Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New niece!

My sister had her baby yesterday at 5:39pm after 16 hours of active labor! She doesn't have a name yet, but she's beautiful--my sister was a beautiful baby, so I'm not surprised :)

The offspring will be the recipient of many a handknit item from her auntie; DP joked that I was just happy to get another victim!

Monday, April 14, 2008

There's a baby a-comin'

My sister's water just broke--eek! I may have a niece before the day is done.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Finished, and adorable

I finished the bell bottoms for my niece:

spice drops front


spice drops side

The pattern was's Juju, but the color reminds me of spice drops...those spicy gumdrops they sell at Walgreen's. I used US4 circs, magic loop, and about 2.5 skeins of knitpicks CotLin. The picture of the pants is after they've gone through the washer and dryer. I'm quite impressed with the CotLin.

I'm also almost done with DP's orange socks:

orangburst socks

Basically, I can't take much more of them, so I'm going to cast off after 5 more rows. Then, I'm going to make some socks for me...unless something else comes up :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


I realize it's been a while...but I'm still knitting and spinning.

I finished a pair of wristwarmers made out of the biscotti angora blend, and I'm working on a seasilk clapotis:


DP's socks are as yet unfinished, but at least I'm past the heels!

I also joined the Wee Tiny Sock Swap, and I'm waiting for my little sockie to come. Here's what I mailed out to my pal Brooke:

wee tiny sock

This was so fun, and not scary like I imagine other swaps to be!