Friday, January 31, 2014
In addition to working on my 50 Knitted Gifts project, I was commissioned to make a dog sweater for one of my coworkers' dog. I had never made any kind of project for a pet before, so I figured this would be a good learning experience. I grabbed a free pattern from Drops and began to knit. It ended up taking right around a week to make, so it was a fast knit. Here is the recipient and her new coat:
Sunday, January 26, 2014
So I'm not only working on the 50 Knitted Gifts workthrough. I'm also working on a few other projects, one of which just came off the loom this weekend. Right after Christmas, I warped the loom with the intention of getting a head start on some Christmas weaving for next year. I figured I could get two scarves out of the three skeins of yarn, and it looks like I will be able to do so. Here is the first finished scarf:
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Sunday, January 12, 2014
Well, I finished the second project this weekend in the 50 Knitted Gifts book. The second project in the
book is a wine bottle cozy. I made this one out of some scrap Red Heart that I had lying in the random odds and ends bin in the craft closet. It was a very easy knit and I finished it in a few hours. Without further ado, here is the cozy:
Friday, January 10, 2014
It's a new year and I have set a resolution that involves knitting. For my birthday, DF gave me a copy of the book 50 Knitted Gifts.
I decided that since I am always frantic around the holidays trying to finish up presents, I would get a head start by working through all 50 projects in the book in the next year. Most of the projects I like, but right off the bat, the first project kind of irked me. I just couldn't get behind the concept of the knitted necklace.
I have nothing against knitted necklaces. I even took a class with Betsy H. at Stitches South a couple of years ago on how to make knitted beads. I think the main issue I had with this interpretation of a knitted necklace was the construction. I thought each bead was rather fiddly to make. The original pattern calls for 36 beads, and I only made 20. I'm still not sure if I would give this as a knitted gift or not. I guess I just need to see if anyone likes it when I show it to them.
Anyways, here is the finished necklace made out of some leftover handspun yarn: