Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The moment before ...

my latest knit goes into the wool bath to soak for Blocking, I need to take a few pictures. I know it hardly needs any blocking at all but I only plan to soak 20 minutes in a wool bath, gently squeeze out the water and roll in a couple of beach towels to soak up the excess water and then lay out on the blocking board. No pinning this time. Just pat out flat and let it dry! Couldn't be simpler.

Wingspan Shawlette ...

I did the final 4 rows and I-cord Bind Off in another color for high contrast.

This knit was so additive, I want to cast on for another. But wait ... I have a few other projects to finish first. Oh no, it's MIAs or that pile of WIPs sitting next to my chair that has to be finished to make room for more.  Mmmmm, I have to think about this because it's a toss up on what to work on first.

On second thought, there's a birthday gift in there that has to be mailed next week in April. Problem solved.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Another Baby on the way ...

A Great Grandchild  ... #5 ...  "It's a boy!"

So I've knit and crocheted up a storm for the baby in between the shawls I've knit. Now it's about time that I displayed what I've done. Such as ...

Teddy Bear Brights Round Afghan

IMG_6639 by Stitchingnut
IMG_6639, a photo by Stitchingnut on Flickr.
Baby Hat with Leaf Edging


And of course I had to use up every bit of yarn that I had left ...

Mix Up the Baby Booty Socks

Unmatched Booties for baby

And since the baby is a boy I did have to knit a sweater set for the Fall ...

Tó Haachi Baby Cardigan


And of course there's a hat, booties and mitts to match ...

Aviator Baby Bonnet and Baby Socks


Baby Mitts

And why not a Baby Leaf Blanket ...

Leaf Blanket for Baby

Perfect for a cool Summer evening or Fall day.

Leaf Blanket for Baby

For Great Grandchild #4 who just turned one this month, I knit a Pixie Hat ...


And a little pink one if I ever have another little girl to knit for ...


Of course there were some miscellanous items knit in there also. Just a few to use up left-over yarn from the stash.





Last but not least, the Zig Zag Tam I knit on purpose ...

Zig Zag Tam
Zig Zag Tam

Now I think I better get back to my knitting. Those needles need to fly!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Every Little Thing is ...

just fine. Honestly, I realize I've been gone a long time. But a lot of knitting has still been done while I've been busy with many other things as well. Like searching on between my own family tree and helping a grand daughter with her son's; who will be born in June. Yup, I'll be a great-grandmother again for the 5th time already. It's been keeping me pretty busy too. You know I'm cranking out the baby knits, right?

Also ... of course I'm still teaching knitting and crochet and consulting for a publishing company and reviewing books for another and trying to keep my DH busy and not sitting front of the TV too much, since he can't drive anymore. I just can't believe how busy I am!

So I'm just letting you know that all is good. Life is wonderful! And I'll be back before long with an update. Once I can sit down and get my thoughts together that is. Those who want to peek at what I'm doing or have completed; check out the progress with the Stitchingnut on Ravelry. Go ahead, be my guest. I still keep that pretty much up to date (another thing that takes up time). In the mean time, enjoy this glorious Spring ...