Kids knitting club at Stash. What a blast! The kiddos had a good time. They are little sponges, just absorbing it all in. They learn so fast. Before you know it they'll be teaching us a thing or two.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I finished my next project. I did Amy Butler's Gum Drop Pillow. It was so easy and so much fun. Just follow the instructions word-for-word, and in about four hours you have an awesome new ottoman/small coffee table/new seat! I used Amy Bulter Nigella Home Dec in Grandflora Aqua and some of my own left over gray canvas (this canvas has become somewhat of a signature fabric for me). LOVE IT!
Monday, June 23, 2008
I finished the Shokay hat, and-then-some. It was the never ending skein! I knitted the first hat on size 8 straights (the pattern calls for size 8 circs). I couldn't find my circs at the time and wanted to get started A.S.A.P! The straights worked well, but the circs were much better. I guess I should follow the pattern :) This adorable hat is knitted from the top down, very intersesting. The Shokay yarn is so yummy to work with and once you throw it in the machine, yes, I said machine! It gets even softer. So I knitted the first hat, then the second , and the third. The last one has stripes. And I still have yarn left over! I'm sure I could get another small hat out of the left overs, we'll see. But, it's time to move on to the next project...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
This will be my next project using Shokay 100% yak yarn. Get the free pattern from http://www.shokay.com/. This yarn is so yummy. Softer than cashmere, if you can believe it! And it's machine washable. It actually gets softer the more you wear/wash it. I'll be doing my hat in solid Azure with a Buttercup trim. I'll keep you posted. It's time to start knitting!
Monday, June 16, 2008
These knickers were really fun to knit up. I was a little intimidated at first when I read through the pattern. There were some techniques that I hadn't done before. Like adding the lace to the bottom with double points and K2tog. The crochet cast on, which I've done that before is not my favorite. But when all is said and done, I'm so glad I did the pants. They are so flippin' cute. When my daughter Emma runs around in them it just makes me happy, her too! I got the pattern from http://www.knitty.com/ the pattern is named Emma's Underthings. Not the same Emma! I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Caribbean Blue. My Emma picked out the color, she has an eye for fashion and flare!
Carol and I are on a mission to knit up some bears to donate to the Mother Bear Project. These little critters will be sent off to Africa to be loved by the most precious kiddos who have a lot of love to give. These children have been affected by HIV/AIDS in some way in their short lives. The bears give them hope and the belief that someone cares. If you would like to knit up one of these little guys, come on into to Stash and get a pattern or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will hook you up. We are hoping to send off 20+ by the end of summer. We are willing to knit them up ourselves, but a little help would be grand :)