Dorrance Street Cap

I’m really excited to share the Dorrance Street Cap, now available as a downloadable pdf on Ravelry. Dorrance Street is the starting point of the Pride Parade in Providence, RI. And it’s an amazing parade that happens at night with lights and music, and is generally, as mentioned, amazing. That serves as the inspiration for…

Welcoming

Two friends recently welcomed new babies into the world. My favorite way to welcome babies is with knitting so I made each of the babies a cardigan. First up, a navy blue cabled cardigan with little elephant buttons. The elephant buttons are absurdly cute. We  found them at Jo-Anns. I was going for some basic buttons,…

Finished Gift: Baby Cardigan and Cap

A lovely gentleman that I started working with in the community over the last few years has become a friend. And this friend just had a baby. And what do babies need? Adorable cardigan and cap sets.  (and probably food, diapers, etc… but really a good sweater set, and a baby’s good to go, right?)…

Welcoming

Knitting little gifts for babies is a great way to welcome them in to the world. It’s also one of those things that is incredibly easy to do. I make sweaters, blankets, and booties too. But hats are my preferred knitted baby gift. Hats can take as little as an hour or two to make,…

Day In The Park Cloche

The Day in the Park Cloche pattern is now up on Ravelry! This cute cloche pattern was originally designed as a gift for twin baby girls. I had two contrasting colors of yarn and wanted to make adorable hats that matched but used both of the colors in some way that contrasted (those original hats…

A new craft store and a spring cardi

On March 1st, I went to the opening night of Baltimore Threadquarters in Highlandtown. The store is in what seems like a great location at Eastern Avenue and Conkling Street and the concept of art gallery -cum- craft store -cum- class space is really exciting to those of us that craft (and feel like everyone…

FO: Cacao Sweater and a Cloche Teaser

About a week ago,  I finished the Cacao Sweater by Drops (links to Drops website and pattern on ravelry). I made a couple of small changes including changing all the garter stitch in between the cables to purls and making the sweater 3/4 sleeved. The couple of pictures I have to show the sweater itself make it look much…

Blocked and Finished Norma

As a continuation of my finishing fit, the Norma blanket was blocked last evening. It’s so gorgeous; I couldn’t wait to take pictures. The charts for this pattern had a few errors, but they were really easy to spot because it was clear that if you did what the chart called for it, the pattern…

Meet Norma

For a couple of years, Mom has requested a blanket for the pram my sisters and I slept in as infants. The problem was I couldn’t find the right pattern. The first fall issue of Knitty had the prefect pattern. Meet norma. Norma is a gorgeous pattern that was easy to complete. The biggest complaint…

Aviatrix

With the leftover yarn from the Vest Everest project, I made an aviatrix hat for my friend’s baby. It’s a clever pattern that uses short rows so it’s knit front to back rather than top to bottom. It used very little yarn and took very little time. The Aviatrix is a free Ravelry pattern by Justine Turner, also…