Saturday, November 10, 2007

i said i'd do it

And so I have...although now some could argue that this post is 'image heavy'...sigh, you can't please all the people all the time I guess.

Here's some of the things I've been making lately, starting with the weirdest (in my opinion, anyway) This is a little mini sweater I made (pattern taken from the Charmed Knits Harry Potter book, I can't recall the real title at this particular moment in time--I blame my ever aging and decreasing brain cells--but the author of it is Alison Hansel):


The tape measure is there for perspective, but then you knew that, didn't you? These little sweaters are meant to be Christmas ornies...I made it cause I was bored watching tv one night and wanted to see if I could do it...which is basically the reason why I choose to knit most everything I make, not 'cause I'm bored, but to see if I can...I also wanted to try some duplicate stitch fair isle....you can see by the lack of said duplicate stitch that I suck at it...one of these days I shall perfect it.

Next is a pair of knucks which I finally got around to embroidering:


I just used some contrast yarn with back stitch, since the embroidery floss I tried didn't seem to work, and I suck worse at embroidery than I do at duplicate stitch. Still, I think I did okay, seeing how it was freehand. For the non-knitters out there, these seemingly meaningless letters and numbers are actually knitterspeak for a decreasing term; Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slipped Stitch Over. I was debating on doing "knit hook" to also show my crochet pride, or some other oddity, but in the end went with this, and I must say, they have garnered me some strange looks from the 'straights' in the real world, which I secretly love...what can I say, I'm a weirdo in real life, too.

The month of October truly was Socktober for me this year, as I found myself knitting a sack full of socks:


Here is pictured one partially (now fully completed) pair, I have at least 4 others completed last month, all for me to wear in the house this Winter--where else could I wear a pair of socks like this?!

Lastly (and some could really argue the weird factor here) I have pictured a sweater, hat and booties which I made for a little doll. Now, I've seen some people use dolls to model their baby outfits, and I know the general consensus is that it can be a little creepy, but since I made this specifically for the doll, I think they'd give me a break:


I tried my hand at designing here...I took patterns for actual babies and 'smalled' them down...adapted here and redesigned there. All in all I think it turned out pretty cute.

And so there are a few of the things I've been doing lately. I actually have many more pictures, and hopefully can keep posting them here and there.

P.S.--check out Sharon's blog for some really cute knitty Christmas ornies! They are too cute for words!!

6 comments:

Sharon said...

thank you kiki!! I am like Santa's elf, turning those out as fast as I can! You really have been busy. The little sweaters and the baby ensemble are adorable. BTW I tagged you for a wee meme. ^o^

Kris said...

Looks like you've been busy! Everything looks great though! The socks are coming along nicely!

Vik said...

Wow Kiki! You´ve been a busy bee! The litte sweater is so cute! And I guess everybody will ask you what those letters in your fingers mean! Very funny!

kay said...

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, you guys are the greatest!

Taleweaver said...

Love the blog! Love the fact that you're local too! One question though, (and I'm sure there will be more), why is modeling babyknits on a doll creepy?

Back to more reading of the blog...

Wanda Kay said...

The sock sure is beautiful, but yikes only 1. I can't wait to see a pair of them. Live and learn .

The sweater is adorable.