Friday, July 31, 2009

Again I get by with a little help from my friends

Now you can see why I was so distraught over having lost pictures. I lost a lot!

Amanda, the master gardener, made what else? a carrot! What a cute toy.
I made the white cap, leggings, and cabled sweater set. The way things fit, the baby will be able to wear each piece at different ages, even if they are all "sized" for this winter. I also made two pair of sox, that just happen to match sox I own!

Karen C made the sweater made the tweed looking sweater. with buttons at the top for easy access.

Stacy made the unusual toy. Could you call it a ball? I don't think so, but it sure looks fun.

Becky made the orange sweater. Somehow Rebecca had a lot of orange in her stash and worked diligently to use every little piece. Now she has something orange for her little one. By the way the little helper in the pix is Sierra, Becky's daughter, all decked out in her "dress up" dress.

Chris N made the hoodie blanket. So cuddly.

Then here is another pic of Theresa's cabled afghan which I hoped showed the pattern better than the last time.

We all loved making things for Rebecca and her little one and look forward to seeing him/her in the handmade duds.
Want to see more? Because there really was much more handy baby stuff at the shower.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Shelli's Baby Blanket

Sherry, a very good friend of Shelli, and who was also at WWKIP at the tent, had a little grandson this past June. Shelli made this blanket for little Seth.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Carol Donates Again

I set out these baby 'ghans so you could see the patterns and yarns. Carol is becoming adept at using the "hoodie" sections to adjust patterns when the amount of yarn is iffy. That's not a white triangle in the corner, it's a hood and looks totally planned. Clever!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

On Its Way to Being a Bunky

Patti Hetrick sent us this cuddly afghan to us to donate. It's stockinette surrounded by garter stitch.
But the chenille yarn is so soft that I'm sure this afghan is destined to be a "bunky" or "woobie". It's interesting all the different possible details that make an afghan a winner.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Can Marlene be my friend, too????

Marlene is a friend of Theresa's. She made this vest for fun, saying she would never wear it. So she enjoyed all the knitting and then gave the vest to us for the yarn ball!!!
You can see Karen showing off the vest, and a close up of the stitches. Oh please come to the yarn ball and purchase this goody. (See why I want her for a friend?)

Friday, July 24, 2009


Last Saturday was the first time Peggy joined the group, although she was already familiar to us. She has been making items out of "plarn".
You tear a plastic bag into strips and knot the strips together to get a roll of plastic yarn. Then you have "plarn".
Peggy is holding a circle with handles. Good for items not needing high sides. Then she pulled out a tote size she is working on. Not to be outdone Chris ran out to the car and retrieved her tote! She said at this size it sagged or stretched a bit much, so she reinforced it.
Thereafter ensued a lively conversation on the "best" bags to use and apparently the color of the logos on bags are also important to the design.
Even with plarn good materials and attention to color are necessary for success!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chris's Avocations

Chris is one of those members who can only join us occasionally. That's because she is involved in so many other things besides crochet. She is an avowed Star Wars geek for one.
Right now she is involved with supporting Equality Now, a group promoting human rights of women around the world. The group is having a fundraiser at Ross Community Center on August 1st at 6 pm. Part of the program is a screening of the movie Serenity.

Chris has put her crochet skills to work by making an adorable doll of one of the characters from the movie. I believe it will be auctioned off. So if your interests are congruent with Chris's, here's a chance to get involved.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lisa Gives Help with Pix

Lisa V sent me 10 photos from Rebecca's shower. I need all the help I can get.

Here you can see a better pic of Lyn's afghan. I think this photo shows the stitch better.

Then we have the rug/wall hanging of under the ocean that I made to go with the aquatic theme for the baby's room.

Then I decided to throw in a pic of the goodies people made. A yummy treat.

I plan to put all the photos on flikr after I hopefully get a few more.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Slightly Late Shower Gift

Theresa really had been working on this cabled sweater, but when it came time to fit in the sleeves there was a problem. Why? Theresa changed to a seed stitch. We never learn to not make changes. (The seed stitch is darling, isn't it?)

But that meant that Rebeccca could pick the buttons. How cool is that?

So the slightly late gift arrived this past Saturday. To oohs and ahhs.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Rebecca's Shower

Rebecca's shower was this weekend. Unfortunately I lost pictures by some process I don't understand, so some items are missing. We had a lovely time at Becky's who so generously hosted the gathering.
At the top Sierra is helping show off an Aran blanket skillfully knitted by Theresa. Then an Elizabeth Zimmerman design executed by Lisa. Pat crocheted the shaded shells blanket. Lyn crocheted the lace blanket. Karen knitted the darling basketweave sweater (hard to tell from this distance because of the variegation in the yarn). An orange jacket knitted by Becky. Then a hoooded blanket crocheted by Chris.
There were many more appropriate gifts of a cute, handy, and needful nature. I've concentrated on the handmade items in keeping with being a "yarn " blog. I have a call out for pix from the other attendees who may have the missing yarn items.
Really cute? messages that were written on the newborn diapers: e.g. "hey wait, isn't it his turn to do this?" "I'm pooped!" Only 1,000,000 more to go".