30 April 2010

Latest projects

Here are some of the projects that I have been working on:

Oriole Picky Pants

Ribbed Socks

Rocketry Cardigan

There are more projects in the works...well in my mind more than reality since there isn't a lot of time to knit at the moment!

29 April 2010

From the White House

While I was in the hospital, there were many papers to look through,study and sign that had to do with DJP. One of those papers was to get a card from the White House. I thought that was pretty cool, so I filled out the paper and mailed it. A few weeks later this is what came in the mail:

The card has a lovely sentiment on it and will be something I include in DJP's scrapbook so that when he gets older he has a memento of his birth from President Obama and his wife.

15 April 2010

Way too Cool

I never thought in a million years that my two favorite pastimes would come together. I guess it's been a million years because Baseball and Knitting have joined forces in the most amazing place of all...Cooperstown!

A few years ago, a knit designer came up with a sock pattern for all the major league baseball teams. (No, I have not yet knit the pattern...maybe one day!) She knit these for her favorite team, the Colorado Rockies, and won a contest sponsored by Craft, a magazine for all types of crafting.

Present day: The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown now has those very socks on display with current Colorado Rockies memorabilia. The HOF is promoting Stitch 'n Pitch later this month and will have volunteer knitters and crocheters to promote the needle arts! There is an article about this on the HOF's blog (click on "article" for the link!)