Saturday, December 31, 2005
Merry Christmas! What a great Christmas for knitting. I received a knitting basket full of sock yarn, some addi turbos, and booklet on the magic loop method of making socks, which I have almost mastered! An automatic spool knitter, which I can't wait to try, "Holiday Knits" by Sara Lucas, A gift certificate to Knit Picks, another to A.C. Moore, and yet another to my LYS - wow! I Also received a pair of hand knit socks from my Knitters Review Gift Elf along with some great yarn, hand made stitch markers, and other goodies. I love the handmade socks so much I was inspired to try once again to master the art of sock making.
I couldn't wait to get started on the magic loop socks. I knit up a practice sock with scrap yarn and think I have the hang of it. I'm now working on a pair in knit picks "Parade" and have one cuff done. I can't believe how easy it is, once you get it started. I've never knit on addi turbos before - they are great! I hope to be posting a picture of a finished sock soon.
Here is a picture of my family on Christmas day. In the back is my husband, Steve, me, my son, Scott, daughter, Diana, Son-in-Law, Jayson, son Steven. In front is my granddaughter, Jordyn, grandson, Jacob holding their dog Casper, and granddaughter, Tori.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
This is my friend Dottie modeling the shawl that I made her for Christmas. I made it with Lion Brand Trellis in Autumn shades. It was a simple cast on three stitches and increase one stitch each side until it is big enough, and then add the fringe. She says she loves it and I think it looks great on her!
Friday, October 28, 2005
Here is my recently completed Madison Scarf, knit Picks design by Cynthia Guggemos, knit in Knit Picks Andean Silk, Holly Berry. It was an easy pattern to learn, and fun to knit. It will probably be a Christmas gift, but I haven't decided who I will give it to yet.