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Location: Athens, Georgia, United States

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

This is Spencer wearing the gown his grandmother knit from my pattern. She trimmed it in blue ribbons and also ran a ribbon through the bottom of the lace to give it more the appearance of a bunting rather than a skirt. There are also pictures of the front and back of this gown and another gown with hat and booties that are also included with the pattern. The hat and booties also have adjustable features to make them fit a variety of infant sizes. This pattern is avaialble at or you can email me.

Monday, February 27, 2006

This keyboard intarsia is an original design (sorry, no pattern available) that I made for my SIL who is a musician. It is a knitted version of the D50 which was his first synthesizer and remains his favorite today. This sweater is about 5 years old and knit from Red Heart Soft yarn. It has been washed innumerable times, bleached and always machine dried. The changes in yarn texture are from washing in too hot water and drying in a hot dryer. He is a better SIL than clothes washer. Red Heart can take it. The look on his face comes from trying to stay awake after working a 16 hour night shift. One minute later and he was asleep.

Someone asked to see some of my knitting so here is the Tomten jacket I made for my grandaughter for last Christmas. It is one of my favorite patterns from EZ as it is so versatile. From the look on her face, you can tell that Laurie likes it too. It is never folded. She is wearing it or it is in the laundry. It was knit from generic acrylic yarn I purchased on eBay at 5 stitches per inch. I had intended to insert a zipper but no one could find what I needed so I crochetted button loops along the edge. They can easily be removed later if and when I get a zipper.
That is not a yarn tail on her collar, that is a shadow.