Knitting and Crocheting

I haven’t posted any of my knit or crochet projects in a long time. Figured I would remedy that 🙂

Hue Shift Blanket- this was a collaborative project I helped with. We made this blanket for a mom undergoing chemotherapy.

First in a pair of fingerless mitts. They became a Christmas present, but I forgot to take a final picture of them.

Valentine Wreath to brighten up the house. I made 2 because I loved it so much.

Pair of fingerless mitts I made for my daughter. They used the same pattern as the pink pair I made.


Turn a Square hat that I made for J.

Cowl I made for my friend

Crocheted Frisbee


Sock yarn blanket

Baby sweater and loafers in progress



Baby Surprise Jacket. I am almost done with this project. I followed Elizabeth Zimmerman’s ideas for knitting up a strange-shaped garter stitch blob that magically transforms into a baby sweater when you fold it. I made it harder on myself by using a different cast on, extending the sleeves, and adding a collar. I haven’t picked buttons yet, but I am happy with how it came out. And I adore the squishiness of the Knit Picks Felici sport weight yarn I used. I am glad I snagged a bunch when it was duscontinued!



I finished a few more dishcloths leading up to Mother’s Day. I followed the “Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloth” pattern on Ravelry.

Even though I used the same brand of yarn and the same size of needles and the same number of stitches, they came out different sizes.

And another.


First EZ Pattern

That is “Elizabeth Zimmerman” for non- knitters. She was an interesting knitter with a brain for unique knitting instructions… No line by line help here! She expects you to think and try things out and personalize them for your own use.

I have been reading her books and itching to try one out. I decided I would cast on for a Tomten jacket for a friend’s doll. She loves orange so I picked that and some accent colors and set to work. This pattern was fun and easily adjusted as I knit. I learned a few new techniques that I will definitely use again like garter stitch short rows (to make the back slightly longer than the front) and attached I-cord trim. It was quick and fun to make! I am already ready to start a new EZ design.


Finished Sweater

I finally finished the latest sweater for my daughter. It had been waiting on ties for the front since February. It is a pattern called Silversage on Ravelry.


Knit Gnomes

I was looking for a small, easy project to make after finishing up the baby stuff and came upon cute gnomes in my Ravelry library. So far, I only have one hat; they are just sharing for the photos.