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.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Little Cotton Rabbits..."HEAD" start

I purchased a knitted bunny pattern by Little Cotton Rabbits. Knitting starts with the head and ears. I have three examples using Size 3 needles for the head and Size 2 for the ears, The larger two are knitted with "I Love This Cotton" yarn, worsted weight, 100% cotton purchased at Hobby Lobby; the smaller head knitted with "Chickadee" from Quince & Co., DK weight, 100% wool yarn. The hardest part for me is not in the knitting, but applying the embroidered face to capture a whimsical expression. Can't seem to get the exact expression. Ear placement is also important and it took me a few tries to get them just so.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Pansy Afghan...20 yrs in the making

I started this blanket in 1997, the year my mom was in hospice, shortly before she passed away. I have had these blocks stashed away for way too long and I might have given up, but I knew that one day I would finish. A total of 54 finished blocks is needed to make the blanket. As of today, I have fifteen squares completed; only 39 more to go. Considering that these squares are not that difficult to crochet, nor that they take too long, I don't know why I have let this project drag on for 20 years. When I finally do finish, I will give this to my sister who has always wanted it from the very first.

Pattern: Pretty Pansies from Afghans for All Seasons (Leisure Arts).  Finished size approx. 48" x 69"
Flowers: Red Hart Super Saver Yarn, worsted weight, various colors; Background: Caron One Pound Yarn, worsted weight; all 100% polyester. Crochet Hook sizes F (3.75 mm) and J (6.00 mm).

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mittens and Hat; Big Twist Sincerely - Pink Denim

Child's Mittens and Hat (for 6-12 yrs old).  I used Big Twist Sincerely, Pink Denim, 100% Acrylic, purchased from JoAnn's on sale. One 5 oz ball (270 yds) was enough to make this set. Hat pattern from Love Knitting.com; Baby, Child, Adult "Little Petal" Slouchy Hat; designer Jessica Rose Hand Knits. Mittens pattern from Etsy.com, GrammasKnittedGifts, "Classic Kids Mittens". I purchased both the hat and mitten patterns for a reasonable cost and am glad I did. Both had good instructions, easy enough to follow, with great results. The slouchy hat is adorable.
So cute!!!