Sunday, October 30, 2011

Another new project for me....

So I found this knitting website called Ravelry. It is fantastic! There are so many groups to join. I found some that are local and others that like similar things to me other than knitting. One group loves the "Bones" show like I do. They're starting a knit-a-long (KAL) on Thursday during the season premier. Decided I would try out my first KAL. I'm so thrilled!!! I think it will be neat to be knitting the same thing as other people. Going to pick up yarn this week so I can cast on with the show. :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

And done!

Nothing is better than getting a knitting project completed. Can you see the big smile on my face?

I finished all of the kids hats. It takes a few hours to knit one. I was able to usually get one knitted a day although I did plow through two in one day. Here's a picture of my little darlings wearing their new hats. They were both home sick and were playing around. Nice to be able to grab a pic of them wearing something I've knit for them even if they are just hanging out in their pajamas. 

And now for the project I really wanted to finish - my scarf. I was so thrilled to have finished it last night. I tucked in the end and ran out to the garage to show my hubby. I'm sure he wasn't nearly as thrilled as I was but who cares?!? If I have to be excited about his bikes, then he can be excited about my knitting. lol (Actually he was pleased to see the smile on my face.) It sure felt good to knit something for myself for a change. I often find myself knitting projects for other people. Anyways, here is my scarf. The second one is a close up of the pattern I did. I love how it turned out and can't wait to wear the scarf. If only it would get cold enough to need it. lol

Now back to the afghan....

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Two projects on one circular needle

Yep, that's right - one circular needle, two knitting projects. So here's the story....

Took the kids shopping with me on Wednesday (daughter's been home sick all week). I didn't realize how cold it was until I did my best to bundle the little monkeys up. Obviously I don't have our winter stuff all out yet, but I figured we were good. We were not!

Thought it would be best to finish the last hat I had to knit (my son's) even though I wanted to work on my scarf. Didn't realize until I was ready to start that my scarf was on the needles I wanted for making the hat. There was no way I was going to finish the scarf in the next day or two, so I just cast on the hat. Actually wasn't that bad for knitting the hat with the scarf still on the needles. I just had to be careful that I didn't get stuff tangled up. Finished the hat in about a day so it's already done. Yeah! Finished hats for this year. I think anyways....

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's here!!! :)

My yarn arrived on Thursday. Been so busy I haven't had a chance to post till now. Anyways, there it is, sitting on my kitchen table. Can you see the gorgeous colour? I love it!!! It's a little lighter weight than I was thinking but I've already started using it. I wound it up and am knitting the two strands together. The pattern I've written is called "The Raspberry Splash Scarf." I was thinking of knitting something that would ruffle around my neck but couldn't work out anything I like. So I've developed a wavy pattern that will give me a "splash" of colour around my neck with my back coat. Can't wait to get the scarf done. Already have about 10 inches knitted and I only start last night after doing a few test swatches.

On another note, I've been knitting away on those hats for the kids. Ended up doing two extra ones. I got my two nephews' ones done in black, waiting for them to come up to get them. I got my daughter's one done too. I did one for my new niece and her big brother too. Still have to do the one for my son but I have to find his snowsuit yet and decide what colour(s) to use for his. I even got two done in one day. It's a fast, easy pattern that's easily adjustable for different size heads. I call it "Kids Ribbed Winter Hat". I could be doing it in different colours too but most people request only one colour each year.

Friday, October 7, 2011

A New Project - Hats, hats and more hats

Taking a break from knitting my nephew's afghan to knit hats for the kiddies. Picked up some fabulous yarn when I finally visited the LYS. (What a fantastic little place!) Already started Hat #1. Not sure who it's going to fit. The pink yarn will be for my daughter's hat to go with her new black winter coats. Not sure what colour my son's will be. My sister-in-law wants black hats for her boys. Since our kids are the same sizes, I measured my kids and just got started with the black. Going to have my kids try it on and work from there. It's nice to do something different that doesn't take too long. Great to see something get accomplished completely. :)