Monday, August 27, 2007

My Big First Graders

They had a wonderful day. I'm off to fill out a zillion forms and write many checks.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Stitch n' Pitch

Last Saturday Yarntopia participated in Houston's Stitch n' Pitch. The whole Lovie crew was in attendance.
(From L-R: Catherine's hubby, Catherine (Mama Llama), Me, daughter H, my friend Jennifer)

I LOVE this picture of Sheryl! Can you tell she is super ticked off? I told you I was going to post it Sheryl!

The Lovie girls hamming it up.
And the best part of the game - WE WON! We'll look forward to next year.

Friday, August 10, 2007


Pattern: Venus by Kate Jackson from Knitscene Spring 2007
Yarn: Rowan Holiday #34 Shale
Comments: I've wanted to use this yarn since it came out last year. The yarn is cotton and looks sort of like gauze. It feels like the softest towel on your skin.

This would be an excellent first sweater pattern. It is done in one peace from the bottom front. You knit up and over your shoulders and end at the back bottom. Minimum seaming is required.

Two words of advice for knitters of this pattern: Do not make the neck opening as big as the pattern calls for. It starts off OK, but as the day wears on the garment stretches. I could hardly keep it on. I wound up seaming up the sides of the neck a few inches. Also, you will want to seam the sweater with a much thinner yarn. Because Holiday is super bulky, the seams will be really thick if you use the Holiday.

Saturday, August 04, 2007


My First Real Crochet Project!!!

Pattern: Candice by French Girl

Yarn: Rowan All Seasons Cotton #223 (Cassis) & #214 (Fern, discontinued)

Comments: I never knew crochet was so much fun! It certainly helped that I had a master crocheter (Sheryl) holding my hand during the process. Crochet will definitely be in my future, especially when this book comes out! I would highly recommend all knitters out there to give crochet a try. It was fun to try something new.

Also, thanks to my marvelous mom for sewing the underskirt for me!