Tuesday, January 24, 2006
I'm soo excited! My book came in and I finally got yarn to make the Norwegian Stockings from Nancy Bush's Folk Socks. I started last night because I couldn't wait. It's my first time making socks and doing fair isle, and so far I'm having a lot of fun with this project. I Can't wait to finish the first sock!
Monday, January 16, 2006
Ok..so it's my last week home from school, and I haven't been called back to work at all, so guess what I've been up to?....knitting of course! I haven't taken many progress picks, although my black and white Rowan cape is soooo close to being finished. All I have to do is knit up the collar and I'll be done! I have, however, taken some pics of finished objects that are long overdue. First, is the Corinne Dress taken from Stephanie's lovely pattern at www.knittingfog.net.
I loved this pattern! I was hoping to wear the dress for New Year's but couldn't find a full nude slip to go underneath it. I still haven't found a slip, so that's why the scary mannequin is modeling. And don't mind all the spots in the background, it's where my Dalmatian has his bed!
I finally got around to cleaning my room and some of the basement this week, and ended up finding lots of things I had forgotten about. First up is these monkey mittens I made using knitting and crochet. I used an old mitten pattern I had and added some crochet disks for ears to make it look cute. I can't wait to wear them in this crazy snowy weather we're having!
I've also been wanting to post some of my artwork on my knitting blog, to show what I've been up to at college. I'm so excited that I can finally scan them to the computer with the scanner/copier/printer my boyfriend got me for Christmas. I LOVE this gift and I've been having so much fun playing around with it all week! So here's a picture that I painted last year (freshman year) in my color class. It's done with acrylic and it's partly modeled after a picture I found on the internet and my own knitting which I was doing at the time. It was my final painting, and I made it in memory of my great great Aunt Nell who has passed awayw a few years earlier. She taught me how to knit when I was four, and now the skills she taught me have turned into my passion. Thank you so much, Nell.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Since school and the holidays are over and done with, I've had some time to myself to knit and crochet. I've started so many new projects, but only finished a few. I made the Corinne Dress from knittingfog.net and started a knitalong for it. It's finished, and I was hoping to wear it for New Year's but I haven't been able to get a nude slip. So..pics will come as soon as I pick one up.
I got two great books for Christmas that I've been wanting for a while: Knitting on the Edge and Knitting over the Edge, both by Nicky Epstein. They're great books with tons of information. The first project I've made is the American Beauty Rose Capelet from the second book. I modified it a little bit. I knit the capelet in garter stitch instead of the basketweave stitch because with the boucle yarn I was using, I didn't think the pattern would show up. I think it came out pretty well... sorry, it doesn't look as good as it is because I'm lacking in the picture taking department, but I'm still pleased with it. I hope you like it! And hopefully you'll see more projects from me in the near future now that I have some more time to keep this blog up!