Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I was going to stuff and assemble the several-years-old doll that I finally knit all the pieces for. Didn't touch it.
I was going to cast on my first pair of adult socks. Didn't touch it.
I was going to work on my Rambling Rows afghan that I haven't touched since the beach. Didn't touch it.
I thought about casting on for my first ever project for ME - a sweater. Or two. Didn't touch it.
So what did I do today?
I cooked. Real food. On the stove and everything!
I bought Iron Man shoes for my baby. Because the puppy ate his Spiderman ones.
I changed the comforter and sheets on my bed to my heavy faux-suede one. Hello! It's almost November!!
So what did (or didn't) you do today??
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This is a cruddy shot of my red wagon hat redo:
and both of the final hats together:
I redid the handle on Hat #2. The embroidery didn't work, so I made the i-cord again but this time it looked MUCH better after it was attached. So, the hats are
Which has now freed me up for more knitting. You'd better sit down for this.......
It's ALL the body parts of the knitted doll that I started somewhere about 2004!
Now, time for stuffing and assembly. And choosing hair color. And style. And a face.
I thought she was almost done :-)
Well, at least she won't be nekkid when she's complete. Remember her outfit?
Now, I know I have some Poly-fil around here somewhere...
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Well, I do have another FO. It looks incredibly like my last one! Oh, yeah. That's because I made 2 of them for twins! See?
The handles are different because, frankly, I hated the way the first one turned out. It just looked lumpy to me. I simply embroidered the second one and, while it looks smoother, it still isn't great. I haven't embroidered in a while either and it shows.
But I am a perfectionist. We'll see what my boss thinks.
That's right - I said my boss! She commissioned me to make these, and it only took me since JULY 25th to make them.
JULY 25th, y'all!!!
I am so embarrassed by that. It almost makes me not even want to give them to her. (Yes, the babies are still small enough that the hats will fit!)
Of course, I WILL give them to her ASAP because I want them out of my house!! I discovered during this foray into paid knitting that I don't like it. I want to knit what I want to knit, when I want to knit it. This was NOT fun knitting. Either hat. I'm so sick of them now that I just want them out of my sight! (I know: I'm terrible!)
So, please don't ask me to knit anything for you. (Not that any of you would.) If I feel like making you something out of the kindness of my heart, then so be it. But I will NOT be knitting by request anymore.
I also want to work on my Rambling Rows blanket that I started at the beach. Funny how cooler weather brings that "knitting fever" back, huh?
How about you? Do y'all have the fever??
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I need to make those Mary Jane Slippers for my mom pretty quickly, so Red Wagon Hat #2 is on hold. I started the slippers, not too much trouble, until I got to the finishing details. Namely, the attached i-cord, which begins with a provisional cast on.
I'm not afraid of new things, so I read the tutorials for the provisional and gave it a shot. It's the crochet chain method.
I don't crochet, though I can fumble through a short simple chain if I must.
Today, I couldn't tell the front from the back, even though the tutorial had photos complete with little pointing arrows and everything.
Ahh, much better!
Now, on to the attached i-cord tutorial here, by the Purl Bee folks. Cool!
Just thought I'd share those two handy-dandy lessons with those of you who still knit. And blog :-)