Tuesday, February 21, 2012


A slight deviation from an all knitting topic today.  I discovered Pinterest. This wonderful "social networking" sight is a crafters delight.  My mind is swimming with new insperation from the things I have found and posted.  I highly recommend checking it out.  Here are a couple of the things I "pinned" that inspired me.

How cute would this be with a little knit mouse!

Wonderful wrap...another item to add to my to do list for knitting.  The pattern is available for free at:

This just makes me smile.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I have never knit too many hats.  Why?  I don't know.  Part of my Christmas Knitting frenzy, however, included hats for my sisters and hats for two of my nephews.  Here are a couple of pictures of them.

For a sister

 For my nephews

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Knitting

Nothing says I love you like a handmade gift, in my opinion at least. That said I find knitting for guys tough. Things I have knit for my hubby and other male relatives to date: slippers, scarves, hats, neck warmers. If anyone has any other ideas I would love to have you share them.
Knitting for my angel children, however, is much easier. Their gift list includes: MaryJayne doll, scarves, hats, ponchos, sweaters, stick horse, bags/purses, and stuffed animals. This year I don't have anything in the works. I am thinking about a cute little fairy and bag I found in a knitting magazine, clothes for MaryJayne, or something else as of yet undetermined.
Valentine knitting...filled with love, filled with creativity, and hopefully filled with fun.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Anne of Green Gables

On my knitting break I have been reading. I started by reading the Anne of Green Gables series. I have enjoyed rereading a childhood favorite, and I have a new perspective as I read about Marilla or Mrs. Lynde knitting. As I think about books I have read or research books mentioning knitting, I find knitting is everywhere. Knitting was integral in the America Girl Series about Kirsten that I read to my daughters. I get a little thrill when my girls chime in with "you knit Mommy.". Knitting is everywhere in life if you just keep your eyes open.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Knitting break

After my Christmas knitting frenzy it has been a month since I picked up needles. What have I been doing instead? Reading...books that discuss knitting.