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Flower Purse

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

I finished the little girl purse to match the Flower Cardigan! It’s crocheted, unlike the sweater that’s knitted and measures 5″ x 5.5″. I was inspired by this purse design that I found on Etsy, and so I looked for a stitch to use in one of my crochet books. I knit the flower and sewed it on top of the purse. It’s so cute!!

Flower Purse

Flower Cardigan & Purse

Pattern: ‘Flower Cardigan & Hat’ from “Itty-Bitty Nursery” by Susan B. Anderson

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Cotton Stria * Needles:size 5

Great Photo!

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Wow, I have been blessed with another photo of a little one wearing something that I made! That’s a crafter’s dream….to see that our creations are being enjoyed. I heard this little cutie likes her poncho. The story behind this poncho is that the mom saw it in an advertisement, clipped the photo and asked me if I could make it for her daughter! Wa-lah! It was actually an easy project, and I’m so glad that she likes it.



Friday, July 9th, 2010

Well, it seems ages ago that I finished these two projects, and I’m just now posting the pics. I knitted a cabled boy’s sweater (size eight) and a girl’s poncho (size eight) that the recipient saw in a magazine. I am not quite organized enough to give all of the details of pattern source, yarn choice, nor needle size just yet on the poncho, but I promise I will do that as soon as I can.

Sweater Pattern: My Own * Yarn: KnitPicks Swish DK (colors:Bark & Pampas Heather) *

* Needles: 7, 8 *

Boy's Cabled Sweater

Boy's Cabled Sweater

Boy's Cabled Sweater

Girl poncho

Girl poncho

Girl poncho

Girl poncho.zoom

Washcloth for Baby

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Looked what I whipped up yesterday when I should have been working on the shawl! I felt the need for a little break, and I found this free pattern for a washcloth/dishcloth. I have a co-worker that is expecting a baby boy in the Fall, and I’m looking for something to make. I had this yarn in my stash (Lion Brand Cotton Ease), so I grabbed some size 6 needles and went at it. This was super easy and quick. I want to make another one, reversing the blue and sage colors to get a different effect. This version of the pattern requires a crocheted border, but it’s optional. The overall size is 9.5″ x 6.5″ and is the smaller of the two that the pattern offers. A pile of these would make a great baby shower gift!


Lanas Stop Baby Sweater

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

The ‘Lanas Stop’ baby sweater is complete! Yes, it’s finally done after going through “Spring-cleaning” and a family reunion (I taught a cousin how to knit!) In the end I decided to make little matching socks, and I love this pattern with the buttons on the cuff. I crocheted a picot edging instead of sewing on a lace trim as stated in the pattern. The sweater pattern was easy, even though the lace pattern makes it look intricate. The only change I made was to reverse the color sequence so there is more peach than white, so I can use white ribbon, since finding a peachy colored ribbon would have been more difficult. Although the white embroidered satin-stitch polka dots are cute, it took forever to finish all of them! The body of the sweater is worked in one piece with a back button band.

As mentioned in my previous post, I used a 100% cotton yarn instead of the angora called for in the pattern. This is my first time using’s ‘Lara’ cotton yarn. I really like the sheen of this yarn, and it is a cheaper alternative to comparable cotton yarns. Overall, this sweater set was fun to make and turned out very cute.

Sweater Pattern: Lanas Stop Bebes y Ninos” #70 Yarn: ‘Lara‘ Cotton Needles: size 3
Sock Pattern: Fancy Baby Socks

Llanas Stop Baby Sweater #11

LLanas Stop Baby Sweater #11 (back)

Llanas Stop Baby Sweater #11

Llanas Stop Baby Sweater  Set

'Fancy Baby' Socks

Llanas Stop Baby Sweater #11

Cast your Vote

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Okay everyone, it’s time to cast your vote on your favorite patterns for the new Drops Design Autumn/Winter 2009 line. Our votes will determine which patterns are available for free downloads. Cast you vote here.

Mr. Cheeky Monkey UT Sweater

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

I made another sweater for Mr. Cheeky Monkey! The recipient, little baby Ethan Tanner, was born a healthy 6 lb.11 oz. Mom told me that dad was a HUGE University of Texas fan, so I made Mr. Cheeky monkey a sweater sporting the UT colors and next season I imagine baby Ethan will be wearing one!

Toy Monkey Sweater

Btw, the yarn I bought from was returned because the color just did not look flattering for my skin tone. I’m bummed… now I don’t have the time to make what I had planned for the upcoming special event. Today, however, I finished both pieces of the shrug I’m making for my daughter to go with the V.Secret knock-off dress. Now I plan to connect the pieces and work on a lace edging. It looks great and I can’t wait to see it completed.



  • Judy in Central Texas
    I've been knitting & crocheting many years, and it is great to see the rise in popularity. Basically,the loves of my life include: knitting, crocheting, being with my family and giving thanks to God for how He's blessed my life, but not necessarily in that order!
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