Tuesday, May 26, 2009

1958 Carriage Crib Cover

While fantasizing over an old knitting magazine, I found a lovely carriage crib cover.  Since it was written the same year as my birth, I decided to try the pattern out.  I don't have any sweet little babies to knit it for, so I decided to make it into a dishcloth.  What a cute pattern!  I think I will tuck this pattern away safely so that when the occasion arises, I will be ready!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Heart Coaster!

Last night I really needed to keep my hands busy, so I knitted this adorable heart coaster.  I had a few scraps of pink cotton leftover from another project, so it was a perfect match.  I like it!  Humm, coffee or tea?  It's almost the week-end, so maybe, I'll have both!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tulip Bud!

I am very pleased with the tulip bud cloth I just finished knitting.  I used size 5 needles and the details came out very nicely.  I will be giving it to a girlfriend, Beth, this morning.  I hope she likes it!

About two weeks before my mom passed, Beth told me her own story about being a cancer survivor and it truly touched me.  She was preparing me for what was to come with my MOM.  I knew she was "teaching" me something but it just didn't connect until now. Now, it has meaning and I am so grateful to her.  She is amazing!  

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Today is a very hard day for me.  My wonderful husband reminds me that it is my day, too!  I knitted this cloth for my Mother-In-Law for Mother's Day!  My husband and I handcrafted a set of #7 needles.  We used a maple stain and also a nice semi-glossy sealer.  Oh, the yarn just slides across them like silk!  I also made charm stitch markers that spelled out M-O-M in Sterling Silver.  Of course, the picture does not do them justice.  They are lovely!

The background is a doily that my Mother-In_Law crocheted for me for Christmas!  Isn't it gorgeous!

Monday, May 4, 2009

MOM and Me Stitch Markers!

I decided to make stitch markers for my MOM and Me Shawl.  I wanted to find charms that had meaning to both of us.  I tried and tried to get a nice clear picture of the markers but couldn't.  Hopefully, you will be able to make them out anyway.

The sewing machine charm represents the love my MOM had for sewing.  She loved making quilts.  She hand sewed all of them, including the actual quilting!

The ball of yarn and two knitting needles represents the pair of booties she made me when I was an infant.  Mom never really cared for the craft so that was the end of her projects.  She knew how much I loved knitting and was thrilled to see each knitting project that I created.  The chocolate fudge cupcake was given to her for her birthday while she was in the hospital.  She smiled and chuckled!

The birdhouse charm with a bird dangling represents our love for birds.  She had lots of beautiful birds in her yard often.

The heart with the words MOM in the center represents everything!  Enough said! (smile)

Friday, May 1, 2009

"Mom and Me" Shawl

A couple of days ago, I decided that I needed a prayer shawl to help me heal.  I decided on this feather and fan pattern.  I found some beautiful soft cotton that would be perfect.  I began praying with my stitches and started knitting.  I am only a few inches into the pattern, but already I can feel my heart beginning to heal.  My shawl, my "Mom and Me" shawl, is helping me find calm.