Monday, June 17, 2013

Baby has arrived!

This is Patricia Sofia Quintanilla! She was born Thursday night at 11:53. She weighed 6 lbs 11 oz.
She's a bundle of joy!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Summer Hemp Skirt

I just can't stay away from skirts. For the summer I am doing a black Hemp skirt with a shell lace edging. I cast on 196 stitches and knitted the lace edging an I am knitting on size 7 needles Now I have to knit  up until 16 inches  then I can decrease. I will let you know how it goes.
I am going to the Knitting Pipeline Retreat in Peoria this weekend  and I am so looking forward to it!
The skirt will not be ready for that event, but I will keep you posted!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Brigitte's A-Line Skirt

This Skirt was  a lot of knitting, but it was great Television knitting.

I made it for me, this means, that I have a size 14 waist and the A-line Skirt is created by
4 increases. This waistband was knitted in size 3 and I knitted until it fit me. Then I divided
it by four, which made the increases. Pattern see below. I really loved making the skirt, it
was very nice to have it on my lap during the winter.
Cast on 42 stitches and knit on size US  3  in 1 x 1 rib. I cast on  152 stitches  and set my markers
at 38 stitches and then put marker for the decreases. The increases  are: kfb before and after the marker.
Increases happen every 6  (6 x) rows, then every 10th row (5  x) .  At the required length   I used
Kid Silk Haze and continued knitting for  1 1/2 iches in st stitch. Voila ! All done! The Yarn was a DK yarn, which we used for the reconstituted Green Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmerman. Now I have a " Kostuem."
I totally love it.  

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pink and Red Sale

Enjoy 15% off all pink and red yarns on Saturday February 9th