Thursday, May 31, 2007


Baby Halter Tops

While this isn't MDK knitting, it's certainly MDK inspired:

Both are knitted with cotton and also inspired by the Katja baby halter top on Knitty. I just wanted to play with the pattern.

The top halter is sized for an 18 month old. The bottom is for a 3 month old and I wrote out the pattern for it.

If there is interest, I could write out the pattern for the top one, too.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Blanket, Book, Bag, and Breasts!

Hi Everyone,

I am very close to finishing a Moderne Baby Blanket so I thought I would post it:
I'm using Knit Picks Swish Superwash and recommend it!

I'm also trying to raise money for the Breast Cancer 3 Day - this will be my second year walking 60 miles in 3 days and raising funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. (Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a new name for The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - they are celebrating their 25th year this year. See this press release for more info.)

I also have a couple of auctions going on via eBay. (Last year, Ann and Kay autographed a copy of "MDK" for an auction.) This year, Alison Hansel has autographed a copy of "Charmed Knits" and it's up for auction now. Also, a member of my knitting circle designed a pink-ribbon themed bag for me to auction. You can find that auction via this link. Please consider making a bid! I will pay for the shipping if you live in the U.S. :)

Finally, if you'd like to donate to my fundraising efforts, please see my personal donation page. I walk to honor those with breast cancer, and also to honor those people who have any type of cancer. I'm not a doctor so I can't provide a cure, but I can walk 60 miles and raise money for research and education.

Thank you,

P.S. If you have questions about any of this, please leave a comment. I will check back. :)

Saturday, May 26, 2007


Another dishtowel....

I think I did it over 93 stitches, not sure and I'm not in the mood to go back to count...

Thursday, May 24, 2007


One more bib!!

This is my latest bib. I added a second color and made a k2tog-yo row to weave the ribbon into. The ribbon says "It's a girl." My daughter took it to a baby shower with a pair of bootees I made. She said everyone went nuts over the bib, not the bootees!!! You can see the bootees here. Sherry

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


update on my Moderne baby blanket

Moderne Baby blanket
Somehow this blanket is taking less time than my last log cabin blanket, but it's larger. I would like to think that I'm even more motivated to get it done so that I can start on the Flying Geese blanket and to finish it before the horrible heat of June arrives.

I've modified this blanket to work with the yarn that I'm using and to make it a bit different than the pattern calls for. I just felt like it needed another band at the bottom than the two large blocks, so I added the lighter purple block before doing the two large blocks.

yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Ravenswood, Violet, Douglas Fir, Cranberry and Blackberry



Monday, May 21, 2007


Scribble Scarf Glory!

Finished my Scribble scarf and absolutely love it! Been having people stop me to ask about the scarf and several are amazed when I tell them I knitted it. If you are thinking about doing one, go for it and you will be glad you did! More info on GottaKnit!


Wednesday, May 16, 2007


That time of year!!

I love knitting dishcloths and do so all year long but there is something about this time of year that gets me in the mood to knit household items.. Last week I knit 4 dishcloths and started the chevron handtowel. I have wanted to knit one for a long time. I bartered with someone for some bamboo yarn- a linen like sheen and soooo soft.

Monday, May 14, 2007


Log Cabin Completion

Argggg!!!!! @$?$%blogger!!!! My sister Joy, who is also a member of this KAL, is having trouble posting now that they have made us changeover.

This is what she says about her latest masterpiece:

"just finished my third log-cabin blankie! whew! i love them, but three is enough.
the first one was for me, and the other two were for my daughters. "


Log Cabin Completion

My sister Joy, a KAL member who still cannot log onto Blogger after they made us changeover, just finished her Log Cabin Blankie. She asked me to post it for her:

"just finished my third log-cabin blankie! whew! i love them, but three is enough.
the first one was for me, and the other two were for my daughters. "

Saturday, May 12, 2007


If anyone can stand another Ballband cloth...

Spring has put me in the mood for bright and happy colors! :)

Froggin' Knit Up



If anyone can stand another Ballband cloth...

Spring has put me in the mood for bright and happy colors! :)

Froggin' Knit Up

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Sugar 'n Cream upsized

I was at Michaels yesterday and they had super-huge skeins of worsted weight Sugar 'n Cream in lots of good colors. I'm glad because when I want to buy large quantities, I'm limited to the cones, and the stores around here carry 2 colors in the cones, maybe 3.


Teacher Gifts

Pattern: MDK Ballband Warshrag
Yarn: SnC, Hot Pink & Hot Green
Soap: Bath & Body Works Anti-bacterial Foam Soap (Country Apple)

Dishcoths were a big hit with the teachers this year for Christmas so I've decided to give them Dishwashing Diva's this year.

There's a great deal right now at B&BW (NAYY):

Bath & Body Works has 4-packs of their Anti-Bacterial Collection Soap, Hand Gels, and Lotions on sale for $10 each. Buy three 4-packs and use coupon code LUXURY10 to get twelve items for $20 + $7 Shipping. Alternatively, use the $10 off $30 printable coupon at a Bath & Body Works store to buy 12 for $20. (Good till May 14th)


Sunday, May 06, 2007


another little heartbreaker


It's a modified Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono, based on the changes described here. I added a little bit of garter stitch at the cuffs because I didn't like the way the ones on my first kimono came out. It took an evening and a half to knit and when I bound off there was just enough yarn left in the skein to sew up the seams. I still can't believe I didn't run out.

More details on my blog.



May strong spunky women continue to knit for many years to come.

Saturday, May 05, 2007


The Mason Dixon Amazing Technicolor Dish Towel

Here is a dish towel based on the ever popular Ball Band dishcloth. I had all these small left overs of cotton yarn that would not make a whole dishcloth so I thought I would de-stash the the odd bits with a towel. The de-stashing worked a bit- but then I had to buy more colors to fill out some of my color scheme.
This caught Ann's eye while I was working on it when she and Kay visited Abundant Yarn and Dye Works in Portland, Oregon. Ann said "I've never seen one in so many colors." Is that good or bad?
Anyway it's very cheerful and I like it well enough that I actually hesitate to use it.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Mitered Purse

Last summer, I was inspired to make a mitered-square tote bag - a panel of 4 squares on each side. And I wanted it to be in those crazy colors that I remember from those 90s windbreaker suits. I started running out of yarn, so it became a clutch.

I knit these squares off-and-on throughout 2006. (One was created on a road trip to Atlanta.)

Basically I seamed together 4 mitered squares, then mattress-stitched them up the sides. I picked up 6 stitches along one edge, knit a garter stitch strap, bound off the strap and then stitched it to the other side.

I'm toying with the idea of felting it. Anyone have an opinion on that?

I'll add a liner when it's all said and done so that it won't buckle when I carry it. Maybe it needs a zipper, too...

I enjoyed doing the miters but I don't know if I have the stamina for a full-blown blanket. So much work and time, and my perfectionist-nature won't let me fudge on the seaming - I know I'd agonize over making those stripes line up! I really respect those of you who have taken on the blanket.

Details: Cascade 220, colors... um, I forgot




Couldn't resist posting a photo of MY FIRST MITER!!!!! Whoooohoooo one down...a billion katrillion to go.

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