October 31, 2012

Just Finished

knitting the second baseball curtain; and not a minute too soon. I can hear the twins waking up in the other room wanting to be fed. Now I just have to weave in ends and steam it into submission. I wish I could say I was finished with this particular project, but I still have to knit a valance.

Good night all and Happy Halloween!Photo0563I just couldn’t resist sharing this picture of my daughter. She looks so silly in her rainbow wig.

October 29, 2012

My Patterns

Dear readers,

Should you ever see one of my projects that you would like the pattern for please don't hesitate to ask. I am happy to share any pattern of my own design with you. I am currently in the process of uploading all my patterns to DropBox to make this process easier.

BTW... If any of you know of an online file storage site that is more accessible for sharing than DropBox, please leave me a comment.


Why do lace carriages have to be so temperamental? It's 2:00 in the morning and I'm still up messing with this thing. I've finally figured out the problem though: a metal piece underneath the carriage was misaligned. I've adjusted it and now it knits perfectly. Hopefully I'll have pictures of the finished curtains by Monday.

Ok, I actually wrote that post on Friday night (Saturday morning?). Apparently, Blogger no longer supports me being able to post by texting on my phone. My guess it's because I don't have a smartphone.

 At any rate, I haven't finished the curtain yet. Not because the lace carriage is giving me problems, but because other things have got in the way. I have about 100 rows left and then I will be done with it.

October 19, 2012

OH MY! Has it really been that long…

It’s hard to believe that so much time has past since my last post. I have so massively busy I haven’t even had time to think about blogging. So… on to the update.

Firstly, the projects roughly in the order of creation:

Photo0449Firstly, we have a picture of the gauge swatch  I made for the curtain for the spare bedroom; I’m not sure why I didn’t take a picture of the finished curtain. As soon as I finish knitting the second curtain I will post finished pictures.




Next, is a picture of a camouflage blanket that I designed and knitted using DAK




Next, is a blanket I made for my children’s babysitter. Well, it’s actually for her new son Caydan. This blanket was knit on my garter carriage in moss stitch, then embroidered with his name and birthday, and finally backed with a cool outdoor/woods themed fabric (Caydan’s Dad is a big hunter).Photo0548

Lastly, we have pictures of two purses I have sewn and my brand new diaper bag:Photo0543Photo0588






You can see in the picture that one of the purses is embroidered “Bones”. This purse was made for my sister who is an RN. “Bones” is my husband’s nickname for her.

The diaper bag was super fun to make; I started with a diaper bag pattern I found online and modified the snot out of it until I was satisfied it could hold everything I need for a 3yr old, a 2yr old, and newborn twins. It’s massive! 19” x 12” x 8”

I also have knitted a ton of  blankets on my garter carriage, hand knitted and crocheted slippers for myself and my kids, and sewn my husband a new pair of pajama bottoms on my new serger; but I’ll have to post pictures of those at another time.

Ok, enough about my projects, on to the twins:


Temperance Kathaleen and Talia Isabelle: born on Labor Day, September 3, 2012 at 4:28 and 4:29 AM.

The girls were born 4 1/2 weeks early, but despite that were absolutely perfect! They both got perfect Apgar scores and passed every test they were put through. They are six weeks old now and are still doing great.