Thursday, February 25, 2010

i make things

from time to time i like to knit things. okay, maybe that's a bit of an understatement. trust me when i tell you, i have a knitting project of some sort with me at all times. unless i am going to the vet like this morning. nothing major. just josie's annual. she's doing really well. doc said so.

anyway, last winter i made scarves for a couple of lovely ladies in my life. i liked the giant cable idea, but also wanted something small and snuggly that didn't have the lengthy tails of a regular length scarf. so i came up with a shorter version, added some buttons and voila! a neck warmer.

i made jill's out of alpaca. she took it away from me before i could add the buttons siting she had the perfect ones. i would agree with her. only one is functioning, the other is decorative, but i think it works well!

i have a few things on the needles right now. one is a lap blanket that is inspired by the one i made my nephew. i picked out the majority of the yarn when i was visiting him when he was just 8 weeks old. i sent it to the family with my parents this holiday season. it was a labor of pure love.

the one i am making mom is all the cream color and the blocking is a little different. i am just about halfway there. i have to get more yarn from a friend...must remember to email helen.

i also have a skirt on the needles for myself. it was the project i took with me on our trip (the blanket was getting a bit too big to be a traveling project). i got quite a bit done, but that is easy when all you have to do is sit and knit between going out for food, golfing, lazing around a "river". sadly, i've got no pictures of it, but it is a beautiful purple color. i can hardly wait for it to be done (hell on that, i can't wait for both projects to be done).

and let me not forget the putter cover a certain father-in-law requested. it's not on the needles yet, but it's on the brain.

5 comments:

Jack K. said...

I gotta see photos of the putter cover when you get it done.

You do such good work.

Love ya,

Dad

Monika said...

The neck warmer looks lovely. The blanket is gorgeous! Best looking of that kind I've ever seen! It took me a few seconds to realize what a putter cover is, being a non golfer. I've seen some funny ones. What will yours be like?

Lily said...

I love, love, love that scarf!!!!!!
Any chance of sharing that pattern?
The blanket is gorgeous!
You should go into designing business.
Looking forward to seeing the skirt, mom's blanket and the putter cover.
Please don't ever give up knitting. You are so talented!

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh how I wish I had learned to knit (and crochet) years ago when my Gma was willing to teach me. I was never able to sit still long enough... so here I am a knit-challenged and envious admirer of those who can! I just LOVE your neck scarves Shannon!!! Wow, you should put those up on Etsy or something! Also that quilt is beautiful too! And a skirt too!? I'm totally impressed! xxxVicki
PS: Glad Josie is in good health too~

tami hurley said...

ok- i love the neckwarmers! so cute! did you ever ask rita about selling them at sequel?