Saturday, October 27, 2007

AJ wearing his BSJ

Here is picture of little AJ wearing his BSJ while watching his sister Allie paint a window for Halloween. Here is a picture of Allie.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Twins blankets are finished

Just finished the second of two baby blankets for my husbands aunts twin grandbabies. I will be glad to see them all wrapped up in these blankets. They were tiny when they arrived but are doing great now says grandma Janet. I made these blanket out of worsted weight yarn called a pound of love from Joann's. The pattern was one someone gave me from a small little book they had picked up at Walmart called Knitting for Babies [pil]. Here is a picture of the blankets folded and laying on the back of the sofa.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Busy Knitting baby blankets and instructing a magic loop class

Haven't posted for awhile been really busy knitting baby blankets for a set of twins and the new grandson due to arive any time now. Also have a new member in our house "Milo The Cat." Will add pictures of some of my knitting soon.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Milo The Cat

Here is a picture of my New family member his name is Milo, we got him Monday and he is a joy to be around he loves all my yarn. Yes he fits right in with this home.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Here is a picture of the Rainbow Shrug I just finished for Abby. She said she loves it. Well grandma loves Abby so that sounds like we're both happy. The Shrug was from the web site.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Abby's Shrug, Knitted With Love and Yarn

Here is picture of a shrug Abby wanted me to knit. She picked out the pattern and the yarn. I haven't seen it on her yet but I hope it fits her the way she wants it to. It was fairly easy to knit the yarn was a bit disapointing to me it wanted to split, if I make it again I will use a heavier yarn. But it knitted up airy which will be nice in warm weather, with a sleevless top. Hope You like it Abby! Ro The Knitting Grandma

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The new baby's sweater and hat

Here is a picture of My First Baby Surprise Jacket with matching hat. It is for our son's baby that is due in October. We are so happy about a new grandson, this will made our 6th, a perfect half dozen.
I started a blanket too but just work on it a few rows at a time. I do this so I can think and pray for this new baby everyday. This sweater is from one of Elizabeth Zimmermann's patterns and made with Bernat cottontots yarn. I really liked working with this pattern and yarn.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sea Breeze socks made on the beach

Here is a picture of the socks I knitted on the beach at lake Michigan. The sock holders were made and gave to me by a friend who is like a sister to me. We just got back from vacation and I'm glad to be home, we had a great time and really enjoyed the beach on the lake. The yarn in the blue socks is Jitterbug Sea Breese. The other pink ones are the broadripple pattern and I don't remember the name of the sock yarn it was in my stash.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

I just started another pair of my own basic circular socks and decide to share them with whoever might be interested. I've made them many times and they are a fast mindless sock for me to make up. They are just your basic knit 3 purl 1 ribbing at the top for 5-7 inches and then just knited the rest of the sock after the heel is finished. Hope everyone enjoys them. Very Very simple if you have any knowledge of sock knitting at all
Basic Sock Pattern on 1 size 1 circular needle
Cast on 60sts and divide sts with 32 on one and 28st on the other, knit 3 purl 1 ribbing for 5 to 7 inches.
On the needle with the 28st start heel flap
Row 1- wrong side, s1 as to purl P to the end
Row 2- right side, s1 as to knit then k1, sl1, across the row,
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until heel flap is 2 3/4 ins. long end with RS row.
Turning Heel:
WS facing you, sl 1 as to purl and purl to 11sts. P2 tog. P1 and leave 8. Turn leaving the 8 on the needle Sl 1 knitwise, knit to last 11 sts. K2tog K1 leaving 8 sts. Turn, Sl 1 purlwise, P to last 9sts. P2 tog. P1 leave 6sts. Turn Sl 1 knitwise, K to last 9 sts. K2tog. K1 leave 6 sts. Turn Sl 1 knitwise, K to last 9 sts. K2tog. K1 leave 6 sts. Turn Sl1 purlwise, P to last 7sts K2tog. K1 leave 4sts. Turn Sl1 purlwise P to last 5 sts. P 2tog. P1
Leave2sts. turn Sl 1 knitwise k to last 5 sts. k 2tog. k1 Leave 2sts. Turn Sl1 purlwise, P to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1 leave 0 sts. You should be at left corner of heel front of flap facing you. Pick up sts along sides and knit across the front in pattern or just knit.
Gosset section:
Knit 1 ssk then knit to the last 3 sts and k2tog k1. On front side just knit or do your pattern . knit next round. continue these 2 rows. Until you are back to you original 60 sts. knit now until within 2 inches of you foot length.
Toe decrease:
On both sides: Knit 1 ssk, knit to last 3 sts. k2tog.k1
Knit a round
Continue with thes 2 rows until you have 8sts. on each needle.
End knitting at the side of toe on front side. Cut yarn leaving 8 inches. Close toe with the Kitchner St.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Lace Scarf

