Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Emergency Hats in Use

Last week, when I heard WonderBoy had outgrown all his hats, I declared a state of emergency and knitted up a couple of fast ones. This weekend I drove up to the Asheville area to see them in use. First up, we have the Spiral Rib Hat in Peter Pan yarn:

Then, we have the Earflap Hat in good old Wool Ease chunky:

He's such a cuddly, happy baby, and his new hats just match his amazing blue eyes!

I had a great weekend!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Jaywalker Sweater?

So, My Socks that Rock told me it wanted to be Jaywalkers, and who am I to argue? Good Choice.
I can't get over how gorgeous this yarn is. I am so tempted to knit a whole sweater!

Being a grandma rocks!

Wonderboy has grown into the sweaters I knit for him before he was born. The pictures say it all!

Then, the icing on the cake: I got a phone call saying "He's grown out of all his hats!" So I grabbed a spare skein of Peter Pan and whipped up an emergency hat. I used this pattern, but added quite a few stitches to make it bigger. Very soft and very cute! I mailed it off yesterday. I'm going to make at least one more to take to him when I visit next weekend -- something with ear flaps, I think.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Not too swift, but it works...

No swift, no ball winder, no kid handy to signal a touchdown for fifteen minutes while I wound up my skein of Lorna's Laces. What to do? I found a new use for my Pilates ball:

Yes, this means the first sock is finished. I like it. It looks kind of reptilian!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Oh, yes it does!

[Edited because Flickr mixed someone else's pictures in with mine. How weird is that??]
My skein of Socks that Rock arrived today, and yes, it rocks! Pictures simply cannot do justice to the colors in this yarn. I won it complements of January One and Blue Moon Fiber Arts; and it came with one of Cara's beautiful note cards. Can she take a picture or what?!? Thank you Cara and thank you Blue Moon!

I can't wait to see how this incredible yarn is going to knit up, but I'm being firm with myself and finishing my Lorna's Laces/Falling Leaves socks first. As I mentioned in my winning comment on Cara's blog, I have good use for toasty warm hand knit socks. The heat is out at work, and they don't expect it to be fixed for a few more weeks. This is not the problem in central North Carolina that it would be in, like, Wisconsin; but it is still pretty chilly. The up side is, I get to wear all the winter things that usually stay in the back of my closet.

My new and adorable grandson, on the other hand, lives in the chilly highlands of North Carolina, and so should get lots of use from everything I can't seem to stop knitting for him. This one, however, has slowed me down some. What you see here is the result of an entire snow day spent knitting, plus two evenings of knitting-and-classic-movies! It's a good thing it's size 18 months and he won't need it until next fall!