Hubby's Gloves and Helmet Liner

Just some things I knit for the Hubby to take to Iraq. It's cold there right now, and he enjoys using them.


Pink SS Cardigan

I just finished a cute project for my daughter. I got the yarn a little while ago when a local craft store was getting rid of their yarn section. It was quite a deal.
I found the pattern "Baby Sweater on Two Needles" from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter's Almanac. Then I found the February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne on Ravelry. Neither was the size I wanted, so I improvised. I took the top part with the ragland sleeves from the February Lady Sweater, and just adjusted the number of stitches I started with. For the lace part, the ribbon yarn I was using wasn't good for the lace pattern called for in either pattern, so I improvised that too. I ended up doing a drop stitch lace. On the 1st row you do a yarn over after every stitch, and on the next row you drop all the YO's. Then I did 3 rows of garter stitch and started the lace pattern over. I made sure to leave the first and last 4 stitches in garter for a nice border.

She really loves her new cardi. It's pink and everything! On to the next project!


In the Round Baby Mittens

A few weeks back I was making a baby hat and wanted to make a pair of matching mittens to go with it. I couldn't find a pattern that I liked completely. I did find a cute one, but it was done in 2 pieces and then sewn together. I hate doing seams, so I revised the pattern so that I could do it in the round. Here is the pattern. Based on Super Quick Baby Mitts by Dilys Sutherland

1 set of US size 9 double pointed knitting needles
Worsted weight yarn (1 skien will make many pairs of mittens)

Cast on 30 stitches. Separate stitches evenly among needles.
Join into round, being careful not to twist stitches.
Rib in k1, p1 ribbing for 1"

Make eyelets as follows:
Knit one round
*k2tog, yo. Repeat from * to end of round
Knit one round

Knit in stockinette stitch for 3"

Shape end:
Round 1: *K4 k2tog* Repeat from * to end of round (25 stitches)
Round 2: Knit all stitches
Round 3: *K3 k2tog* Repeat from * to end of round (20 stitches)
Round 4: Knit all stitches
Round 5: *K2 k2tog* Repeat from * to end of round (15 stitches)
Round 6: *K1 k2tog* Repeat from * to end of round (10 stitches)

Move stitches onto 2 needles, 5 stitches on each needle.
Finish: 3 needle bind-off
Weave in ends.
Thread ribbon or cord through eyelet holes at the wrist. (Picture shows a braided ribbon in the same yarn used to make mittens)


Happy Labor Day!

I haven't been on in a while. Life gets so busy sometimes. I am now 6 months pregnant, my oldest child is starting 1st grade tomorrow, and my little boy is getting into everything!
I just wanted to stop in and update the blog a bit. I will probably post more later.


I love DSP

So I just finished up the 'New Kids on the Block' contest at DSP (Digital Scrapbook Place) It was so much fun! I got such useful feedback. That is one great group of women. Just after I finished that up I tried the DET contest. I didn't make it past round one, but that's ok. I don't know if I'm good enough yet for that. Anyway, if you want to see all my great layouts (and some not-so-great ones) you just have to look over on my sidebar for the slideshow (which links to my Flickr account. Also on my sidebar are some links to some great digital scrapbooking sites. Well, I'm off to create some more.

New Free Kit!

With Valentines Day behind us, we turn our thoughts to warmer days ahead. That means SPRING! I know that most people are thinking Easter, but I thought of Holi. It is an Indian Festival of Colors. It marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. This year it falls on March 22 (the day before Easter for those of you keeping track). Here is a new kit I made for the occasion -Colors of Holi. It can also be great for kids pages (with the paint splatters and handprints and such)


I love using images in titles. So here are are some basic title words that are made with pictures. Hope you enjoy them.


Love Eternal Word Art

I was working on some scrapbook layouts, and I couldn't find the quote or word art I wanted, so I made some. Then, because I felt it was so nice, I did more and here they are.
In honor of Valentines day I have put together some freebie Word Art: Love Eternal.

Click here to download.


2008 is Gonna be Great!

Well, maybe.
My husband hasn't had a steady job in a few months, and these past few weeks he hasn't worked at all. Just yesterday he started work at a new place, so we'll see how this works out.
In other news I have really been working on my knitting and scrapbooking. The holidays always make me feel crafty. I finished up several projects in time for christmas presents.
Here is a link to see some of my recent scrapbook pages at The Digital Scrapbook Place

Here is a recent page of mine. The only thing I don't like about it is the title. Any suggestions?