Category Archives: Knitting

Still knitting

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.

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Knitting again!

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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Darling Doll

IMG_5129 (2)“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.

Infinity scarf

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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.

A tale of three socks

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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.

It’s pumpkin time!

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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.

What to do . . . ?

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What do you do with two yarns that look good together, but there’s not enough of either one for a sweater? I solved my problem with this jacket and added decorative clasps for good measure.

Red tulip for spring

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While knitting a yellow dish cloth, I got the idea for one with a tulip pattern.

We’re not done with winter yet, but spring and red tulips are coming before long.

It might be fun to make dish cloths in all the tulip colors–pink, lavender, yellow, orange, purple.

Two prayer shawls for church

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I recently finished a cream-colored prayer shawl that will be nice for a woman and a sage green one with just a hint of pattern for a masculine look.

Notice a few spots of sunlight on the green one. After many dark days, the sun finally came out when this photo was taken.

Just out of curiosity, I figured out how many stitches went into the green one. It’s an astounding 23,310!

Neon colors!

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Yes, I know it’s been a long time since I posted anything, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been knitting. I’ve made lots of “Texas” dish cloths (see previous post) as thank-you gifts for friends. Some of them liked the cloths so well that they wanted more to give as gifts to their friends.

The photo shows the top of a beret made for a friend. The yarn is Simply Soft, and the colors are Neon Coral and Neon Yellow, although that is really green, so I wonder whether the label was wrong. I enjoyed knitting with these wild colors, and I hope my friend enjoys wearing it.