Saturday, February 18, 2006


Zora took one look at this the other day and signed "sock." Well, actually she did the sign for "shoe" because she calls both socks and shoes "shoe." I was so proud, she could already tell it was going to be a sock!
I got some more Trekking XXL to make more mommy/baby socks. Zora's are finished, but mine got a slow start. I must have knit to about this point and then frogged the whole thing 6 times, because I couldn't decide on a stitch pattern. Zora's are a simple seed stitch rib pattern - but when I tried that on the larger pair, it didn't do much for the yarn. I have finally (I think) settled on a simple lace rib pattern, with the lace in the purl part of the ribbing. It looks nice.
The colorway is 107, and it is the perfect combo for me - pink and green. When I was little, my room was painted pink and green (at my request).

Friday, February 17, 2006

presents for my nieces

It was Becky's birthday last week, and so I made her a few things for her doll Cricket. I don't think I ever posted a picture of Cricket - now I can't find one. She is a waldorf doll I made. Anyway - Becky has been imitating Jenny caring for the new baby - so diapers were in order. Here is a diaper, a box of wipes (in a sanded down altoids tin) and a jacket.
Then I made a diaper bag with matching changing pad to put it all in. Very cute, and it was a hit at the birthday party. And here is something I made for Julie. Jenny wanted something organic that Julie could chew on while being worn in the ergo carrier - back carry position (without losing within the first 5 minutes). I came up with the idea to make this. I used the mother bear pattern as a sort of guide, but used smaller needles (3 I think) and thinner yarn. It is about 6" tall. I love this bunny! So does Zora. There is now one in progress for her.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Loving My Yoke Vest!

Finally, I have some pictures of the yoke vest from Loop d Loop. I finished it well over a month ago. I adore it. A few problems at the end - one part of the instructions wasn't clear, but Teva cleared it up for me within hours through email - then added it to the errata.
I used the yarn that was called for - the Filtes King Van Dyck. I am so pleased with this yarn! I read a lot of mixed comments and worries about it in blogland, and seriously considered finding a replacement because of it. I am so glad I didn't. It is like wearing a cloud - it is so light, soft, and not at all stuffy or too hot. I wore it out in 75 degree weather, and felt perfectly comfortable. When Zora saw me in it for the first time, she reached out to give me a big hug!
Here it is: