Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sweet Pea's A-Coming

Hi Knitters,


I can't believe it's already Thursday. What is going on with the time flying by? I know I have been promising for about a month that I am going to make the Sweet Pea hat pattern available on my blog. I have actually pinned my son down for this weekend to make that happen. He does all of the configuring and pdf stuff for me. He has promised to help me so I will hold him to it. This pattern was available on my online shop that closed recently so now I am bringing it here. The other patterns that were on there I hope to make available soon as well. I am trying my hardest is all I can say. These things take time which, like I said, is flying by...


Nothing's better than a good sweet pea. If you are interested in this pattern be sure to check back.




The It's a Purl, Man live podcast I co-hosted with Guido Stein is now available for download or you can just listen right from his site. The link for that show is here. I think it turned out great. The topic is baby knitting which is always a happy, fun topic. Make sure to check out Guido's other shows, they are always a good listen.




Time for some odds and ends. These are the cutest booties ever, I have to purchase this pattern (or one of them) and give them a try. I love that the sock is knitted right in for a sweet layered look. Seriously, you have to look at this knitted baby gift, it is about the cutest pairing I have ever seen. Annie's Market is seriously cute as well, add it to your list! This girl is a real talent.



Here is one more thing I am going to be knitting real soon. Check this free pattern out. I used to love these little tennis socks with the pom on the back. I had them in every color. I am totally making some of these to sport around, pom and all.



This book looks cute. I have to check this out soon.


As I say to my kids on the way out the door, "Move it and shake it." Have a good day, Knitters.

best, susie

p.s. Granny square count: 45



17 comments:

Wool Winder said...

Lots of great links. I've been tempted by those baby booties before, but haven't yet bought the pattern. You might have just pushed me over the edge today.

Karen said...

Thanks for all the great links Susan. I can't wait for the sweet-pea hat - it is just so cute.

Hilary said...

Wow, those hats are so so so cute! Can you tell us now what yarn you use for them? I'm making a trip to my yarn shop tomorrow and want to get the supplies so I can start a Sweet Pea hat as soon as your pattern is available. I think I'm becoming addicted to you. :-D

Hilary

CFCina said...

Thanks for the great links! I'm up to 8 Bee caps for Relay For Life and counting (knitting these caps has becoming my palate cleansing)..thanks for the continued inspiration!!!

~ Kathy C. (Hillsboro, OR)

Andrea said...

Your hats are just soooo cute! They make me want to have more babies...

Susan said...

Hilary,
The yarn is Takhi Cotton Classic and you only need 1 skein each of your two contrasting colors. I don't have the color numbers handy but I will shortly.
susan

Kedek said...

I have to make some booties for a co-worker and was going to make the Sarjee booties and try and pick up stiches and knit a tube to make the sock. Understand?? I will let you know how it goes.

Kedek said...

I have to make booties for a coworker and was going to make the Sarjee booties and try and pick up stiches and knit a tube so it would look like socks. I will let you know how it turns out. This will be my first attempt at modifying a pattern myself.

I also just checked out your itty bitty hat book to make two hats for another coworker who is having twins. I would love to try the sweat pea hat as well.

Elise

sue said...

I discovered Annie's Market last week too and her knitting is just gorgeous. I love the Sweet Pea hats, so cute and adorable. I will definately check back to see the pattern.

Suzette said...

I did a pair of Mary Jane booties from a pattern in this month's Creative Knitting. They were too bulky with a worsted weight so I used DON Stork. It has been a hot seller at The Wool Cabin!

Hilary said...

Wonderful, thank you!!

Randi said...

Can't wait to see your Sweet Pea pattern. I adore your baby hats ... it's the only gift I give any baby now, and I make them for my little ones too! Thanks for such great patterns!

Kimberly said...

Oh you don't know how happy i was to come and see your post about the sweet pea hat! I've been waiting ever so patiently :)

StarSpry said...

Your Sweet-Pea hats are adorable!!!

Thanks for all the cool links, too :)

sjk said...

Hi, Susan! I met you years ago at your store in Hilldale and stopped by when I could. I've admired your work and your books....Looove knitting baby things! I finally got to listen to you on Guido's show tonight...What fun! You were great! now I'm looking forward to the Sweet Pea Hats that are so adorable. Thanks!
Sara in WI

Inspired Tokens said...

The new baby beanies are adorable. Where do you come up with these ideas?

I'm currently knitting up a couple of your beanies for my grandchildren from your 'Itty-Bitty Hats' book. I'm using your idea to put fleece and tulle in the decrease rows. I can't wait to get them finished.

Thanks for the link to the booties pattern...how cute are these? I think I'll have to look more closely and see if I want to add these to my knitting list. It grows daily!

Annie said...

I loved knitting your sweet pea pattern and it was so fun to give as a gift. (I need to add that to my Ravelry FO's which I FINALLY started to do)
(and thanks for the compliment - it's been such a fun blogging/knitting journey so far)
I'm going to go listen now to the podcast. Have a fabulous weekend!