Well I just finished a hat that I started yesterday. I am amazed that I would have been finished the same day if I did not have interruptions!
Well it has been since September since I posted anything. Wow.
Just checking in. It has been awhile. Well I finished the rasta hat that I was making. I think I will make another. Right now I am working on a throw for my legs and feet when the summer comes and my partner decides to freeze me out of the house with the A/C. It will be purple and black using lion brand chenille. Oh, so soft! I cannot wait to see the finished product. It is nothing special pattern wise. I am actually using a dishcloth pattern on number 17's. So really simple.
Other than that, I am made some red ribbons for my churches red ribbon Sunday. They are just worsted weight yarn knitted in a strip and then they will be folded like the AIDS Ribbon and pinned on my and my partners lapels or shirts or whatever.
I am considering trying my had at illusion knitting. I downloaded a pattern that is a ribbon when you look at it from the side. The pattern is white and pink for breast cancer. I am considering adapting it for AIDS and make two, on will be white and red and the other will be black and red. If they come out well then I will incorporate them into an art project that I am getting ready for AIDS Delaware's A Day Without Art Auction in December.
On that note, thank you to all who gave hats and scarfs this past winter. It was really cool to receive the items and see what everyone was doing. My favs (they did go to clients even though I liked them) were Rex's hat that I think was a rib knit the whole way and super stretchy and TomH's scarfs. I actually did a couple of scarfs based on one of his patterns. Thanks again! I really appreciated it!
I am at work.
I have about an hour left.
I cannot stop thinking about it.
I am going mad.
I am trembling as the time ticks away.
I can do nothing else for my employer today.
I want to knit!
I had an idea to knit a scarf that had stripes that ran the legnth of the scarf. I emailed Tom to ask if it were possible and he told me yes. He gave me a link to a project but it looked crocheted. So I kept searching and found something (can't remember the link) that confirmed what Tom said about knitting the scarf side ways. Then I found this scarf at Yarn Harlot and I knew I could do something.
Well I finished my dishcloth. Actually I finished it on Saturday, I am just slow with the upload on photos or saying I am finished.
I was a simple pattern and I only made a few mess ups besides the obvious hole in it from the dropped stitch. I don't this too bad for my first time with needles.
I also show a scarf in progress and three hats that I made on my knifty knitters. The red and black hat was the first knitting project ever. the green, black and red one that stands on its own is something I did on the way to New York to see "Altar Boyz" (I started the day before and finished on the way to the show.) The green, black and red, laying across my vintage ice bucket I did for me to wear over my locks. Dread Locks are hard to cover and you need a big hat!
Well that is all for now! And I am stil excited.
Ok, I did not join this group for this, just wanted to state that first. So here goes.
I work for AIDS Delaware and it is very cold where we are right now. Many of our clients come into the office dressed improperly for the weather. This is not becasue they do not care but becasue they are usually indegent and cannot afford to get some things that they need. We actually have a food closted and a personal products closet set up for them. For many of our clients who are just out of jail/prison or very poor financially and educationally, we are what keeps them going and we barely do that.
I am new here and to the word of knitting. I have been using a loom (round ones and square made by knifty knitter) for about a month and a half. I have made a 3 hats, a double knit scarf and an iPod bag. This has been fun but while doing the last project, I started to consider using needles. I had tried to do this when I was a kid and was very frustrated because I just could not get the hang of it.