Monday, October 17, 2016

A lonely, somewhat ugly ball of sock yarn is now a hat. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Blue socks for Katherine. She's still wearing through them as fast as I knit them. I'm getting more darning practice but hoping to find the balance.

I've been wanting to venture more into colorwork with my knitting for a while now. This pattern has been in my queue for so long that I finally forced myself to prioritize it. I've been watching the Netflix Slow TV Knitting night and I LOVE IT!! After seeing all of those great mittens and sweaters I knew it was time to tackle the hat.
I really enjoyed knitting it, although, I need to work on the tension of my floats a bit more. I'd even like to try the mittens at some point but south Florida living doesn't really inspire hats and mittens.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Katherine loves hand knit socks. However, she wears them always when at home. As a result, she wears holes in them. I am not a fan of darning holes, so I decided that making more socks would keep them from wearing out as quickly.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Another pair of socks for Katherine.

Monday, August 8, 2016

A couple of years ago, one of my very favorite designers wrote out the "Our Father" prayer with embellishments in her own handwriting. No computer images, all hand-drawn. She intended it as a quilt, but I hand stitched it as a wall-hanging. I really truly enjoyed stitching this, it has been one of my all-time favorite gifts to give. While visiting this summer, I finally remembered to snap a picture of it.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

I've been working on this one for a while. The yarn was a Christmas gift. It started with a sample in the yarn shop. Unfortunately, the sample was knitting while holding 2 strands together. The "free" pattern with yarn purchase was so badly and incorrectly written that three balls of yarn wouldn't be enough to make one like it. This pattern, called Wisp turned out just as well with only one ball of yarn, size 8 needles and finishing at just over 6 feet long. I'd really like to do something detailed with the other 2 balls, so I'll have to wait for some special free time...someday.