Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Just Ducky Wool

This is my product. This is what I sell on my website 'KnitKnacks for Baby It is a 100% wool longie meant to be worn over cloth diapers. This one is for a baby girl & has a cute ruffle around the bottom of the leg. Wool absorbs moisture from a cloth diaper & keeps baby dry & comfortable. They work great for over night. There is a lot of support for mom's that want to cloth diaper as a way to cut down on the amount of trash that goes into landfills. Also, cloth feels better to baby than the disposable diapers. This one was knit on my Silver Reed SK860 with a pattern generated by 'KnitWare'. I have sooo much fun making them & love it when the mom's send me pix of baby wearing my diaper cover!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This is a sweater that I made for the women's shelter here in town. It is a childs size 12 & made from Red Heart Super Saver. I make sweaters size 2-12 for the shelter & also make baby clothes for them. Here in Western Washington it is cool most of the time so we have the ideal climate for sweaters. This was knit on my Silver Reed SK860. It is a raglan sleeve with a shaped neck & flat back. I make a lot of the raglan sleeve sweaters for the women's shelter as I like to make them different color stripes so they will be more interesting to the children. This sweater was also designed with the 'KnitWare' program.

Monday, June 28, 2010

We have a New Baby!!!

We have a new baby born June 4, the day before Fathers Day. He was 6lbs 4oz & 18" long. His name is Erik Jr & his parents are calling him Junior. I'm calling him Ricky. LOL He has brown eyes & dark hair & very handsome!! He has a ton of new baby clothes, more than he can ever wear. Also, I have knitted him some sweaters for the cooler weather & can't wait to try them on him. He was delivered in Salt Lake City, Utah in the early morning. Mom did very well & was happy to finally have baby in her arms. Dad was just as excited & happy, & held him too.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Knitting for Kids!!

It is always a pleasure to knit for the special children in my life. This is a sweater that I made for my g'son. I wasn't satisfied with the way the floats showed throught the knitting, as I was hanging them every row. My g'son said they look like Christmas Trees!! LOL I am glad that he liked it anyway. I have since used this design & latched up the floats & hung them on every 10th row. I felt that the sweater came out much nicer that way. This was knit on my Silver Reed SK840 using DAK for interactive knitting. The pattern was created with my trusty "KnitWare" program. This sweater has a cut & sew neck & is a drop shoulder & flat back neckline.