Matinee Coat

I made this for a grand-niece; finished this month. Knit from Baby Cashmerino (really, I’m going to knit with some other yarn next!). The pattern was designed with Sweater Wizard software, loosely based on a vintage baby sweater from the 50’s, called a matinee coat.


Aran Baby Blanket

Knit from Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, pattern from “Knit Baby Blankets”, by Gwen Steege.
Finished February 2004 for John’s new grandson, Sam.


Addendum: Since I’ve had several requests to email this pattern, I’m including a link to the Amazon page for this book. It’s under copyright, so I can’t email it to you. The book has several other nice blanket patterns as well.

Baby Bear Sweater

This pattern is so cute that I couldn’t resist it. It’s from the book “Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino”, in yarn of the same name. I learned a couple of important things by making this.
1. Start knitting baby things early. Babies grow quickly.
2. I learned a few new techniques…short row shoulders, buttonholes.
The baby this ended up fitting (John’s grandson, Sam) is so cute that his parents didn’t want his picture on the internet for fear of kidnapping. Thus, the teddy bear. Her name is Sweet Pea, if you’re interested. That’s me in the second picture.



Moon and Stars Socks

I knit this pair from Dale Baby Ull for a grand-niece about 2 years ago. The nursery theme was “moon and stars”. This was my first and only attempt at intarsia so far. I would not recommend the heel of a sock for the first intarsia project!


John Deere Socks

This is an old pair of socks I did for John about 3 years ago. They were sort of a joke (I had started calling him John, dear…you had to have been there). They are out of Cleckheaton yarn and are one of his favorite pairs. They rank right behind the ugly brown Woolease socks that he just loves, and has worn so much I’ve had to darn the holes.


My First Blog Entry!

Well I’ve gone and done it!  I’ve been keeping a non-web “blog” offline for several months now, and figured it was time to publish it online.  I still have to do a bit of tinkering, and I’m not at all sure what all the buttons and options are, but here goes.

I learned to knit briefly as a child (probably 4-H!) then promptly decided it was not a cool thing to do.  I taught myself again about 4 years ago and it has become more of a lifestyle than a hobby.  I’m also a doctor by profession, and to support the yarn habit.   I’m an internal medicine specialist and a hospitalist, meaning I only have a hospital-based practice.

My current main project is a sweater for John, my husband, that I have been working on forever.  It is out of an old book of sweater patterns:  A Close-Knit Family.  The yarn is Classic Elite Provence, in a deep blue and off white.  It’s actually quite nice to knit with, but the pattern is just plain boring.  I keep putting it down to start something else, and finally have promised him that I will finish it next.  Every time I order more yarn I hear “what about my sweater?”.  So it will be finished next.

I have numerous other things in the works, or in the swatch stage, and will figure out how to get pictures up in the next day or 2.

John's Sweater 002

OK, that wasn’t too difficult!