I knit this super soft scarf in the basket weave pattern for Luke's mother, Jane, for Christmas. I used size 7 needles and the pattern came out looking really delicate and smooth. I was very pleased! Jane loved it and it looks lovely on her.
Saturday, January 07, 2012
2011 was a pretty slow year for knitting for me. I only completed 3 projects, I believe, but my life was full in many other areas. For Christmas, I knit Luke this sweater with his last name stitched across the chest. We heard about a similar sweater allegedly knit for Graham Nash back in the late 60s by then girlfriend Joni Mitchell that we were inspired by. Plus Luke likes his name on his clothing. So I knit it with a very rough pattern that I had to adjust and make guesses while he was out of town. It was tough! I didn't knit the letters instarsia style, because I didn't have a graph for it, so I knit up the sweater first and stitched the name on top with a different yarn. Took me a few tries, but I got it, and it fits! To more knitting in 2012!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Monday, July 04, 2011
Happy 4th of July! It's been a lovely relaxing, BBQing and drinking weekend here. I finally finished up this colorful blanket I knit for Luke! (I know, it's too hot, but he'll have it for winter)
I've been knitting pretty sporadically this year, but when I do, this is the only project I've had in the works. After realizing I have about 8 boxes FULL of yarn, I decided to only use yarn I already own when making most of my projects this year, as with this colorful blanket. No need to buy anything new yet. Luke calls it my "scrap blanket" with joking disdain. I think Omar will be stealing it very soon. He is a creature of comfort.
I used a combination of increases and decreases to create the chevron zig zag with garter stitch edges. It's basically the same pattern as the black and purple blanket I made a few years back, just with different stripe patterns.
Next project? I'm thinking of starting scarves and things for holiday gifts. Also, going to start knitting closing gifts for my clients!
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Have you heard of this? Wool and the Gang. Overpriced, hipster knitting kits, complete with yarn, pattern, needles and finishing tools. I popped in a crafty store in my neighborhood today and saw a bag that looked like this:
It cost over $100 for a dang scarf, but hey. I was intrigued. I suppose it's pretty neat if you want to get into knitting and look cool and $ isn't an object. I guess I'm a grandma at heart when I gasp at the price, but I wouldn't mind digging into one of these!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Merry Christmas! Savannah is finally big enough to wear her dress I knit for her this year. And what perfect timing--Christmas day! It brings me so much joy to see her so happy and know how much her parents love her and are enjoying their time with her this Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone!