Sunday, November 06, 2011
My friend Margaret requested one of the ruffle scarves. I have so much fun making them, that I was happy to knit one for her. I told her to purchase the color she wants and I'll whip up the scarf.
She chose the Katia Ronda in a beautiful deep eggplant color. This was the first time I've worked with the Ronda - it's lovely. It's very similar to the Rizos yarn that I have used, but has a delicate thread edging that adds a bit of sophistication to the scarf.
I hope she's happy with it.
Thursday, November 03, 2011
I made this blanket and the two hats for my friend Amy's new granddaughter, Kelsey.
I used the Wiggles pattern
that I've been enjoying so much, but enlarged it to be a bit bigger. I then crocheted two simple hats - one for a newborn and one for a slightly larger baby - and trimmed them with the wiggles pattern to match. I think they're really cute.
I hope that Kelsey and her mommy like them. I've only seen photos, but she's a gorgeous baby!
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
I didn't think I would ever say this, but I'm really starting to enjoy knitting. It's much more difficult that crochet (in my opinion), it can be incredibly frustrating, and it's very difficult to correct mistakes (which I make often), but I'm getting more comfortable with it, and starting to really enjoy it.
I'm still crocheting and weaving, and I'll continue to do so. I think each craft creates a different look and that projects lend themselves best to one craft or the other. I don't think I'll ever get to an advanced level with knitting, but I believe that I can finally call myself a solid beginner!! Woo Hoo!
I've been working on some projects, but don't want to post pictures because they will be holiday gifts. I'll have to save the photos and post them after the holidays.