Knitting, Spinning, and Life along the Shores of Lake Superior
All That I’ve Been Doing
It may be hard to believe that I’m still a knitter, seeing as how I haven’t been blogging much. I have been knitting, and I’ve been somewhat diligently taking photos of my knitting. I just haven’t seemed to get much computer time lately. It seems that not only do my girls keep me really busy (not to mention the new job), but the girls also seem to be drawn to the computer like moths to a flame. Now that Lily is starting to read, she is enjoying going onto www.pbskids.org and playing games. I now have to fend off two kids when I want to use the computer. Yes, we have limits on when and how long they can play, but it does get tricky sometimes.
Here’s a rundown of what I’ve been knitting.
An afghan for my office. This was done completely from stash yarn. I started with a stitch pattern and a size 10 needle. I pulled out a variety of blues and greens and put them into a color wheel of sorts. I’d do one repeat of the pattern with each color. It’s very simple, but it looks really sweet in my office. Since my office tends to echo, having something soft to absorb noise really helps.
A stocking that is large enough for my 3 year old neice to crawl into. I have made a stocking for both neices and my nephew. Since the stocking I made for my nephew was abnormally large, I felt I couldn’t go any smaller for his younger sister. Plus, it drives my sister a little crazy trying to make the stocking look “full.”
4 thoughts on “All That I’ve Been Doing”
Hope you have a joy-filled Christmas with your loved ones!
Hi, My name is Brent Lindstrom and I work at Special Olympics North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. I am writing to you as you have a blog about knitting and I was hoping you could do and entry about the 2012 Special Olympics Scarf Project. Special Olympics North Dakota is behind our goal for the Winter Games and ND State Basketball tournament and I was hoping by you doing a blog entry, we could reach some of your readers that could help us out. For details about the Special Olympics Scarf Project, please check out the links on our website, http://www.specialolympicsnorthdakota.org, or go to the homepage of the Scarf Project at http://www.scarvesforspecialolympics.org . Thanks!
Love the projects!! It made me laugh to imagine your sister going nuts trying to fill up those stockings 🙂 I’m planning stockings for us this upcoming Christmas so I’ll have to remember that hint. I’ll have to look for that pattern too. So pretty!
Oh, I feel you in lack of computer time. Only I’m not even finding time to photograph. At least you’re doing that!
I think the stocking pattern is in my Ravelry favorites. It hasn’t made it onto the projects page yet I think. It was a free pattern, very easy to do. If I were to make it in a “normal” size I would probably use worsted weight instead of the bulky that the pattern calls for.