Perks of Hibernating!!

Since I reported in my last blog that I hadn't "finished" any projects yet for 2019, I thought it only appropriate to report that I have since finished 6!!  Of course, the snowy, cold weather that we have been having lately certainly has aided in project completion at least!!  I finished 2 pair of socks, 1 child's sweater, a crocheted linen stitch scarf and a special design project which included altering a premie bunting gown pattern down to be just 6" in diameter and then test knitting it.  I think this was the hardest design project I have ever taken on....not from the standpoint of complexity, but rather emotionally difficult.

This gowns are made for premie babies who don't make it for one reason or another.  No matter how you look at's just sad.  I did this design at the request of a group of great ladies who make and donate these teeny gowns to grieving parents.

On a more happier note, I do believe it is supposed to be warming up after today!!  I had to do something on Wednesday that I have never had to do in the 25+ years of being in business.  I closed due to the weather.  I always said that I would remain open since my commute is so short and...should someone choose to drive in the inclement weather...I would not want them to find me closed!  That being said, I just could not open on Wednesday.  I did not want to encourage anyone to be out in the -50 degree wind chills.  It is my belief that every knitter/crocheter has enough projects going to keep them occupied for at least a few days (more likely years....but we won't go there)!!  We will re-open tomorrow (Friday) and I've already warned Bailey to be prepared!!

With all the projects I've completed in the past several days, I do believe that I am entitled to start a few new ones.  Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow???  Yup---selecting new patterns and yarn for projects!!!  And, that will be a really good day!



  • Anxious to see what you choose for your next projects.

  • I love that you’re making these gowns and would love to get involved. My husband and I lost our preemie Colette in May and I cannot tell you how much it meant to have her dressed in a gorgeous gown. I’m not much of a seamstress but if there’s a knitting option I would love to find out more. Let’s talk Wednesday at the knit a long!

    Michelle Valiukenas

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