Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Baby Gift - Check!

I did it. I finished the gift the morning of the baby shower. Someone in my family would call it procrastination ;) but I like to think that I just work well under pressure, so why do today what you can put off 'til tomorrow. This was a fun gift to give and I'm hoping it doesn't scream "beginner knitter". Is everyone ready for Thanksgiving? I'm running in the Turkey Day 5K then off to Sioux Falls for a few days. I'll be bringing my knitting to see if I can check off some more gifts that are on the list. But for some reason this year I am in the mood for Christmas shopping and might even venture out on black Friday with the rest of the crazies. I want it all done at least a week before Christmas and that includes wrapping.

I forgot to mention that I purchased this book. Supposedly only one skein needed for each project in here. There a few things in here that I'm going to make. I think I like this one over the previous one better.

From our house to yours...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

You Tube = My Friend

This is why I LOVE technology. Never crocheted in my life. Need baby gift for Sunday. Began pacifier clip elephant pattern. Got to the ears, crap, they're crocheted! Oh no! Don't have much time left. I gotta figure it out. Go online. Search for videos. Found this one and other various web sites. And after two evenings and at least 20 attempts, finally figured it out as well as what the pattern was saying.

Oh yeah... doin' a dance... oh yeah... uh huh!
See it there? That cute little ear.

Needless to say I'm very proud of myself; not only for figuring it out but sticking with it and not giving up like I wanted to do oodles of times. But dangit my hand hurts. I think I had a death grip on that hook. Just need to do one more but I need to give my hand a rest. I'll post a new pic when it's all done. Goodnight!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Just keep knitting

I have two completed projects to share. (Did I mention earlier that I am a sloooow knitter?) Well, actually I have more to post but they still need finishing touches.

I picked up this book Knitting for Peace and found a hat to knit a teacher-friend of mine who recently had a brain tumor removed and will be undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. I hope it serves her well. The stitches are intertwined with many prayers for her.

I aslo wanted to share this project...Meet Mrs. S. We (my daughter and I) have not officially named her yet so Mrs. S will have to do for now. If she behaves she might be a little Christmas gift for my daughter's teacher. Sometimes I think she is making faces at me. Every now and then when I get a glance of her sometimes she looks mischievous. (The pattern is this)

Did I also happen to mention that neither of these projects were on my list? Just keep knitting...just keep knitting. (Love that Dori)