Archive | May 2012

A Cloth Cover and a Flower Design –

This flower is so adorable!  I wanted to share this with everyone!   A cute crochet design over at Simply Notable    blog that I would love to crochet!  Measuring tape  covers are popular now and I have seen a cute sheep covered measuring tape too on a vlog I had watched!  Knitting and crochet blogs are such fun to read and you can get great ideas and patterns from reading them!   They are my new addiction!  (Along with watching vlogs.)  If you crochet you would whip this little flowered tape measure cover up to make as a gift to yourself or friend, maybe even a swap gift!  Great idea for using up left over yarn from a sock or any FO!

This pattern is called Ups-A-Daisy Measuring Tape pattern.  Click on the link for the free Daisy pattern!

A cute picture to share of the crocheted cover !  I think this is so clever!!

The reason that I check back often to read this blog is because they are mother and daughter postings.   Mom is in Greece currently and daughter here in the states.  They keep in touch through this blog!  I just relate and enjoy reading their posts so much!

My daughter is my youngest and now in her 20s.   Albeit she does not live far – just across town.  But, it is maybe once a week we see each other or talk.  She is the mother of a one year old and is quite busy.  She also has her own little cloth diaper business.   Hey Dude Diapers

Daughter and I enjoy the sewing and I have to say that is another reason why I enjoy Carli and her mom’s blog!    Just thought I would share the facebook page of my daughter who sews.    Daughters are precious!

Nothing to share today in the knitting category but will soon.  I am working on my second sock for my son Dennis, Jr.

Off to get something done today and Happy Knitting!

Carole

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I am really enjoying this spring weather!  This is Memorial Day weekend coming up and I hope to savour each day.  Summer just seems to fly by so fast.  Well, I have knitting to enjoy each day and keep me in gifts to give!

Here are a few finished projects!

My sock knitted with yarn in my stash.  Unfortunately I didn’t have the label on it.   It is a lesson learned.  My favourite colour is green!  This really fit the bill for me!  I am very pleased in how they turned out!

These striped socks knitted for my soon to be daughter-in-law.  Knit Picks yarn with the Mixed Berries colorway

Now here is a picture of cabled socks I am making for my daughter  Crissy Marie. She turns 21 the end of May!   This is swap yarn from ravelry that was sent to me in a trade I am using.  It is a discontinued brand and  I like this yarn.  It really is nice for the stitch definition for the cables.

The sock pattern for the above cabled sock is the Socks in a Box set by Charlene Church and Beth Parrott.  It is the 2 x 2 cables pattern.

I am working on finishing my other son’s sock as I do have one done.  Here is a picture I took of it in progress to share that I started!  Zitron XXL sock yarn and I really like this for its feel and heaviness.  I think this is a workhorse of a yarn for guys socks.

 This is just a plain sock pattern.  I did cuff down with the stockinette stitch with the gusset and decreased for heel and toe.  My son really likes the colorway!  He is a big fan of red!

Here is a cute picture below to share of all three socks.   The photo was taken for me on Mother’s Day at my son’s home!

I am planning on starting an Estonian shawl for my mother as soon as this red sock is done.  I can’t wait to cast on and share this!    I am off now to knit……

Stay safe over the Memorial Day Holiday everyone and Happy Knitting!

Carole – KnitPickyinPA