Monday, April 18, 2016

Tiered Toddler Knitted Coat Update

Good Morning all...that is if you're in the United States...I am updating more of the toddler coat I've been knitting. Managed to get the sleeves done over the was so nice outside I even mowed the lawn.  Amazing how the weather can affect your moods...I think next winter I'm going add murals of spring to all my windows, buy a couple birds, keep the heat up so it feels like summer. Wonder if this would really work, hmm, yes I would be one to try it...should it happen surely I will post. So the sweater was so easy and quick Emma (my grand daughter) is coming over this week to see if the yarn and gauge to match is a true 4T I am so hoping. The photographs arg, inside light at night just is not true to colors especially reds...the color is closest to the next photograph. When it's completed hanging it outside to photo. 

 I will knit another in the recommended expensive yarn if this yarn is not giving me a true size 4T...I realize the better the yarn the better the stitch definition and fitting of garment...yet knitting for a toddler think of expensive yarn, not. I do try to come as close as possible. I am satisfied with the outcome, it's not finished yet, and yes the buttons are just laid on explaining the one on the wrong side. Blocking it today, then add a lining that coordinates with the buttons...and the makings of the hat. Now, what project to start and complete far I've kept my promise to myself to complete every project I begin before starting if I could only apply that to my home. 
I am just not the best at home organizing, although, I do know where every single thing is in the in my mind it's organized to suit me.
All information is on the red link above for the yarn used, pattern and back soon with  a photograph once it's truly completed.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Tiered Baby and Toddler Coat Progress

Hello All....hope your day is going well...the weather has been sunny and beautiful it sure is nice to see spring colors. Nature renewing herself is my favorite time of year.
I've been working this Tiered Baby and Toddler Coat by Lisa Chemery using Lion Brand Heartland. It's not the best photograph was taken with my cell phone. It is a very easy pattern and can be altered if you're up on knitting, at least a bit experienced. I am considering a Video to walk anyone who would like to make this coat to follow along.  I am going to remake it using the Cascade 128 yarn suggested and see how it turns out. This weekend the coat itself will be completed as far as knitting, however, I purchased a coordinating fabric for a lining. I made this coat in a size 4 T on number 9 needles to get the proper gauge. As soon as it's complete I will photograph (even if the lining has not been added) to give you a bit of a Tah-Dah moment.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Coat for Emma

I have left socks briefly to start this lovely coat pattern ...well okay...I am going back and forth, socks are just way to fast, fun, delicious to fact... today more sock yarn is excited! Imagine excited  over yarn, I am over the top happily waiting for the mail to arrive. It's a bit colder this week, oh how I love it for knitting, plus it is raining..thundering I am drooling over the sound, so relaxing, calming, the rain pounding on the roof. Oh, mother nature, how nice it is that you are so changeable and good for the soul.

Reningote is the name of this amazing coat design by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne her Ravelry page is wonderful lots of really elegant, shawls, and sweaters, so much more...check it out you won't be disappointed. As for me, well, I will be crocheting to finish the blanket I am working on, and so happy still, I am finishing every project. 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Sock Saga Continues....

Good morning, it's so much like spring right now it's hard to believe I am knitting socks, and, still smitten with them. Although spring has the grass green and trees sprouting leaves, in just a day, it will get cold and dreary. Mother Nature in the Spring and Fall is so fickle. Making it perfect to keep knitting along, so this gal is not complaining, by any means.

Actually these are more like footie socks which I have really grown to love, especially how they fit. They are so easy to knit, I did these while watching a night of "Love Comes Softly Series" by Michael Landon Jr. The series are heartfelt all set in the 19th century based on a series of books by Janette Oke.  I just fall in love every time I watch them, they lift the spirit, and settle the soul. I learn something new with every viewing that keeps me watching even more...the clothes, the simple life...and struggles of their own. A time when hand quilting, working yarn, cooking over the fireplace a true handmade meal with a simple place setting. I adore the warmth of heart in these kinds of films.

So the socks were knitted top down a totally different design, which I need to locate, so I can direct you to the pattern.  These are done using Paton's Kroy Sock Yarn and it is a dream to work with on the needles. The colors are amazing, some solids and others that are multi colored, in a variety of combinations. The pricing is well within my range and that's not bad at all. These are for my daughter and will be mailed and on there way as soon as I knit a couple more of them. The socks are lying on a baby blanket I've been crocheting, yes, I picked up the hook and really not liking it much at all. I am working a simple blanket in worsted weight left over yarns, cream color, will be adding a bit of silver blue. The stitch is a simple combination of single and double crochet. I will continue on until it's completed and speaking of completing. I have keep my vow to finish a project before going on to a new one. Yippy! 

Enjoy your day and keep on using those needles and hooks!