Thursday, April 30, 2009

Preemie Hat with Simple Fair Isle

I'm looking at using some very simple fair isle patterns for preemie hats. Here's the first one.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


I've been distracted by my determination to catch up with my personal sock-of-the month club and now I am. See Only Socks. I also attended a four day conference, graded information literacy assignments on Blackboard, worked both main and archives ref desk shifts, did a bit of studying for the Certified Archivists Exam which I'll be taking in August, and started writing a rough draft of a book chapter. I'm hoping the weather will get a bit nicer so I can plant my garden. Then next weekend is our church's annual quilt show and I'll be working on that, but I hope to have a few minutes here and there to knit some preemie hats and, hopefully, there will be some photos posted here in the next week or so.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mittnz 2009

The goal of Mittnz 2009 is to knit nine pairs of mittens for the Cheyenne River Reservation between April 15, 2009 and September 15, 2009.

Here are the rules:
1) Make nine pairs of mittens
2) Use warm materials, like wool
3) Take photos of the mittens and email them to Ann or send her the link to your photos
4) Mail mittens to the Cheyenne River Reservation (CRYP P.O. Box 410, Eagle Butte, SD 57625) during the last week in September so that the Youth Project (the YP in the address) is blitzed with hand covers the first week in October when the weather starts its evil descent into winter.

This will fit in very well with my summer knitting for the Pine Indian Reservation.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Tiniest Lives in the DNCC

Here is a link to a blog post written by a volunteer at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland. The Tiniest Lives in the DNCC

This blogger has written a number of posts about her experiences as a NICU volunteer so you may wish to bookmark her blog.

Easter Hat

This is the pattern stitch:
Rnd 1: *P3, K1. Repeat from * around
Rnd 2: *P1, YO, P2tog, K1. Repeat from *
Rnds 3, 4, and 5: Knit around