Saturday, December 27, 2008

Dad's Knitted Christmas Presents

Here's a picture of Dad's Scarf. For some Reason, I don't have a picture of his hat. I'll have to get a picture of him wearing both then I'll load that picture up here.
Merry Christmas Dad!
Pattern Source: Scarf: Winged it.
Hat: Harry Potter House Hat Pattern

Mom's Christmas Presents

This is Mom's scarf and hat! Merry Christmas Mom!
Yarn: Vanna's Choice, Purple
Novelty yarn: I don't have the wrapper from the skein I used, I's like a super soft curly eyelash yarn.

Jo's Chemo Cap

Here Jamie is modeling Jo's Chemo Cap.
Yarn: Fun Fur, brown
Needles: US 10
(and yes, I couldn't stop laughing either. I have never seen Jamie with hair!)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Prayer Shawl for Josephine Haight

My dear friend Josephine (Jo as we call her) has been diagnosed with cancer. Little does the cancer know it doesn't stand a chance against Jo!

I made her a prayer shawl to help her get through Chemotherapy.

The only pattern used was a checkerboard pattern of 6x6, knit border of 6x6. I used Caron One Pound Country Rose with a matching varigated for stripes and fringe.

Jo lost her battle with cancer December 2009. Love and miss you Jo-girl~

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Hats for the Hospital and for Save the Children Organization

Download the Pattern for the baby hats from here:
I sent two of these hats to the "Save the Children" organization for distribution, the green one and the multi-colored one beside it. Can you afford to donate too? If so, click here to make a monetary donation:

Plastic Knitting

Here is my first attempt at making "Pl-arn" (plastic yarn) and knitting with it to make a bag for those quick trips to the grocery store! Tristin is modeling it.

It took (and I'm only guessing here) about 80 grocery sacks that I cut down and connected to make Plarn.

Learn how to make plarn here:

I'll post the pattern link as soon I as I find it again!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kids Slippers

I made these over the weekend for my kids. They knit up pretty quick on size 8 needles. The pattern only called for one color, but I used two to knit with for a varigated look.
One pair I sewed straight down the bottom, the other pair I sewed close in a "T" fashion. Both look fine, but the straight seam works better for longer feet!
My kids love these!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Something for Me

Once in a while, I will actually make something for myself.
So, here's my slippers. These should keep my feet nice and toasty on my cold floors!
The pattern for these can be found at
Yarn is worsted weight yarn. I used size 8 needs as I don't have the size 9 the pattern calls for. :)
I finished these in two or three evenings.

More knit hats to United Memorial Hospital!

Although I don't have pictures of the hats I have recently donated to the local hospital, I did want to blog about them!

I donated them on November 4th. I try to knit up between 10-20 before I donate them. If you want to help support my efforts, I accept baby/fingering weight soft yarn donations!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Lisa's Knitted Birthday Presents

Here is Lisa's Prayer Shawl. The pattern is from the book: Knitting into the Mystery by Susan S Izard.

Yarn Used: Carnival and Rainbow Ribbon

Lisa's Prayer Purse. I don't recall where this pattern came from.

Yarn: Rainbow Ribbon

This is Veronica (Me) modeling Lisa's Prayer Shawl and holding her Prayer Purse.

Oh, and did I say I had both these items blessed and prayed over by her Pastor just for her?

Lisa, I hope you had an incredibly Happy Birthday.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A Skull for Ross

I made this pirate cap for Ross, he's part of my extended family.

Here he is modeling the front view....

Here is the back view.

Awesome right?!

Same pattern as the hat below. As far as the letters go, I just winged it.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Pirate's Cap......Skull~n~Bones

Here are two versions of the hat:

The stripped one is my first attempt, embroidering the pattern over the stitches in a "v" pattern.

The black one is my second attempt,

embroidering the pattern over the stitches in

an "x" pattern.

I like the way the second one turned out best!
...and I have orders stacking up for the second one too!

Jerry and Cody looking special in their hats....though Cody traded his away to Jerry's brother and now wants one like Jerry's. lol

Yarn: HAT: Caron Simply Soft, Black 9727; and

SKULL~N~BONES: Bernat Super Value Porcelain 8893.

Pattern Source:

HAT: Charmed Knits; Harry Potter House Hats (no stripes)

S&B: is adapted from one of the skullies here:

Happy Knitting!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Grandpa Lap Blanket

Here is the lap blanket that I have designed for my Grandpa Jack.

At my folks' request, I made this because grandpa gets cold when dining out. The restuarants keep the AC going strong inside when it's really warm outside and sometimes it's just too cold.

Pattern Source:

Pattern Alterations: I cast on 130 stitches, and went with a seed stitch border/divider lines. The pattern is King Charles Brocade. I did three sets for the corners and the middle panel contains 5 reps of the brocade. :D

The blanket matches the fingerless gloves that I made for him at the beginning of this year. (See earlier post)

Blanket Dimensions: 25in X 36in

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft-Sage

Friday, August 22, 2008

Footballs with a Teddy Bear Blanket

This is the blanket I created for Beckett Krieter. I hope he loves it....when he shows up that is! :D

I know mommy (Lisa) likes the Chicago Bears, so this is a tribute to that! Appropriately, I was watching the Bears Game while I was doing all those finishing touches to finish the blanket!

The hat is the same yarn as the blanket although it's difficult to tell by the picture. It also has a blue teddy bear bead on it. :D

Congratulation Lisa!

Pattern sources:

Blanket: football pattern- and the teddy bear pattern is from the Reversible Teddy Bear Blanket pattern listed in one of my previous posts.

Hat: Creative Knitting Magazine, March 2007 Issue (preemie beanie-only with larger needles to create a newborn size.) :D

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft- Light Blue

**UPDATE! **
Welcome Beckett!

You look so S-W-E-E-T!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Reversible Teddy Bear Blanket and Hospital Hat

Here is the baby blanket and hat for Stephanie and Robert Christensen's little bundle of joy! Baby Christensen is expected in November 2008!

To celebrate this event, I have made a reversible teddy bear baby blanket and hospital hat for for the little darling!

To match the blanket, I sewed a teddy bear bead on the beanie.


Pattern Source:

The reversible blanket (also listed below) is posted here: Reversible Teddy Bear Blanket Pattern

The hat pattern is from: March 2007 Creative Knitting

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft-Mint Green

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Reversable Airplane Baby Blanket

James and Beth Christensen are expecting a little bundle of joy, a boy, in September 2008.

To celebrate the event, I knitted a little something to go with the baby theme they have selected, Airplanes.

Since I couldn't knit an airplane into the little hat, I attached an airplane bead to it. =^..^=



The reversible blanket is created using the dishcloth pattern posted here: with a seed stitch border.

The hat is from Creative Knitting Magazine, March 2007 issue.

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft- Light Blue

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Fingerless Gloves For Grandpa Wall

Here my Grandpa is wearing the gloves as he smiles for the picture with my Aunt Char.

I started these last evening, finished up late this morning and gave them to him this afternoon!

For a closer view, I am modeling the fingerless gloves I made for my Grandpa! Tris took the picture for me!

Pattern Source: Drops Design at

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Project Dillingham Completed and Delivered!

I gave this to Tanya at her baby shower last Sunday. Her expression was PRICELESS! Apparently she didn't know that I can knit! She was blown away! I loved her reaction! She said, "You're kidding me", like I just handed her the most amazing thing and couldn't believe it!...mouth agape and everything. :D

Congratulations Tanya and Ken!

Pattern info: Reversible Teddy Bear Blanket Pattern
I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in the Sage color.

The hat pattern source is March 2007 issue of Creative Knitting!