Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Just Call Me "Auntie Purl"

I've been doing a bit of knitting lately and thought I'd share some of what I've done.

This is a baby sweater I made for a friend. She's due with her fourth child (3rd boy) the end of the month. Last month she had a baby shower at a paint your own pottery place. It was pretty cool. I think I may bring Josh there -- he'd have a blast painting up a plate or something.

Anyway, I got the pattern from a book I have called "Weekend Knitting." It was fun to knit up. The yarn was not so great, it kept splitting -- but it was the color I needed. It knit up quickly too. It's unique because it's knit "sideways" -- instead of knitting from bottom to top, it's knit from side to side.

I'm not really happy with the buttons either, but over all, I think it's cute.

Sweater for a friend's baby

I have another friend who just had a baby. This is a bib I quickly knit up for her. I got this pattern from a knitting community called Ravelry. It's from the blog "String Theory." It was a very easy, quick knit up. I used some stash yarn and it didn't take much.

Bib for friend's baby

And the last thing I made is my favorite thing so far. I made a turtle -- from the Sheldon pattern on

This one is Josh's and he named it "Dribble" after the turtle in Judy Blume's "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing."

Dribble (Sheldon)

This is so cute! And very quick to knit up. Plus it was interesting to knit -- lots to do. The boys love it and of course now I need to knit another one so they each have their own. Right now they're doing a great job of sharing "Dribble."

Boys with "Dribble"

And after I finish Sam's turtle he wants me to knit him a super hero cape! So I've got a few things on the horizon... and still, nothing in the que for me!


And on an unrelated note... I'm having a giveaway on the Being Savvy Atlanta site. Five gift boxes of Tree Top Trim are up for grabs.... Head over to enter!


  1. I have wanted to make one of those bibs. Maybe I'll get to that this week, month, year, lifetime. LOL

  2. You have been busy! I love that bib and the turtle! What a special treat for your boys.

    I look forward to seeing the cape! Woosh!

  3. I love that little turtle! Pretty soon we'll need to have a craft swap :)

  4. Great job on all 3 projects! I love the turtle!

  5. Oh my gosh. you never sease to amaze me. You have so many talents! All three of those are adorable - I know the Bman would be all over that turtle!

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  7. Well, Auntie did an awesome job on those. The turtle is adorable.

  8. Oh, my! You have been busy!

    All of those are great, Marian. Really. You are like a pro. Good for you!!

  9. You knitters and your craftiness! I've tried to learn to knit, to crochet, and to quilt, and I was lousy at all of them :) Great job on your projects!

  10. Everyone has ooed and awed over the sweater. Thank you so much! I will have Luke model it for you. Looking forward to the day when you can teach me how to knit.

  11. Good job! And love those cupcakes for Josh's bday!

    Sorry have been out of touch w/ya, things here have been crazy!



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