Yup It’s been AGES! With sick kids and crazy snow and snow days galore, it’s been a little crazy and I’ve been off the Blog circuit. So hopping back on the horse. Christmas was busy crazy with knitting for family and friends. Yup just family and friends. But still immensely rewarding. Here are some of the things I knit for them.
I made this for my Niece and let me tell you , I want one too! I got the pattern from https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnaidDesigns She’s got some great patterns!
I made the skull poncho for my Nephew’s daughter and the Poncho for a friends daughter. I wanted to make one more for another friend but ran out of time.
What I didn’t take pictures of Arm warmers, 3 scarves and a Capelet …
But I did this in Grey and a Variegated turquoise blue yarn. And I had started in October! Clearly not early enough and because I was so ahead I thought “OH I have SO much time” and then it was 2 days before Christmas and I was knitting till midnight every night. Sigh. Note to self, start earlier and don’t think you have all the time in the world!
So that is my catch up. Hopefully I will stay on time of it a bit better!
I did it!! I finished my 12 sweaters and hats. I was asked by Born Yesterday a baby boutique in Philadelphia to make them sweaters! Here the are! Whew!
So thrilled to be done and able to work on some fall inventory for my store.
All knitters know what I’m talking about.
I make soft fluffy plush baby sweaters and I use patons melody yarn. I love how soft it is the colors it comes in and it’s squishy.
I got asked to make a baby neutral blanket and sweater and hat for a baby gift. So I went with greens and wanted a green to go with the blanket.
So I picked out a totally different yarn…
And it did not work. So I ripped it out.
This is a part of knitting my Hubby loves to participate with he loves to rip my work out.
It was too tight just not the right kind of yarn. So this yarn may get made into a cowl or something else. But decided to stick with my patons melody and white goes with this blanket. So…
This is the sweater she’s getting with the blanket. But always good to try something new!
So that title isn’t totally true. The weekend after I had time to knit. But when your in pain you don’t really want to do anything. So I did get some knitting time. But then my hubby went on a 3 day business trip leaving me to hobble after the children. No knitting possible while hobbling.
So how did this happen you wonder. Or at least the X-Ray tech did. Well, my almost 2 yr old was next to me standing on one of the tall kitchen stools and decided to start dancing around. I had my arm around him just incase so when the stool tipped my grip tightened and not paying attention to the stool didn’t notice it falling for my feet. Yup, collective cringe and you know what happened next. My almost 2er heard a lot of words he had never heard before. And then we both cried together.
I have been bustin my fingers trying to get through this custom order. Seems for some reason this past month babies were coming early all over the place.
So here is my complete package – blanket, jacket,hat and bear. Whew!!
And on top of that my sons Teacher’s twins came early … This is what I made for them…
And now off to knit something for my friend down the road who’s baby came … Yup! Early! Sometimes I wish I hand a couple sets of hands.
“It takes a whole village to raise a child” And part of my village is my BF Rose Reiter We check in with each other almost every other day. And we try to encourage,and inspire and give each other ideas. Recently Rose has me hooked on podcasts, I had NO idea! But so many great podcasts and ideas marketing. Just a couple I am LOVING! Amy Porterfield, The School of Greatness, Fire Nation. Really loving those!
So I have been on the Rose Reiter Train since we became roommates in 1997! She said “Hey do you want to hear a couple of my songs?” And I sat on her bedroom floor listening to her play guitar and sing I was BLOWN AWAY! all I could think was “Why is she not on the radio!” I would buy her album! From that point on I have been helping her market her music and try to get it out there… so if you have a second take a listen! rosereiter.com She wears many other hats and you can find more out about her on her Blog at Rose Reiter Blog.
It is so important to have positive people in your life to cheer you on. Thanks for being one of my cheerleaders Rose, I love cheering you on!
Here is my latest. Its a photography prop for really anything, but seems the Anne Geddes Photos of babies is HUGELY popular and having warm soft interesting things for them to lay on is a whole genre! So thought I would make a big chunky knit, here it is.
So exciting, and thrilling and terrifying. Can I actually make two sweaters and two hats in 2-3 days. Well the answer is Yes I Can! I ran after my kids all day with needles and yarn in hand. It was crazy but I did it. So thrilling to ship it off Saturday Morning in a blizzard! But I love being my own boss!
I didn’t get a picture of the two sweaters together but here’s one complete one.