Thursday, February 27, 2014

Happy Dishes


I suppose it would be easier
to just go to Walmart
for new dish cloths,
but where's the fun in that?
Besides,
  food tastes better
on happy dishes
and dishes really
love hand knits.
 
Pattern from Golden Bird Knits.

Monday, February 24, 2014

For the Stealthy Ballerina

Babydoll wears a shrug
like this to ballet each week.
She has outgrown the pink one
I made a couple of years ago.
I'm SURE she will dance
just as gracefully as ever,
but it may be difficult to tell
since she'll be wearing camo.
 
AND
if she should feel the need
to wear the shrug outside of dance class,
I will be cool with that...
OK, I will be giddy.

Pattern:  Ginny Shrug

(I bought this yarn for another purpose
which did not pan out - it's great yarn
and I plan to use what I have left for a scarf)


Monday, February 17, 2014

The Last Laugh

 I was never good
at Cat's Cradle.
I couldn't get the string to do
what I wanted it to do
and if string could mock you,
that 3 ft loop surely did...
Is that part of the reason 
I am so string/thread/yarn
obsessed as an adult?
Dunno.
But when I am able to loop
400+ yards
of wonderful yarn
into a lace shawlette,
I can't help but feel
that I'm having 
the last laugh.
Yarn:  Ella Rae

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sunrise, Sunset

"Look Sweetie!  I finally finished 
your purple sweater.
Are you going to wear it?"

With an impish smile, Baby Doll answered,
"Maybe."

Where has the time gone?
My baby is growing up
and now knows how to
mess with me.

Pattern:  Thumbelina by Katya Frankel
Book:  More Knitting Under the Sun