Monday, March 29, 2010

Little Easter Gifts for Little People

My youngest Grandchildren, Ivy and Corey got knitted Easter gifts this year. I can't ever seem to get far enough ahead to make all the Easter goodies I'd like. I'm determined that one year I'll finally get to those cute knitted Easter Eggs by Little Cotton Rabbits.

The older girls were treated to a trip to the movies, but Ivy isn't quite old enough to sit still that long. However, she certainly can pose for the camera and if you're really fast, you just might manage a clear shot or two.

Here, Ivy is stunning in light blue cotton fastened with chunky wooden buttons. It's comfy and stylish and she loves showing off her new spring cardi. Pattern: Yoked Cardigan by Hannah Fetig. Ravelry Project Page

I didn't think 6 month old Corey would appreciate a sweater as much as he'd like something to chew on. He's in that teething stage and baths are one of his favorite things, so I knit up a few of Rebecca Danger's cotton Monster Chunks and stacked them in a knitted mesh bag for ease of washing. (Picture the entire bundle thrown in the washing machine - no muss, no fuss). Ravelry Project Page

I stuffed the little critters with sponges so they'd be suitable for swimming in the tub with Corey. Mom and Dad reports that he loves them. And truly - what more could a Grandma want?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Stash Happy

I pulled it all out - the sock yarn that is, and piled it on the floor for a photo session. Seeing what I had versus having it all tucked away out of sight enlightened me. I have enough sock yarn to make 30 pairs of socks.

Honestly, 30 pairs seems a bit daunting to me. Even if I knit a pair every month, it'd take me over two years to burn through this little stash I've already accumulated in this first year on Ravelry. I could disperse some in the swaps I participate in, but there's not even one skein I'd feel happy about parting with. Not one. I love my sock yarn.

I'd better get to knittin'.