Thursday, January 31, 2008

Brynn's Hat

Don't tell my husband that I'm having Fin model the girl hats now. I know I should get one of those maniquin heads but they seem a bit creepy to me. I'm off to a craft weekend with 16 other women today. I am so excited! I have to make one last stop at a yarn shop and then I will be all set to create all weekend. I'm sure I'll have tons to share on Sunday when I get home. Maybe I'll make progress on my secret project....

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sneak Peek

Here's Jayden in the latest hat that isn't quite finished. I'm adding ribbon so I'll share after I put it all on tonight. This hat is for Brynn, who is one of Jayden's friends. I hope she likes it!
Almost forgot...that's Mandy in the backgound dodging air hockey pucks.... :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Gav in the latest hat

Gav just got home from school so I thought I'd try the hat on him too. I love that it fits both of them even though they are 5 years apart. He said he loves it so maybe he'll claim it. I hope everyone is staying warm. The wind is so loud Gavin thought the police were coming.

Earflap Hat

Here's the hat I did this morning while Fin was sleeping. It was tricky getting a picture of it on him. The kid is on the move! He took his first steps yesterday. He was so proud...grinning ear to ear. He smiled so hard he lost his balance and fell. My husband says he's now a bi-ped. :)
The yarn I used on this hat is very soft. I like that it's not itchy. but still has the weight of wool. I made it for Graham but he took one look at it and said it was too silly. "It's better for Fin, Momma." At least he's honest. :)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Another hat....

Here's a hat I finished the other day. I bought this yarn a few years ago to make socks and that never happened. :) The yarn is so soft. I wasn't quite sure how this yarn would work for a hat. I love that with knitting if you take a little risk it usually pays off big. I suppose some people would say that's how life goes too....

Friday, January 25, 2008

Baby Boy Booties

Here's those Baby Boy Booties to match the hat. I made these last night while we watched X-men (my favorite movie). I think it's great that Anthony will hang out with me while I do 2 of my favorite things. He thinks he's the lucky one because I love sci-fi movies. :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Baby Boy skull cap

Here's a hat I made for a baby boy that isn't yet born. I'm working on the booties so I will share when I'm done. I used one of my Mom's buttons again. I can't seem to find any buttons that are as cute as hers. Gav says his Grandma has the best button collection around. He thought it was so neat he started his own. I love how excited they get about simple things. We adults could use a little more of that!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Kate with Ruffles

Sorry it's been a while since I've posted...I've been sick, sick. Wasn't it worth the wait, though? Mandy took this pic this morning of Kate. Can you even stand it? She's perfect...and I absolutely LOVE this hat. I saw a hat like this in one of my books. I decided to change the ruffles a bit and I think it turned out just right. The sizing is always a guess the first time I do a hat so I'm glad that worked out too. I hope everyone is surviving the cold!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Summer Mary Janes

Although it is FREEZING outside today I thought I'd share a summer version of Mary Jane booties. These would be so cute with a little summer dress and bloomers. The yarn has some give so the strap could be tighter if need be. I think the button adds such a cute touch. Another reason these are great is because they show their tiny little ankles.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Gav in his "Library jacket"

Here's a sweater I made for Gavin a while ago. It's a pattern from one of my favorite knitting designers, Debbie Bliss. He calls it his Library Jacket. I was cleaning out my closet the other day and he wanted to help. He was such a great helper and asked me why I was giving away a lot of my clothes. I told him when we don't want our clothes anymore we donate them to people who will wear them. He kept asking why I was getting rid of certain things. At one point I said something like, "Well, Bud, I guess I don't like it enough to keep it." Then he disappeared with a garbage bag of his own. He came back with some of his clothes in the bag. He was so proud of himself! When I opened the bag there was his Library Jacket and another sweater I made him. He told me he didn't like them enough to keep them. He's lucky he's cute.........

Friday, January 11, 2008

Ava and my hat

Here's Ava in my beret. She and her Mommy hosted our craft night last night. It was really cute because at first she wasn't too sure about me since she doesn't know me. The second she saw my hats, though, she warmed up instantly. I never knew they could be an ice breaker...I'll have to remember that! She's Sam's older sister. The whole family is just adorable.

This is Ava's new hat

This is going to be Ava's new hat. I made the other purple one too big. Her head isn't as big as my kids'. :) I finished it up at our neighborhood craft night last night. It's nice to get out of the house and talk with other Moms going through similiar things...all while knitting.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Abby in her hat

Here's Abby in her hat! Look at how adorable she is. I was so excited to get this picture because I have never seen Abby before. I met her Mom, Debbi, at a scrapbooking weekend this fall. All the ladies were so gracious...I was the only knitter. My Mom made me promise I wasn't going to come back a scrapbooker because she knows I don't need anymore crafts! Here I was amongst all these fabulous scrapbookers and I was VERY tempted! You can see some of their creations on Mandy's blog. We have another one coming up and I am so excited! It takes me two weeks to pack because I always change my mind on what projects to bring. I'm in "cautious" mode with my back so I can be certain I get to go. I guess that means no ice skating this weekend. :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

My new Hat

Gavin took this pic and has now climbed up on my stool to make sure I post it. I really don't want to because...look at those tired Mommy eyes!!! I was up 4 times with the kids last night. These are the days I like to put a little make-up on to pretend I'm amongst the living. I know, though, it would be smeared all over my kids' clothes in two minutes. Maybe I'll look back at this blog someday and these crazy nights will be a distant memory. I can dream, right?
I started this hat last night at Knitting Club (thanks for the great night, Ladies!) and finished it up today. It was quick and fun.

Baby Girl Hat

A quick post of the baby girl hat I finished yesterday. This is one of my favorite variegated yarns.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Booties Mary Jane Style

I made these yesterday for a friend of mine who is having a baby girl. Can't wait for her to see them. I loved doing them! I think they would be cute with leather soles for slippers. I'll have to put that on my list....

Friday, January 4, 2008


Here's Ava in her hat I made for her this fall.
And this is her new hat I made for her. She LOVES purple right now. I made her a purple hat back when she was a toddler. It's tattered, worn, and way to small but she insists on wearing it all the time. I hope she likes this one just as much!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Ethan and Kate

This is Ethan. Look it how tiny he is! Even the newborn hat is big on him. I am certain his big cousin, Kyah, loves him to pieces. He arrived just in time for Christmas. What a perfect gift!

And here's Kate again. Here Mom took a better picture so I had to share. Look at those cheeks!!

Brynn and Tenley

I LOVE the pics of Tenley with her Grandpa. Not all Grandpas can show their love like that. How special...what great pictures. Mandy took them.

Brynn's parents are U of MN alumni (GO GOPHERS!) so they asked me to make her a hat. Under that hat are the most precious blonde curls. Stu, you will have to stand guard with your hockey stick when the boys start coming around :)

Raggy Hat being Modeled by Jayden

Here's Jayden in the Raggy hat. They always look so much better on the cutie pies...