Friday, September 3, 2021

Save our Fawns!

 Apparently too many people are speeding through our subdivision and we have lost a couple of fawns and a mama deer. So these signs appeared this week. I want to find out who did this and THANK THEM!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Sunflowers for Evelyn

 If you are a knitter and only have boys, you tend to envy all those cute girly baby things you want to make. However, my best friend Sheila has a daughter who I always claimed as mine. I told Sophie that she was really my daughter but I let Sheila raise her.  Now Sophie is having her own baby. Baby Evelyn Sheila is due the first part of November so I finally get to make some cute and adorable things for her. I am going to mail them this week so she will have them in time for a baby shower.

I love sunflowers so I had to incorporate that into the sweater for her. I think I did a total of three other sunflowers before I made on I like. Anyway, here is the sweater for my make-believe granddaughter.


The free pattern is the Play Date Cardie by Red Heart at

There are lots of sunflowers on Ravelry, but the one I used does not appear to be in print anymore. I modified it anyway and made the petals longer. The buttons I got from a YouTube video 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Woolly Diagonale Hat

 One of the most creative hat designers is Woolly Wormhead. I think I have made several of her hats over the years. 

This one was about as easy and fast a hat as you can make. It is made on two needles instead of circular if that matters to you. It is just garter stitch with increases and decreases. And if you want to take a break from casting on and binding off, you start with three stitches and end with three stitches. Give it a try.

By the way, it is a free pattern. Be sure to thank the Woolly Wormhead. 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

It's Fawn Season

 One of the best parts of living in a mountain community is sharing it with the wildlife. This mama and her twins are stopped among the trees. I understand that there is also a set of triplets here in Roxborough Park as well. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Only a Few Weeks Until Football Season!

I love football. That is, American football. I live just south of the city of Denver, so I always follow the Denver Broncos. So here is a hat with the Bronco logo on it. I know I can't sell this because it is a copyrighted logo, but I can give it away. I think my husband wants it though.

Gotta love a blue-trimmed horse.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Simple and Snug

It's simple and snug. The star of this hat is actually the yarn. It is purple or dark lavender, not sure what it is called, and slightly variegated in lighter and darker hues. It is a simple reverse rib with a twisted knit stitch on every sixth stitch. 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Is It a Cowl or a Hood? Doesn't matter -- it's free

I don't know why I don't make more hoods because I really like them.

This pattern is a lacy cowl / hood that I made in teal (although it looks blue) and light green.  It's also a fun lace pattern so go for it! I used Lion Brand Amazing Lace and am working on one in Loops and Threads Woolike. Both are perfect for this pattern.

This is a free pattern on Ravelry at this link. 


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Owls to the wise

 This is a cute hat for a child with maroon owls around the brim. The brim is double thickness so it will be especially warm if the cold weather ever comes back. 

It is wise to be prepared.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Making Hats in the Heat

I know it is ironic, but in this heat, I am making hats for winter. I don't even know what I am going to do with them. Some I will put on Etsy to sell, some I will give away to friends and family, and some I will donate to our local shelter. The truth is that I gotta knit! 

This isn't even all of them.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Purple Kitties

 No, I didn't dye my own kitties. They are still black and tortoiseshell. 

However I made a baby hat in lavender with purple kitties on the brim. Once again, I had to work the design from the top down instead of the bottom up. 

Also the first picture is the true color, not the second one. I should retake the picture with the flash, but I have a cat on my lap right now, so I can't move for an hour or two.