Sorry folks for that self praise, but I am so proud of myself! :) I have recently developed an addiction to knitting and crocheting, and since I can carry my projects along (unlike my beloved quilting... I believe I will have to start hand piecing and quilting! :( ) I've managed to make quite some progress.. that is, keeping in mind that I am jsut learning.
I'll show you some photos...
First, a scarf I made for my husband. He asked that it be in earthy tones, no fancy do-dads, thick and long (he is a tall guy) so here it is:
St. Francis is patiently modeling it. I HAD to add some interest because I would probably bore myself to death if I just purled one, knit one all the way through such a long scarf! it is longer than I am tall (well, that is not much so... it is about 5' 6") so I added three simple left slanting cables all along the scarf. Can you see them? I loved the colors he chose, and as soon as I wove in the ends he practically snatched it and started wearing it! Score!
Believe it or not, I've started my Christmas presents! this Shaped Ascot is for Mom. (shhh! don't tell her) Since she admired it I knew I just HAD to push myself out of my comfort zone and give those circular needles a try. I got a bamboo set, and boy am I glad I did! I'm loving it!
I think the problem with the other set I had tried before is that the nylon-plastic thingie that joins them (yes, it is a highly technicall term! nylon-plastic thingie) was too stiff and it kept coiling with my work already on them, and it was hard to untwist it! this on the other hand is very soft. I took this photo the day before yesterday, and I am already almost finished! I also tried Vanna's Choice for the first time, and I really like it! I'm trying to get hold of some bamboo thread but it is hard to get in Mexico :( . Mom admired a sweater that she saw in Custom Knits and I would really like to give it to her.
AND... I have no photos yet, but I also had my first try at knitting with DPN's!!!! I finished a wrist warmer in about two hours, from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders, and it looks so nice! it was easy too!
Plus I finished my multidirectional scarf... Phew!
See why I'm proud? :)