Wool in my soup

I am a 67 year-old grandmother living on Vancouver Island. I have crocheted, cross-stitched and rug hooked, but I always had yarn on needles. Recently knitting has become my primary hobby!

Location: Canada

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Kn itting from my stash!

I was sent some beautiful Irish Bainin by Jo and then when I borrowed Cheryl Oberle's book "Folk Vests" and saw this vest, I knew immediately that my Irish Bainin would be made up into this wonderful vest! I am definitely going to buy Cheryl's book on vests, as there are about three more that I want to knit! I had planned to knit the Bainin into a cross over vest from Sally Melville, but you know these cross over garments look lovely in the photo, but tugging and re arranging them does not look lovely! It is like tied scarves - looks easy in the books and some women can pull it off, but not me. Now why this is underlined - beats me!!Friends of ours, actually Bob is our computer 'geek' , just had twins. A dear little boy and girl! I wanted to knit something for them, and I was thinking about it and remembered my book by Leigh Radford - 'Oneskein" and I knew what I would make for the twins. I have some left over deep raspberry cotton from my Green Gables sweater and a ball of a beautiful navy cotton - all in my stash. The little hat, I have made it before, and it is easy, fast and really cute. The sweater is going along well, so I think I will have these little garments finished really soon. The little boy is home from hospital, as he reached the magical 'six pounds'. The little girl is still in hospital, as she has a cleft palate, so her feeding problems are being sorted. She can suckle well, but if she regurgitates, it can go up through the nose and that is not good. She has also reached the magic number, but should be home in the next few days!

I think they will get some use from these little clothes, and it is so nice to knit small things!!


Blogger Charity said...

Peg, the vest is lovely, and I think your baby gift ideas are wonderful! :0)

3:36 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

love the vest!
That little baby bolero is sooo sweet! I want the book just for that pattern ;)

6:25 PM  
Blogger LaurieM said...

Oh, babies. And such beautiful pictures. My heart goes out to the little one with the cleft pallet. Thank goodness surgery is so much better than it used to be.

The vest magnificent. I really like the styling around the color. I imagine it will look very good on you and be warm as well.

7:34 PM  
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3:52 AM  
Blogger Marianne said...

I love that Folk Vest book so much I did break down and ordered it from amazon..I have my eye on the Clock Vest.
Your baby vests and hats are beautiful.

5:01 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Peg, your knitting is lovely. I really like the vest.

And those baby photos are so sweet! They look very cozy snuggling in your handknits.

7:23 AM  

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