Bernat Baby Cakes

In the Punkin' patch

Project –  "Very Scary" Pullover
Bernat Free Pattern Library download
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Punkin' and Lemon Drop
Blogger – Teresaknits

While my fellow bloggers were crocheting-along, I've was knitting up a treat - my daughter's Halloween Jack o'Lantern sweater!

I commemorated Halloween this year with a sweater for my daughter --

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Project – Beret and Mittens
Bernat Pattern Book #530196 Show Your Stripes
Yarn – Bernat Jacquards in Juniper Jacquards

Project – Watermelon Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Ice Cream, Tickled Pink, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

The Beret's second go-round

Project – Girl’s Beret
Bernat Pattern Book #530195 Mini Me
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Pool Party
Blogger – michellecrochets

Whew!  Fixing the Girl's Beret to actually fit my daughter's head was not nearly the challenge I expected it to be.  I ripped back the picot row, and the three

A Lovely Watermelon

Project – Watermelon Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Ice Cream, Tickled Pink, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

Well, almost a lovely watermelon.  Thankfully all knitting, including the button bands, is done.

One Happy Foot!

Project – Mom’s Ankle Socks (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes
Blogger – Shandeh

After a very short time, I have accomplished half of my goal.  Now, I have completed one of the "Mom's Ankle Socks" I'm knitting with Bernat Baby Cakes

Will I ever size a hat right?

Project – Girl’s Beret
Bernat Pattern Book #530195 Mini Me
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Pool Party
Blogger – michellecrochets

Still working from the Mini-Me booklet from Bernat, I'm now working on the matching hat to the Girl's Cardigan pictured on the front.   I love crocheting hats - two hours

At Long Last: The Yoke

Project – Watermelon Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Ice Cream, Tickled Pink, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

Never have I been so happy to finally reach the yoke!  The body seemed to go on forever.  When I finally reached the end, I thought joining the sleeves to

Colorful Yarn for Summer Socks

Project – Mom's Ankle Socks (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes
Blogger – Shandeh

The bright, happy colors of the Bernat Baby Cakes yarn are PERFECT for summer socks.  Knitting with this yarn just makes me smile. :)

Growing Watermelons

Project – Watermelon Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Ice Cream, Tickled Pink, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

It takes time to grow watermelons.  Ask any gardener, and I'm sure you'll find that patience is a necessary trait.  And so it is with knitters (and crocheters too). 

Smooshy Yarn for Comfy Feet

Project – Mom's Ankle Socks (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes
Blogger – Shandeh

I think I'm in love......with Bernat Baby Cakes yarn!

This month, I'm knitting a quick pair of comfy ankle socks to wear around the house.  Since I'm such a

Toddler cardi for a near Tween!

Project – Girl’s Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530195 Mini Me
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Pool Party
Blogger – michellecrochets

I'm genuinely pleased with my resizing of the Girl's Cardigan:

The sweater has lovely flow and drape

Watermelons and Summer

Project – Watermelon Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Ice Cream, Tickled Pink, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

Watermelons: the quintessential summer food.  And while summer may be winding down in my part of the world (the evenings are cooler), I've decided to whip up a

It's Alive!

Project – Monster Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Clear Sailing, Lemon Drop, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

The monster lives!  Muah-ha-ha!

Okay, the monster vest isn't alive, but it sure is darn cute. 

A Slow Go

Project –  Cozy Cable Blanket
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Bonnet Blue
Blogger – Teresaknits

So I'm knitting this cabled blanket. It goes along quickly until I get to the cable rows, then things take a much slower turn. I love the cabled stitches and

Deciphering Lace

Project – Girl’s Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530195 Mini Me
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Pool Party
Blogger – michellecrochets

Since I eliminated the pleats at the top of the bodice of the Girl's Cardigan - which reduced the number of stitches across - I had to get resourceful in arranging the lace pattern at the

Step by Step

Project – Monster Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Clear Sailing, Lemon Drop, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

So my vest is progressing rather nicely (if I do say so myself).  I've got the front done and the back is half-done (but the fun part will

No pleats and moving side to side

Project – Girl’s Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530195 Mini Me
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Pool Party
Blogger – MichelleCrochets

After one skein worth of crocheting on the bottom section of the girl's cardigan, I decided to stop and test out the pleating. With about

Rip, Rip, Rip

Project – Monster Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Clear Sailing, Lemon Drop, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

One would hope that a newcomer to intarsia would check out all the available resources on working the technique BEFORE starting.   At least that's what a sane person would

Eeek, A Monster

Project – Monster Vest
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Clear Sailing, Lemon Drop, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

Well, toddlers can be monsters, LOL!  Ask me how I know?

Seriously though, a cute monster vest would aptly suite

Icy Blue Yarn for Hot Summer Days

We've been having more than our share of hot summer days in the Midwest, which means my knitting days are limited. Who wants to sit down with heavy, bulky yarn and stitch away when the temperatures and humidity are so high? Not me – until I got my hands

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