The Thing About Babies

I'd figured out about a month ago that the log cabin blanket would be bigger than your usual baby blanket. OK, I figured it as soon as I started. The pattern is called Log Cabin Throw -- no mention of "baby" at all. But I really liked the color combination, and I'm a fan of … Continue reading The Thing About Babies

Time for Knitting

I admit to a not-so-gracious response when people tell me they don't have time to knit. "Really?" I think to myself. "You don't watch TV or sit in a vehicle or a waiting room or a chair at a friend's or your own house?" What I usually say is something like, "Oh, I'm always surprised … Continue reading Time for Knitting

WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin for Baby

Since it's now too big to be a traveling project, the Log Cabin Throw hasn't been getting much attention lately. Every day, I tuck my latest sock into my bag as I head to Mom's home and spend at least a few hours knitting. She'll often knit her latest garter stitch scarf or will putter … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin for Baby

WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin

When I started the Log Cabin Throw, the intended recipient's arrival seemed far off. Probably because it was. But Baby-to-Be is due in just about two weeks, so I'd best pick up the pace. Since it's knit from the center out, each segment is about seven inches longer that the one it's "stacked" on. The … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin

WIP Wednesday: Time Out

As I ripped out the heel and attempted gusset of the Frasier Fir sock for the third time yesterday, I had some serious doubts about my professed desire to learn new techniques. I'd looked at several videos -- multiple times each -- in my attempt to figure out how the whole toe-up wrap-and-turn heel was … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Time Out

WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin Throw

I've got two projects for babies-to-be going at the moment and am this close to casting on a new pair of socks with some lovely yarn that I got at the knitting guild yard sale. But baby knits have deadlines, so the socks shall wait. As would be expected with bulky yarn, the log cabin … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin Throw

Starting Over with Stripes

Since I loved the Blue Striped Rag self-striping sock yarn so much, I figured I'd use it for a little sweater for a Baby-to-Be coming in a couple months. Lesson learned: self-striping sock yarn really is intended for socks (or maybe sleeves on a baby sweater ) At first, all seemed to be going well … Continue reading Starting Over with Stripes