Saturday, November 14, 2009

speaking of knitting

As you may remember, I decided to learn how to knit, you can read about it here.  Well, I’m sort of gone crazy, because I learn best by actually making things. I also have a great love of scarves. So that’s what I’ve been doing, knitting, thinking about possible Christmas gifts, and making scarves (that’s all I know how to do so far… I mean, the coffee cup cozy is basically a mini scarf.)
Take a look…
This is the first one that I made, it started with about 30 stitches and ended up being nearly 100 by the end.  Oops.  Now, I know why that happened, but I kind of like how it turned out.  I call it accidental success.
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This one is loosely knit (with larger needles), so it’s soft and light, a classic accessory… for someone not looking to make a huge statement.
Speaking of making a statement, I love the buttons on this one, two elegant black buttons with one sweet little white rosette in the middle.  I love this wrap design, it’s a little something more than your average scarf and you never have to worry what to do with the loose ends.

This is my favorite.  I love it.  It’s over-sized compared to the pink wrap and in one of my favorite colors, plus I love that the buttons do not match but compliment each other in a non-matching way (just the way I like it.)  I originally made this as a gift, but pretty much feel in love and so she’s mine.  Sorry person who never even knew that you might be getting it.
So that’s what I’ve been doing… maybe you’ll be getting one of these, I can’t possibly keep them all… maybe in the near future you might find some in my etsy shop… just maybe.
I always thought that knitting would be too hard… but I’m so happy that I gave it a try… you should try something new and tell me about it.  I’d love to hear your stories.

5 comments:

  1. I love them all, but I have to say the pink is my favorite, not so much for the color as the buttons. (oh and dad says he likes the pink too, but I don't think he means he would wear it..lol)

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  2. the yellow is also my fave. I love it. OH, We should do a swap one day! I'll sew you whatever you want.

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  3. Jessica, that is a great idea!

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  4. these look fabulous. i wish I knew how to knit.

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  5. I am so impressed!! Love them all, with the last design being my fave!! So cool. And your etsy shop should definitely expand to showcase your new talent!!

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