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Archive for the ‘Knitting’
I have begun to work on knitting my Christmas presents. I have decided to go the knitting route this year, but the only problem is that it might take a while to knit all of the things that I want to knit for all of the people I want to give gifts to. So, I am starting now. I am starting with my immediate family, then my friends, then the rest of my family. I am trying new things, but still trying my best to make it look okay!
There is a cool widget out there called “On the needles” where you can show what you are knitting at this point in time. I am not a big widget person, but I will tell you what is “on the needles”.
I finished a huggie (for a can of soda). I am currently knitting (on three sets of needles) a pillow case, a scarf, a soccer ball, and a hat. Let me clear up a few things.
1. The pillow case is light pink. It is for me. I have been working on it off and on for a while now.
2. The scarf is also for me. It is pink and green. I am hoping to felt it. It is currently on a stitch holder waiting for open needles.
3. The soccer ball is for my brother. He is really into soccer, and he is getting into his Irish heritage lately. So, I am knitting him an Irish soccer ball!
4. I am making a hat for myself that is hot pink.
5. The huggie is for my mom. She drinks diet coke all of the time, and so I made her a pink and brown huggie!
6. I am wanting to make many other presents, but I am starting with this. (I am going to buy a T.V. season of a show my dad is really into for him.)
7. I am knitting them all at once. That means that I’m knitting 2-3 rows of one, then the next, etc. I’m not sure if that is the best system, but it works for me!
What do you do for Christmas presents? Do you make them, buy them, or chip in with your siblings?
I finished a knitting project on Tuesday. I wasn’t sure how good it would look once it was washed to felt it, but I like the way it looks. I made it for my mom. She chose blue and green colors, as well as a fun yarn to add to the top. It took me a little over two months to make.
My mom and I were then talking about if I could make them to sell. We decided that I couldn’t because:
1. They take months to complete
2. Materials cost $30-40 and labor costs would make this a very expensive bag!
What do you think of the finished product?
I finished a scarf for my grandma last Monday.I just got my computer back today, so I am just now being able to take pictures and blog about it. I knit it using three colors: brown, gray, and orange. The pattern was 4 rows of gray knitting, 4 rows of gray stockinette (knit a row, purl a row), 4 rows of brown knitting, 4 rows of brown stockinette, 1 row of orange knitting, 8 rows of gray knitting, and 8 rows of brown knitting. I repeated this 7 times.
My favorite part is the fringe. I used two strands of each color for the fringe. It adds quite a bit of orange! I really think that my grandma is going to enjoy her birthday present!
I’m running a poll in the sidebar about what you like to knit. Please vote!
In Science, we are studying ecology. We are doing an ecosystems project. My blog about that it http://greenanoles.edublogs.org. Please visit!
Well, I never would have guessed, but there is a series of books out there that are knitting mysteries. Surprising, right? I finished one of the books, and it was very good. The basic series outline is that there is a group of girls (in their 20/30′s) who live in a small town in Colorado. They frequently visit a knitting shop in town. (Sort of like Village Yarn Shop!) The main character is named Kelly Flynn.
In A Killer Stitch, a man is hit in the head with a rusty shovel. The main suspects in the case are his ex- girlfriend and current girlfriend, but Kelly and her friends believe that they are innocent. They just have to find the guilty person and convince the authorities that their friends are innocent.
NOTE: This book DOES have some older content. (It is in the adult section at Hussey) Please though note that it is NOT AT ALL a “bad” book, as the references are knowledgeable. You can ask me about them if you would like.
I hope you don’t do these things!
1.It’s bad luck to leave a project unfinished. The intended recepient will get bad luck from the unfinished item.
2.Stabbing your needles though your yarn balls brings bad luck to anyone who wears something made from that yarn.
3.Don’t knit a pair of socks for your boyfriend or he’ll walk away from you. He’ll walk away but will he walk back? It might be an effective way to rid yourself of a pest.
4.If you knit one of your own hairs into a garment, it will bind the recipient to you.
5.Knitting for children you may have in the future, but before you are pregnant, is bad luck (it may prevent one from getting pregnant, or bring ill health to the baby).
6.Don’t stop knitting when you are only on the cast-on row, or the project will never be finished. At least now I have something to blame all those UFO’s on
7.Cast-on for your next project immediately after finishing one. It’s bad luck for your needles to be empty. No problem there
8.When knitting a pair of socks, the second sock must be started immediately after casting off the first and finishing the first must be postponed until the knitter has time to cast-off, and cast-on the next sock at the same sitting.
9.Knitting as a voodoo doll — ripping out your knitting while picturing someone you don’t like is a way to “hex” them.
10. Never HAND knitting needles to a friend, they can stab the friendship. Put them down and let the friend pick them up. How many of us are guilty of stabbing a friend? At least now we know.
I was tagged by my classmate Marnie to write a post about six things that make me happy. I couldn’t narrow it down that much, so I have eight. Here it goes.
1. Reading- with reading I can escape to another world
2. Writing- with writing I can express my thoughts
3. Knitting- knitting is just plain fun!
4. Math- math is challenging and interesting
5. Friends- can you go wrong with friends?
6. Breckles- my dog is more like my sister, she’s awesome
7. Chocolate- yummy and delicious
8. Smiles and Laughter- if you smile, I’ll smile. if you laugh, I’ll laugh
Now, I must tag 6 people.
Have fun bloggers!
Knitting for fun and knitting gifts is fun, but wouldn’t it be cool to knit for others and help a child in Africa? Well, you can! With Knit a Square, you can knit a simple 8″ by 8″ square and send to Knit a Square. They will sew the squares together and give them to a freezing child in Africa. I strongly encourage you to knit a square! I sure will!
I am extremely guilty of this. I am currently in the middle of 4 projects. The problem is that you never seem to finish anything that you start. So here is what I say. Either,
- Do one project at a time!
- Do multiple projects, but have strict due dates so that you get all of your knitting done!