1 Thessalonians 4:11

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business,and to work with your own hands...1 Thessalonians 4:11

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Marla's Baby Cocoon pattern..... Happy New Year to All!!!

       The baby cocoon pattern is so sweet.  It works up fast.  I used a H hook and did get gauge. I also rev. sc around the top it would be pretty with any edging. I just love rev. sc it gives a firm edge and its pretty.  The yarn I used was I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby.   I have no babies in my life at the moment that I could borrow for a picture.  I can imagine how cute that would be.  I started to use Simply Soft, but the color was not as pretty as the yellow.  I am glad I went with the soft yellow.  If you want a cocoon pattern this is it.
cocoon pattern here   

       I have one more men's fingerless glove to make.  I have started the ribbing.  Its my pattern.  I have really made good notes so I may try  make a pattern to share. I have attempted this many times mostly at the beginning of a New Year.  It takes me a year to forget how really bad I am at writing up patterns.  I still have the fingerless gloves for a 5 year old, and now a hat is added. The snowman mitts that were lost will be my last project that was promised in December.

      I prayed the old year out and the new year in with my mom last night. She went to bed and I stayed at it till all my dears were covered in prayer for 2011 ( I do this each day but on New Years I really focus on each person for this coming year).  We always have black eyed peas cornbread and cabbage and potatoes and ham for the first.  Not this year, its just WP. and I ,so its his fave fried chicken with all that goes with it. .  My gr gr grandma Keith always said you must wear something new on New Years Day or the buzzards will roost on you that year.  She always made herself a new apron for the first day of the year.  My dears I have on new bloomers.

      I have been so blessed in my life with knowing older relatives.  When I was little I had 1 gr gr grandma (Keith) and 3 gr grandmas. One gr grandma lived till I was 16. 2 gr grandpas and my 2 grandmothers and grandfathers that lived until I was  in my late 30s.  Hard working people. All my grandmothers quilted tatted and crocheted and knitted. I have a house full of their things. No one ever divorced....never.  I know it will happen someday, but I just pray its not one of my kids that breaks this record of sorts.((smiles)). 

      Tomorrow is Sunday and I will more than likely work on the fingerless gloves all the while remembering what gr gr grandma Keith would say to us,  "Child every stitch you take on Sunday you will root out with your nose in the hereafter." If she caught you she would make you rip it back to Sat.

     Happy New Year to all.  May this be a wonderful year that brings each one of you such unbelievable joy. May you never have to rip back to Sat....((.smiles))


glor said...

The cocoon came out beautifully. Nice work. Wishing you and your family a most blessed New Year. Thank you for usch a sweet comment on my blog.

Marla said...


Thank you so much for testing my cocoon- glad it came out to size when someone else did it too! May I have permission to post the picture with your name and share it with Relief Share, who I made the pattern for? It turned out lovely!

Thanks again- Happy New Year and tell WP I love fried chicken too!!