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Some Completed Items

Haven’t posted in a while, so I thought I’d just post some pictures of some completed items. Enjoy!

Baby Christening Shawl/Blanket

Andrea's Clapotis

Market Bags - making a bunch of these for gifts


Knitting for Babies Is Such Fun!

I love to knit for babies! You can knit so many different cute things and they don’t complain about the colors, style, and/or pattern! I try to knit a few baby things to keep on hand for when I am asked to attend baby showers, as baby gifts, etc.

Yesterday, I attended a baby shower for my friend, Shea, and while I did not get a chance to take a picture, her gift was the ever-popular Baby Surprise Jacket. After the gift-opening time, several of the ladies rushed forward to get a glimpse of the jacket and asked me about the pattern. As of today, there are 15,311 Baby Surprise projects on Ravelry. Wouldn’t surprise me if there were a few more after this shower. It’s really a fun and easy knit!

I also enjoy knitting Kids’ Fruit Caps by Ann Norling. I have knitted quite a few of these and they are great gifts! One year, for the fall, I knitted Pumpkin Hats for all of the babies in my Sunday School Class!

I have even knitted a few baby blankets, but most of them were ‘way before Ravelry and so I don’t have pictures. But, I did start a new circular baby blanket yesterday after the shower. It’s more of a Christening Blanket/Shawl. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Since it’s 100% Merino Wool, it should block beautifully!

I probably will start some more fruit caps, as well. I have plenty of yarn in my stash!


Really In a Knitting Funk

Hello my fiber friends! I have really been in a knitting funk lately. I did finish my shawlette from my Sea Socks but I have yet to block it. And frankly, right now, I hate it! It is way too long and narrow; not at all what I expected when I started the project. I am hoping that blocking will make a big difference.

Needless to say, I haven’t posted in a while and I want to keep this up regularly. So, here are some things that I finished in the past and that I feel are “picture-worthy!” Enjoy!

Whirling Dervish Circular Shawl sent to my niece, Ann Marie

Hooray Cassarah!

Red Felted Clogs for Andrea

Appreciation Makes Me Smile

One of the best things about knitting (or any hand-made gift, for that matter) are the people who truly appreciate your hard work. I am lucky to have several people in my family who absolutely LOVE everything I knit for them. One of them was my mother, who went to be with the Lord about 5 years ago. Another fan of my knitting is my Aunt Jean.

Aunt Jean is one of my mom’s older sisters. She was such a big help when I organized and planned Mom and Dad’s 50th Wedding Anniversary Party that I knitted a pair of socks for her. Early in December, my Aunt asked if I would consider knitting another pair of socks for her. “Sure!” I replied, “But you have to wait until I finish my Christmas gift knitting.”

So, on January 1st, I purchased some sock yarn and some worsted weight wool to make socks and a pair of felted clogs for this sweet person. I finished them and sent them off to her in Edwardsburg Michigan last week. (And, yes, I totally forgot to take pictures of them!)

On Monday of this week, I received a phone call from my Aunt. She told me that she loved the two pairs of socks and especially the slippers! She wanted to pay for them, for the postage, etc. No way, Aunt Jean. Those were knitted with love for you!

My Aunt’s appreciation and enthusiasm of my knitting helped me to get over a bit of the “blahs” that I developed during this long, cold winter!

I hope that you have something to smile about today, too!