Nothing makes the chill of winter
(and snow shoveling marathons and 100 mph wind bursts) more satisfying than staying in, knitting in a sunny window for folks you love.
It helps to have babies to knit for,
and upcoming birthdays or baby showers. So here’s what I’ve been
up to for the frigid months of winter.
I have no children. Perhaps this was my hands-on way
of coming to terms with that.
Although many call this hat a plum, I know it is the sturdy
reliable eggplant. With four whopping leaves on top.
Quite suitable for boys.
Luke loves his hat!
Next up, the strawberry toque.
You start with a twisted stem, and then knit five of the strands
into individual pointed leaves.
When sewing the leaves down, make sure to let one or two
of the leaf tips curl up (sew leaf to hat three rows in from the
loose tail end).
This lends realism to the berry.
and it certainly made Violet happy!
of patterns and yarns is delicious. I fell for this one-piece “Baby Kina” sweater because it truly
flatters a baby’s form.
And look how cute it is in tangerine orange!
Here is my version, with buttons and rayon bamboo yarn purchased from Jo-Ann Fabrics. The yarn
is Caron's SPA "Silky Soft Bamboo Blend" and it's truly silky smooth. Any non-scratchy yarn that gets 22 stitches to the inch will work well for this sweater. The buttons put me over the moon!
I just finished sewing on the opalescent buttons today, and wrapped it up for delivery.
P.S. If you buy this cookbook, try pairing the Sweet Potato and Andouille Sausage Stew with orange date bread—ah, more winter goodness!