Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Chalk Dust Knitters Go Fair Isle

Some of The Chalk Dust Knitters took Fair Isle Classes at stix-n-stitches with Sunday. She was so patient with us, a perfect teacher. Here we are busy at work.

The project we are working on is nordic-headband by Heidi Nyberg

We left the class well on our way in the pattern.

I finished my homework and think it looks great for my first fair isle project.

I love Fair Isle!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Projects from the heart

I find knitters are very giving people.
These are two projects I first saw on DIY's Knitty Gritty and are perfect for charities.

This little cap is very easy and knits up fast.
Here is a link to the pattern Newborn Cap

This Teddy Bear looks difficult but is very simple to make.

It is all one piece from the head to the feet and has very little seaming.
Here is a link to the patternTeddy Bear

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Susie Hoodie is moving along

I'm such a slow knitter that I feel this sweater will take me years to finish.

This is a true color of the sweater.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

ChalkDust Knitters Field Trip

We had a great time on our field trip to stix-n-stitches.

Here is Pat, the Tomten maker, adding to her stash.

We are on our way to lunch with bags full and projects in our minds.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I'm knitting my first adult sweater!

After three years of making so many sweaters for babies and children, I feel it's time for a grown up sweater.
I started Mandy Moore's "Susie Hoodie" from More Big Girl Knits By Jillian Moreno & Amy R. Singer.

Photo of Susie Hoodie from Marina's Musings

We'll see how it goes. I'm such a slow knitter it may take me years.
The yarn is Cascade Tweed 220 Walnut Heather.

These stitch markers were made by my older daughter.

I just love tweed!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Baby Surprise Jackets now have buttons!

I think the perfect button is just as important as the perfect yarn. Sometimes it takes me months to find the right buttons to go with the project. These BSJ have been united with their button family and will live happily ever after.

This was my first BSJ made of Araucania Atacama a very soft yarn and I found soft bunny buttons.

Made of Elsebeth Lavold Cable Cotton this one needed organic looking rustic metal buttons.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Yarn for Tomten

BK had asked me about the type of yarn I used for the tomten I just complete. I used Moda Dea Floral from Coats to make the Tomten. You can follow the link to the site, but I purchased the yarn at A. C. Moore.