Sunday, December 03, 2006


Cute Overload's got nothin' on me.

Pea Pod sweaters, made in Cleckheaton Country 8-ply (superwash) with US #4s in the 3-month (hahahaha) size.

I'm not all that thrilled with the color of the green buttons. I suppose I could offer to replace all the buttons with (washable) wooden ones. We'll see.

I also made some cakes for the shower today. Crys & Ronise have been referring to the twins as "Beans & Rice," so:

All that's left is to put a few jelly beans on the 'Beans' one. Fortunately, I'm not a perfectionist. I'm into "sloppy cute."


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Julie said...

That really IS cute overload!!! They are sure to be the hit of the party.

Love the cakes too :)

Paula said...

The sweaters and the cakes are sooo cute. Still working on my vest collar

Kathleen Chaffin said...

Hello, Valerie,

You posted at my husband's blog (CE Chaffin) and he sent the comment on to me, because I love to knit also. I really enjoyed your blog (though I didn't go into the archives) and love the adorable sweaters. Is it impolite for me to ask for the pattern? And the Screamin' Leaves scarf is gorgeous (pattern request likewise)!

I am taking a class right now in making a felted bag, then one in making a shawl out of recycled sari silk. I've been knitting for a long time but don't always produce the desired results, so taking classes is a good motivation and teaching tool.

I'm going to bookmark your blog and will look forward to future posts.

Best regards,

Kathleen Chaffin

Earin Marybird said...

Where do you get the time and energy? Girl, you work full time! I'm home all day and I had hand cramps after knitting most of the day. You are amazing! The sweaters (and the cakes) are soooooo cute!

sillyewe said...

EEEEeeee, they are so cute! And I love the cakes. What lucky a mom. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I have worked on that one far to long to admit and am glad it is done now. She is a master od color and I loved every second of it.

jae said...

Oh my goodness, those sweaters are sooooooooooooo cute!!! and chic and stylish too.