Friday, December 14, 2007

No Time

No time for knitting or posting! I have two Christmas programs to prepare for, then it's off to Colorado we go. We are driving, and it is about a 22 hour trip. Think good weather thoughts for me. I will try to do some posting once we are there. I should have some nice car knitting to report.

Have a joyous holiday season!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

First Felting

My visit to Colorado has been good for my knitting. I worked on this bag on the plane and completed and felted it shortly after my arrival. It is based on the Booga Bag pattern. I added a drawstring closure, because I don't like bags that are open. I also shortened the handles. This was knit on US size 11 circulars with Noro Kureyon color #182. I ran it through the wash cycle twice to felt it. This was my first ever felting project; I was very pleased with the results.

I have also completed two hats; one for each of the girls. I hope to get them to model them tomorrow.


Here is Charlotte at two weeks. She has gained to 1/2 pound over her birth weight and is growing rapidly.

And here is an after bath hair style. That is her mommy with her.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Nine Days Old

Greetings from Boulder, Colorado. The weather here is lovely and so are the grandchildren! Here is a peacefully sleeping Charlotte resting up for her big sister Amelia's birthday tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Presenting Miss Charlotte Elizabeth

She was very fresh when this photo was taken. Here are the stats:
Date: Friday, November 9, 2007
Time: 9:23 AM
Weight: 7.5 pounds
Length: 19.5 inches

Mom and baby came home on Sunday, and are both doing well. Big sister Amelia is helping.

Momo is on her way to Colorado this Thursday to stay for two weeks.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Itty Bitty

Here is a completed kimono sweater and cap for a newborn. I used this pattern, but adjusted the size to fit a preemie or newborn. I also changed a few minor details (I rarely knit from a pattern without making some changes). The cap is my own interpretation of a pattern by Lorraine Major. The link to her patterns does not seem to be working today. The yarn is Jo-Ann Sensations Bellezza Collection Stellina, a wool blend; very nice to work with. It made an extremely soft fabric. I used US 6 circular needles.

I just mailed this set with some purchased baby socks and pants in newborn sizes. I hope that my daughter will be able to use them to bring home our new family member. The baby will be born this Friday. I am traveling to Colorado next week on the 15th. I can hardly wait!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Halloween Cuteness

Here is a little Halloween squirrel? chipmunk? She wanted to be an orange kitty, but they lost the kitty ears and tail. Her mother tried to make some out of felt, but they turned out looking more squirrel-like.


Granddaughter #2 is scheduled to appear on next Friday, November 9 (by c-section). She may, of course, decide to come early.


My daughter apparently has the pregnant women's nesting urge going on. She told me the other day that she had decided the new baby needed something knit to wear home from the hospital. She is trying to knit an outfit, clean house for her in-laws visit, and manage a very active nearly three-year-old. Naturally I am trying to help by working on a knitted outfit myself. Just a little kimono top and diaper cover and hat. The top is finished, so I should be able to knit the other two garments by Tuesday. Then I can send them express mail. Pictures soon.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Nearly a Sweater

The baby sweater is nearing completion. I used this pattern (but I think it is taking me longer than five hours).
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Shadows, Color: Dark Moss
Needles: US 10 Denise

All the yarn snobs may think ill of me for using acrylic, but the new mom has had enough to deal with since baby boy arrived earlier than expected. It's gotta be machine wash and dry all the way.

I am pleased with the way this is turning out. I think I will make a hat to match. Here's a close-up.