Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Need Some Competition to Fuel the Knitting?

I don't really need any competition to fuel my knitting. I secretely daydream of knitting under my desk at work when no one's watching, or about the possibility of a self-driving motor vehicle that would allow me to knit while getting me to and fro' (wait a minute, isn't that called a train, or a bus?). But, in case you need a little something to push you, to challenge you, to make you do something that you feel you aren't ready to do, then you might be a perfect contestant in the Knitting Olympics 2006. The rules are simple, and it's a way to put knitting first and foremost for 16 days (well, who doesn't already do that anyway?).

Here are pictures of me and Natalie, at Great Falls, with our latest projects. Natalie's knitting a scarf for her friend Colleen and I'm knitting a scarf for my friend Michelle. (Sorry about the different sized pictures. I can't figure out how to make them the same size...)

Monday, January 30, 2006

A Play About Knitting, While You Knit

I came across a description of a performance in England called "HAT," which includes 4 stories of knitting and wool. Not only are you welcome to knit throughout the performance, the purchase of tickets includes a ball of yarn, a set of knitting needles and a hat pattern. No word of anything like this in the States, at least not that I've heard of.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Ginny's Baby Blanket

Peter Rabbit in the Baby Blanket Posted by Picasa

This is a blanket I just finished for my friend Ginny. She's preggers and is 75% sure she and her husband, Chad, are having a girl. To model it off, here is Peter Rabbit all snuggly in the blanket. This was such an easy pattern! You can find this Hooded Baby Afghan on Lion Brand's website, and I used the Pound of Love Pastel Pink, which is super soft.

Friday, January 27, 2006

My Recent Projects

Sorry to overload the blog, but here's a few of the things I've knitted recently. The first one is a cardigan that I made for my cousin, Sinead. The hat and scarf are for Kiran's baby cousin. I made the bag for my sister, and I'm super excited about it cause it's my first attempt at felting. I am in the process of making gloves/mittens right no. I don't have any pictures of those to post yet, but I will put them up when I finish making them.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Maroon Booties

Maroon Booties for Stephane's Daughter Posted by Picasa

These booties are for the daughter of Noah's boss. I hear she's the cutest thing ever, and hopefully we can get a picture of her showing off her new booties.

Green Mittens

Noah's Green Mittens Posted by Picasa

I finished these in France, and timing was perfect so they could keep Noah's hands warm. You can see the tail of the cast on yarn around the wrist. This is because my knitting needle to weave in the ends was in my purse that got stolen on a train in Europe. I still haven't gotten around to weaving in those ends. They remind me of the mittens that have a string to tie to your coat, so you don't ever lose your mittens. Hmmm...interesting idea...

Friday, January 20, 2006

My Very First Socks

I am very excited about knitting my very first pair of socks! I used the same pattern as Samantha and, like she said, they weren't as scarey as I thought they would be.

I am also pretty psyched to join this blog. I will post more pictures soon...

Friday, January 06, 2006

Pot Meets Cozy

Well, when Elizabeth brought her teapot to me, I knew right away that the pot I used as a size model was bigger than hers.

SOOO.... since it was knit from the Noro wool, it's FELTIN' Time. Into the washing machine with a pair of jeans, and now... a perfect fit.

There is just no excuse for a naked teapot!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Presenting the South Riding Knitters!!!

Gracie is knitting faster than the wind. She has already made a hat and is working on a scarf. This scarf is made with two yarns, a soft blue and a stringy white. YUMMY!
Girls Knit

As for the men, Nathan, Ben and VadePa have some knitting needles and want us to think they are knitting. OK. I can't wait to see what they can do!

Boys Knit

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Very Cozy and Cute....

My friend, Elizabeth, has refined, cultured tastes. So, when she saw I was knitting she asked about a tea cozy. I didn' know I would be making one until I saw the pattern at Knitty.com. It was too cute. The bottom has two layers for insulation and there's a drawstring around the top.


Yum, yum!

Elizabeth will be back at work Tuesday after 2 weeks in France visiting her daughter and grandkids. I will ask her to bring me her own teapot so I can deliver the cozy on its own pot!