Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Chipmunks love homemade socks too.

cropped chipmunk on socks
Originally uploaded by Judy's Pics58
My H was air drying his socks at the top of one of the mountains and had a visit from a cute little chipmunk who also appreciates the comfort of homemade socks. Isn't he smart?! The Chipmunk I mean.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Crocus Scarf

This is the Crocus Scarf that I found in the Knitting Daily free patterns. I made this for my Daughter and she loved it. I found the instructions a little hard to follow so I added some of my own ideas. It was crocheted and I found that I like doing this as well.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fuzzy Feet

I have these slippers in a basket at the front door of my house. When people come to visit they have something warm to put on their feet. The basket sits on top of a forced air heat duct and so they are always warm.
Actually they are usually scattered around my house because occupants have been wearing them. This pattern was easy to follow and I would recommend this particular pattern from to someone who wants to learn how to knit socks. You can practice the different skills that are involved and not worry about the result because felting eliminates any kind of mistake. So if you want to learn how to make socks start with this.

Monday, January 7, 2008

I can Knit now, so here we go!!!

I made this from Buffalo Wool that I rescued from a local thrift store. It comes in hugh squares and I had to split it for a finer strand. It breaks apart very easily but I just have to twist the two pieces together and continue knitting. The original pattern is from Vivian Hoxbro and I just added a pocket for a cell phone. I made this bag for Amy my Physiotherapist. One session I came in holding this bag and she fell in love with it. Since she helped speed up my recovery from Carpel Tunnel Surgery I really wanted to make it for her. I'm glad I did because she loved it!!!

I just finished these fingerless gloves for my daughter. She works in a cold warehouse and has a hard time keeping here hands warm. Once again I made this from rescued wool from the local thrift store. The tag says its made in France and is Virgin wool. I think the label says Gingonim Mondaim. It's really soft and the color is more blue green than gray.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008