Category Archives: knitting

Still Snowed In

Still Snowed In
Still Snowed In

I have been snowed in at my daughter’s house for four days now. Fortunately, Mama is here with me to help watch PJ. The only craft supplies I have with me are in my knitting case.. I had made PJ a cap earlier from Bernat Bamboo yarn, but it was too short. Luckily, I had some more of the yarn and a crochet hook in my case, so I increased the depth of the cap by adding several rows of single crochet.


He finally left it on for a brief instant for me to get a picture!

Good for Me!

Good for Me!
Good for Me!

No, I didn’t knit this, but I did buy the pattern. It was a reward I gave myself for completing an errand I was dreading (returning a coat that was purchased as a gift and did not fit.) It’s called Brandywine Shawl and is by Rosemary Hill. The pattern cost $6.50 and $5.00 of it goes to Haitian relief efforts. It is available at http://www.designsbyromi.com/

‘Keeping My Fingers Crossed!

‘Keeping My Fingers Crossed!
‘Keeping My Fingers Crossed!

My daughter’s friend, Cindy, is expecting a baby girl anyday now. Because she is using ladybugs in the nursery, I knit her a white cap (embellishments to be revealed later.) I always launder my caps before giving them, so I just threw this in with PJ’s wash since I’m still using “baby soap” in his wash. Well, wouldn’t you know, the cap stuck to an exposed piece of velcro on one of his bibs. To get it off, I had to really pull, and it made this fuzzy place:

I am using my sweater shaver to try and salvage the cap. It’s hard to do and keep your fingers crossed!
By the way, that’s Petula, my baby doll model, not PJ, wearing the cap!

Another Grand Discovery!

Another Grand Discovery!
Another Grand Discovery!

I was searching for Lily Sugar and Cream yarn to complete a project, and I remembered that Peaches & Creme yarns are made in America, somewhere in the South. I searched and sure enough, they are made in Old Fort, NC! (That’s near Asheville, if you’re not a local.)

I found their website: http://elmore-pisgah.com/ and you can order straight from it. Be sure and read their “about us” page. Additionally, they make Honeysuckle and America’s Best yarns and crochet threads. They also have an outlet store in Old Fort. I’ll be shopping with them in the future! Support America!!!!

(Bernat owns Lily Sugar & Cream. Their yarns are made in Canada. I don’t feel too bad about shopping with neighbors. The Canadians did free the Iran hostages for us, but I am telling my age!)