My friend made these to be small project bags. They hold yarns so well. And how sweet are they? I really, really want some! She used the fat squares they sell in the fabric store for quilting. I bought some a while back for some pincushion patterns I bought. My biggest stumbling block is a lack of space to set up. It’s looking more and more like I’m going to switching my office with my bedroom so I can utilize the larger room as a work space. This 10x10 room is hard to work with! Especially when I was so accustomed to a space that measured 20 x 25 or bigger with a ton of storage. But hey, that’s the trade off coming back to an urban environment!
Here’s that hat Miley was wearing yesterday in white. I dunno. It’s not all that special. I briefly toyed with making something along these lines, but have abandoned the thought. I’d prefer to stick to color work and stitch patterns. This is obviously a machine knit so not really special.
How lovely is the bag in either full color or as a toned black and white image? The patterns just lent themselves so well to a monochromatic representation. I need another 24 hours in my day to accomplish half of what I want to do, because I sure would like to make these, too.
My majestic dog, Willie, in his hand knit scarf made by his momma. This was the BIG snow from a couple weeks back. It was a fun novelty that morning. Truthfully, I hope that’s going to be it. I’m tired of so much cold and the ice is really on my last good nerve.
My wonderful friend and partner in knitting made up a series of these delightful little bags. I keep telling her she should make them up and sell them. She has so much talent! She says they aren’t too hard to make, so maybe she’ll show me how to make them if she won’t. Are you listening, Lisa?
These are my first knitting needles. I bought them from Mimi at The Needle Lady in Charlottesville, VA. Mimi taught me how to knit and introduced me to fine fiber. She showed me basic technique is still valid and can be beautiful. These needles are really special to me. I love my classic KnitPicks and will have with me always.
I believe even the components of knitting are art in and of themselves. Think of what what involved in getting that fiber from Alpaca to skein. How about the wood that was harvested to carve the needles? Then we knitters take those pieces, beautiful on their own, and create something entirely new. It’s like magic.
My ode to Alpaca, Eve’s Ribbing and Scarves in general! I don’t wear this piece as much as I should. I haven’t even photographed it as an FO. I just don’t really like doing selfies. I’m not a model, and know better than to fancy myself as one. That ship sailed decades ago!
Second hat done and wearable!! Loved the first one, but it came out so huge. I added too many stitches being fearful of it coming out too small….like the heart motif hat did.
Adding a pom pom to this when I get back. I have handy dandy pom pom makers as recommended to me by this pattern designer.