Saturday, April 28, 2007

one toddler slipper sock finished

I have finished one little ankle slipper sock but they are not for donation well except to little GDD out of this very ugly wool that is sooooooooo soft. beigeish with these little pieces of fluff on them. I wonder if all those bit of fluff will wash out or end up in the dryer. I have no idea as to the content of this wool so I guess they maybe be barbie slippers if it is wool wool The ball, which was a rescue for a 2nd hand store is unwinding in a bizarre and messy aggravating way. I hope I can buy a ball winder soon. It would help a lot.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Magic 28 sock knitting webring

I have joined my first webring. It is called MAGIC 28. It is a webring created to inspire people to knit little socks to keep little feet warm. The idea is to use up scraps of wool - worsted weight using 28 stitches and 28 rows and maybe to aim at 28 pairs

Click on the magic 28 ball to connect to the website for this awesome challenge or the webring link on the right

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I miss my Yassir so much

Please dear Kim Workun-sweet member of Canadian immigration appeal division. please allow Yassir's immigration. Allow our family to be whole. Allow us to be happy. Allow my sons to have a beautiful mentor and advisor. Allow me to sleep in the arms of my lover We deserve the peace and protection of our marriage. We deserve our life together.
Allow Kim Allow

Finished Object - Made with Love layette sweater and hat

I finished my Made with Love sweater and hat for Max (Namjel's yet to be born baby boy)

Details of
seed stitch hearts on the
<-back and the front->

I put 5 hearts of Chart 2 around the bottom. There is 103 stitches around 4 stitches for each button band leaving 95. This allows you to work 5 stitches between each heart (chart of 13 stitches)as well as 5 before and after each button band. I believe the sweater I made will fit an 24 month old easily. I did 6 buttons. I love how this turned out. It is actually a denim colour although it look like it has a bit of a purple tint. I will likely make this pattern again for my granddaughter although she is a big 2 year old. I may need to adjust a bit.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Preemie angel shell hat

I made the preemie shell hat pattern with a 3.00 mm hook- yes TOO small for baby. She is 4 lbs and the hat made with 3.50 mm hook fits just nice. Her she is moleling and l she looks a little concerned about wearing it - all preemies have a concerned wise look. I think she is smiling though

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Preemie Shell Hat Pattern

Preemie Shell Hat

Baby sport weight yarn
Size E or 3.50mm hook

Ch 4

Rnd 1: Make 11 dc into the 4nd ch from the hook, join with sl st into top of first 3rd chain to form a circle. Do not turn after any round.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc, now and in every round), dc into same st, *dc, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around and join with sl st. (24)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around and join with sl st. (32 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 3 st, * 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * (38)

Rnd 5-8: dc in each st and join with sl st. (38)
( I always do my first dc in the same place as I join this make a tidier join in the end - for me.)

Rnd 9: ch 1, sc in joining, *skip one dc and 5 dc in next dc, skip 1 dc and sc in next* repeat from *. ss into ch1 and fasten off.
Alternate Versions
Alternate Rnd 9: change color and do another round of dc
Alternate - with a Brim.
Rnd 8: dc in each st, in front of loop only, join with sl st.
Round 9-10: dc in each st and join with sl st. Fasten off
FLOWER - as shown on (Preemie Angel Shell sweater)
Flower: Ch 9, sc in first ch, ch 8, sc in first sc, repeat for a total of 6 petals. End off. Trim ends. Sew to center front of hat.
I chose not to put a button in the center - feel free to do this as they did on the angel sweater set.
For me this hat turned out with a circumference of 11 inches which should fit a 4 lb baby
Bev - at Bev's country cottage has a size chart here is the link
I am going try it with a 3.00 mm hook and check measurement tonight

Preemie Shell Sweater Set Finished

I finished the little sweater set for Angelina.
It turned out so cute. I hope Angelina's mom likes it and will use it one her. I will post the pattern for the hat this afternoon.

Angel Shell Sweater for Angelina

My dear GD has a new little sister. She was born Mar 25 2007 at just 4.1 lbs ( I think) I have crochetted a couple little booties and a couple hats. I forgot to get pics of them but I have just finished the little sweater. I love it. It is 12.5 inches from wrist to wrist. The pattern I used was the Preemie Angel Shell Sweater. I have yet to add the little flower. I have created a little shell edged hat to go with it. I will post the pattern tomorrow. and maybe some booties

Yassir's grean man mask - wood craving

Here is one of the pieces that Yassir is doing. It is a sort of Green man mask. Sorry for the bad quality photo - I took it thru the computer to his web cam. Isn't it great. He is such a good sculptre.