My Journey through Breast Cancer

On October 11, 2013, I was diagnosed with Stage II Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) ... or as we like to call it, extreme measures for a nap (EMFN). For a while, this blog will be my cancer journal. Enter at your own risk.

10 October 2009

latest knitting projects

Somehow between working and cleaning my home and cooking for my family and caring for my baby, I've actually been finding time to knit. The cooler weather kind of demands it. I know it might not seem like it, but I've chosen simpler projects because I have to be able to start and stop at a moment's notice ... there's no telling when Josie will need me. Anyway ... thought I'd share some of the latest.

Lush and Lacy
I'd been wanting to make this sweater for a couple years. I've had the yarn for about that long, and so I finally decided it was time to make it. There are a few things I would change about the finished product: I would make it longer and I would definitely do it in a different color (this pink is too close to my own pale skin color). I would also change the construction on the front (I'm a bit bigger right now, post-baby, than I 'm used to, and so I didn't account for how that would change the fit). However, I learned a lot in the knitting of this sweater. Because my gauge was so far off, I had to rework the entire pattern ... and I did it right! It fits me perfectly, which impresses even me. And even though there are things I would change, I've learned from those mistakes and now I know to make those changes BEFORE I knit something new (Of course, I already have a plan for the next sweater ... after all my Christmas knitting is done of course).

Ribbons and Bows
I designed this pattern as a gift for a friend's baby. Josie is my model (which she LOVES, as you can see). I think it turned out pretty cute!

Snow Baby
I also designed this hat. I made it before Josie was born and it just now fits her ... which is perfect actually, since nobody needs a warm hat in the summer anyway.


susan said...

Hi there, I'm a friend of Joy's - I think we might possibly have met many, many, many years ago.
I was just wondering if you sell the adorable hats you posted on your blog? I live in an EXTREMELY cold climate where winter lasts for what seems forever and I've yet to find a cute/stylin' hat for my 1 year old. I especially love the brown one with the green ribbon. Beautiful!! (as if your little model!)
You can always get my email from Joy if you want to get back to me.

Thanks, take care.

Goes On Runs said...