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?
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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
Sunday, November 19, 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
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
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
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.