Monday, January 29, 2007

Here We Go

To tell the truth...with the exception of Socktoberfest, this is my first KAL. I am a KAL virgin! Who am I? Well I am a stay at home mom of three, an avid knitter and crocheter and working really hard to get published! That is me so you can put a face with the name! ( I know that helps me)

When Val contacted me about doing this KAL I was totally supportive. Now look at it...she has put it all together along with a GREAT button and everything. I think we all need to take a minute and give a silent cheer for Val!

I can't wait to start on this wonderful sweater. If I don't start soon my little tyke is going to be too big to ever wear it. Lord knows I don't want that to happen. So, this was the picture from my New Years Resolution: Knitters Style. I am posting it here so you all can see the colors I chose to use. I strayed away from the green not because I don't like it but because I thought it would look better on JoJo:-)
So, in the famous words of Oscar the shark in SharkTale: Let's Get this Party Started! (one two many cartoony movies)

Sunday, January 28, 2007


Hi all, including joiners that I hope we soon have! I'm so excited to knit for my little pea. He is due on tax day, which is coming up soon when you think of taxes, and is forever away when you're in the third trimester on a restricted diet! Nevertheless, I don't have much time to knit my little one his sweater.

My still-podded pea remains un-named. But as engineering projects, computers, and movies have working titles that aren't final, we are currently using the project name Orion. Valerie has given us some great pattern options already!

I recently finished knitting a sweater for my sister's baby. It took me a month just to pick a pattern and yarn. Then, after finishing the back, left front, and half of the right front, I decided it wasn't what I wanted to do. I started over again with yarn from my stash, and knit Maggie Righetti's Dumb Baby Sweater.

I also knit a bunny to match with the last scraps of yarn.

Now, I have to pick again! I love that pinwheel sweater, but somehow I don't think my husband would let our boy wear it. I'm going with the Cardigan for Merry.! It is beautiful! Now, about yarns. I would like something with good stich definition, and washable. Has anyone used Rowan's wool-cotton? I've been wanting to try it. Happy Knitting!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

party starty

Have a pea in the pod? Know someone who has a pea in the pod? Are you overcome by the irresistible urge to knit a sweater for a little sweetpea? I know I am. Marly, Kristen and I think we need our own little knitalong to help get this proposed sweater off the drawing board and onto the babe!

Marly and I had a ME-TOO-moment when we both realized we were intending to knit the ever-so-adorable Pea Pod Baby Set from Kate Gilbert (published online by Interweave Press). And Kristen, bless her, has a pea in the pod, due in April! So here we are, ready to whip up some loopy love for some special babies.

Anyone out there keen on joining in? You can sign up anytime during the KAL. We'll go for (what else?) 9 months--winding up November 15. We'll have some trimester contests and prizes, and maybe some random events to keep things interesting.

We have a few great baby sweater patterns over there on the sidebar (let us know if you have any suggestions for the list). Email us if you'd like to join, then grab a button (save to your computer, please), pick a sweater--and let's go!