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August 10, 2009

SSK (Slip, Slip, Knit Two Together)

Filed under: knitting — cindylv @ 9:11 pm
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Grrrrrrrr! It’s weird format day, here at AnUncappedPen. We hope you enjoy the break from straight lines.

I’ve been busy. A knitting fool, actually. I made a cropped sweater for my lovely niece Madison Rosie.

Madisons Sweater

I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn in multiple colors, concentrating on purples and pinks. It’s a little big on her, but I’m sure she’ll grow into it.

Then I made a pink cardigan for another niece, Alyssa. When she was three years old, she brought me a snake from the backyard. So here is my revenge:

Alyssas Sweater

I crocheted the flowers (she’s a girly girl). And the snake detaches for washing. Here’s a closeup of the detail:

Alyssas Sweater Detail

My current WIP (Work In Progress) is a red and black cardigan for Mason Gracie, a tiny smidge of a niece. I’ll post the photos when I finish.

And if that wasn’t enough, we’re working on another project for the backyard. We took a few hundred yards of shadecloth and wove it between the slats on the patio cover. In 115 degree heat, even a few degrees makes a difference.

Shadecloth Project

shadecloth project 2



  1. I think I saw both of those sweaters in person. I definitely remember the snake…

    Cool idea for the patio cover. I look forward to enjoying it next time I visit. :-)

    Comment by angel — August 10, 2009 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Angel. It’s helped tremendously. The only downfall is that I can’t see the stars or the jets from Nellis AFB when I sit outside. I’ll take the shade, though. I can always walk out into the yard to see the stars and the planes!

      Comment by cindylv — August 11, 2009 @ 4:48 am | Reply

  2. What wonderful sweaters!! The snake sweater is going to be a real treasure for your darling niece, and I bet it was especially delightful for you to make it.

    A little shade is a fine thing. Our deck is a wonderful place, except in the middle of the day all summer long, when it bakes. The overhead slats and some shade cloth look like they’re a nice solution!

    Comment by Piglet, MPH — August 12, 2009 @ 12:20 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Piglet. She seemed to like it. Her mom really did!

      Our backyard faces east, so we get morning sun. By noon, with the shade cloth, we’re pretty well shaded on the patio. I know it’s cut my power bill by almost 20 percent! Yay shade cloth!

      Comment by cindylv — August 12, 2009 @ 4:10 am | Reply

  3. Nice blog. enjoyed going through it. Keep it up the good work. Cheers :)

    Comment by Flowers — August 13, 2009 @ 1:48 pm | Reply

    • Thanks! Stop by anytime!

      Comment by cindylv — August 13, 2009 @ 2:07 pm | Reply

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