Posted by: trimitup | July 16, 2014

Self Publish Your knitting Book.

This is a way bloggers could turn their blogs into a book.

How about you knitters out there? Maybe you could add all the patterns you’ve created or everything you’ve ever handmade! Such a cool idea.  You could have a picture book!


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I’ve started a KAL  (knit a long) by Wendy Johnson. It’s her Summer Mystery Shawl for 2014.

Love this yarn. It is called Stroll Tonal by KnitPicks, The colorway is Thunderhead.  Just in case you’re interested in a fun knit, I have a link here to take you to the pattern on Ravelry.  I always say we knit by faith so this one is just that, you don’t get to see what the pattern looks like ahead of time……..though I guess I am showing you a little bit of it ;) Sorry!

Happy Knitting!


Posted by: trimitup | June 9, 2014

Looking Cute Baby!

Well my goodness, it’s been awhile but very rewarding last few months. I will show you some of the items I knit and crocheted for our new and 1st grandbaby.

The first two outfits are for her photo shoot.

Baby Turtle Set by Southern Posh Patterns  The turtle outfit is not practical to wear but pretty darn cute anyway.  It was so much fun to crochet.





Darling Corset Onesie by Melody’s Makings



I love to crochet baby blankets, they are quicker than knitting and very warm if needed. I used the Lion Brand free pattern and made just one change.  Instead of  double crochet two rows for each color , I did four rows and that gave it a chevron look that is so popular these days.












Knit a plethora of washcloths for mommy and baby. Pattern by Simply Notable and it’s called The Almost Lost Washcloth.










I have an embroidery machine, so I embroidered our beautiful little grandbaby’s name on these little knitted hats.










Happy Knitting : )


Posted by: trimitup | February 18, 2014

Saying goodbye to an old friend.

We have had the most beautiful weather for winter in Southern California…..meaning warm and sometimes into the 80′s!  A most odd year so far, hope that does not mean we will have a very cool summer.  But no matter the weather, it’s always perfect for knitting.  The chevron cowl I knit for a friend was finally finished in January, yay!!  The cowl scarf is 6 feet long.



We sadly lost a family member and friend last week named Heidi cat, she was about 17 years old and was very much a part of our family. She was sick for a very short time.  Heidi was so smart and stubborn.  She loved to talk to us (very vocal).  Heidi left behind a sister of the same age and a much younger stepsister.  We miss her so much.

Miss Hidy cat warming up over the heater vent.

Miss Heidi cat warming up over the heater vent.


Enjoy the last week of the Winter Olympics,

Happy knitting : )


Posted by: trimitup | December 23, 2013

Christmas EVE, EVE!!

Well it’s almost Christmas and I have done most of the festivities before the 25th.  Like……the Christmas party, Christmas musical, gift exchange with friends and most of  the family, even had Christmas dinner already! We celebrated Christmas early with one of our son’s and daughter in law already as she has a large family and wants to make the rounds to everyone.  So in my mind, I feel like I have already done it all! But WAIT….. there’s MORE!  Celebrating the birth of Jesus is the best and most important part of the season :)

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can show you these things now that I have given them to our son and daughter in law.  There will be many more baby things to come and I can hardly wait to make them!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! And Happy Knitting!!


Posted by: trimitup | December 5, 2013

Knitting for first Grand-baby!

How do you like the snow? It does not snow here in Southern Calif where I live but thought it would be nice to add snow to the blog for awhile.  I skipped a whole month of blogging….so sorry :(  Where does the time go??

My husband and I are going to become grandparents, SHE is entering this world next May.  Needless to say, I am so excited and have another excuse to knit baby things ♥ of course…..I never really need an excuse to knit! Here are some of my fave knit and crochet things from a past post: Baby fun to knit and crochet.  Since that post I have found so many more patterns and gift ideas.

Love this crochet turtle outfit for photo shoots!! 


I have been working on a special order for a friend.  It’s a chevron cowl scarf, knit in that round and will be connected to the other end with the Kitchener stitch (grafting). The yarn is cotton fingerweight yarn from and the pattern is from website.

I have not created any new patterns lately, it takes a lot of thought and time which I don’t have right now. Still studying real estate, filling orders and baby stuff. Please check out my etsy shop at

Sure hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and an abundance of food and family!  I will try to post at least one more time before Christmas.

Please enjoy this holiday season and don’t forget to knit for someone you love!!

marilynknits : )

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