Thursday, October 18, 2012


My best friend died this past weekend.  He had been sick for some time, but never complained, and in fact, the cancer was not even diagnosed until a few days before he passed.  Somehow I can't bring myself to knit right now, that was something we always did together.  Till then I'm just planting daffodil bulbs and watching the trees change color.

Good-bye Rudy!     

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bunny's Basket Photo Tutorial

Your bunny will love to have a little basket to carry his things around in.  After knitting it you may notice a couple of things:  There are small holes beneath the increase stitches on every fourth row.  They're easy to darn with just a stitch or two:

You'll also notice that the 3-stitch basket weave pattern is broken at the location of the increase stitches.  It will appear as six of the same stitch (knit or purl) instead of three.  That's OK, it doesn't really take away from the cute look of the basket:

When you're finished knitting the basket and it has been cast off, measure off about two yards of the working yarn before cutting.  With your yarn held double, work around the top edge of the basket using the whipstitch.  That simply means to insert your darning needle under the top edge, pull it through, and tighten the yarn.    

Keep your stitches fairly close together.  Continue working around the entire top edge using the whipstitch.  

This will create a real looking basket edge.

Make a 3-stitch i-cord that is 15 inches long, and sew it to your basket like this.  The loops are for your bunny to slip his arms in:

Give it to somebunny you love!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wedding Programs!

Bonnie is letting me make the programs for her wedding!  Can you tell I'm excited?  I've decided to add pressed flowers to the front cover.  They've been pressing between the pages of a set of 1966 World Book encyclopedias for about a month.  At long last it's time to put the programs together!

And for the final touch, they're tied to the back page with a beautiful sheer cream-colored ribbon: