Tuesday, October 30, 2012


My husband needed a costume to wear to his office on Halloween.  Last year he didn't wear one and his co-workers heckled him!  This year he will win the contest!  

I knitted a yellow wig for an Alice in Wonderland costume earlier in the year.  Perfect!  One yellow t-shirt from Goodwill ($2.) with sleeves cut off.   My son downloaded the "Hulk" font and I printed an iron-on transfer for the t-shirt.  One tacky mustache from Party City, and a little plastic shield I found at Dollar Tree for Hulk's Championship belt.  Oh, the red scarf is some fabric I found in my stash.  

Thanks to my son for modeling!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


This is a great little hat pattern.  It's called the HUDSON HAT, it's a great way to use up scraps, especially self striping and hand dyed yarns, excellently written, and a very quick knit.  It can be made in several sizes.  The one in the photo is Newborn size.  Little Silas, my model, is 5 weeks old.  He should grown into his hat in a few weeks, just in time for cold weather here in Atlanta.  

I used some yarn in my stash - Vintage Berroco in blue.  I added white stripes which I think look like vintage tube sock stripes.  I also added little pom poms at the end of the earflap cords and tip of the hat.  Just perfect for a chubby cheeked little guy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


My niece's twins are turning 1 in a few weeks.  A girl and a boy.  I wanted to give them something special that I have made so I knit a sweater (Camilla Babe) for the little girl and a hat (the Hudson Hat) for the little boy.  I was trying to think of a special way to wrap their presents so I decided to make a little fabric bag and stamp their names on the front, along with "happy birthday".  I also included a tag that I made out of heavy cardboard.  One side says Happy Birthday and the other side give the name of the pattern, type of yarn and washing instructions.  I'm pleased with the way they have turned out.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Since the first time I saw this pattern, The Hudson Hat, on Ravelry, I have wanted to make one.  It is one of the fastest, cutest hats to make and you get to use your imagination and use up some of your favorite scraps.  I started this little hat yesterday and finished it this afternoon.  You start with the I-cord and knit the ear flaps and cast on for the brim.  Then working on circular needles it is a breeze to knit through this project.  I used two different weights, worsted and DK.  The next time I make this pattern, I will used just one weight.  I will need to block this to stretch out the DK yarn a little.  Otherwise, I LOVE it!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012


I just finished making these pillows for a friend.  I found this beautiful teal fabric at Joann's.  It is an acrylic/wool blend that is labeled "faux wool".  It is washable and absolutely scrumptious!  I had the Anna Maria Horner "Drawing Room" fabric in my stash.  I ended up using the teal on the back of the print pillows as well.  I put zippers in each pillow for easy access and washability.  All in all, not bad for $16!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Cool graphic for the baby's nursery!

My son designed and printed this graphic for his baby's room with his name, birthweight, birthday and length all within the state of Georgia.  I keep telling him he needs to start selling these.  Let me know if you want one!

Here's a UGA Bulldawg bib that I made for my roommate in college who is a new grandma!  Just what every Bulldawg grandma needs!

I made this little bear cub hat for Silas. Should make for some cute photos!