Monday, January 27, 2014

Toffee baby booties-  in case you were interested in getting the's on ravelry.. Enjoy
Although this is a knitting blog, I should be clear that crochet was my first love.   It's a medium that allows you to create shapes so easily… and although in terms of clothing patterns crochet has had a bad rap in the past, some of the recent designs produced are outstanding.  Love the work of Doris Chan.   

As I said before many babies born this year…I've been giving these booties away like hotcakes!!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Keeping Warm

Coolness in Sonoma.   It's hard to understand unless you've been here, have seen it or felt it, but contrary to popular opinion California weather can be cold!!!  Now I grew up and spent the majority of my life on the East Coast, even 4 years in the depths of winter in Syracuse NY, and there have been days in Sonoma when I felt more cold and chilled then in New York.  Hard to figure,  I attribute it to the insulation in the homes…perhaps less  or maybe it's the fog that rolls in.  Do you know that it's very common to see people in Down Jackets in downtown San Francisco in the middle of Summer!!!!  My solution to the problem was to make a cowl wrap that covers my shoulders.    This is one version.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Baby Knits

So many babies over the last year.   I have two friends that are getting close to double digits when it comes to the number of grandkids they have.   My niece and nephew just had a beautiful baby girl.   They live in Hawaii so the question is.. "What can I knit?   I found this pattern but decided that best to crochet it in cotton.    So Cute a baby Turban!!

Baby turban
baby Turban