Saturday, January 06, 2007

Posting some knitting

Today I am posting some knitting so that you can see what I was doing all that time I wasn't drawing! Somehow I got sidetracked, then obsessed, and then, well, you know...

One of the first things was this felted purse. I found the pattern on the internet; I believe it was called Sophie, and I beaded the handles from my jewelry-making stash. It is Cascade 220 wool, doubled, and is lined in black.

Then I made a smaller purse for my friend Maureen. It is from the Pursenalities book, black Patons wool and fun fur with an I cord handle.

And a coordinating beaded scarf for Maureen out of KnitPicks Elegance, baby alpaca & silk, color Redwood ~ yummy~

Then more Cascade 220 in gray for this Lucy Bag and a fun novelty trim. It's a roomy tote.

The Lucy bag closes by looping the large handle up through the small one ~ very fun!

I made the Sophie bag bigger and added flaps to wrap around purchased handles. This one was not planned - just knit with whatever caught my fancy as I went along. It is lined with a black & white small houndstooth check fabric that used to be a pair of slacks!

Another Sophie bag, and the one I am carrying the most, is more Cascade 220. One strand of a solid green and one of heathered. I like the softening effect of the heather.

My DIL discovered this fabric when we were shopping and it was perfect for the lining and to attach the handles. The purse also has little brass feet on the bottom ~ such a nice touch!

I couldn't resist the Candy Cane pattern hat. It was made for Meredith, a co-worker's baby. I improvised on the rose and it came out great.

And I have been doing socks as well! I was so taken with this Crayon Pattern from a magazine that I ordered up a bunch of Lorna's Laces yarn and made a pair for each of my grandchildren. They are surprisingly nice weight even though the yarn seemed so thin. I did weave an extra strand through the heels when finished, just in case.

And that isn't all of it, but it's all I have photographed at the moment. I'll be back with more, but right now I need to go have a knit-fix!


Deluzy said...

Oh. My. God. I cannot believe how talented you are, woman ... absolutely every last one of those items belongs in a boutique. I want 'em all.

And the SOCKS!!! I heart funky, beautiful socks.

I'm so in awe of you.

Btw, I saw your plastics photos on ... you're looking FABULOUS!

lila said...

You are an accomplished knitter! I knit too....made a pair of socks for my son for Christmas this year, and a wonderful brown wool vest for myself...nothing keeps the chills away better than wool!

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