Monday, February 13, 2006


I had originally planned to knit two Valentine's Dishcloths for my mom and two for my younger sister but instead, gave one to each of my mom, sister and MIL. When I first designed this dishcloth I had only ever used store bought. Since then I have used the hand knit and found they shrink quite a bit. The first dishcloth I knit from my pattern would have been the size of a postage stamp after it was washed and dried in the machine so I had to resize the pattern for the next two. Then I ran out of time for the actual knitting part so I ended up with three dishcloths instead of the four I needed. Hence my MIL got the little one. It actually works out great because she told me it's too beautiful to use, also, she thinks it's a hot mat. So, as I suspected, hers will be put in a drawer somewhere, never to see the light of day again.LOL Valentines Day isn't until tomorrow so I'm knitting three more. One each for my two DDs and one for my DDIL. If my DS complains that I never knit anything for him I'll tell him his wife is more than willing to share her dishcloth.LOL

Monday, February 06, 2006

2nd Attempt at Posting My Blog

My mom's slippers were well received and can you believe it? They matched the pants and top she just happened to be wearing. lol

Now I'm working on some Valentine's Dishcloths of my own design. I thought I'd give a couple each to my mom and younger sister who has been there every Sunday since our dad passed away, except for one when she was sick.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Guess I Should Have Tried Them On

The moss green slippers I knit for my mom were too small. I know because we take the same size. Not much of a problem to fix. Just undid the top stitching and tinked back to the last pattern row, then added one more pattern. Fortunately I tried them on before I knit mine. Feet are getting a bit chilly. Think I'll go put on my new slippers. :o)

Friday, February 03, 2006

I have finished a pair of moss green thrum slippers for my mom. I knit the slippers with Alafoss Lopi and used alpaca rovings for the thrum. They should keep her tootsies warm. It only took me an average of six hours to knit them so I knit a pair for myself as well. Mine are a royal blue with red and orange bits in it. Unfortunately, the groundhog didn't see his shadow yesterday so I probably won't have a chance to wear them until next winter.
The blue with silver thread baby blanket is coming along slowly. I'm making it for my sixth grandchild, Tyler, who is due around the end of May. I also have to knit the lacy baby shawl that I've knit for the previous five grandkiddies. Those along with the other baby things I've already knit should complete Tyler's Birth Day gifts.
My fingers are itching to start the forest green and brown alpaca vest I want to knit for myself. Sigh........................So much yarn. So little time.