Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Baby Caps for a Good Cause

This quick and easy baby cap was designed for the "Click for Babies Period of Purple Crying Caps” organization, a group trying to educate new parents about normal baby crying and how to respond to it.

It's called "Purple Pigtails (or not) Baby Cap" because, while it looks cuter with the corners embellished, Click for Babies wants donated caps to be plain, so, not on the caps for donation.

This pattern is free for anyone who would like to knit it for charity or for their own use. Click here to download the pdf. The pattern has quite a few illustrations, but all of the directions are on the last page. Look at the pretty pictures on your computer monitor and just print out page 3 to save paper and ink.

The Purple Pigtails (or not) Baby Cap has the Sachi Cat seal of approval.

Thank you so much to all of the fine Ravelers who test knit this pattern for me. Couldn't have done it without you.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Amil Fingerless Mitts

These simple, knit in the round, fingerless mitts are intended to celebrate the beauty of the yarn. They can be made in any length from wrist to elbow. They are identical and interchangeable, so no need to worry about mirroring the thumbs. A quick knit in worsted weight yarn, they would be a good first mitt for a new knitter.

RockLady, whose first name begins with an A, came to me before Christmas and asked if I could knit a pair of fingerless mitts for her mother-in-law. The word "No!" is rare in my vocabulary when it comes to knitting. Heck, if someone actually wants me to knit something for them, I'm tremendously flattered. So I sat down and knit the mitts, which were a great success.

This spring, another friend was having trouble with cold hands as a result of chemo therapy, so I knit her a pair for her birthday and decided to formalize the pattern.

Thus were born the Amil (A's Mother In Law) Fingerless Mitts.

The pattern is free to good homes. It comes in pdf format in three parts:

The full, illustrated pattern -- gotta download this one, it's got all the bells and whistles.

A bare-bones version suitable for printing (I don't know about you, but I sure don't want to print out the color photos and extraneous verbiage.)

An addenda describing how to customize the longer mitts for more muscular (or voluptuous) arms.

And there's even a MAN size -- if you can manage to get a man to wear a pair of fingerless mitts...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Her Humie's Kitteh

What's this?



Can you tell she's my kitteh?