Monday, May 25, 2009


Mark and I went to the Gamble House in Pasadena last month. Go.

Sock in it's native setting

My elbow is healed! My knitting has resumed. Inspired to make socks.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lloie's Cardigan - in Rosemary

I love my new cardigan, from the 50th anniversary Wool Gathering. It's a special version of the Fair Isle Yoke sweater from Knitting Around. Meg based it on an old photo of Lloie wearing a sweater Elizabeth knitted for her. The biggest challenge was adjusting the stitch count in the yoke to compensate for the extra width I added to the sleeves. (Should not have been that difficult - I was just too intimidated to adjust the Fair Isle pattern. Plus it's my first EPS sweater. I'll be more bold next time.) Learned that my Fair Isle gauge is bigger, not smaller, than straight knitting. Did the crocheted steek as Meg recommended and really liked the result. Yarn is Spindrift. Main color is rosemary. Other colors are eucalyptus, pine forest, flax and natural. Lots of detail on Ravelry. (I'm JudiP53 there, too.) My favorite "personalization" of the pattern was to use a tubular cast-on for the bottom and sleeves.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Surprises!!!!!

I had a lovely Mother's Day. My children had dinner at my home and presented me with these two lovely gifts. I collect Bears so this Bear is an addition to my Bear Family. I also received a beautiful cabinet to put my yarn, etc. in. Well, it is full with yarn, so it looks like I probably need another one, (hint, hint)!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

My First Babies Surprise!

I've started a couple in the past but never managed to finish them. This time with the new pattern out and the video in hand, I finally finished one.

Now, I just have to decide which one to make next. A child's or an Adult for me.

Monday, May 04, 2009

BSJ & Bonnet

I made this for a baby gift.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Baby Surprise Again

For Henry