Sunday, May 17, 2009

Green & Fingerless

I am part of the Green Team on my job and we were asked to contribute some 'green facts' for an upcoming breakfast/fashion show we are having next month. What better way for me to talk about going green then to create some knit/crochet items using eco yarns and recycled sweaters. I'm using a skein of Simply Soft Eco to knit a pair of fingerless mitts found on ravelry. The designer claims these mitts to be easy and fast. So far they are living up to the name. I have not knitted in years, more than five, and I am having so much fun I have toss my latest wip aside, I will get back to crochet later. I thought I would have a problem with knitting but it is going so smooth and easy. After using crochet hook and working through the pain and cramping I am now ready for some serious knitting. If I am not careful I will end up frogging my sweater when all I have left to do is finish the edges and weave my ends.

I finished my mitts!! Wow, what a quick and easy project.

Keep stitchin'

Saturday, May 9, 2009

My socks are done!!

Oh boy!
I can't believe they look and feel so nice. Now I don't have to hate wearing socks in the winter because they are cutting into my big calves. I can't wait to get more sock yarn. There are lots of socks in my future!!

Keep stitchin'

Monday, May 4, 2009


Yesterday I decided to put the tops down and try something different. I chose socks.
Very scary after the first pair I made that were way to big. This time I am doing toe up and they really look like socks...And they fit!!

I love the color of the yarn I bought. The fleshy, tannish pink and the pastel green remind me of Rainbow Sherbet (probably because I had some over the weekend).

I am very proud of myself, I'm not hardly finish but I am very optimistic about this pair.

Well, back to work!!

Keep stitchin'

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wrap it up

Summer's coming!! I think we're all ready for it but if you work in an office like I do, you know what else is coming...freezing AC!! I know lots of you look forward to this but I hate being too cold or too hot. My room gets cold and I can't think straight, I can't type. I already have socks in my bottom drawer because my sandaled feet are going to be so cold. So I decided to whip up a quick and easy shawl to throw over my shoulders, or my feet, when I start to shiver. I made this based on Romantic, a speed hook shawl found on the Lion Brand web site. Very quick and easy for any beginner to make.

Well, on to my next project. I want to attempt a pair of socks that fit and I am looking forward to doing some knitting again. I would love to make some cute little baby thing! I may have to do that anyway, eventually some babies will come along...LOL

Keep stitchin'