Sunday, 27 November 2011

All is warm

I have been having blogging withdrawal symptoms lately. Going from posting every day throughout October to about once a week in November has been a shock to the system; my head gets overloaded with things that would have been fun putting on my blog. The good news (to me anyway) is that there’s only a few weeks left of my assignment, and my life will get back to normal, or at least what counts as normal around here. I have been hoarding quilting and art supplies since August and cannot wait to get back to my studio.

Anyway; being too scared of getting sucked into my fabric stash, I don’t even touch it other than to put away whatever I add to it. I’m holding on to my knitting needles in the evenings though, and I have finished up quite a few knitting projects that will keep us all warm through the winter.

For grandchild-to-be:
The alpaca Baby surprise jacket,

the cotton jacket,

the wool blankets,


and booties

For grandson:
The alpaca Tomten jacket. I keep forgetting taking pictures of him wearing it.

For daughter:
Wool belly warmers (pattern bought on Ravelry). When she asked if I could knit one for her, I was expecting to find gazillions of patterns and tutorials on the web, but I had to search high and low to find even one.
These are brilliant, and daughter is very happy with hers.

For me:
The wool leg warmers in super simple garter stitch

very stretchy and warm; my legs and ankles will thank me this winter.
I still have a few more projects on my list, like the alpaca baby hat that I had to frog as it came out too big. Oh well, as soon as my arms have gotten a much needed rest, I’ll be ready to have another go at it.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. I am in awe of all your knitting! The little sweaters and hats are wonderful. Never heard of a belly warmer before but such a clever idea. Love the leg warmers. My legs and ankles are always cold during the winter.

  2. Love all! Alpaca is so wonderfully soft... And the belly-warmers look amazingly cozy. Nice!

  3. Wow, you have been busy! I know what you mean about the post-Blogtoberfest experience. The belly band is great! I love the hats, too.

  4. Girl, do you ever sleep??? I´m so impressed by all the knitting. I love it all but most the jacket with the hood. Oh, that´s wonderful!!

  5. Så mycket fint du stickat. Gördeln till bebismagen är superläcker.

  6. Wow! You have been busy! and keeping everybody warm. Good to hear from you!

  7. Wowee~I love all that you have posted. Love all the patterns and colors.
    The tummy warmer is so sweet!

    I have been lazy about visiting blogs lately.
    Yours is the first I am visiting today.

    Hugs, Cory

  8. Wow, you're a one woman knitting machine. LOVE the belly warmers, what a great idea (from a mom who gave birth the first week of January in Canada, twice!). The baby sweaters are so adorable.

  9. Yummy all, the alpaca jacket and the tomtem jacket, swell. Love the images of your daughter's belly all wrapped up in warmth. xox Corrine

  10. Such beautiful knitting - those are such treasures for your family members. My MIL used to knit and my husband has a couple of sweaters that she made for him. They are treasured these days now that she is not able to knit.
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. You have certainly been knitting up a storm. I love the tomten jacket you made your grandson. i bet he looks very cute in it.

  12. You've accomplished quite a lot! Wonderful creations.