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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Busy Hands

We've all been very busy this week. The baby hoodie I started last Thursday is almost finished. The sleeves are attached as you can see here, and now I'm picking up stitches along the edges to knit the ribbing buttonband. Then all there is to do is sew up the sleeve seams. This is going to look so cute on some little munchkin.

Maureen's baby sweater is from a pattern she made when she first learned how to knit. Her mother-in-law taught her how to knit years ago and she made a layette set for a friend which included this sweet little sweater. Maureen decided to revisit the sweater pattern and is using a sport weight yarn, plain white and a pastel variegated which she is using on the edges only. It's turning out to be quite beautiful.

Then there is Judy's...uh...mitten, yeah, that's it...mitten! This is proof positive that some patterns just shouldn't be knitted, no matter how cool they look in the pictures! We all had a good long laugh over this one! Judy couldn't resist showing us her catastrophe.

Her real project is an adult size poncho called the "Loretta Lynn". The yarn is a washable acrylic and wool blend and will be a welcome cozy coverup when it's finished.

Joyce is making a diagonally knitted bag for her niece. Oops! I hope this wasn't supposed to be a surprise! Sorry! Anyway, she's doing a great job and I'm sure it will be a treasured gift.

Kathleen brought with her three finished adult hats, a hoodie sweater, a baby cardigan to match the hat she made three weeks ago, and a pair of green mittens. She's on a roll! Watch out!

Elaine finished the sweet little cardigan on which she was working two weeks ago and today she started the little matching bonnet. It's going to be so cute!

The next two photos are a hat that Joyce made for her granddaughter modeled by none other than the above mentioned angel. Little Ellie loves the hat her Grandma Joyce made for her using Tilli Thomas yarn that is already beaded. Beautiful work, Joyce!

Don't you just want to kiss those cheeks?!

Hey Ellie! When are you going to visit us Chicks? We need to teach you how to knit, LOL!
And speaking of cute cheeks...Elaine's granddaughter has some kissable cheeks too! We need to set up a playdate between Ellie and Alexandra so we can teach them how to knit! LOL!


Karin said...

Such beautiful projects, and cute babies! What a joy.

AlisonH said...

Very cool. Thank you for what you do.