Just finished Green lace scarf. I wrote this pattern myself because I loved this yarn when I seen it at the yarn shop its Cascades Venezia Worsted wool/silk mixture. It was a joy to knit with here is a picture I took of the finished scarf. It a fairly quick knit.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Finished BabyVest and Socks Set

Just finished a baby boy's vest and sock set. My LYS ask me to knit it for the shop. It turned out cute and was fun to knit. We're having a new grandson in October so after the LYS is finished showing it I will have it for the new baby. We're excited about another grandchild, I love babies. Here is a picture of the Vest and Socks. It's made with sock yarn and size 2 needles.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sunday Blues

Just got up and have the Sunday Blues. I'm sure everyone has had the blues and knows what I'm talking about. Yesterday was a great day with my socks get Grand Champion Ribbon at the fair. But about 2:00 we got a call from the doctor about some test our 12year old grand daughter had been waiting on. The test results were one of those that makes you worry about what might happen and that kind of thing can make me imagine the worse everytime. So I've got to talk myself out of this mood. Have a great week everyone. Ro The Knitting Grandma

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Grand Champion at County Fair

The Media Socks that are from Interweave 25 favorite sock pattern book have won me grand Champion at the County Fair a picture of them are on my very first entry of this blog. But I will try putting in another picture at the end of this entry. I entered a few other items and they all got blue ribbon. But these sock are really nice socks to knit.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Mini sock/key chain

Here is picture of my mini sock on a mini keychain a friend cut the mini sock blocker out for me to make a key chain out of after I showed her one from on line. I really think they are neat to give with a pair of socks to match.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Picture of Lace Cuff Anklets Finished

Finished Lace Cuff Anklets

Just finished the lace cuff anklets from the Interweave 25 favorite socks book. These are very simple lace socks easy but fun to knit. I made these with the panda bambo mix yarn will take these to Michigan on vacation next month.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Work in Progress "Lace Cuff Socks

Just wanting to share what I have on the sticks at this time. its the Lace Cuff socks from the same Interweave sock book as yesterday, I'm going to make every sock in that book if I keep this up. On these socks again I'm doing Magic loop on size 2 needles using Panda cotton, bambo mix. This yarn is so soft and light and airy. These will be light weight socks for spring, summer or early fall. The color will look nice with jeans. Don't you think? Will post a completed picture at later date.

Friday, June 15, 2007

waving lace socks

Just wanted to share a picture of the waving lace socks I finished a few weeks ago. They are from the same Interweave sock pattern book. Hope everyone who likes to knit socks has this book it is my favorite sock pattern book so far.

More pictures of my knitting

Here are some more pictures of my knitting.
These are the embossed leaf socks also fro interweave 25 favorite sock pattern. Next is a picture of a felted purse, a baby blanket from Debbier Macomber's The Shop on Blossom Street"Alex's chocolate petits fours" I just change the color yarn a little.A entraloc dishcloth and another picture of My fair socks.

My first post

Good Morning to everyone, this is my firs try at blogging. Anyone who has some advise please feel free to reply. I love to knit and hope to hear from other who share my addiction to knitting.

Knitting socks is my favorite thing to knit but will and have knitted about anything you can think of. I'm getting my fair projects ready to enter in the county fair will post some pictures if I can figure out how to do that. Well these are my Media sock from th Interweave 25 favorite sock patterns book. They are fun and interesting to knit. Tell me what you think.
Thank you, from Ro the knitting