Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Starlet Sweater- Finished!

Finally I finished this sweater and gave it to my niece Abby for Christmas. Now that all my gifts are finished, I am going to finish my scarf!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

A Stitch Just In Time

Gifts finished this week... and one sweater (just sleeves) left to go until Christmas Eve.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Hey Joe Cinnamon

I offered one of my handbags as a prize for NaBloPoMo last month and Joe was the fortunate winner! He wisely chose red for his wife- I think this turned out great. I am wondering what is up with the phantom piece of string in this picture and hope it arrives to him ok. I think I'll ask that he sends along a pic of his lovely wife with the bag!

And as for what's in my knitting basket and on the needles...

Clockwise from top (click on pic to enlarge): a blue handbag that needs new handles (those are too large), the Starlet Candy sweater- just needs sleeves and I want to have this done by Christmas Eve, Gray's camo-ish green sweater- I need to finish the body and then sleeves, my fingerless knucks glove (still on the 1st one) and a scarf for me (yummy Noro Silk Garden and Silk Garden Lite) that I just started- I am putting this above all other projects because I need a scarf!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Where It All Began

A few years ago my Aunt Susie visited from Colorado and I've always felt a likeness to her even though I didn't grow up knowing her well. She made jewelry and was a knitter, and for the first time I really had a desire to learn to knit, too. If anything I thought it might be a great thing to learn even if I didn't do anything much with it.

That fall of 2004 I signed up for a knitting class at the local knitting shop and learned the beginner basics- making squares and learning about cables and such. I think it was love at first stitch. Next I took a hat & scarf class that really took me to the next step at reading patterns and trying different types of stitches. Within that first year of knitting I made a lot of scarves! And I also became pregnant with Gray. I didn't take any more classes until early 2007 where I took a baby sweater class. With each class I've taken, the more confident I feel to try new things on my own. I've become picky about which needles I want to use and very finicky about the types of yarn. Unfortunately, the more expensive, the more likely I'll like it!

I still desire to take a sock class and then would love to knit toys and stuffed animals. We'll see where the new year takes me and my needles!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

On The Needles

Here's what's going on right now (aside from the Starlet Sweater that is still in progress) :

I began a new sweater for Gray the other day and really like how it's knitting so far.

And tonight I started some fingerless gloves for me using Knitty.com's Knucks pattern. Aren't these fingers the cutest little things?