Wednesday, December 13, 2017

What is your goal?

Christine, take note. You've been knitting up lots and lots of dolls, bunnies, monkeys and other softie critters for the girlies. In 2018, let's focus on mastering Fair Isle knitting, perhaps an infinity scarf first, socks and leg warmers, maybe a complicated sweater as a final crowning achievement?

A New Sock Monkey from #Susan B. Anderson's "itty-bitty toys"


 A late starter am I.  Got it in my head to knit sock monkeys for the children coming to visit this Christmas 2017, so that we could play Monkey Bingo and Go Ape with monkeys in hand on Christmas Eve. It's been three weeks and still knitting like crazy. Two down, three to go. Crazy indeed, but oh so much fun as the monkeys come off the needles, one by one. 

Why Christine? Why always so last minute? Dearest hubby says, "It's because you're an artist, Christine." Bless that man's heart.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

It's a Bunny!

Pattern from Susan B. Anderson's book, Itty Bitty Toys. Yarn: Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street Collection; Cashmere Fleur De Lys; 90% extra fine merino, 10% cashmere; worsted weight (4). From start to finish, this bunny took about one week to knit. It's a cutie, maybe a Christmas present if I can bear to part with it.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Winter Projects 2017

I often wonder about what other knitters do; for example, how many projects do you work on at a time? Is it better to do only one at a time to finish faster? Those kinds of questions. See the aqua socks? I've been working on those socks for over two seasons; in fact, had to unravel one sock and redo...a couple of times...because I wasn't paying attention.
Christmas Rabbit in the making
Shawl and Crocheted Handtowel
A pair of socks for Jaden



Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tea Cozies keep the teapot warm...

Pattern from Alexandra Mackenzie, purchased through Etsy

A tea cozy which I adapted from a baby's hat pattern.

Little Cotton Rabbits - Easter 2017


Knitted bunnies for Easter 2017 and sent them along to the granddaughters and other special friends.








Thursday, February 9, 2017

Little Cotton Rabbits; Bunny in Red Shoes and A Polka Dot Dress



Yarn: "Quince and Co. Chickadee" which worked well with this project; Size 2 and Size 3 needles. Next bunny, work on eyes and nose/mouth placement, as well as those ears. I think the ears need to be placed closer together. In search of that perfect whimsical expression.