Posts Tagged ‘baby blanket’


Bob snogging my Sunday shoes



Grayzie scarfing some of dad’s Aurora apple


Wednesday Night Knitting met in the wake of Bob and Grayzie’s battle on the living room carpet, which left tufts of white hair flying around and sticking to everything, especially Grayzie’s mouth. Apparently they were “just playing” because no blood was shed and no blood-curdling moans and hisses were uttered.


It was great to see Debbie and Tricia and Kelly again! We missed Ethel, as she flew west to be with family members for her sister’s funeral.  We missed Lois, and continue to miss Tina (but thanks for the Facebook pic of giant knitting needles!)

Trish last year, working on the dish cloth

Kelly and Tricia

Kelly was working on an adorable Lorax hat (check out this one!)

Kelly and Lorax

Tricia was making a scarf in the same pattern and yarn as her dish cloth from a while back…

my er…not sure yet what it is…

I was working on what was supposed to be a little vest, but it’s so wrong. The problem is, I have a really hard time doing seed stitch; as you may be able to tell, it is a rib stitch, the opposite of a seed stitch. I was going to continue working it but Deb’s comments were sort of a wake-up call and I realize it will be a poor substitute for what I wanted it to be, so maybe it will be a doll blanket instead! I really despise working with this Sensations boucle yarn anyway. It isn’t soft, although it looks soft. Go figure!

I got this sample in the mail of Lizbeth 3 and 20 sizes of tatting yarn.

tatting yarn samples

I believe I found it on Facebook or Twitter but then I was unable to pull it up again or find it anywhere on my computer. It came from Handy Hands. The closest promotion I could find, in retrospect, for Lizbeth was on this page, for a thread holder with a sample ball included.

Deb worked on the blanket some more, and it is as beautiful as ever. Soft and gleaming!

Deb and Izzy’s blanket

We had fun hearing of her travels to Rhode Island, Boston, and Canada. Sounds like a great getaway!


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Had a great time at Wednesday Night Knitting, although it was our last time to be with Tina


before she moves for good :(. We will miss the good times we had with you, Tina! There was the amazement of your loom knitting, soaps, and souvenirs from your wanderings, the fun experiments with felting and roving, the trip to Orlando to the Fiber In 2011…and we will look forward to seeing you again some time. I feel like it’s the end of an era!

Ethel worked on the snake.

Savannah slitherer in progress

Debbie came by and worked on the pima cotton blanket for her [overdue!] first grandbaby Isabella.

soft, beautiful blanket

Ethel got out the lace project to renew working on.

Carnival lace

I finished the slouchy celebrity hat from last week.

Jeny, with hat

Next time: More fiber Fun!

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The cats know when it’s Knitting Night. Bob went to the foyer and sat on the rug facing the front door in anticipation. Pauly began pacing the floor, tail switching. I looked out the window and saw Ethel’s and Tina’s cars being parked out front in the cul-de-sac. I thought of my old Humanities professor, who was a big fan of Rupert Sheldrake and his works about collective consciousness, including Dogs that Know when their Owners are Coming Home.

Ethel had gone shopping at Tuesday Morning, and bought the cats some toys: a ball with sparkly lights inside, a yellow pompom with feathers, and two multi-colored fur ferrets that rattle and shake.

Grayzie in a frenzy

Bob in predator ecstasy

Surreptitious Stella

Welcome back to Tina and Lois!

Tina and Lois

Tina was working on a sunflower wash cloth and Lois was working on a hat in a bulky white yarn. Tina was sad to report that she went looking for her roving, which she’d kept in the purple shopping bag we all got at the Florida Fiber In last September, and thought that she might have thrown it away. Not so! It was on my shelf, parked there months back, for safe keeping/further study at some future date/in case anyone needed felting templates or roving. Glad to be part of the happy reunion! Deb worked on more soft beautiful blanket.


Ethel made wonderful progress on the Entrelac purse body and began working on the strap.

Next step will be felting

While we’re on the subject of felting, Ethel brought a great book with gorgeous images: Alterknits Felt

Ethel’s Felting book

. She brought along another good book; Knitter’s Bible Knitted Bags

Bag Book

You don’t see pics of me with anything new, do you? But I promise, I will start on something of consequence some day! A sweater? Socks? Get started now on Christmas presents?

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Would you believe three of us showed up for knitting, accidentally all wearing a blue shirt and black pants?

Deb with pearly Pima cotton baby blanket

Me and my doll sweater

Ethel and scarf

Now don’t we all look like we’re hard at work and serious?

Deb will find out next month the gender of the baby she is busy knitting for. I found out that although I have been using a size 7 needle to knit a sweater for a doll, I should have been using a size 2. The consensus from everyone I unload this sob story on, is to keep on knitting a slouchy sweater and not worry about unraveling. Sounds like good advice to me.

Eskimimi Makes’ question for Day 4 of the Knitting and Crocheting Blog Week is about how the seasons affect what you knit and crochet. Yes, we live in Central Florida, which is pretty much hot all year round. So we definitely love the more light and fluffy projects for wearables and blankets. Cotton, linen, rayon, those acrylics that are soft, silk, hemp. But again, I personally, along with my husband, have 10 kids and 17 grandkids, many of whom live “up north.”
Last year we visited some in May and got snowed upon (shudder!). So usually when I drag out a skein of plushy wool, it’s for a northern relative that I have in mind. Football season is a great time to knit wooly beanies that will go on heads from August through our first chilly day (meaning anything less than 80 degrees F), usually near the end of October, on into December. By the time February is here, we may have worn our coats for 3 days. Sweaters are much more practical. You need sweaters even in the summer here, as buildings and restaurants are sometimes air-conditioned enough to give you chilblains. And what about dolls and toy teddy bears and lambs? They never feel the heat, so of course they can wear Aran sweaters and Cossack hats and have wool blankets. In the knitting world, it’s all good!

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