Have you noticed the little “Caps to Cap-Haitien” button on the right sidebar this week? It links to the first project on the new Mama to Mama site. If you have a small pile of t-shirts you no longer want, and a sewing machine (or needle & thread) you know how to use, you might […]Read More: A cap-maker, I am not
Shortly after my first successful pair of loom-knit fingerless mitts, visions of fingerless Christmas gifts started dancing in my head. But first, I wanted to get a couple more practice pairs made, so that I could experiment with another stitch or two. I made these two pairs for the boys. The blue 24-peg Knifty Knitter […]Read More: Lessons in knitting
Busy busy busy day today, but I think I can spare just a moment to discuss something that I know is on everyone’s mind today: Scarves. Don’t try to deny it. You’ve been preoccupied for the last several days, wondering how you will ever keep your neck warm as the weather turns more and more […]Read More: A matter of the utmost importance
You guys really came through with the “you can get that room clean in one day!” support yesterday – thank you! As it turns out, the photography has been rescheduled for tomorrow morning, so I could have had an extra day. No biggie, though. It’s neater than it’s been in recent (and even not-so-recent) memory, […]Read More: Did I say 24? I meant 48.
“Mom, can you show me how to do that?” he asks, looking at my fingerless gloves in progress on the loom. “Sure! Would you like to make yourself a hat?” He nods excitedly, and scurries off to choose his yarn. We cast on. And he, in usual Eamonn fashion, allows himself to be distracted by […]Read More: Can you show me how to do that?
I kept plugging away (which, wasn’t too hard, given the fact that I pulled a muscle in my neck and wasn’t doing much else around the house anyway) and finally cranked-out a pair of fingerless mitts that I am happy with. This was my fourth attempt at making these things on a knitting loom. My […]Read More: Loom-knitted fingerless mitts
I wasn’t happy with the way my wrist warmer came out, so I bought a book & learned some new methods of casting-on, that would leave me with a less loopy, curvy edge. I also learned a new stitch. (Until I bought the book, I didn’t even realize there was more than one kind of […]Read More: Save me
I was accused earlier this week of being an old lady. Ok, so I was sitting on the couch with a quilt on my lap. Knitting. And watching The Bob Newhart Show. Oh, dear. Maybe I should watch The Office instead. I’m not giving up the quilt, though. And as far as the knitting goes, […]Read More: Knitty gritty
Today is my grandmother’s birthday. Since a lady doesn’t discuss her age, I won’t presume to blab it to everyone here on her behalf. Let’s just say, she’s one year away from a big number which is one decade away from a huge number. And that’s all I’ll say about that. What I can talk […]Read More: Hanky panky
I took my time, and over the course of several days, finished up the now infamous yellow quilt, and with that completed the whole series. Four oversized lap quilts with matching pillows in Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow – one set for each of us. Now that they’re finished, I thought you might like to […]Read More: The completed quilt series