Friday, January 07, 2011

Knitting Update – 1/7/2011

Now that Christmas is over and everyone has opened their gifts, I can show what I’ve been working on for the last few months.


1. For my mom, I did a Mobius shawl with a fringe out of a really nice wool/silk fingering weight yarn.


2. For my sister-in-law, I made the same shawl, but in a different color and with beads on the edge instead of a fringe.


3. For my dad and brother, I made some basic gloves in DK wool using a pattern from the American Red Cross Production Corps, a section of the Red Cross that, during World War II, provided yarn and patterns for folks at home to make gloves, socks, hats, and vests for servicemen.


4. For my 3 year old nephew, I made a set of hand puppets using a kit from KnitPicks.  The kit actually made 6 puppets, but I only did 4.


5. For my 8 year old nephew, I made a set of 4 juggling balls.  I just made a cube out of three different colors and filled them with plastic pellets.  In addition, Rosie Girl let me videotape her giving instructions for how to juggle and we made a DVD to send with the juggling balls.


6. It wasn’t a Christmas present, but I made stockings for me and PWM since our other ones are rather cheap ones and don’t have any sentimental value.  This was my first time doing colorwork, and I LOVED it!


7.  Again, not Christmas gifts, but these are some pictures of hats made for a friend who lost her hair from chemo.  (Rosie Girl is the model for the pink cloche.)


8. With my extra DK weight yarn, I made myself a pair of socks – using a “pattern” I made up on the fly.  I’m pretty proud of myself!



I also made a pair of socks for PWM, but didn’t take a picture of them.  Sorry.

What crafty things have you been up to?  Leave me a comment and link!




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