On the bright side....I'm considerably faster at knitting now, and I have tons of projects and FOs (finished objects) to show you! I even used my real camera this time. I know you guys are positively peeing your pants with excitement over that.
I actually have lots more, but they're presents so I'm holding out on you until the people get their gifts.
|Pattern: A simple circle scarf from my head. Yarn: Something random and gold. And acrylic.|
|pattern: Robin's Egg Blue hat, yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease chunky in charcoal.|
|pattern: from my head. yarn: stolen from the knitting club grab bag|
The pattern's really easy. In fact I'll give it to you now, since you're all being so good and haven't abandoned my blog to a slow and lonely death (like I did). This one's for trade fair and will soon be joined by fellows in other colors. What color purses do you guys like? Suggestions?
You'll need a ball of chunky-weight wool and size 10 knitting needles. Cast on 25 stitches, knit until you can fold it into thirds and have a good-sized purse. Cast off. Fold the rectangle into thirds. Sew the edges of two of the thirds together, leaving a flap. Buy a button and a strap. Attach them. The button will probably fit through the flap without a buttonhole--it's loose enough. Walk around feeling snazzy. Don't expect it to cary super heavy stuff, but it does stretch quite a bit and fits a lot.
|pattern: from my head. Yarn: leftovers from the scarf|
|pattern: Patons Cable Cardigan, yarn: Wool unraveled from my mom's sweater. I lengthened it to make it cozier.|
So that's it for right now. Minus the birthday presents I mentioned. And all the Christmas knitting that I forgot to photograph before I gave it away. And a couple of shirt redoes--but more on that later. Keep reading, folks. *cheesy wink*