Thursday, January 10, 2008

New Knits

So school started yesterday and already I have reading to do and a poem to write before Friday and I have another class tonight, which will lead to more reading. I'm not complaining. I really enjoy it. I love all the classes I'm taking: History of the English Language, Creative Writing, TESOL II, Narrative as Ethics, and Argumentation. I'm more excited about the first three classes though, especially the writing one.

I've been writing poetry and short stories since the fourth grade, but life has gotten in the way (and looming lol) and I don't write as much as I'd like to, so hopefully this class will help.

Anyway, here are my new creations:

The base of the pattern is from the Adult Ballet Slipper, a class I took on Loom Knitters on Yahoo groups. I added the kitty embellishments. Ignore the black string on the side of the slipper: I haven't had a chance to sew on a button, but wanted to show everyone the tail. :)

Also, I made a little piggy. This pattern is for sale for anyone who is interested. Just leave me a comment with your email address and we'll talk or you can just email me. Here's his pic:

Coming Soon: The Cowardly Lion

As soon as I get some time this weekend I will finish the pattern and post the pic.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Busy as a bee

It's been a few days since I posted but I've been pretty busy, as you can tell from my pictures. Also I've been getting ready for school and trying to do everything I wanted to during my break before classes start again Wednesday. I'm re-reading Wicked and am halfway done and am also halfway done with The Vampire Lestat (book 2 in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles). I didn't get as much reading done over break as I wanted, but that's because of the knitting.

This shawl was knitted using Lion Brand Homespun. I love the beautiful maroonish color! It's a bit shorter than I thought it would be (the pattern said to knit for about 50", which I did) so I may go back and add a bit more or just add fringe.

But I'll have to decide that later as I'm trying to finish other projects and write some patterns before Wednesday.

This poncho was made using one strand of Red Heart lavender, I think the color was, and a strand of Yarn Bee Eyelash. I'll have to go back and check my notes about the exact color. Anyway, this pattern is from the book Learn to Knit on Circle Looms. It's very soft and comfy.

These hats are pretty basic. The first was made with Bernat Softee Chunky with a ruffled edge and alternating purling and knitting rows. The second is from Isela's Primer book made with Red Heart. The third was started with Red Heart and a fun fur type yarn for the brim then just Red Heart white.

Right now I'm working on writing a few patterns. I have a pig pattern done and I'm finishing up the panda pattern. I'm also working on a couple other animal patterns, which I plan to post for sale as soon as I'm done.

Whew! So much to do before Wednesday! I think I may become an insomniac for a day or two.