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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wonderful Wallaby

just finished this cute little hoodie!!!!  Wish I was little enough to wear it (I know I am mentally!!)


Sunday, June 24, 2012


First, I finally found some foam mats that fit together so I can FINALLY block myshawls.  Of course, having them and doing them are two different things!!!

Okay, now for the wonderful part!!  Friends in Columbia were making the cutest hoodies, so I got the booklet, "Wonderful Wallabys".  It has a pattern that can be made for children through adult.
From Cottage Creations, purchased at Hillcreek Yarn Shoppe.

Adding the pouch was a new adventure.  It's not perfect, but this is my practice hoodie.
Now, I am halfway through the sleeves.  After finding my rhythm, and the "good" way to hold the needles, they are moving along faster than when I started.

Sorry it's sideways.  It's "normal" in my pictures folder, but you get the idea.
I hope I have enough to actually put a hood on this thing.  If not, it's okay, I'm learning a lot just doing this part. The neck opening is a placket, so no need for I-cord!!!!!
I'll bring it Wednesday.
The only sewing will be six stitches under each arm. 
Having fun on this horribly hot afternoon!!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


The cute, beautiful, light of my life purse is finished, and boy, are my fingers happy!!!!

I'm going to take a short break before I start the leaves for the second purse...stay tuned!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Purse update

Purses are done!!!  I-cords are done!! (My husband says I cheated because I used the I-cord knitting machine; but I would have been knitting 180 inches of I-cord until the next millenium).  I found a web site that explained the Chinese good luck knot; they are done. One leaf is finished; seven to go.  I  found I am going to have to make the leaves separately, then "graft" them on the end of the I-cord.  I tried what the directions say, but they were inside-out.
Stay tuned for the finished products!!!!