Knitting

Fall Foliage Sweater

Fall Foliage Sweater

Johann’s favorite color is orange. If I could find enough orange clothes, I expect he would be very happy wear­ing only orange every day. So when­ever I am shop­ping for any­thing, be it jour­nals or clothes or yarn, I keep an eye out for all things orange. When I came across Knit Picks’ Pre­ciosa Gin­ger...
Knits for a Special Baby

Knits for a Special Baby

Dur­ing Hur­ri­cane Sandy, the UCONN Dive Safety Officer’s grand­daugh­ter was born. Eric dives and works with him and asked me to make some­thing spe­cial for the new baby. I designed these pur­ple heart baby socks for her. They turned out so well, I knit a sec­ond pair and listed them at my Etsy store. For Christ­mas,...
A Little More Ahead At Being Behind

A Little More Ahead At Being Behind

Some­how sum­mer escaped us. We are now start­ing school and fall is right around the cor­ner. We missed straw­berry pick­ing. Blue­berry pick­ing is a mem­ory. Last night I finally used up the last of the blue­ber­ries in the refrig­er­a­tor in a pie. Projects feel as piled up as ever. How­ever, we did make time for...
Juggling

Juggling

  For the past few weeks, I’ve been jug­gling sev­eral projects at the same time: a spe­cial order for two pairs of baby booties, a wool appliqué table top­per, a pair of socks for Johann, a pil­low cover for the couch, and a mini-cross stitch sam­pler kit. When­ever I needed a break from one project,...
Upcycled Shibori Tote Bag

Upcycled Shibori Tote Bag

In 2006, Eric and I entered a num­ber of cloth­ing and acces­sory pieces in an art to wear show at 1550 Gallery in Ker­rville, Texas. Over­all, we did well on our first show. What I now call my “fancy pants” almost sold, but they unfor­tu­nately didn’t fit the woman who was inter­ested in them. Eric...
Custom Lamb Booties

Custom Lamb Booties

  I just fin­ished a cus­tom order for my lamb baby booties sized to fit new­born to 3 months. The cus­tomer requested I change the cream to light pink and use sage green trim. I had to spe­cially get the sage yarn, but I think they turned out well. I like the color com­bi­na­tion of...
My New Cardigan

My New Cardigan

I finally got the but­tons sewn onto my new cardi­gan yes­ter­day after­noon. My plans to fin­ish it two weeks ago got delayed by Eric com­ing home from his trip to Lon­don, fol­lowed by all of us get­ting sick. Thank­fully, it is still cool enough out­side to wear my new cardigan! I’m so happy with the...
Almost Done!

Almost Done!

My sweater is almost done! Because I have a small block­ing board, I had to lay out the cardi­gan pieces a few at a time, but I man­aged to get all five pieces blocked last week. This is when I hold my breath while I see if I did indeed keep to gauge enough for...
Sweet Little Diversions

Sweet Little Diversions

I was wor­ried I was loos­ing steam on com­plet­ing my cardi­gan so that I can still wear it before it gets too warm. This yarn didn’t even make it into my stash, because I started work­ing with it right away. I thought this would def­i­nitely keep me on track with my New Year’s res­o­lu­tion to...
Forest Lichen Wrist Warmers

Forest Lichen Wrist Warmers

Here is the new wrist warmer design that I’ve been work­ing on. I wanted to cre­ate a new beaded wrist warmer from the first design I make and sell. I thought of knit­ting the beads inside the cables on the wrist for some time. The prob­lem was that I was unsure of how to fin­ish...
The Boy With One Red Sock

The Boy With One Red Sock

For what seemed like for­ever, I had only one red sock fin­ished for my son. He was very patient, but I could tell he really wanted to be able to wear them. And the socks weren’t being knit fast enough for either of our lik­ing. After Christ­mas vaca­tion, I con­tin­ued work­ing on the sec­ond red...
Deliciously Luscious Project

Deliciously Luscious Project

For the past two weeks I’ve been knit­ting away at my new cardi­gan. My father-in-law took me shop­ping for the most gor­geous yarn as a birth­day present while we were vis­it­ing. A fam­ily friend told us about a going-out-of-business sale at the yarn shop in Fred­er­icks­burg, TX, so we went over to take a look. This...