Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another sweater

This is the baby pullover pattern from the Pure and Simple patterns. Made in Vanna's Baby yarn in Ducky.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

before and afters

Here is Matthew wearing his sweater.

This is the yellow primula I planted last year, it will be blooming for the first time here.
This is the pulmonaria also planted last year, and below is this year's photo of it. At first I thought it was a weed and almost pulled it out. Can't believe it's the same plant, the leaves are so much smaller and it looks so different. The spotted leaves gave it away. Wonder how this happened?



My husband has been wanting to raise the level of this flower bed for years and finally had the opportunity yesterday. The sticks in the middle are an old rose bush that gives us huge pink fragrant roses. Cosmos are going in there, with a few annuals in front for color until the cosmos bloom.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

a nice Saturday

The weather is great here, today, I won't be inside for much longer than to write this post...That's where I have been spending much of the time lately. Either getting the flower beds ready, or out walking. Here is a great site for exercise and weight loss, and best of all it's free and safe. My username is KLABELL, feel free to add me as a friend.

The Trellis sweater:


and the back


















Monday, April 12, 2010

Adding a zipper

After discussing baby sweaters at work, came home with the suggestion of putting a zipper in this one. Had attempted to do machine buttonholes, that didn't work out. Even with a grosgrain ribbon sewn to the back to stabilize, it still slid around under the presser foot and didn't turn out anything like it should have. You can see a closeup below, the stitching is clear thread, and very dense. If anyone has any ideas *how* to get that out, it would be really appreciated. Status on the blue sweater: sewed first sleeve in, second sleeve 1/4 knitted.