Sunday, March 29, 2009

Another felting attempt...

After a few unsuccesful felting attemps, I have yet tried it again. This time, I thought I'd try a simple bag. "How badly can you mess that?", I asked myself. So here I am knitting a large rectangle, and a band to use as the strap.

Felt in hot water and a spin in the dryer, and you get this...

a bag with a very long strap.
Is it me, or is felting that unpredictable?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Baby bonnets

One of my husband's colleague gave birth to a little eight pounder named Jamie. Both mother and son are doing great, and trying hard to get into a certain routine. Here are the little bonnets I knitted for him. They're both in Applelaine.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

New socks for hubby

For Hubby's birthday, I knitted him a pair of socks (he's just discovered that he likes my socks).
I had bought this yarn over a year ago (maybe even two), and never used it. I now found out that I really like it. It's called Artyarns Ultramerino4, and the colour I used is 143. I still have another skein of it, but I know it's not enough to make a pair of socks, or at least not an adult pair. Maybe a pair for my nephews....

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Happy 2009!

After yet another long pause.... I'm back.

For some reason, I was under the impression that I had knitted a lot more for Christmas than I actually had. I tried to recover from this miscalculation, but didn't give as many handknitted gifts as I would have liked.

This pair of socks are in Applelaine "Blueberry". You can really see all the different hues of a blueberry throughout the sock. After over a year, Applelaine is still my yarn of choice for socks.

Here's another pair of socks freshly opened on Christmas morning. Of course, it's made with Applelaine and this colour was Red Delicious. I have reserved two skeins for myself of MacIntosh.

And on that jolly note, have a Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping by my sometimes neglected little blog during 2008.