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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Busy Hands and Spoiler Alert! Amanda don't read this if you want to be surprised!

Karin worked quickly on a pair of Saartjes booties using her own hand dyed yarn that was the most beautiful shade of hot pink. Her yarns are available at

She finished one whole bootie in about an hour. She's a fast knitter to say the least!

Sheila worked diligently on her scarf and is mastering the basketweave pattern. Since it's summer, golf sometimes takes precident over knitting so the scarf is taking a little longer to finish. But who can blame her?! When the weather is nice you have to take advantage of it.

Kathleen took yarn last week and already finished a baby blanket with it. It is called "Plush" and it sure is! By the way, Amy this is the first finished project from your generous donation. All the Chicks thank you again.

Liz filled the inventory with four cute baby caps and bonnets. This little bonnet was the same pattern that Kathleen used last week.

Maureen picked up on Cate's pink baby blanket while Cate is away. The hearts make is so sweet.
My daughter has designed and knitted another pattern to sell on her etsy shop. My grandson loved the baseball buttons and asked his mom to knit him a sweater to go with them. So she did! You can find the pattern for sale at

Now here is the part where Amanda should look away!!!

I finished a baby afghan for my new granddaughter, Eliana, who has not yet arrived. I used Plymouth Encore yarn in worsted weight. The pastel pink is set off by a color changing yarn which makes it look like I used multiple colors when it was really only one skein of yarn.
It is a basic entrelac pattern with a finished edge of three rows of single crochet and one row of reverse single crochet to give it a sweet little scalloped finish.

Ok Eliana, we're ready for you anytime now. Just give me a little notice so I can arrive on schedule.


Amy said...

I knew you folks would put that yarn to good use!! Didn't imagine it so fast, however. That's a great blanket - I made a baby blanket from it, and it is very plush. All these projects are getting my fingers itching.

Karin said...

Thank you for the link, Jody.

I hope Eliana is almost here now!
Praying for a safe delivery.

bmash said...

Everything looks great! I love the blanket you made for Eliana and I may have to try a pair of those booties that Karin made!

Always glad for some new ideas!

AlisonH said...

It's wonderful to see Karin there (an IRL friend!) and that entrelac really grabs me--fabulous.

(Karin? One hour? Really? I do need to try baby booties someday.)