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It's Summer time and the livin' is easy.....share whatever it is you are working on these days.  This is the season to walk barefoot and take life slower.  I have no theme whatsoever, so share your knitting with America ~ thank you to all who share!

Here is the Jaywalker sock by Lynn, using the Misti Alpaca Sock Yarn; a favorite yarn of Lynn's.  Lynn is a regular contributor living on Bainbridge Island, here in Washington state - thank you Lynn!

Here are a pair of socks made by good friend Lynn.  Lynn used the basic sock pattern from the Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles book by Cat Bordi.  The yarn used is the Noro sock yarn.  Lynn even made me a pair of these sock only in pink for my 50th birthday present - Lynn you ROCK!!

Socks by Jana.....the pattern is by Lauren Lindeman at So Much Yarn and it's called Basic Baby Socks.  The yarn used was Claudia Handpainted.  Nice job Jana.....now I want to make a pair.

My friend Melissa from Poulsbo knit the QUICK BABY SWEATER by Lorraine Majors out of Red Heart Soft Yarn.  Good luck at the auction.....this is a free pattern

Here again from Yvonne Harper this sweet baby outfit entitled Little Girlie Girl by Joyce Nordstrom.  You can find this pattern out of the Creative Knitting March 2008 magazine edition.  Yvonne made this outfit out of the Cascade 220 Superwash yarn.  I love this little outfit!!

Also from Yvonne, this fabulous felted tote from the Pursenalities book by Eva Wiechmann.  The pattern is entitled Blue Hawaii Tote and Yvonne made hers out of Cascade 220 doubled.  LOVE IT~

Yvonne Harper from Washington state made this Half & Half vest from the Knitters magazine designed by the Knitters Design Team.  The yarn used for her vest was Lumpy Bumpy by Farmhouse Yarns.  Nice job Yvonne!

My friend Deanna from Poulsbo made this cute moebius for her daughter.  The pattern is from Frog Tree, FT-218 and called The Versatile Moebius, the yarn used was Noro Silk Garden Lite.  You will have to purchase this pattern from your LYS as you won't be able to find a free pattern on-line or be able to purchase directly from Frog Tree.  I am going to include a link to the Frog Tree website, so you can see what's happening with this unique company.

Frog Tree Yarns

Now here is something you don't see every day.....the Doddy Ball by Carol Feller.  Melissa from Poulsbo Washington made this ball for her son using Cascade 200 Tweed. There is a free pattern available from Knitty, so check it out by clicking on the link below.....

Doddy Ball

Geri just keeps knitting these adorable baby knits and I'll just keep posting them.  What good work you do Geri, and thank you for participating.  This little sweater is called Baby Bolero, and you can find this pattern out of the One Skein Wonder book. Geri used Blue Sky Organic Cotton!

Here are some more baby sweaters from Geri in Poulsbo Washington.  She pumps these sweaters out, and one is more beautiful than the next.  She is extraordinary!

Hoodies are big - I've been seeing them more and more in clothing even on t-shirts.  This is the cutest little sweater, I want one in my size.....my friend Lynn, a regular contributor, made this sweater out of Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille.  The pattern she used is from the Knitting Pure & Simple line called Knitting Pure & Simple Babies Neck Down Cardigan #982.  Please check your LYS for this pattern.  Look at those little whale buttons!  Thanks Lynn~

Here's another pair of socks from our friend Kim from Germany.  She's just a sock knitting machine!  The thing is, her socks are anything but ordinary - they are all so pretty!!  This pair is the Crosshatch Lace by Charlene Schurch from More Sensational Knitted socks.  The yarn is Regia Color 4-ply, colorway 5025.  Thank you Kim~

This is the cutest little sweater for a baby arriving in your circle of friends.  Geri from Poulsbo Washington made this sweater entitled "Baby Soft Cardigan", from The Knitters Book of Yarn by Clara Parkes out of Blue Sky Organic Cotton.  You are a good knitter Geri!

Bags, bags and more bags!  I guess this summer is a bag summer.  Here are a couple of bags made by my friend Lynn.  They are called Stripe Savvy and the pattern came from Interweave Knits winter 03 edition.  Yarn used Koigu.  These are small in size but pack a cute punch!

Well I went to a baby shower a couple of weeks ago and had a great time.  The baby is to be a boy and will be born in August.  I still have my blanket on needles, but did manage to whip up this stinkin' cute Sock Monkey Hat.  The link to the pattern is below.  I made the size small and I would say it's infant size or at least babies totally.  One other note, the yarn called for is now discontinued and I used Bernat chunky for mine.

free pattern

Check these socks out - Kim from Germany is just a sock knitting machine.  The name of this sock is Scrolls by Charlene Schurch from the More Sensational Knitted Socks book.  The yarn is Schachenmayr nomotta Bambino, colorway 37.  I think that socks really are a great summer project - portable, short rows.....but these are anything but simple.  You are a great sock knitter Kim!!

Look at Dakota in a sweater made by her Nana Chris from Poulsbo Washington - OMG - how cute - LOVE IT!  It's a Lorna's Laces pattern called "A Cardigan For Every Kid" but Chris used Araucania Nature Wool Chunky Multi. Good job, that looks like it was fun to make!

Here is another entry from Erin in Long Beach California.  She has even written up a pattern for anyone who would like to make this bag.  Thank you Erin, your bag is exquisite!

Erin's Lace Tote

Jana Schiewe from Washington made the Koolhaas Hat from the Interweave Knits Holiday 2007 issue by Jared Flood.  The yarn used was Dream in Color.  Nice job, I'm making that too.....

Kim Gutschmidt from Germany just finished the Monkey Sock (no purl version) by Cookie A. in Koigu KPPM colorway P812.  LOVE THEM!  Thanks Kim~ free pattern

For the no purl version, you just knit the purls~happy knitting!

Here is Brynn wearing the sweater Grandma Deanna made and looking totally adorable.  Nice job Deanna from Poulsbo Washington.  It's a Lion Brand pattern called Eyelet Yoke Cardigan 

but Deanna used three skeins of Blue Sky Organic Cotton and a slight needle adjustment.  As you can see in the photo, Brynn will be wearing the sweater this fall.

Bag #1 is from Lynn in Washington; and it's a classic hobo style bag made out of the Noro Ganpi Abaka Teipu.

Bag #2 is from Erin in Long Beach California, and it's from a pattern called "Wobbly Circles Tote" by Leigh Radford and Interweave Knits magazine Spring 2006 edition; the yarn used was Cascade 220., Lambs Pride Bulky and Berroco Hip Hop stranded with some Lamb's Pride Worsted.

Bag #3 is from Melissa in Washington, and it's called Celtic Tote by Jennifer Tallapaneni out of the Interweave Knits magazine, Winter 2007 edition.   Melissa used Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride Worsted.

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