Friday, January 22, 2010

Productive Week

What a week! I am thoroughly enjoying knitting thru the "itty bittys". So far I have made 2 little frogs. One will be attached to the pacifier clip. The other is for a darling little toy. I plan on making 3 more tiny frogs tonight. My granddaughters begged me to make one for each of them. Perfect little toy to fit in their pockets.

One project I needed to finish, since it is a CHRISTMAS GIFT, a cape/poncho. My neighbor has some health issues and she is always cold. When she watches TV or does crafts, she always has a big blanket wrapped around her shoulders. I decided to make her this short cape to keep her warm, but not get in the way. The pattern was so easy until the border. I swear they never did a test of the pattern before printing it. I had to ad lib the pattern in order to finish it. WHEW! It is finally DONE!

We have a new baby boy in the family. His momma loves owls. What better to give a sweet little baby than the "Hoot Hat". It is another fantastic pattern from Susan B. Anderson. This pattern is sold through Spud and Chloe. This is the second one I have made. It took a few hours, from beginning to end. I LOVE IT!

I am so excited. It is 6:45pm on Friday. All the babies have gone. Just finished dinner and a delicious Weight Watcher slice of cake. I made it the other day. Worth every point. Getting ready to watch the movie, "Julie and Julia", AND KNIT!!! My goal tonight is to get all the little parts of the frogs out of the way. I want to be sure and get up at 6:30 Saturday morning to watch the new season of Knit and Crochet Today, on PBS. I know Susan B. Anderson did a segment. I don't know when it airs.


Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

I just read about you on Susie's blog, and so here I am! I love Anderson's stuff and will have fun watching you progress through the projects. I am also on bed rest right now, so the more blogs I have to read, the better!

Best wishes, and I will be around!

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

Oh! And I'm from Michigan too!

Denise said...

saw your blog over at Susan's site. I love the idea of knitting through her book, I have all 3 of them ;) I will add you to my reads so I can follow along with you.

Anonymous said...

I just read about you on Susan's blog. What a wonderful idea! I have all three books and I love each of them. I can't wait to watch you work thru them. Good luck!

Mrs. Vincent said...

Just caught myself up on your Knitting Through the Itty Bitty's endeavor. What fun! Susan posted your link on her blog. What a great idea! I just checked out the books from the library and loved all her ideas. I'm an uber beginner though so I'm going to try the nesting blocks from Itty Bitty Toys to start and then I think I'm going to try one of the animals after that. I'm excited to follow your journey!

wellsheidi said...

I just saw your link on Susan's blog. I'm pretty new at knitting and received Susan's new book for Christmas. I'm also a stay at home grandma with just one little 18mo. old bebop. I'm excited to watch you work your way through her book. I think I will attempt a frog tonight thanks to your blog.

Missy said...

I was going to make the elephant, but in your honor I will make the frog. So cute!! I can't wait to start.
Good luck with your endeavor. I will be following you.....Yorkies and Danes, interesting combination.

Sue said...

I'm a huge fan of Susie Anderson as well. What a great idea to knit thru the Itty Bittys. Much less fattening than cooking with Julia. And your efforts don't get all eaten up. They last forever. Good luck. You are quite and inspiration

thesewingroomandmore said...

Hi Barb,
I'm excited to see you knit through the Itty Bittys! I also found you through Susan's newsletter... your wonderfully written intro sparked my interest to keep up with your progress. Looking forward to future posts! God bless you in all you do!