of the pink, and a touch over 2 balls of the cream.

I also knit a few other little things as well to go along with the blanket. I seem to have this habit of getting stuck on a color theme, don’t you think?


Pattern: Ribbons from Itty Bitty Hats, by Susan B. Anderson
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Jeannee #0016
Measurements: 0-6 months
Started: January 5, 2009
Finished: January 7, 2009
Other Details: I love, love this design. Having to find beautiful ribbon is the best part – its a great excuse to head to your local papery store!


Pattern: Upside-down Daisy from Itty Bitty Hats, by Susan B. Anderson
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Jeannee in 0015, 0016, and 0008
Measurements: 0-6 month size
Started: January 3, 2009
Finished: January 6, 2009
Other Details: This hat pattern is a true classic!

Okay, okay, this post is getting really long. I have a few other pictures to show – but those will have to wait until tomorrow. Yay for babies, yay for showers!