Even though I knit every day, I’ve been a slacker when it came to taking photos. So, I have some catching up to do.
This is a baby afghan for a neighbor’s first great-granddaughter (she is SO excited!).
I finished this vest for my hubby at the end of our cold weather. He wore it only two or three times, but it’ll be there for next winter.
Then I made two pairs of fingerless gloves, in silvery gray and eggplant. I’m planning to do a church bazaar next fall.
Posted in Adults, Afghan, Babies, Baby Blankets, Gloves & Mittens, handmade, Knitting, Men, original design, Sweaters, Winter
Tagged baby blanket, fingerless gloves, men's accessories
You know that I must be sick when I don’t want to knit. After several bad months, I have improved enough that I’m knitting again–and it’s good! My first project was this hat, whipped up in two days. Now I’m making several items for Christmas gifts.
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Tagged caps. women, hand-knit, winter
“Darling Doll” is the name of this pattern for a knitted doll. If she could stand, she’d be 17 inches tall. She will soon be “adopted” by a little girl whose grandmother chose the colors for her hair and jumper.
Fingerless gloves are just the thing for girls and women who like to text. I’ve made two pairs recently. The red ones are my original design and are slightly smaller for a person with short fingers, like me. The teal pair will fit someone with longer fingers.
These two pairs will be on display at our subdivision’s arts and crafts fair in March.
To keep my yarn stash manageable, sometimes I must look through the boxes and pick out small amounts of yarn and knit them into hats. It’s rather fun, actually, finding colors that go together. Here are five recent projects.
This infinity scarf is a special order for a customer who wanted this color to match her coat.
Because the scarf pattern has right and wrong sides, I did not twist it when connecting the ends. Instead of sewing the ends together, I crocheted them. You can see the neat ridge of single crochet on the wrong side, but the joint is invisible on the right side. This was an improvement over sewing the seam.
When I make socks with self-striping yarn, I have always made the two socks to match. With my skein of Cascade Yarns’ “Heritage Prints,” I thought that it might be different (or fun) not to have them match. Unfortunately, I didn’t like the result. However, there was enough yarn in this 100-gram skein to make a third sock, which I knit to match one of the others. So what did I do with the extra sock? I gave it to a friend who has only one leg.
I’m ready to deliver the special order from the bazaar several weeks ago for a pair of men’s fingerless gloves. I used a basic glove pattern and determined where to stop the fingers by trying them on my husband’s hands. The dark brown yarn should be practical.
Even though last Saturday was a rainy day that kept some people away, I was pleased with the success of my first bazaar. I recouped my investment and made enough to register for next year’s bazaar, and also made a profit! I even have a special order for a pair of men’s gloves.
The photos show my table, a closeup of the rack that my husband made to hang the baby sweaters on, and a polar bear wearing a red scarf.
What suggests fall better than pumpkins?
The pumpkin dish cloth (left) is made from cotton yarn. Click on the image for a closer look.
The smaller pumpkin, made from a pattern, was an experiment with wool yarn. Because of the many increases to give it the round shape, the pumpkin is slightly three-dimensional, even after blocking. I like it that way and hung it on a wall as a seasonal decoration.