Category Archives: Knitting For Others

Host a Knitting Shower!

If you are in the San Francisco Bay area and have a special bride or expectant mother in your life, consider hosting a “Knitting Shower,” and invite a group of special friends to create a unique gift!

I’d love to come and teach your group the basic knitting skills necessary to make a blanket square. The squares can then be assembled into an unforgettable one-of-a-kind gift that will be treasured for years to come!

A “Knitting Shower” is a fun opportunity to get together, learn a skill that will last a lifetime, and that will result in a special keepsake.

The fee includes materials, three hours of knitting instruction, and post-party blanket assembly.

Use the contact form to set up your “Knitting Shower” today!


Shhhh…It’s a Secret!

A secret? On the Internet? Well, yeah, if your husband doesn’t read your knitting blog!

Here are the socks I’m making for hubby’s birthday. Pattern taken from the basic sock recipe found in Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s book, Knitting Rules.


Pattern: The aforementioned Harlot
Yarn: Regia Cotton (blend for socks)
Color: Navy (color #50)
Needles: 1.5 (2.5mm)


I resisted for a very, very, very long time, but finally succumbed and made one. I scrapped the one I had started for my mom, and thankfully a friend hipped me to the Clapotis Excel Spreadshet. It made it easy peasy! And this was the result: the clapotis for a very special someone to me, who is leaving the state to marry her soulmate 🙂

First Pair of Socks Completed!

I’ve knit socks before…just never 2 of the same one (also known as a pair, I believe!). Thus, last night at Guild, I finished Sock #2 of this pretty little set.

Interesting knitting irony: I made them for hubby’s birthday (which is tomorrow), but he ran around this morning saying he could not find socks (I guess I should be doing more laundry than knitting…???). Anyhoo, I whipped these babies out, and sent one happy hubby off to work in style!


Yarn: Colinette “Jitterbug” in Oyster Blush
(1 skein, with less than a yard left over! Woot!)
Needles: US size 2 (toes, US size 1)

FO: The Good Guest!

Now we just need a little person to wear it! The dress for my daughter is done, at last, with just enough yarn left over for a matching hat.

The adoption is coming along swimmingly, and I hope to report ETAs soon!

Girl Knitting!!!

As discussed in my previous post, we’re adopting! And, as discussed, I am over the moon at the thought of finally knitting for a girl! I have loved knitting for my son, but until the Yarn Girls book
came out, there was a dearth of cute patterns for boys….ugh! So now, I am working on the front of The Good Guest from the abovementioned Yarn Girls book. I subbed the yarn for my very favorite yarn of all time, Rowan’s Calmer. Don’cha love it?? And, even though I have exactly a hundred and eleventy-six moving-related things I ought to be doing, somehow I am only finding time to “girl knit”…..hmm…. (In all fairness to the boys, I am designing a matching duo of brother vests…more on that later….)

Yay! More Work!

So I realize this sounds like an oxymoron, but I am actually really, really excited about the prospect of more work! Today I had a meeting with the owner of the LYS where I work & my hubby (who is our webmaster). We are planning to expand into online sales and I will be playing a part in the development & management of the site!

On another note, I mentioned in my first entry, that some really special entries got timed out in my previous attempts at blogging. The most recent one prior to my success here, had been about a very special friend of my family, who had just undergone major surgery. Her oldest daughter, whom I babysat during my teens, will be 30 soon & is getting married. I asked her daughter if I could gift her with a wedding shawl, and today I picked out some yummy yarns, based on the verbal color-scheme she provided. I put a bunch on reserve until the color samples arrive, but I am sooooooo looking forward to making this shawlette for her! Exhausted, but living on adrenaline fumes! Overall, simply a banner day!