Thursday, February 22, 2018

Celebrating Dreams Coming True

I had some friends welcome a long-awaited baby recently, so of course I had to help them celebrate with some adorable hand knits and my favorite book, Mole Music! Here's to many happy years of family life to them!

Notes to my second watermelon dress are here. I got the watermelon bloomers from a shop called "cureasme" on Etsy. I'm thinking about making more alpaca greeting cards as well. They are so fun to send to friends. 

Have a great day!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hobby Fair

Today I was invited to be part of my school's hobby Fair during our Student Resource Time.

It was the first time I set up a small display, and I noticed that with just a little bit of work, we could be ready for some yarn sales at a fiber fair. I am re-invigorated to get the "show on the road" and sell some yarn this year. In the meantime, I had a great time talking to students and teachers about taking care of alpacas, processing fiber, and knitting!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Special Snowflakes

Hello, Yarn-Along Friends!

I've been spending most of the month finishing my second Snowflake Sweater, which was, ahem, supposed to be an early Christmas present. We had a family gathering at Thanksgiving, and I was hoping to gift my two nieces their sweaters then. Oh well, no matching cousins this time around.

This was my first Snowflake Sweater, made for a 15 month old in size 1-2 years. I love that the Cascade Yarn Sunseeker has a metallic thread in it to make the sweaters sparkly! Perfect for showing the glittery quality of snow.

The youngest lady got her sweater in time for Christmas, and her mom sent me an adorable video of her wearing it while playing her new toy xylophone. Too cute!

The second sweater is for an 8 year old girl, but she is tall for her age, so I just decided to make the 9-10 size and use all three skeins of yarn. It's in the mail to her, and I'm looking forward to seeing how big the fit actually is. And yes, I did wash and block it after I took this sweater. I get so excited when knits are finally finished that I immediately take pictures so I don't also have to wait for the sweater to dry...

This is a super fun knit. I really enjoyed thinking hard on the lace for a while, and then having some mindless TV knitting available once the yoke was complete.

Next project: I am making another Watermelon Baby Cardigan for a friends who are expecting a baby any minute. Good thing this is a fast knit! As I am knitting all the purl rows in the yoke, I am once again considering making a little dress to avoid the aggravation of purling. I'll be sending the sweater with my favorite picture book, Mole Music, and some matching watermelon bloomers. Stay tuned for that cute post next!

Finally, check out what everyone is knitting and reading at Ginny's Yarn Along this month!