A New Baby Gift

There's something about knitting for babies.  They embody the very idea of potential, an idea I closely associate with yarn and knitting.  So when I choose a project for a baby, I take great care in selecting materials that suit the family, a color that matches the mood of the season, and a design that's [...]

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Success!

I knew that although PB won the initial battle, I would ultimately win the wear-this-sweater war. Granted, I snuck it on while she was busy at playing, but she did leave it on all day.  It's a perfect fit, and I am back to thinking about making her another sweater this winter.  Cinnamon, Tea Leaves, [...]

Cowgirl, Butterfly, or Astronaut?

As my little daughter grows, changes, and begins to assert more and more personality I find myself thinking a lot about who she will become.  There are so many interesting things happening in her development; I have to wonder how much of who she is right now will remain as she grows older. How much [...]

Finished!

In addition to working and playing in the garden, I've also been lounging around in the garden.  In newly finished wool socks! Okay, so I couldn't leave these socks on my feet very long in the July heat, but it felt nice while it lasted!  And aren't the colors perfectly cheerful?  That's probably what led [...]

Second Time Around

After a rather disappointing first attempt at this pattern, I have achieved success!  This is another knit for sweet baby M, in the same color palette as the first.  Her mama and I both love purple, so it's an easy choice. The second time around was faster and more successful because of the first fail. [...]

Conundrums.

When working within the confines of one's stash, certain accommodations are often made. Material choices are limited and quantities are fixed. This can make the search for the perfect pattern and yarn combination all the more thrilling and challenging. I thought I had lit upon another good pairing with the Little Sister's Dress and my [...]