Monday, September 05, 2011

Let The Knitting Begin!!

"But it's NOT a Steeler wedding!!"

Catie and Joe with Colin and Clare

Clare ruling the Limo

Michael and Colin

Father Daughter Dance

Sistas! (Kelly and Catie)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I miss knitting....

So I've been sewing. And sewing. And sewing....

The big wedding is only a month away. The lovely Cate will tie the knot on Sept. 3rd.

I'm only 8 table runners and a few fabric basket liners away from being able to return to my knitting. I have Clare's dress and 17 table runners completed.

Oh, and did I mention I've also made 200 bars of scented soap? Wrapped in fabric and ribbon?

Knitting.... 37 days away and counting.

Although I've had fun with all this sewing and soapmaking stuff, I can't wait to

return to my knitting!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Acadian Shawl

This pattern, called the Acadian Shawl, can be found on Ravelry.

It's very easy lace knitting for the border.

It is made with Elann Incense yarn which is a worsted weight wool, silk, and bamboo blend. I was really hoping that yarn wouldn't shed because I wanted to wear this with my wool winter coat.

It sheds all over the place so that is disappointing. However, it will be a great little wrap this summer for cold, air conditioned restaurants and I won't have to worry too much about the shedding.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


I don't really like wearing winter hats. But I wanted to use up some leftover Alpaca yarn AND try lace knitting one more time and hope for success.
This was quick and easy and gave me hope for future lace projects.
It's "Kensington" by Linda Wilgus and can be found on Ravelry.
So, now I have a nice, warm hat. Just in time for Spring!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I would never take the time to make this. But I love it, and I'd wear it.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Wow.. it's been a long time!

There are times I miss blogging, but I also remember the time when it seemed like a chore. I may be ready to start blogging again. We'll see. The thing about blogging is that when you stay away too long, people abandon the blog so what's the point of blogging?

So, anyway, 2011 is going to be a big year. William will turn one in April, Clare will be three in May and Colin will be five in May. Where did that time go? Colin turning five?? It's unbelievable to me. They have given us so much joy. And the lovely Cate will be married in September so there is a big wedding to plan and also a fun bridal shower in July.

Not to forget knitting because, yes, this is supposed to be a knitting blog. I have knit many many projects since my last knitting report. Hats, socks, scarves, wraps.. cute things and practical things. But the thing that made the most waves is the hat below. The pattern is called "Loved" by Talitha Kuomi and can be purchased on the Knitpicks website.

My daughter said people stop them on the street, at school, at the mall and everywhere to inquire about the hat. This hat was an easy knit but for some reason I didn't really enjoy the process. But if there is anyone out there reading this... and you have a special little girlie girl, this is the thing to knit for her.