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Knits for Girls

Sarah’s birthday was on St. Patrick’s Day, and I made a scarf for her – a simple little piece with a fabulously colorful yarn.

The Typha scarf is supposed to be about 2-times this size. I actually saw the modeled sample that was sent to Knitscene at Christa’s (the designer) house when I stayed with her in Vancouver in 2010. She was blocking it on the living room floor. Loved the pattern and vowed to make it.  The one I made for my sister is a mini version. I really wanted to use this unique yarn (Creatively Dyed Yarns Woodbrook in “Flash”). It was only 250 yards though, so there was no more yarn for the pretty crochet border in the original pattern. Probably for the best considering that my crochet skills are sub-par.

I have had a lot of starts and stops in knitting lately. Start something new, and then rip it out. I just couldn’t find something that was simple enough to do while unwinding and enjoying my down time. My creative stores are going to my writing, cooking, and gardening. So, knitting garter and stockinette is just the kind of thing I crave right now. I cast on for a lace shawl this past weekend, and didn’t even make it 2 rows… luckily, I love the look of simplicity.

Kris and I went down to Virginia this weekend to visit my sisters – Mimi moved here at the beginning of the year from California, and I take every opportunity I can to get down to see her and the nieces.  Baby V is now Toddler V at 2.5, and Baby Lulu turns 5 months tomorrow:

Vi

Sarah and Lulu

Sarah and I are probably the craziest aunties ever. All we want to do is play and kiss these cuties! (We need these t-shirts, eh?)

…and of course, I want to clothe them in knits too…

Since Lulu is 2 years younger than V (and born in the same season), I am concentrating on knits for V now – that means that they will get double the wear. This little stripey pattern is a simple tunic tank for the summer.  I am using Debbie Bliss EcoBaby Fairtrade Cotton that I found at a new yarn shop in my area.

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11 Responses

  1. Seanna Lea

    I love the miniscarf. I am in the same boat. I’m so tired when I get home that I’ve been reading instead of knitting. It’s so hard to find the nice mild project that works with my tired mental state.

  2. Josiane

    Your nieces are adorable! V reminds me a lot of my own niece, who’s 5 years old now: same sweet blonde curly hair, and a very similar little face that says “I know what I want, and I know how to get it!”… :)

  3. NerdGirl

    The scarf is gorgeous! I love finding a pattern that allows you to showcase a special skein of yarn. I can’t wait to see what stripey delight you are making for your adorable niece.

  4. sue

    Your sister’s scarf looks very pretty. I think it is great that you can pop down and see your 2 nieces (who are absolutely adorable). I love to see my niece and 2 nephews that live close by too, as they grow up so quickly dont they. Love the striped tank too!

  5. Erin

    I love the present for your sister! I always like hitting up the Creatively Dyed booth when I go to Rhinebeck. There’s always something unexpected there!

    I know what you mean about being a crazy aunt, just over a year ago my brother and his wife had twin girls. I’m so in love with them, it’s ridiculous!

  6. Susan

    I’m going to jump on the bandwagon – it seems that a lot of us knitters are in the same situation. For the first time in many years, I don’t have a sock going, and socks are easy. But I knit away on my garter stitch sock yarn blanket while my husband drops hints. (He was promised the next pair of socks I knit, and he cannot wait.) Funnily enough, I did a recent blog post featuring a lot of green and started wondering if I was in the right month for Project Spectrum. . .oops!

  7. Jacey

    I’m catching up on blogs this afternoon, and I was excited to see three entries I’ve missed form you! I can’t believe how big your nieces are getting! It’s smart to knit for V so that they can both enjoy your gifts!

  8. Rowena Philbeck

    What cute nieces and family. Love your cute scarf that you made your sister. Bet you had a great time. I knew from reading your blog that your sister had 2 but I didn’t know she had another one. That is great. more girls the merrier!!

  9. Margarita

    Hello Lolly!! I am glad you are back blogging!! I have missed you. i really like what you have knitted for your sister and the wonderfulllllll sweater for Kris. It is marvelous! I also love the color. and your nieces are adorable. I am really glad you are back! take care,

  10. Brianna

    Been a while since I’ve been back here! Nice to see you’re still knitting and getting on with things!

  11. Tressa in NC

    Welcome back to the blog. I’ve missed you!

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