Thursday, October 30, 2008


I started this little Trellis sweater last week and am really cranking on it. So far I've completed the back (which was almost finished in the photo above) as well as the left front. I'm now more than half finished with the right front and I can't wait to get it finished up and gifted to it's new owner.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Duder's Dale

From the Dalegarn book #148. This is pattern nr. 12 and is worked with 3 colors of sport yarn. The pattern calls for Falk but I improvised. Next up, some matching mittens most likely missing the cute little pattern since all those floats and little hands won't mix. Damn, could I get any more m words in that run-on sentence?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Holiday Cash

I really hate begging on the blog but here I am doing it. Duder goes to St. Bernard's School. It's a small Catholic school (all religions are welcome, however) with small classes and amazing teachers. The largest class this year has 15 children and Duder's kindergarten class has just 10 students with a teacher and assistant for the class. They do tons of stuff with the kids and are patient and loving beyond belief. Because they are a private school they depend on donations to fund a huge part of the expense of operating the school. So here comes the begging...
Each year the school does a Holiday Calendar Lottery. Tickets are $10 each but every day beginning Thanksgiving Day and ending New Year's Day, a ticket is drawn from the barrel. If your ticket is drawn it gets put back in the barrel for more chances to win. Prizes are typically $50 a day throughout the week (although there are 2 days where they are $20.08 or $28) with weekends being $100 a day (again, 2 days where they are $29 or $30). Thanksgiving is $250 and Christmas and New Year's Day are $500 each. So there's a chance to win up to $3207.08 in prizes.
Since I'm begging you to buy a ticket to help support this amazing school I thought it only fair to give something in return. I will send everyone who purchases a ticket my pattern for the Trinity Sunrise bag over there in the sidebar. But wait, that's not all. At the beginning of January, I will draw a name and give the winner the yarn to knit the bag. Color choices will depend on what the LYS has in stock but there will be a choice. If you purchase more than 1 ticket you get more than one chance to win the yarn. How's that?
If you'd like to play along let me know and I'll shoot you my address so you can send a check or money order made payable to St. Bernard's School.
Duder and I thank you for your support! :-)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pretty In Pink

I knit this little BSJ last month for Dan's boss. He and his wife had their first grandbaby around the end of September. I used the modification for the Blouson Sleeves and love the outcome. I will totally knit it like this again. I used Fleece Artist Merino Sock and a size 4 Addi Turbo. Next time I'll use a contrasting color for the cuffs and maybe an i-cord border. Too much fun!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Secret Pal 13 opened Wednesday.

There are a couple minor changes to the rules so please be sure to read through them if you think you'd like to join. :-)

Friday, October 17, 2008


Some plain jane grey socks. Knit for Daddy. Because he loves my socks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Making a Splash

Might I present my latest FO?

From Miss Bea's Colours by Louisa Harding knit in Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK color #656.
I love this sweater. I hated knitting this sweater. The chart was a real pain in the ass to work from since it had all 3 or 4 sizes in one spot with different colored lines to represent each size. Couple that with the fact that the sleeve charting was placed in the center of the back and front charts and was a pain in the ass. Definitely not a pattern for knitting in the car. But I love the way it turned out. It's a really nice pattern. Wish I had the patience to knit it again.