Monday, January 25, 2010

Catching Up

Hello Dear Knitters,

Oh I have so much to share!! I haven't been posting lately and I've missed out on telling you so much that has been going on in the knitting department here. I'm hoping be able to get back to my regular posting now that things are getting better.

As you can see, I've been busy knitting up some of the critters from Itty-Bitty Toys. I've also got a pig on the go, but he's still in pieces right now. These little guys were so much fun to knit!

This is the Hippo. She is done in Lion Brand Cotton which is a worsted weight instead of two strands of sock yarn held together like the pattern called for. She might be a little bigger than the one from the book, but I think it just means there is more to love!

I thought this sheep is so adorable! And by the way, the pattern is now available for free in the Winter 2009 issue of Petite Purls and here on Ravelry. I knit him for my doctor and he got quite a kick out of him. The only thing I did wrong is when inserting the straws into the legs, I should have left them long enough to shove up into the body for more stability. I cut mine to be a little shorter than the legs, so he doesn't stand up very well. But that's okay because he looks just as cute sitting down.

My little green frog isn't quite done yet, he still needs a heart, which I have yet to knit, since he is the "love frog" but more on that later...

Well, I've got more to share with you, but it will have to keep till tomorrow! I hope you are all having a lovely week!

Take care and keep knitting!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Finished the Thrums

Hello Knitters,

How is everyone?? Getting back into the swing of things again? I'm still doing some adjusting! I have yet to take down my trees and put away my decorations, but it's on my list for tomorrow's project. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and a great New Years!!

I finally got some pictures of the thrummed mittens to show you. As you can see, I messed up a few times with my row count in regard to the thrum rows, but all in all they turned out quite nice. They're extremely toasty and soft inside. I'm hoping they get lots of good use!

I've done some other knitting over the last few weeks, and I hope to share some pictures with you soon. I'm just finishing up a few last details. Pretty much every night lately, I've been watching a movie with my parents and have got in a lot of knitting time. It's been wonderful to be able to combine two great pleasures of mine.

Well, I'm off to make some biscuits for dinner. Have a great evening everyone!