Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Another shawl finished

Happy All Saints Eve! Here's the completed baby shawl using pine cone stitch for Harmony Guide vol 3 using 10.5 US needles and white TLC Amore. The shawl is used by our local hospital's chaplain to give to parents who have lost a small child. Gotta go to work so I can support my yarn addiction!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Where does time go?

Have had a crazy few weeks. Had a health scare that turned out okay but was blue for a couple of weeks and focused on projects that had to be done--socks, prayer shawl and Christmas gifts. I have finished a few things since last posting. This is a hairdryer dishcloth designed by Lisa Millan ( It's made of Bernat Handicrafter.
This is also a Lisa Millan design and is a curling iron in Bernat Handicrafter cotton. Both of these are gifts.
This is Eva Hat from SnB 2007 Desk Calendar. The white yarn is TLC Amore, and the red is Caron Simply Soft. This is for Tristan.
Another version of Eva Hat in Caron Simply Soft. This is a gift.
This is monthly bookmark group KAL. It is called Pine Tree Bookmark and designed by my cyber-friend, Annette ( She won the group's design contest. It's made on size 1 needles with #10 crochet cotton.
Frog bath puppets above and below are designed by another cyberfriend, Brian McGaunn ( They're gifts for a couple of kids I know along with some kid-scented goat's milk soap in the shape of a frog. They're made with Sugar n Cream. Brian has several other free puppet patterns.

Since I last posted, I received my Ravelry invite. My id there is Knitter4Him. I'm gradually getting my projects loaded.
On the needles, a white baby afghan (prayer shawl), nativity washcloth, and my Dublin Bay socks. All of these will be finished by end of the week. Future projects are a twisted little sock (the knitter sock of the month club selection), more nativity cloths and a prayer shawl based on Elizabeth Zimmerman's Pi for my friend Julie. Since Julie is from UK, I thought an EZ design appropriate.
Grace and peace to you all.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Been A While 10/7

This is a prayer shawl for a lady who lost her teenage son in a car accident. It's made from TLC Amore persimmon using a pattern based on the Pine Cone stitch from the Harmony Guide Vol 3. A close-up of the stitch is below.
This precious little guy is my great-nephew Tristan who was born in June. He was a preemie but is doing super now. His mom took lots of pictures of his smiling face.
This is my Monthly Bookmark mid-September KAL. Yarn is Grace. I probably should have used #10 cotton on this one.
This is the October Monthly Dishcloth KAL. I used red SnC.
This is a Christmas gift for Debit's sitters/groomers. I made three of these. All are made with Bernat Handicrafter. Pattern is from Rachel van Schie is designer. I know this dog is a lab but head shape and ears are a little like Debit.
Finally a picture of the twin set!!! It was made from Filtes King Kim. The pattern called Mella Cardigan and Shell is from a pattern book by Needful Yarns. Now if it would just get cool enough for me to wear it.
On the needles are Dublin Bay socks, a cute hat for Tristan's Christmas gift, monthly bookmark KAL and a baby blanket shawl which will be donated to local hospital and given to parents who've lost infant/toddler. I'm also finishing up this year's Christmas cards and gathering supplies for Christmas gift projects.
Pray for my friend, Julie, who has cancer and may not be with us much longer.