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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Me Oh My

I just can't keep up with posting on a blog!  I have the best intentions but time gets away from me. 

I finished a few things.  Haven't started much.  On my list is a pair of longies in my "winter" colorway for a custom, and a Chloe Grace in Shy Violet's "Butterfly" colorway with purple trim also for a custom.  I'd like to knit my daughter a So Sassy sweater.  I adore that pattern. 

Here are some finished pics:
A hat for my daughter

An Ohio State University hat for my youngest son

A Cleveland Browns hat for my middle son

A Butterflly Dress for my cousin's daughter

And some action shots of the set I knit earlier this month.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Finished a few more!

I finished this set :)


...and separate pictures




Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I know it's coming but I feel like it's still sneaking up on me.  We spend the Thanksgiving Holiday with my side of the family.  There are quite a few of us that get together.  We have two turkeys and tons of potatoes and sides.  I'm so excited to see my family. 

I've been doing a little Christmas shopping.  Can't seem to find the LeapFrog LeapPad instock anywhere and I'm getting nervous.  I've been trying for days.  Hoping that the stores are saving their supplies for Black Friday and will be fully stocked. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Finally, some WIP pictures!

Been tryin to get some much needed knitting done. 

This is a WIP Cleveland Browns hat for my 9yr Joey.  Unfortunately, he is a Browns Fan and requested these colors. 


A shrug that I still need to block and sew on a button for.


And the matching Tiptoe Hat but its on hold until I receive more yarn.


A Mosaic Moon "Red Ming" scarf for me <3  I hope to be able to do some matching mittens :)


And lastly, a Butterfly Dress requested by my cousin for her daughter for Christmas. 


Whew!  That's a lot on the needles.  I love keeping busy though. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Some Sparkly Winter!

I'm finishing this cute set for a customer.  It's Swish worsted yarn in blue and white with some gray/silver sparkly yarn mixed in. Such a fun knit!





I'll be knitting a matching hat to go with this set too.  Probably a Tiptoe Hat.

Katie and I will be stocking this Friday.  Here are some of the items I'll be stocking.
Bayside Britches and a Tiptoe Hat
"Boys of Summer" longies
A random colorway I dyed up that I call "Winter".  Stop on by and check it out! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Time to plant the bulbs

It's getting so cooooold outside!  I purchased some tulip bulbs to plant and now I just have to figure out where I want to plant them!  I love the first signs of spring :)

Kids are still keeping me pretty busy.  I have alot of new projects that I need to get moving on.  I also have to plan a football party for this Saturday.  Twenty plus 10-11 year olds over at the house.  Am I nuts???  I must be. 

Lots of Halloween activities coming up.  What are your kids dressing up as for trick or treating?  I have no idea what my children want to be.  There is a Halloween dance, an open ice skate and a Goblin Gallop coming up.  Love this time of year!

Next post will include some finished pictures of baysides and tiptoe hats. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Get out your Leaf Blowers

Autumn is here to stay!  My driveway is covered in leaves and my flowers need cut back.  The weather is cooler and the nights are longer. 

My neice is out of the hospital and recovering at home.  It looks as though she will make a full recovery!  Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers.  It's her third birthday today!

My boys are keeping me so busy these days!  This includes my DH.  They are playing football and soccer and Daddy is coach for two of the three of them. Doesn't leave much time for knitting.  I don't have any WIP pictures to take as of now.  I've pretty much stalled out and need to get my rear in gear. 

I'll leave this post with a picture of my youngest son.  He's 5 and his name is Kyler.  This is the pumpkin that he picked on his field trip hayride.  He was so proud of it!  My Mr. Handsome :)


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Be Thankful...

My 2 year old neice is in the ICU. She was injured when a TV fell on her. How many items do you have that are not anchored to the wall that could be a hazard to your little one? Give your little one/ones an extra kiss tonight and be thankful that they are happy and healthy!

I finished a pair of longies

And I have a WIP picture of a cabled winter romper that I'm working on for a custom

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Another WIP

This is going to be for a future stocking.  It's Shy Violet's "Airplane" colorway with some matching blue Cestari Superfine.  I'm knitting it into some Bayside Britches and have some super cute matching custom buttons from Corina of Ayarina's Designs. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's a pot roast day!

With this cooler fall weather coming, I decided to throw a pot roast in the crock pot and take it easy today.  I had to rip 8 inches back on the custom blue/white romper that I was knitting.  I forgot that the customer had requested cables down the sides.  Sucks to be me!  It will look so darling when it's done.  

I have finished the pair of longies that I was knitting and also knit up a cute little beanie hat for my neice.  She's only about a month old.  Love knitting the itty bitty things.  Pics to come soon.  It's rainy and ugly outside so the camera will not be coming out today.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Is it fall already???

Wow!  I haven't posted on my blog since February???  I need to get better at this.  What I've been working on...
A custom pair of longies that I dyed.  The colors are black, avacado, butter and navy blue.  I quite like the way these are turning out. 
I also have this set stocked in my store!
LTK 003
The colorway is Pixie Stix with custom buttons from Ayarina's Designs. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Butterfly Sundress almost ready for release!

I'm super excited to introduce my Butterfly Sundress.  Look for the pattern to be released very soon!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Butterfly Stitch in the round TUTORIAL

I've seen a few tutorials on how to knit the butterfly stitch flat but none on how to knit it ITR.  This was frustrating to me when I would need it and couldn't figure out how to get those loose strands knit instead of purled.  Well, when I finally did figure it out, I had to take pictures and share!

I hope this helps someone in the knitting world.  Enjoy!

Butterfly Stitch "in the round" Tutorial.  Here is the pattern portion of it

For rounds 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9
 *Starting at marker, bring yarn to front of work.  With working yarn in front, slip 5 stitches purlwise.  Bring yarn to back of work.  Knit 5 stitches.  Repeat from * to end
For rounds 2, 4, 6, and 8  Knit
Round 10
Knit 2, *knit the loose strands and the next stitch together, knit 7.  Repeat from * to last 7 stitches, k7.

For rounds 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19
*Knit 5, bring yarn to front of work.  With working yarn in front, slip 5 stitches purlwise.  Bring yarn to back of work.   Repeat from * to end
For rounds 12, 14, 16, and 18  Knit
Round 20
Knit 7, knit the loose strands and the next stitch together, *k9, knit the loose strands and the next stitch together.  Repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2

And the picture tutorial:

Make sure you have enough stitches on your needles to be divisible by 10.  PM and join your knitting.


1.  After you place your marker, bring your working yarn forward as if you were going to purl-but don't purl.


2.  Slip the next 5 stitches "purlwise" and "wrap" your yarn around those stitches by bringing your yarn to the back of your work as if you were going to knit.


3.  Knit the next 5 stitches.  In the picture, I've shown only the next stitch knit, but knit 5 :)


4.  You will be knitting every other round


5.  This is what it will look like before you begin to butterfly your loose strands.


6.  Take your right needle and insert it under the loose strands as if to knit


7.  And insert the right needle into the next stitch to knit it and the strands together
(I started to get lazy....I stopped numbering my pictures!)


8.  Wrap the stitch to knit it


9.  (it gets tricky here)  Bring your needle with the new stitch on it (the right needle) back down through the loose strands and slip the stitch on the left needle off.  If you don't slip that stitch off the left needle, you'll be creating an extra stitch.


10.  When you bring your right needle back up, it'll have that beautiful little stitch on it!

See how pretty it is?