Come follow me from start to finish while I work on my new granddaughter's baby sweater!
It is the Baby Surprise Jacket, Schoolhouse Press Pattern #5, by Elizabeth Zimmermann.
This jacket is unique because it is knit as one piece and then a folding process at the end makes it all come together...sleeves and all.
It has mid-length sleeves, but I think I will add ribbed cuffs to the sleeves and most likely the bottom of the sweater as a final customization. This was cast-on/started on 12/6/12.
Let's see how long it will take (and the weird shape it takes on while knitting) from beginning to end. :)
I'm on row 13 of 98 (excluding the add on ribbing I plan on doing at the end). Here we go!
It was a nice day in Chatsworth yesterday for our annual Holiday Craft Fair. Thank you to all who supported me and bought my handmade items.
We had music, hot apple cider and vendors who enjoyed each other's company as employees shopped our tables. I'd like to especially thank my friends Pandie and Jesus for joining me for the day with their wonderful items. Please see below for links to their websites.
www.obiacare.com (work in progress)
The craft fair today was absolutely a chaotic, fun, fast-paced day. What a great crowd. It's always great to see everyone from one year to the next. It's an honor to be sought out for handmade gifts.
Thank you all who attended and took the time to come look at my items, chat with me about what I do, and buy gifts.
It's the customers that make me want to do more each year and I'm a better knitter because of the challenges they present for future visits.
Again, thank you for your continued support. I look forward seeing each of you again next year.
Also, you can always shop year-round here on my site. I'll be adding more items in the next few weeks. Please check back often.
Baby shoes posted a while ago found their home with a sweet little baby girl! Little Hayli was born on Thursday, September 27th. She is the first baby to wear a pair of my baby shoes and I am so honored. :)
Congratulations to Debbie and Sean!
Ah, took some time out today to make some chocolate covered pretzel sticks. I bought the ingredients a while ago and just couldn't get motivated. Well, today was it! Orange chocolate with dark brown drizzle was a dry run for Halloween. Maybe I will make more of these for work. There is usually a bake sale in October to raise money for the end-of-year Christmas party.
Well, since these are done and have already been sampled, I'm resuming taking more pictures of new items for sale on the site. Please drop some comments and let me know what you like, don't like, or s
Well, winter is on the fast track and I'm gearing up for a few holiday craft sales. More felted wool hats and perhaps a few purses will be in the works in the coming weeks. If you have a special someone that prefers a one of a kind gift, shopping handmade is your best bet for a successful gift.
I recently finished my very first pair of gloves and hope to start making some for purchase before Christmas.
Hope your Friday is the start of a fantastic weekend.
I work full time for a utility company as an Technical Specialist. In my spare time, I'm an avid crafter who enjoys new challenges and accomplishments. I am a past President of our local knitting guild, Keeping You In Stitches (KYIS), and love working with others to socialize and bond while learning more advanced techniques.