Our local newspaper does a quarterly Magazine with stories that are not "hard" news. Yesterday the editor of the paper came and spent about an hour discussing my knitting adventures for a story in the next magazine due out at the end of February. I am very excited about seeing myself in print. I am enjoying the fact that people are interested in my knitting and crochet and that it could become my Night job. It is helping me keep dreaming about knitting as a 2nd career when I retire (or sooner if possible). Lots of new projects are in the works. I'll let you know if the story is on the newspaper's web site and link to it if possible.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
|2 hour Wrap|
|more like 5 day wrap|
The next two pics are of a scarf I made for a co-worker
|Bead It Scarf|
|Bedroom at my Weekend Away|
|Cabin on the Horse Farm|
|Great Room in Cabin|
|Covered Bridge Red Ponchette|
|A very relaxed and happy Couple|
|Holey Mohair Shawl|
|Mobius Cowl wrapped twice|
Here is the bedroom of the cabin from our weekend away. (I still am having a hard time getting the hang of this blog for example arrangement of these pictures. I'll keep practicing).
This is an outside view of the cabin. It was on a working horse farm and we could view the horses from the windows as we knitted, crocheted, and watched movies all weekend.
My daughter is modeling lots of things for me. See her in several items I have knitted over the past few months. The ponchette was finished just before our trip. The Holey Mohair shawl is small but was my first design (before I knew I could design, one day I will get around to remaking and writing up the pattern). The mobius cowl to the right is an older piece, one of the first that I knit after learning. It fits and looks good on my darling girl.
The felted hat is only the second piece that I have ever felted (the first was a belt). I accidentally felted
a little too much, but it will fit a pre teen girl.
|Felted girl's hat|
|Shawl in Autumn colors|
|Another view of the hat, my daughter makes it look good.|
|Shawl, tied in the front|
|Holey Mohair Shawl|
|Mini Waterfall Shawl|
|Sweetie Pie baby hat, for a friend|
While we were at the cabin I quickly knitted up this Horseshoe lace cowl for the owner of the horse farm. She was thrilled and called us on the way home to thank us. It is going to be my next free pattern. Look for it in February.
Finally I completed a baby hat from yarn I bought in Seattle, on the Men's Fall Knitting Retreat. I gave it to a friend who had a baby this summer and she was thrilled. I got to practice lace and try bobbles for the first time on this piece. Well, now you know what I've been up to, up to now. Next blog, finished pics of the Bernat Mosaic Shawl.
Keep playing with sticks and string.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
|I am working on a crocheted shawl in Bernat Mosaic.|
Monday, January 3, 2011
I am so thrilled at the fact that I have some followers. I hope that you have been reading my blog to keep up with what is going on. I have made some resolutions (not too many as I am terrible at keeping them). The first is to start exercising again. I have not been doing so since the weather turned cold and I need to get some weight off. I hurt my back over the holiday so as soon as it is better I am going to try to start walking/running and lifting weights again. The next resolution is to read a devotion each morning. I have done so that past two mornings and plan to continue this each day. The last resolution is to continue to design. After the success of my first pattern I have been trying to design several items, two of which you can find here. I have a stole pattern in my head at present and am working on writing up the pattern for my brother's cap which I had a picture of in my last entry. I would love for this whole knitting/ designing /second career to take off and that is my dream for 2011! I hope that everyone has a prosperous New Year. Thanks for reading.