little bit knits KAL

"Because very soon they'll refuse to wear it!" ~sad but true

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


But not yet photographed... but it's really cute on the Bug and oh yeah--it fits! Now why can't I make myself a sweater that fits???

Photos coming soon...

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I'll be the first to say it.

I don't think I'm way off base to say I'm too busy for this KAL. I love the idea, but frankly I don't have oodles of spare time for knitting. I'm currently doing a hat and sweater for my husband's cousin's daughter. But by the time I finish it, I'll have to give it to her grandma, and end up with no picutre, I'm sure! I don't have TIME to knit for my own kids. :(

Monday, September 25, 2006

Let the Blocking Begin

Well, I finished the knitting portion of our programme... and promptly left the pieces to sit in a crumpled ball on the corner of my dining room table for a week and a half... everyone's been sick at our house. Two go-rounds worth: by the time the second half of the family starts to feel better, the first half is starting to feel sick again with something new. >sigh<

So yesterday I couldn't take it any more and decided to wet-block the whole thing while I made dinner. It wasn't a very good dinner, but we ate and went back to bed, and the sweater is now drying in the warmest room of our house.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


I've got the front and back done, and one sleeve... it was the sleeve from heck. I forgot to use smaller needles for the ribbing, so I had to rip and start over. Then when I did the ribbing right, I forgot to switch to larger size needles afterward, and knitted a good 5 inches before I realized... had to rip and start the stockinette part again. Not happy.

But I finally finished up that sleeve, and the second sleeve is coming along much more quickly. I think I'll be blocking by week's end!

Friday, August 18, 2006

I did it, I did it!!!

I just cast off the big, bad baby blanket!! It looks great. I'm so thrilled that I got it done, and in plenty of time. We leave for vacation tomorrow morning so no time for photos now, but I will post one later. I'm so thrilled!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Suggestions for boy babies?

Thank you all for the super-nice comments on my yet-to-be-published-maybe-published-in-magknits sweater!

Now, back to business. It really seems like there are a ton of super-cute patterns out there for baby girls, but not so many for baby boys. Maybe this is just me... maybe I've just been looking out for girl patterns. Anyway, I have a couple friends w/ boy babies on the way and I really can't find anything I like. I definitely would prefer to do a sweater or an outfit. Not a blanket (used to crochet, so I've made my fair share of those). Any suggestions?

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Finally got something done!

I actually do a lot of knitting for my little one. Being on bedrest for a couple months prior to her birth and staying at home after, have given me plenty of time. So, the challenge for me this time was to design something for Baby Girl myself. (Sorry Debbie Bliss!) I think it actually came out quite nicely. I decided that if I really wanted to push myself, I would have to try to have it published as well.... and it looks like it might be! I won't know for sure until it goes live, but it looks like it will be published in the Oct. issue of Magknits! Even if it doesn't make it, I'm still pretty proud. I'm not supposed to show completed photos, so here's a preview... it's an a-line top w/ a super-frilly collar. Now I just have to figure out what to make next....