Sunday, April 12, 2009

NCIS Swap!

So, I did an NCIS swap on ravelry, and my package from by partner ldypngn arrived today!  She knew my favorite character was Abby, and she followed the theme all the way! It is amazing!  She packed everything in "evidence" bags with tags, sent me green lace yarn, chocolate, tea, dpn holders, socks, soap, pins that say "I knit so I don't kill you" and "I will Gibbs smack you", and made me a purse, a soap bag, and (my absolute favorite) Bert the non-farting hippo!  You NCIS-ers will know what I'm talking about.  Here's a pic:

Thanks so much Ldypngn!  What a way to start my week!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Baby Booties

As per Mom's request- baby booties for Susan's new grandbaby.  They are bright pink with orange trim and pink and orange buttons. 

Only one is done, but I will finish the other one this week.  If I have time I will make a matching hat....

Pattern is Tiny Shoes from Ysolda Teague's Whimisical Little Knits collection.  I love this whole collection!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma!

All knitting since the end of March has been suspended in order to knit my grandmother a birthday shawl.  My grandma is a very crafty lady, and has crocheted, knitted, and sewed her whole life.  Even now that her eyesight betraying her, she still can crochet by feel, and makes beautiful lace doilies and christmas ornaments!  

For her birthday, I decided to knit her Ishbel from Ysolda Teague.  I did a mish-mash of the large and small sizes, using the large center stockinette and the small lace pattern.  This made a shawl that is appr. 4 feet wide and 21 inches long down the middle of the back.  I used Cascade Heritage sock yarn, which is a beautiful superwash, so it does not have to be hand washed.  

I hope she loves it! It was a fast and easy scarf pattern, and with the center stockinette I think she will be able to use it to cover her head outside in the winter, and wrap it around her shoulders to keep off a chill.