Christmas stocking

This is my latest creation. It is for my almost brother-in-law, Matt. Turned out very well. It is the first time I’ve used good yarn from my YLS (rather than getting something at Jo-Ann’s). LOVED, LOVED working with good yarn! It just gets expensive pretty quickly. I’m working on another one for a friend and ordered striping yarn to make one for a sister.


Moving on to footwear (kind of)….

I found this pattern on-line and fell in love! I’d never attempted anything other than knit and purl, but I HAD to make these. Turned out pretty cute. Noah’s mommy is a huge Wizard of Oz fan and she’s promised a girl next time around so these are for her. Made with Lion Brand Glitterspun they are just adorable. I just need a new camera and some photography lessons.

My first baby blanket

This is a baby blanket that I knit for Mr. Noah Campbell in Kansas City, Kansas. Noah was born March 10, 2005. I knit this on size 6 needles starting in mid-January and I thought by the time I got done, he’d be about 4 months old. But luckily the blanket it made to Noah’s house a day before he did! I’m learning that I need to take better photos of my projects!

Just testing this out….

So apparently I can post through email. Just testing this out!

“We are called to be fruitful – not successful, not productive, not accomplished. Success comes from strength, stress, and human effort. Fruitfulness comes from vulnerability and the admission of our own weakness.” – Henri Nouwen

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Trying it again!

Another blog that is! This time one about my most recent obsession — KNITTING! I am in LOVE with this craft! Finally, something I can “express” myself through and who knew, I’m actually pretty decent at it. I started knitting sometime last fall. I taught myself through a $2 booklet purchased at Wal-Mart. With a little bit of phone help from mom, I soon finished my first scarf. That is, once I learned that if you use bigger needles and chunky yarn, you can actually finish something in less than a month. After knitting everyone I know scarves, I started on baby blankets. I’ve since moved on to my first set of baby booties and am now in the throes of Christmas stockings. Someday soon I am going to start a sweater and a pair of socks! I will try to post pics of my projects.