Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pine Tree Bookmark

Pine Tree Bookmark designed by Annette Derksen
This is my first ever completed bookmark. It was the October KAL of the Monthly Bookmarks Knit-a-long Group. What a fun design! This bookmark was done in a pretty cinnamon color cotton (I think #10) that I got from an Elmore-Pisgah grab bag. I'm not sure exactly what size it is because there was no label. It was great to knit with and I'm sure I'll be knitting a few more of these gorgeous bookmarks as gifts. Visit here for her free pinetree bookmark pattern. - thank you Annette

Monday, November 26, 2007

La Petite Sweet Sweater Ornament from Mrs B

I found this awesome "petite" sweater ornament on the theknitoriousmrsb's blog site. If you want to see how cute she makes it with buttons and also the pattern, visit her here. I had so much fun knitting this cutie with Moda Dea "Sassy Stripes" self-striping yarn. I was knitting away at the Doctor's office while waiting my turn... When my Doc saw it she said "ooooo - that is sooo cute! - Wow!" I guess I know what I'll be giving Doc and her staff for a Christmas thank you.
Thank you again LB for posting such an adorable pattern. It has been keeping me out of trouble... :-)

knitting up a storm

I've been so busy knitting and trying to catch up with KALs (Knit-a-longs) that I have neglected my blogging. Also I have been enjoying other gals gorgeous knitting and crafting out there. This cloth is called "Dainty". It is knit in Peaches & Creme Shaded Brown. This cloth was the November Just Dishcloths KAL. Thank you Anne for the great pattern.

Whenever I get a new cotton yarn color I usually whip up a "DW" (Darrel Waltrip) washcloth to see what the colorway looks like. It's more fun than a swatch and I know what the DW pattern looks like. At the same time I get a new cloth or a gift to give! This is another beautiful Elmore-Pisgah cotton named "Oasis". It has beautiful soft peachy and smokey tones. It is much prettier than any picture can do for it. That is one of the reasons I ordered the color cards. I have to see and feel the yarn before I buy - pretty hard on-line - LOL...

This cloth was the COTW (Cloth of the Week) KAL for week November 11, 2007. This KAL is a great way to learn different techniques and try out new colors. The designers give a variety of cloth sizes and ensembles to knit with pictures before you start. I love this group! See my sidebar for KALS.