Saturday, January 31, 2009

Valentine Bracelets

Today I had fun making two Valentine bracelets. I used red and hot pink using peaches and cream yarn.
The bracelet on the left is made using a brick pattern and is seamed up the back when completed.
The bracelet on the right is knitting using four #6 double-pointed needles. Very easy and cute to make!

Handcrafted Knitting Needles

I just love my handcrafted knitting needles. The pair of double pointed size 8 needles are very handy to have. My needles range from size 2 through 13. My husband and I both handcrafted these wonderful needles. They are warm and comfortable on my hands and they knit up so beautifully. Believe me, they are much more superior than metal or plastic needles. Just my humble opinion. 

Friday, January 30, 2009

It's Friday Night....

Oh boy, it's Friday Night. I am working on a hot pink dishcloth right now. The pattern is called Diagonal Ripple and it can be found here. It's really quite easy so far and I am amazed how nice it looks. The M1, k1 makes a nice border for the pattern. I am using a size #5 needle. I really like the look of the stitches using this needle size. When my cloth is done, I will post a picture.

Gotta run, I want to get just one more row...


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This is the first entry in my new blog. I am very excited about it and hope it doesn't take up too much of my "knitting time". My mother-in-law asked why am I knitting now? 'It's something you save to do in your old age!" I want to really get good at it now so that when I am old, I won't have to learn the basics, I'll already know!

Knitting, knitting, knitting! I just can't seem to get it out of my mind. Seems like these days, that's pretty much all I want to do. I am so lucky that I have a husband that doesn't mind. He never complains. I think knitting is a therapy of sorts. There are times I come home from work extremely stressed and knitting seems to help me relax. Knit one, purl one, knit one, purl one. Oh, how I love the sound of that!

Right now, I am knitting a simple little cloth from the stitch pattern called "little checkers". I am doing it in Peaches and Cream yarn called potpouri. It is about a third of the way done and it is turning out quite nicely. The little checkers seems to form a cute little "purled" heart. I bet it would like great in pink or red for a Valentine's Day cloth.

Well more later, I want to get back to knitting.