Thursday, July 16, 2009

Baby Blanket Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the six winners of 
Knitting on the Square's Baby Blanket Contest!  

Top, left to right: Honorable Mention by Barbara 
and Best Blanket by Berni

Bottom, left to right:  Best Natural Fiber by Jean, Best Unfinished by Diane, Most Unique by Paula, and Best Crochet by Martha

Designing with Audrey

If you have to be on the floor with crayons and paper, 
why not try to get some work done?

I'm thinking of using GGH Cumba for this sweater.  (ravelry link)  
Any other suggestions?  

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Wednesday!

I had a very fussy baby today who needed to be held.  Thankfully I had a great book to keep me happy while I rocked her, so I spent my day reading most of Three Bags Full by Leonie Swan.  This is our shop's book club selection for the August meeting, so if you pick up a copy be sure to join our discussion!  Any wool lover will get a kick out of the sheep detectives.  

Big sister is modeling the Sweetheart Pullover from Knitting for Baby by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas.  This book is a great resource for baby and toddler projects.  The patterns are very well written and a joy to follow.  I'll post a clearer picture someday, but she just happend to be wearing it when I posed them together!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

spring cleaning

Yes, I know it's July.  I just updated my sidebar, so if you want to check out the blogs I really DO read, and the projects I really AM working on, now it's accurate!

The new addition!

Hi everyone!  I know it's belated, but here's Olivia the day she was born!

Olivia Katherine Jackson
5 pounds, 11 ounces, 18 inches
born about 10 am, Saturday, May 30
(yes, she's already a month old!)

Back at home with a very proud big sister.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Days!

My little girl turned two this week!  Happy birthday Audrey!  We celebrated with the family, and she loved her horse cake.  (Yes, those are pretzel sticks)

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there!  I had a wonderful day with my family.  I bought veggie plants and a couple of flowers at Jo's Four Green Fields after church, and Pete worked on my garden all day!  No more mint, and the anticipation of the tomato harvest is already upon us!  

Monday, April 20, 2009

Audrey's Easter

Happy Easter!  I'm back to the blog!  

Here are a few pics of the outfit I made Audrey for Easter.  

The dress is a homemade pattern, with a stretch cotton I picked up at the Sewing and Quilt Expo, Vogue Fabrics booth.  Cute butterflies, princess seams, and a gored skirt for flare.

The sweater/shrug is knit with Plymouth Jeannee, a soft summery cotton/acrylic blend.  The pattern is the "orange bolero" from Rebecca Babies and Kids #8, the larger of the two sizes.

The sunglasses are from Grammy's Easter basket, and the attitude is all Audrey.  

I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pete's new website

I lost a few nights of knitting to my new passion: web design!  Check out the website I built for my husband Pete's restoration shop this week.  If you need a vintage or antique car restored, he's your guy!

Thanks again to Kathy for the crash course in html!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Einstein Coat!

Don't worry, I have plenty of my own knitting projects to share, I just haven't photographed any lately!  Instead, I would love to show off the new Einstein Coat that Shelly knit for the shop.  Isn't it lovely?

We have an Einstein Coat class coming up in a couple of weeks if you are interested.  This garter stitch coat from Sally Melville's book, The Knit Stitch, is a wonderful beginner's first sweater project or a relaxing knit for more advanced knitter.  

The yarn she used is Arucania Nature Wool Chunky.  Check out all of the gorgeous colors in this chunky wool yarn!  Some are kettle-dyed, and the others are handpainted, so any you choose would have a great color variation in the coat.  This yarn is wonderful for any chunky sweater, as well as cozy winter accessories and home accents. 

Einstein Coat class:
Wednesday, January 28, 4:30 to 6:30
OR Thursday, January 29, 1 to 3
OR Saturday, January 24, 1 to 3
$15 plus supplies

Call or email Knitting on the Square to sign up!
440 285 5648