Mama Knits Crochets and Quilts

Mama Knits Crochets and Quilts

A mom and needle craft blog

Archive for January 2018

Bumpy knitting

Even though I say I don’t mind starting a project over, I really do.  I feel like somehow I’ve gotten ‘behind’.  One thing that helps me is to start a new piece, whatever I need to redo, from any yarn that I have left, before I rip anything apart.  That way I’ll have some progress… (read more)

Blanket number 2

I’m back to thinking about the weather in Pittsburgh.  I’ve pretty much planned my blanket for the temperatures in Golden, CO when we spent a year there, but I still want to do something that shows Pittsburgh temperatures.  So while on-line I see someone else’s really good idea; they documented their baby’s first year with a… (read more)

Golden/Broomfield temperatures

After I decided to document my year in Golden by doing a temperature blanket, I needed to get down to some nitty-gritty (knitty-gritty?) details.  No, not knitty, because I decided that I’m going to crochet.  I don’t want to tie up some knitting needles for however long it will take me to make a whole blanket,… (read more)


Yeah, that Glenfiddich tunic needs to be frogged and re-done.  I was pretty sure when I first steamed it and the holes stayed so visible, but I was not emotionally ready to start ripping (rip it, rip it), but it is time.  Seeing it in a picture is actually worse than seeing it in real… (read more)

Temperature time and place

I’ve been doing some research on temperature blankets, and I’m getting pretty excited about actually doing (at least) one.  I think it would be so cool to see how it develops over time, as the days go by and the temperatures and yarns change.  I got inspired when I saw a post on Facebook about… (read more)

Front and shoulders

Well, I was right; the front worked up pretty quick.  I was working flat, knitting and purling and switching yarns every other row.  When it was time I put the middle section of stitches on a stitch holder and the far side of the front on another holder, and worked each side up, one at… (read more)

New project!

In between working on my tunic sweater, I’ve recently become obsessed with, yes, another project. The push behind my latest obsession is the fact that it is a new year, still really close to the beginning, and I’ve started thinking about making a temperature blanket.  I’ve thought about this before, but a really logical time… (read more)

Back, now front

Well, the back is done on the tunic; it was a pretty simple knit-straight-up until it is the right length, with no shaping.  The colors look OK so far so I am going to go ahead and knit the front.  This should go even quicker because part way up, the middle section of stitches get put… (read more)

Changing to back and forth

So I am at the bottom of the armhole of my Glenfiddich tunic and now need to leave an opening for the sleeve, so that means I get to stop knitting around and around and around forever, and start knitting flat.  Whew!  Half of the stitches will end up being the back and the other half will be… (read more)