Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Skully love

I made this for a dear friend to help keep his head warm during the winter. (Well, yeah -- what else are hats for?) It got given away without me taking any pictures of it, but all worked out fine because now the pics have his head under the cap.

The ultimate in skull hats, We Call Them Pirates by Adrian Bizilia, knitted with KnitPicks Telemark sport weight. I didn't follow the pattern completely (left off some skullys) but love the finished look.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Can you believe it?

Yes! It's knitting! There's actually been a bit of progress to show all over the place. These socks have been finished for quite awhile.

My newest Bus Socks project.

My daughter's stole, Wings of a Dream; getting closer to the last chart, almost there...

Classic Lines Cardigan KAL. Well, it's over for most intents and purposes, everyone else is finished, but here I am, still plugging along on it.

And finally, some of my Christmas knitting. I'm using KnitPicks undyed organic Simply Cotton worsted yarn to make lace faceclothes. Then I'll match up each facecloth with a hand poured all vegetable base glycerine soap containing unique oil blends. Found the soaps on Etsy at a store called AmethystSoap.

(top left) Christmas Lace Dishcloth
(top right) Tulip Lace
(bottom) Little Lace Kitchen Cloth

They still need to have the ends woven in and put through the laundry to plump up the fibers. A few more to knit, and I should be done!

Happy 19th Birthday!

19 years ago today our darling daughter was born. She's grown into a lovely young woman, strong-minded, funny, smart, beautiful, and such fun to be around. Happy birthday, my dear, we love you!!

(As for knitting, there's been lots of it lately, I just need to get the camera out and take some pics.)