Monday, February 4, 2008

Knitter's version of idling

I have been knitting dishcloths in between projects. When knitting it reminds me of the car as I sit at a stop light. Engine running, yet not going anywhere - just like knitting. Needles are clicking with yarn, but just making squares. Now it is my simple project in between stints of cable knitting for my St. Brigid sweater. Which I would show you photos, but I am on the front. So at this time, it looks just like the back I was knitting in October. So think green with grey and black flicks of color knitted in a lot of cables. :-)

I have knitted 2 pairs of gloves. I followed the instructions, but I have to shorten the palm and lengthen the fingers. I would cut and graft the palms and lengthen the fingers, but I keep wearing them. I may just cast on another pair and try again. I have a ton of the yarn. I am just thinking of them as my sock knitting. Though I did learn that I can't knit them when knitting with others. I found myself knitting too far and having to frog back many times.






I have to show you this. This was a gift for T from her Aunt Jane! It is a dragon scarf. Very cute. Aunt Jane is always so clever. I should get a piece of Velcro to put under his chin so he be attached to his tail.


T is also very happy that mom FINALLY felted her lunch bag! (Knitted before school started. All I had to do was to felt this. I had piles of items waiting to be felted! Why I didn't do it, really... just excuses.) She picked out an old button from Great Grandma's collection.



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2 comments:

Chrisknits said...

That dragon is just so cute!!! Love the lunch bag too. Really, MOM, what took you soooo long!

Larjmarj said...

That Dragon scarf is too cute!! I love his teeth ;-)

A felted lunch bag, now there's something I could use.

Nice work on the dishcloths and gloves. I've done mittens but my attention span has prevented me from attempting gloves.