Tag Archives: knitting

Panda!

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Having a two year old nephew is great incentive for completing knitting projects! Panda hat for Christmas.. Check!

The 7 year knitting project.

After my son was born, 8 years ago, I made a set of knit and felted nesting boxes (Felted Boxes from “Mason Dixon Knitting”) as a gift for our midwives. I loved the boxes so much, I decided to make a set for myself. The project stalled when I needed a contrasting colour for the smallest box. Several years later, I finally bought that yarn. And finally, last weekend, I finished them all! Woo hoo! It feels wonderful to pull a project out from its 7-year hiding spot to finally get it done.

"Felted Boxes", before felting.

“Felted Boxes”, before felting.

"Felted Boxes" after felting

“Felted Boxes” after felting

Stackable!

Stackable!

I love my brothers.

James is 3 years younger than me and makes me laugh until I cry. I used to trick him into eating his chocolate bars before me, and he used to always get the last word in fights. He shares my love of 80’s teen movies and music. As different as we are (he’s a lawyer with encyclopedic knowledge about politics and sports), he gets me. Oh, and we take great photos together.


Nathan is 15 years younger than me. He’s studying aerospace engineering (it’s not like it’s rocket sci.. oh wait, it is). When he was little, we used to dance on my bed and draw pictures together. Over the years we have developed a major long verbal “handshake”. We’ve never had a real fight, but we are pretty competitive when it comes to games (as is James!). Nathan is a knitter, too – how cool is that?!




Found Rainbows (Old socks – new pics!)

I finished these socks for my daughter at least a year ago, if not two. I’m not really sure how long it’s been because I never used to keep track of that stuff (until now – thank you ravelry!) The pattern is “Monkey” from knitty.com by Cookie A. If you knit and haven’t checked out knitty yet, then you are in for a treat! I had the pleasure of meeting Cookie several years ago at a knitting retreat. I’m sure she doesn’t remember me, but I thought she was great! Oh, and don’t ask me what yarn I used. It’s rainbow, that’s all that matters (also, I might be too lazy to check).

 

Bringing back the leg warmers.

Leg warmers are back! Yeah, they are! No, seriously, I’m bringing them back.

Hey, I’m just happy to have completed a knitting project! These days, it takes a LONG time to finish knitting!

These are the Legwarmers: Maximum and Minimum, from Sally Melville’s “The Knit Stitch”, knit with Noro Kureyon (of course!).

Everything’s Better with YARN on it.

Ever since my wonderful friend Mandy co-wrote the book “Yarn Bombing“, I have been itching to try it!

My 5 year old son has been knitting lots of different projects since he began knitting last year. He doesn’t quite have the patience to finish projects, though! So, when he saw this book, he wanted to use his unfinished scarf (originally planned for his stuffed dog, Dash) for some yarn bombing!

 

That yield sign is so much less unsightly now, don’t you think?