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A Sweater for Emilia with Roller Skate Buttons

Roller skate buttons! Perfect for the daughter of a roller derby fan.

Knitting while listening to a book on tape is one of my favorite relaxing activities.

My favorite things to knit are baby gifts. For Emilia I decided to make a color block sweater as I had some single balls in really wonderful colors of an amazingly soft wool. I used a basic cardigan pattern with pretty scalloped edges at the base, sleeve cuffs and neckline. The fun roller skate buttons topped off the colorful look.

My love of knitting comes from my mom. She taught me the basics and encouraged me on projects throughout the years. I inherited a large portion of her knitting tools, materials, books and patterns. Although it saddens me that I can’t show her my recent projects, it is wonderful to remember her each time I sit and work on a new sweater. Thanks, mom.

Just Ducky’s Large Strawberry Print

For Just Ducky’s Spring 2010 collection a fun oversized strawberry print was developed specifically for their new style Butterfly Sleeve Top. Keeping to simple, strong colors – pink, lime, brown – makes a print that is big and bold, yet not overwhelming. Very summer!

Shown here in the Spring 2010 catalog. Visit Just Ducky online at: