Off the needles ...

"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either."     -Elizabeth Zimmerman

We sat on the back porch one summer evening a few years ago, family and friends enjoying quiet conversation and tea.  I was knitting.  A young man, on his way up in the world of business in New York City, watched my hands moving with the needles and remarked, "Just watching you makes me feel peaceful."

Whenever I fly on an airplane, I knit.  On one flight, a man passing by my seat remarked, "I didn't know people did that anymore," and then added wistfully, "My grandmother used to knit."

I'm a Gramma now and I plan to keep knitting, in spite of arthritic hands.  

I'm here on Ravelry ...

Feather and Fan shawl made from Euroflax linen
April, 2008

Just a few sweet baby projects ... more on my ravelry page.

Early in the year,
I got busy with baby knitting, in anticipation of Clara's arrival ...

Baby blanket for Clara
Shine worsted from Knit Picks
 Blanket pattern from Ann Norling, Pattern #38, Garter and Brick

Sweater and hat for Clara,
Cotlin yarn from Knit Picks, no pattern info.  Sorry!

Christmas hats for Clara and baby Joy
Oliver's Earflap hat
Free Ravelry download

Baby blanket for Levi, completed winter 2013
Chevron Baby Blanket by the Purl Bee,
in cotton yarns, doubled

Levi's Baby Surprise Jacket,
Completed January, 2014
Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern,
in baby alpaca

Matching baby alpaca hat
Don't remember the pattern