Saturday, September 13, 2014

That Autumn Feeling

As much as I dislike it, it's starting to feel like Autumn around here.  I can't do anything about the changing of the seasons, so I may as well as embrace it by knitting with Fall-like colors.

I found this cute little pumpkin decoration. It's a free pattern from The Sitting Tree.  Link:  Jack Be Little Pumpkin


Friday, September 12, 2014

A is for ....Apple Dishcloth

I've belonged to the Yahoo Monthly Dishcloth Group.  The 1st of the month is usually a "Picture" cloth and mid-month the dishcloth is usually a patterned or a textured dishcloth.

This month's picture cloth is an Apple designed by Rhonda K. White.

Rhonda K. White's patterns are so cute and so much fun to knit.

Link to Apple Dishcloth:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tractor Sweater for Grandson

Last Sept., shortly after discovering that my daughter was expecting a baby boy in Feb. 2014.  I knew what I wanted to knit.  Especially, after finding out that my daughter was planning on having a Tractor/Farm as a theme for her baby shower.

I went looking for a tractor sweater pattern that I've seen before.  It called the Roo Designs Tractor Pullover sold at Webs Yarn Store online:

This sweater was a lot fun and fairly easy to knit.  I used an acrylic yarn and size 7 & 8 knitting needles.  I also did 1x1 ribbing for the waistband and the neckline and the cuffs on the sleeves.

I also used wooden clothespins with springs for yarn bobbins when working the different colors for the tractor.

I finally learned how to do the Mattress Stitch for seaming garments.  It took me a little while to get the hang of it, but it was so worth it.  The Mattress Stitch made for a virtually invisible seam.

Now, I just have to wait for cooler weather to see my grandson in his tractor sweater.  I'm not in a hurry for the cold weather though.