Saturday, June 24, 2006
Well as you can see-the hat now has two stripes. The purple and white. I am getting ready to start putting the pink stripe on and then the last stripe will be the yellow at the top. I am trying like CRAZY to get this hat done because I am afraid that my sis is going to have her baby this weekend. She is currently starting to dialate and eface and she is working on her feet all weekend. Plus I know that she has been nesting because her apartment is EXTREMELY clean. It's usually clean but when I went there Wednesday night it was amazingly clean.
So I just wanted to show that hat off at this stage. I am hoping to try and get it done this weekend.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
So-here you go:
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Katy left today for Africa for 8 weeks! Even though I am extremely proud of her, it was still extremely hard putting her on a plane today that will take her overseas!
She went with a group called Teen Missions International. She will be riding a motorcycle across Zambia and going to different aids orphans rescue units and ministering to them as well as digging wells for fresh drinking water.
She will be sleeping on the ground in a tent with a sleeping bag and blow-up pillow. She will be bathing and washing her clothing using a 5 gallon bucket. I think it takes a really special person to do this. I sure don't know if I could.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
I have my baby sweater pieces put together.
I learned tonight at my knit night how to put the collar on my baby sweater. So as soon as I am done with that which should be in few days I will get the picture posted.
But I did want to show you this really interesting thing that I did with my sister. She is the one who is very pregnant and will be receiving the baby sweater.
We did a belly cast. Which was pretty awesome. It's a really unique piece of artwork.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
I love this book because of course it has adorable patterns but also each pattern requires the same size needles throughout the entire book which I think is very cool. So basically once you invest in the book and needles all that is left is the yarn.
Also-the book is spiral bound which I love because of course it can lay flat.
Anyway-I think it's a really good book and I highly recommend it. I think it is something that I will keep for a long time and be able to make great baby gifts out of it for a long time.
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Here are the pictures from the book as promised. I am sorry that the quality is not that great. For some reason our scanner is not working right now so I tried to just take some pictures of the pictures. What you are looking at now is one of my favorites-the pumpkin hat. If I have enough time I would love to knit this for both of my neices for the fall.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
I have been working on this baby sweater for my sister since about March. I used a pattern out of Better Homes and Gardens Knit 1-2-3 and it is knit in pieces and the pieces are joined at the end.
It is an adorable pattern however parts of the pattern are backwards. Both arms and both fronts are backwards.
Well the striped front piece I am now having to knit for the 3rd time. The first time I didn't know that there were two weights of the kitchen cotton yarn and I used the wrong weight. The second time as you see in my picture I forgot that the pattern read backwards and I knitted two left sides instead of two right sides. So I started last night on the 3rd time. So it has definitely been a learning experience.