Saturday, March 31, 2012

March in short ...

These two projects are the sum total of my knitting accomplishments for the month of March . Not a lot really , but I'm super happy to have completed the Raspberry Ruffles cardie in time for my granddaughter Stella's first birthday yesterday . A new pair of socks for me is another bonus as I recently had to pitch out a couple of hand knit socks that were worn out . My mother would be most upset with me because she was the queen of darning socks . Unfortunately this is not a case of like mother like daughter . Looking at the photos I guess I was going through a pink phase this month  ;-) .

I just have to share a couple of photos just because they make me smile . Stella enjoying her birthday cake ...

 and this pic of Mason outside in his Little Tykes car on an unseasonably warm March day , as you can tell by the fact that he's wearing a tee shirt instead of what we'd  normally be wearing in mid March .

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Raspberry Ruffles

My granddaughter Stella will be celebrating her first birthday on March 30th . I couldn't let that go by without knitting a little something special for her . After searching high and low online I found this adorable cardigan on Patternfish . An added bonus was that I had the yarn needed in my stash in the exact quantity for the appropriate size . With all the stars aligned it was a must knit . Here's the progress so
far ...

The back and almost all of the left front are completed . I'm knitting the 2 to 3 year old size , even though it will be slightly too big on her just yet ; I'd like her to be able to wear it for more than 2 minutes . She's outgrown every other hand knit in the blink of an eye . I have to tell you that I am madly in love with that little ruffle and lace border . Too cute for words !

While I was digging through the stash I came across more yarn , enough for two cardigans worth . I've already purchased the patterns , now I just need to find the time to knit them . Stella will be kept toasty warm this year and the stash will be slightly smaller , unless of course I buy more yarn . And I wouldn't do that because I already enough yarn (cough , cough ) .