Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday FOs

Needle: US 6 & US 8
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease

This little sweater was just too cute not to knit up right away for Sweet T. I know it's named the 'Grandpa Sweater', but I think it really lends itself well to both boys and girls. This is the free version of the pattern in a one year size. Since T is so small, I figured it would fit her pretty well. While the sleeves could have been a tad longer for her, I don't mind it at all. She's a happy girl in her mama-made sweater!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Garter Stitch Cowl

We've had a bit of chilly weather around here, and fall is definitely settling in. The leaves are turning and there has even been a frost or two already. We've been packing in the outdoor items and getting ready for colder months ahead. And I have pulled out the heavy wool!

This garter stitch cowl is super easy and quick to make and just looks fabulous. Sometimes the simplest patterns are the best, don't you think?  Here's a little receipe in case you'd like to work up one of your own!

Garter Stitch Cowl**

You will need:
US 13 needles
Any bulky yarn
4 buttons (1.25")

Gauge: I personally don't feel that a proper gauge is necessary to this type of cowl, but if you're keen on that sort of thing, it's roughly 2.5 - 3 sts/ 1". :)

Cast on 27 sts.
Knit 4 rows.
Buttonhole Row: Knit 2 sts, YO, (*K2tog, Knit 5 sts, YO) three times, end with K2tog, Knit 2.
Continue knitting each row until desired length is reached. 
Bind off loosely and weave in ends.
Attach buttons. Wear and enjoy!

That's it! Super easy, right? 

I found these fabulous buttons on Etsy. I love supporting other Etsy shops whenever I can, and I will definitely be ordering more of these gorgeous buttons from TimberGreenWoods

**If you're a knitter and you'd like to make and sell your own, by all means, please feel free to do so!**

Not a knitter, but love the look? Check out my listings in my Etsy Shop!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday FOs

Oh my goodness! I cannot believe it's been a month since I've posted! We've been battling colds and coughs and ear infections. My youngest had a birthday and turned two (!!!). There was a surprise visit from my sister and lots of time spent with family. Phew!

There has been a ton of knitting going on here, too, of course. Lots of custom requests on Etsy and getting ready for a local craft show in November has kept me super busy. Here's just a taste of what I've been working on lately:

Lots of slouchy hats! And as you can see, the photo shoots with my kiddos have been lots of fun. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

This Moment

this moment - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.