Denise's NeedleWorks

Denise's Needleworks

Location: Ames, Iowa, United States

I am wife to Jeff, homeschool mom to 8, a knit and crochet teacher and totally addicted to knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. After knitting, crocheting and sewing my own clothing from the age of 10 on, I studied textiles & clothing in college. That lead me to 25 years of custom dressmaking and alterations work, while sewing, knitting and crocheting for my growing children. I have worked in the yarn industry for the past 3 years and have been designing my own knitting patterns. Visit my web site at Find me as DeniseInIowa on

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Berries Cardigan Sleeve

My camera is broken. It wasn't saving things very well and then ds, Philip, dropped it. Now the flash doesn't work either so the pictures are coming out very dark or over flashed. So no pictures for a while probably until I can get a new camera.

I am working my way down the first sleeve of the Berries Cardigan. This week has been very busy again so I am not getting as far as I would like with this knitting project. Arnhild is not going to be back from Norway until the end of the month so I will still be taking care of her business as I start school with my first grader and transport the older 2 to their activities. I have started making lists of the things that I have to get done each day so I don't forget something important. So far, so good. I have been checking everything off the list except the knitting--oops! I really need to find more time for that!

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Moving right along....

Anyone know that song from the Muppet Movie? My older kids loved the Muppets. We have been introducing the younger ones to them through the DVD's. Good wholesome fun!

I feel like this Berries Cardigan had been moving right along until last week. Then I got super busy with preparations for school, meetings that are starting up and a dozen other things that had to be attended to.

The body is finished now!!!! I started on the first sleeve but haven't gotten very far with it yet.

Here is another snippet for you.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Where, oh where?

have I been? Sorry, I haven't posted in quite a while. I don't usually go this long without something to post about.

I have been working faithfully on the sweater for Terri Shea. I have gotten to the front neck decreases and will soon be to the shoulders.

I was hoping to give you another peek at it but ... my camera died. That is the other reason that haven't posted recently. I think it is time for a new camera.

For now I will give you the picture I had before of the sweater. It is much longer now with lots and lots of the berries ... so use your imagination and you will be able to see what it looks like now.

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