Friday, 7 February 2014

Knitting Excuses: Part 2

Well, here I am again and it wasn't a month between blogs! Aren't you impressed? I know I am. ;)

I've promised friends and family that I would post pictures of the first sweater I knit so here goes...

Oh wait, that's not the first one!  This is my second sweater. I finished it and added a few extra details (the red edging) to really make it my own.

And now that you can see I know how to follow a pattern and be successful... now I will show you what happens if you don't follow a pattern when you don't know what you're doing.

I can hear you saying "That doesn't look so bad!".  Yes, it does look good, doesn't it? Shall we see what it looks like on the body it was intended for?

Just a touch too big, eh?

I haven't decided what to do with it yet. I haven't the heart to just take it apart.  Maybe I can turn it into a blanket...

But in the meantime, my hubby wants a vest, my daughter wants a purple sweater and my son is undecided.

And my writer's group needs a piece to critique so I'd better put down my needles and get writing!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Excuses... excuses!!!

I started my blog with such good intentions. I treated it like a kind of New Year's resolution, planning to work on it daily. Well, weekly at the least. Okay, monthly, yes, I can do monthly.  Maybe bi-monthly would work better? Quarterly? Yearly?

I have figured out that if I don't have an actual deadline, I just don't get around to it! Everything jumps the blog in my to-do-queue.

Especially knitting.

So today I will show you all the stuff I've made since I taught my daughter to knit this summer. Yes, I might have gotten slightly carried away.  Most of my family got a scarf this year. A small sampling of the nicest ones:
 The scarf that started it all!
My first infinity scarf & matching hat, made for my niece, modeled by my daughter.

My only foray into sports-themed apparel!
Another infinity scarf with matching hat
This is my favourite infinity scarf, I almost kept it for myself!
Hogwarts finery for my kids (Gryffindor & Ravenclaw)
Learning how to knit cables, it turned into a gorgeous scarf!
An experiment that may never get finished. Most of my earlier
scarves took 1 to 3 days. THIS is 3 days worth of my invented pattern!
It's the most labour-intensive thing I've ever done.

Now I've graduated to creating sweaters.  But considering the debacle that my first sweater was, it would take a blog of its own. So I'll leave something for next time. See you next week. 
Or maybe next month. ;)