Frilly Apron

I am not a girly girl. I was always a tomboy. I can appreciate dressing up every once in a while, but not all the time. My sister-in-law is the complete opposite. For Christmas I made her this apron. She once blogged about how much she liked this pattern and the bright colors. I didn't use the same fabrics, but I tried to get bright colors and floral-ish patterns. Hope she appreciates my efforts considering I would never have chosen this myself.

Items for our new baby

I am pregnant and due in March. And since baby things are so fun and quick to knit, I have been doing plenty of that. We aren't finding out whether it's a boy or girl until the big day, so I have to find neutral patterns and colors. Here are some of my projects.


Crocheted hat


I found all these patterns free through Ravelry (best knitting community site ever!).

Holiday Vest

My daughters have matching dresses for Christmas. Their idea, not mine. I couldn't find a good matching outfit for my son, so I decided to knit him a vest. It's green and sparkly, just like the dresses. He is very excited to wear it. I know this can't last forever, so I am taking full advantage. The pattern can be found for free at Naturally Caron.

Eyeglass Chains

My grandmother loved her eyeglass chain that I made her last year. She wore it all the time. In fact, she wore it out. I had to replace the monofilament (I replaced it with metal wire) and the connector (replace the thread/fabric one with a plastic one). This year I made her a few more. Now she can change them out to match her outfits. I also made one for my oldest child, who recently became a full-time glasses wearer. Hers is the one on the right.


Blue Vest

I recently finished knitting the Pembroke Vest. I made some changes. I knit it with the 2 year old size for the width, but the 4 year old size for the length (my son is very skinny for his height). I also changed the middle cable pattern to the one from THIS PATTERN. Both of those are free patterns, if you are interested in knitting them.
It was a lot of work, but worth it. My son loves it, and wore it to church the day after I finished it.