Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Fundraiser for Sweet CJ

On August 21st the Nocturnal Congo on Hyena Cart will hole a fundraiser for Sweet CJ's Team who will be participating in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes on October 17th.

CJ's mom Niki, is the WAHM behind Heartsong Knits and a good friend, so when she asked me to walk I was in. I am also honored to offer up for auction on our Congo this pair of Quilted Monster face Longies.

These longies were knit with the basic Butt Knits Pattern with the Gossamer face duplicate stitched on the bum. I used Mosaic Moon's Selah Colorway with trim by These Two Sticks on Cestari Super Fine merino wool to knit the quilted pany legs and finished off the hem with a crab stitch. 

If you would like to learn more about CJ and her family, along with their new challenges, you can check out Nikis Blog "God Blessed this Broken Road..."

If you would like to donate and help me reach my goal for this walk, here is a link to my Fundraiser page.

Friday, June 4, 2010

NIght Owl Cocoon

I have been working on getting together a pattern of my own for a baby cocoon, and as I have been working on all these Owl Cables for the Nocturnal stocking coming up so soon, I decided to add a few to this cocoon and add it to the first stocking.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Busy as a bee...

Wow the last few months I have been knitting up a storm. I am very lucky to be working with a wonderful group of ladies putting together a Congo on Hyena Cart called Nocturnal.

Our first stocking will be at 12am on June 5th.

Here a few things I have been working on for our grand opening, our theme is Owls.

The Shirt was hand painted By Juddy Duds

I chose an elastic waist band for this set to make diaper changes easier.

More to come...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Padraic's Wonderful Dragoons Lair Wallaby

I couldn't just make fun stuff for one of my little ones I had to spread the handmade love around. I have been knitting for a little over a year now, and a little intimidated about making a sweater, but when I saw there was a knit-a-log on line I said to myself, at least I will not be alone.

I am really glad I did, because as you can see in these pictures, Padraic is going to grow pretty fast into this.

I had three skeins of Mosaic Moon yarn in the Dragoons Lair colorway and four 2oz trim skeins, I thought that for sure would be enough for a sweater for my little man, Right? Right after casing on an knitting the base ribbing  for the 2T size, I realized, between the time it was going to take for me to knit this and the fact that winter is coming to an end (thank goodness), I really should be making a 4T Wallaby. So I frogged it and started again.