Saturday, January 23, 2010

For Xmas I decided to try to create my own Fair Isle pattern skulls on leg warmers for a friend. I based the leg warmer pattern, loosely on one from a holiday knitting book that is not near me at the moment and I am too lazy to walk over to it to get the name. I link that later.

Anywho, it turned out to be a lot harder than I expected and turned into a mid-January gift, rather that a Xmas gift.

Here is the end result, I am very proud of this project even though there were times I wanted to light them on fire from froggin' frustration. THAT and having to look at pink everyday for a couple months. I am just NOT into pink. But having finished these I must admit, hot pink and black look pretty cool together.

I also just finished my first attempt at the Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf
by Karen Baumer. I really love this pattern. I just worked it with some scrap yarn, so I ran out before I had a really decent length scarf, (this one is approximately 50") but I still like how it turned out. I'll be making more for sure.

Last set of pics for this post is a little hat I made from scrap yarn for myself, the Waffle Hat

Waffle Hat

Waffle Hat

That's it for me tonight. I am sleepy.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

WOW! I can't believe it has almost been a year since my last post. Sadly, Facebook has become my daily post place. I do have some projects to post but since August I don't knit as much as I would like because I have tendinitis and it really gets in the way of my knitting.

I have been trying to find new crafts to occupy my time but I can't help loving knitting the way I do. I have taken a couple of sewing classes and made a few pairs of PJ pants for my hub and me. Its fun but doesn't have that same KNITTING AWESOMENESS feel to it. So, I still knit, and after a while it hurts and I have to wear my brace for days on end. Sux.

Spiderman PJs in class for charity/ Reversible bag first project in class/ Tristan's PJ pants 1st attempt from home.

Anywho, I will try to get some pictures of the knitting projects I have completed since last March. Goodness! I used to blog ever day, now its like once a year? Crazy.