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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Itty bitty clothes

The baby clothes are knitting up quickly! Kathleen brought in multiple FO's (as ususal, she is our most productive knitter). This little jacket pattern was from her calendar that shows a new pattern for every day of the year.
These mittens and hat were made with the remnants of yarn left from Kathleen's previously knitted sweaters. She doesn't waste an inch of yarn!
Now she needs to find some buttons for this cute little number.
Elaine finished the hat she started last week and continued to work on her Mistake Stitch scarf.
Cinzia showed us the progress she made on the double breasted number she's working on. 
I finally finished those sleeves on my Sunnyside cardigan.
I love those precious little buttons!
Now I'm taking the pattern for the design along side the button bands and making a hat to match the sweater. I'll have a ton of stitches to pick up along this edge!
Dorah's little blue sweater is getting it's sleeves.
And we had a visitor tonight. Gretchen is Beth's daughter and she set up the finishing touches to the afghan Beth knitted so it can be steeked. Steeking is when a knitted item is cut, yes! CUT! down the space between two stitches in order to make a new edge. An example would be in a circularly knitted Fair Isle patterned sweater. It would be knitted in the round and in order to make it a cardigan, it would have to be cut and have button bands knitted onto the steeked edges.
This blanket was beautifully knitted by Beth and will be steeked by Gretchen. The idea behind the pattern is that you knit one very large blanket and cut it in half, then add buttons to make it whole again. So the user has the option to use it as one blanket or two.
Carole's Peanut Warmer is now showing the markers for the raglan shoulder lines. It's going to be so cute!
Beth needed something simple to knit after working so hard on that beautiful blanket so a straight forward hat fits the bill.
She also knitted up this pretty purple baby hat.
And just to give me something easy to work on, I casted...cast...(I'm not sure of the proper tense) on a pair of baby mittens. Another inch or so of stockinette and then I can knit the ribbed cuff.
Finally, this weekend I went to Pennsylvania to help my number 1 grandson celebrate his 8th birthday. There he is hamming it up for the camera while his little brother waits patiently for him to blow out the candles. We had a great time playing the arcade games at Chuck E. Cheese. 
But 3 hours in that place is about all I can take!

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

There are going to be some very happy babies.

And--eight! Already! Happy Birthday!