I've always wanted an old fashion factory so k knitting machine. I finally broke down and bought one (that has been re-finished of course).
What is interesting about these machines is that they take a precise hand and a lot of practice. But once you figure them out; I've heard they go super fast (9 minute per sock). I'm still practicing - but liking it a lot!!
This was my first test sock. Not really a sock and Zooey just wanted to play with it!
I started it last December. I hate the pattern and the instructions are crap- but I think I will like the finished item. So I continue to try and finish it. My new goal is to have it done before December 12th this year!
Also remember this sweater I made a long time ago?? It finally fits Zooey!!
Another holiday project finished! This will go in Zooey's stocking. It is the baby version of the adult stuffie I did for her last year. This came as a kit from KnitWhits - and took one day to knit. The assembly took a while!
Well it turns out that people see a kid in green and say - cute boy. They also don't look closely. No one knew what Zooey was even with her roaring. I will not stop making her costumes - but maybe people should have a bit more imagination!
Project Details: Started on October 17 and finished today October 26th. I didn't just work on this, but I did focus on it the past week. Went really fast. I used size 8 needles and all the yarn I had left from the last fingerless mittens. Now ... onto more holiday knitting!
Project Details: Originally queued: November 22, 2012. Started on September 13 and finished on September 15. Super fast and fun knit. I wanted something fun so I used a yarn with bling! This is part of Zooey's Godzilla costume for Halloween. It is hard to get a good picture of it (since Zooey is just running around with it on). The only modification I made was making the hat 3" from the ribbing before starting the decreases.
Project Details: Started on August 13 and finished today (September 6th). I used 4 skeins of Misti Alpaca Worsted solid yarn (425 yards). I still need to find buttons for it (there are two holes). But, this will be Zooey's Christmas sweater this year. I made no modifications to the pattern. It was perfect.
This is one of my "must knit something with handspun". I started on May 17th and finished today August 23rd. The pattern is Emerald Starling. Super fast and fun to knit. I've decided that this would be a birthday gift for a friend. This was the TDF handspun from Into The Whirled - Starcrossed. The stripes are a bit much for me - but overall I think it came out pretty.
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!