Thursday, March 27, 2008


Today I made a special delivery. Due to health issues I've spent an inordinant amount of time at the CVS nearest to my house. Over the past several years most of the pharmacy staff has gotten to know me by name. Elaine, the pharmacy tech, recently had her first grandson. She joked about what was I going to knit for him, but little did she know that I already had something in mind. Today I made a special delivery for her.


Pattern: Zoe from A Treasury of Rowan Knits
Yarn: Schachenmayr Nomotta Denim
Needles: 3 and 6 US Colonial Rosewood
Size: 2-3
Started: March 2, 2008 Finished: March 26, 2008

Mods: The sweater is designed as a tunic for girls. I shortened it to sweater length and omitted the side flaps. I also omitted the two front pockets. I was looking for blue buttons and the only suitable ones we found were the doggie buttons. They add that little extra that was needed.

Once the pollen stops falling I'm planning to make this one of my outdoor knitting spots. It's the bbq pit we had built this winter. Mom has already purchased the fabric and foam for the pillows that will surround it. I'll be doing the sewing and assembly. The grills for the pit are on order. We do a lot of cooking out so I'm sure that we'll be spending a lot of time out here grilling and chilling.

Theresa asked about the floor a few photos back. Yes that is the floor in the new section. It's red oak like the floors in the original house. We can do rugs but no carpet. I have severe dust mite allergies and don't have either in my bed or craft room.


Monika said...

Oh, I love simple designs, and this sweater is perfect! I'm sure she was totally surprised! Your outdoor grilling station looks fabulous! I would love to come and hang out there. It's not much fun to have dust mite allergies, but the good thing is you don't have to have carpet floor. I hate mine, almost all over the house. We used to have either wooden or tile floores and I like them much bettern. Don't envy you the sewing, but I'm sure it's all worth it. :o)

Kathy said...


You sweetie! the sweater for your pharmacist is adorable . This sounds like a relationship I'd have! My kids always wonder why I know everyone who waits on me.

Calvin said...

The sweater is too cute. I know that you guys will enjoy the BBQ pit area. It's very nice.

Vera H. said...

What a sweet thing for you to do. The sweater is adorable. it's nice to see the power of knitted gifts.

Monika said...

Thank you for your comment on my post from April 14th! I was a little afraid the questions were too simple. Have never done such a thing before, but Sandi did a great job answering them. Thanks for being a faithful reader of my blog! Hope your sewing for your outdoor BBQ area is going well!

Theresa said...

A BBQ pit??? Oh, I am sooo coming to your house. C'mon now, fiber and BBQ - what else is there? Throw in some boiled peanuts and I may never leave.
The baby sweater is absolutely adorable!
And we have #2 red oak in our house, with a matte finish, and I LOVE it!