Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Times Two

I have finally finished the second cable sweater after a lot of procrastination when it came to the seaming and finishing. But it is done!

Again, this pattern is Child's Nashawena by Penny Straker and I made this one in a child's size 8. I used Lion Brand Cotton in purple, size 2 needles on the cuffs and collar and size 6 needles on the rest.

My cute little nieces just so happen to be visiting us for a couple of days for their February break. Here they are - all smiles, of course - in their sweaters:

Friday, February 15, 2008


We received a Valentine's package today from my mother-in-law and she sent along handknits that Andy and his brother wore when they were little. Their grandmother knit them for them and they are absolutely gorgeous - and still wearable! Oliver loves them - and they still look good after all of these years. Thanks!

This rust colored v-neck is so classic:

And how cute are these owls!:

And I am sure this hat will keep him warm in this cold weather:

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Cookies compliments of Oliver and me. Oliver was a big help making them - Really.

I happen to love Valentine's Day! What is better than an entire day dedicated to love? I also happen to love giving gifts on Valentine's Day, even more so than receiving them. So I knit up a secret little sumthin' sumthin' for my husband.

The pattern is Koolhaas by Jared Flood and I got to use some of the wool I picked up over in Italy - Grignasco Australia, which was perfect for this hat. So warm! Andy was so surprised and so excited that I finally got around to knitting something for him. He loves it!

Happy Valentine's Day!