Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
I have been wanting to try colorwork, stranding, Fair Isle or whatever you want to call it, for awhile now.
So, I am taking a class at "Red Purl" with Amy the owner, whom I have decided could be a kindred spirit. The class is fun and very laid back, which I appreciate. Past knitting classes have made me "overheat" when learning something new, but not at Red Purl. Love the shoppe, loved the class.
Now on to my ability to do colorwork. Let me put it right out there, I will conquer this, but I am so not left handed and I will have to work at correcting my tension when picking up with my left hand. Amy says it will come with time, but so far I do not like the look of this sloppy knitting, but do like the colors. Completed this project will be a small pocketbook, with 3 different colorway patterns. OH MY!
Will also be working this week on some felted Easter Eggs, (never too early, always too late), when my left hand just wants to give up and get back to just holding the needle.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Dan's brother Greg called last week and wanted to know if I could knit him a hat. He wanted it, his words, like a Jewish hat but a little bigger. This is what I came up with, in the requested Rockford School Colors. It took me 7.23 hours (Dan made me keep track) and he is billing Greg $300.00. I keep trying to tell him, we don't knit because it is cheaper, we knit, because we love to create, and it keeps us sane when we have to live with scone stealing dogs, and people who do "math".
Thursday, March 6, 2008
These are fun and should I say rather addictive? 2 tries on the Top Hat, my best critic, Dan advised that the 1st attempt was too short and rather girly. I'm fairly pleased with the 2nd attempt.
I keep leaving off a mouth, for I have not been happy with any attempts. Sometimes less is more, correct? Thoughts, comments, directions, critiques, all are welcome!!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Oh, these are so fun to make! The first bunny will be completed once she is stuffed.
Isn't she sweet.
I have named her "Leisl" for she is a teenage bunny, you know 16 going on 17.
Easter always reminds me of the Sound of Music for some odd reason, so all the bunnies will be named after the Von Tropp Family Singers.