Handmade Gifts, Sweaters

Daughter Vertebrae Cardigan

It’s finally done. I finished the cardigan that I knit for my daughter with some yarn that both of my kids dyed with Kool – Aid.

daughter sweater

I ran out of white yarn on the last sleeve and instead of having me get more white yarn out my daughter asked for me to finish it in red. She’s got my quirky unbalanced taste and I couldn’t be more proud.

daughter sweater

I alternated yarns every two rows to tone down the in your face color from the Kool – Aid and I think that it gave it a nice effect. I am surprised at how evenly distributed the color is on the Kool – Aid yarn considering the fact that they just dumped it on the yarn

daughter sweater

Love it… I can’t wait to start knitting myself another sweater… Soon!!!


  • PATTERN: Mama Vertebrae
  • STARTED: September 17th, 2016
  • COMPLETED: October 23rd, 2016
  • YARN: Kool – Aid yarns: Bare Stroll Fingering Sock Yarn – 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon and the white yarn: Bare Stroll Glimmer – 70% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 5% Stellina
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 874 yards
  • NEEDLES: 2.75 mm US #2
  • SIZE: B

I just wish that my camera would do a better job at photographing red tones especially on dark and gloomy days. ;(

Handmade Gifts, Market Bag

Ilene Bag

One more Christmas gift checked off my list….

Good Morning! Wow this week the weather has really changed. I love the crisp cool mornings but I’m not a fan of the grey, cloudy, and rainy weather. I finished up this market bag the other day but I haven’t had a chance to get it out in the natural light to photograph it yet. Hopefully soon… until then I let Butterball have his first modeling gig.

Ilene Market Bag & Butterball
my brown eyed boy


  • PATTERN: Ilene Bag  by Hannah Mason
  • STARTED: September 26th
  • COMPLETED: October 3rd
  • YARN: the main part of the bag was knit in Lily Sugar’n Cream Ombres in the shade of Hippi and the bottom and handles was knit in Peaches & Cream in the shade of Bright Blue
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 256 yards/145 grams
  • FIBER CONTENT: 100% cotton
  • NEEDLES: 4.00 mm/US Size 6

ilene bag