Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!

Happy New Year !!!!!

I hope that everyone is having a great year so far! I have not been blogging as I would like but I will endeavour to change that this year and blog at least once a week and with at least one finished project. I am not making any resolutions but just am trying to become a better blogger.

I am also hoping to continue onward with y quest to knit more complicated patterns and larger items I think this year will be my year for garments and Stranding/Intarsia. Also knitting up my small stash. :O) And get cracking on knitting my first pair of socks. Wish me luck.

I must say thought my Christmas knitted gifts where very well received even if the recipients where just being nice, but most of them have asked for more knitted items and even volunteered to to buy me a knitting machine so I can get more knitting done faster. Was not too please at that idea, but they wouldn't understand. Non knitter very seldom do. I had to explain that I knit for relaxation and not for the finish items although that does make it all worth while.

But something good did come from my giving knitted gifts, one of my friends Yolande, liked her gifts so much she wanted to learn how to knit to here she is knitting her first project a scarf done in Paton's Lush. A very daring yarn for a first project but it came out quite nice and it took her 3 days to complete it, a very good effort. And already she is onto her second project. I feel so please my first student.

Here are a few of my FO'S

Pattern: Robins Egg Blue Hat #2
Yarn: New Lanark Bulky (Heather)
Needle: Us10 / 6mm
I really love this hat the color is really nice! This is my second hat, the first one was a gift.

Pattern :Meret (Mystery Beret) by Woolly Wormhead
Needle:US 8 / 5.0 mm
Yarn:New Lanark Donegal Silk Tweed Aran
Really nice pattern have made 2 so far both for friends,

Pattern: Chunky Cozy Scarf
Yarn: New Lanark Bulky (New Natural)
Needle: Us 15 / 10mm
Pattern: Karlchen
Yarn: New Lanrk DK
Needle: Us 6 / 4mm

Pattern:Thorpe by Kirsten Kapur
Needle US 8 / 5.0 mm
Yarn New Lanark Bulky (Limestone)

Pattern:Chunky Stripe Beanie
Needle:US 10 / 6.0 mm
Yarn:New Lanark Bulky
This was a quick last minute Christmas gifts, no pattern I just came from my head.

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