Friday, August 26, 2011

Getting My Crochet/Knit On

I'm afraid there hasn't been a lot of crochet, or knitting for that matter, featured on here lately.  Don't worry, my hooks and needles are still working and I'm still meeting with my hookers every week (Hey girls! ~Waving~). I so look forward to those Tuesday nights. And in October, we are going to Asheville for SAFF which is the Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival. From what I understand, it's fiber heaven. I'm terribly excited and I'm sure we will have a wonderful time.  I'll try to take tons of fiber pictures.

So I thought I'd show you some of what I've been working on. First I'll show you the items that I've been working on for my friends store.

I've been working on my knitting skills and I made this hat using circular needs and k2tog decreases.  The booties are knitted as well and I practice my increases here.  I now know how to "make one" and "knit in the front and back."  The Boys tell me that I still look awkward, but I'm getting better.

And don't worry, once a hooker, always a hooker.  Here's a hat and scarf for a little girl.  As you can see, I'm still working on the boarder for the scarf.  I love the colorful almost tie-dyed looking yarn. I'm going to have to do some blocking on the hat to soften it up. Right now, because the I crocheted it so tightly, it's kind of stiff and stands up on it's own.

Finally, I've also done a little knitting for myself .  This is a little cape that I found on Ravelry.  It's a DROPS design and  here is a link to the pattern.  I changed it up a little by using a fuzzier yarn and then trimming it with crochet.  The button is also crocheted out of the trim yarn. I'm afraid the picture isn't that great, but I didn't have a model and I can't seem to take good pictures of myself in the mirror.

I've got so much to do.  It's almost September and I haven't even started on Christmas gifts.  YIKES!  I have some ideas, but nothing concrete, so suggestions would be great!  I have a pretty good idea that I'll be getting plenty done this weekend as hurricane Irene is supposed to hit the North Carolina coast which will be bringing wind and rain our way. I hope everyone manages to stay safe and dry and has a wonderful weekend!


  1. I'm so impressed of all the work you're doing! Hope you stay safe during the 'cane. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Batten down the hatches lovely, I'm sending good thoughts your way. My but you have been busy, knitting and hooking, love the little hat and scarf gorgeous colors.
    x Sandi

  3. Lovely projects you have. Glad to hear you're getting better with your knitting.