Ten Reasons Why I Knit

First Ten on Tuesday in a long time….so here  go…

1.  I love  knit…that is the main reason.

2.  I love yarn.  And, I mean all kinds of yarn.

3.  Knitting makes me feel creative.

4.  I love to experiment with color.

5.  Knitting makes wonderful gifts for family and friends.

6.  Knitting relaxes me…I would say it is cheaper than therapy…but then you haven’t seen some of the prices I have paid for some yarns.

7.  Knitting has lead me to making some of the best friends a girl can have.

8.  Knitting is educational.  I have learned about sheep, goats, alpacas, places, and different stitches and patterns.

9.  I have socks, scarves, shawls, other clothing and items for my home that are different and created by me.

10.  It gives me a chance to give back to the community by knitting and donating hand knit items to those in need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Socks…

There are new socks on the needles.  Just began a pair of Monster socks – the yarn came from a swap where we sent a 100 gr skein of sock yarn and received five 20 gram mini skeins back…I split them again so I have enough for each sock.

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Think they will be fun to knit…and I want to see how long it takes me to knit them…

Christmas Knitting…

Now it can all be shown – my daughter has had her Christmas presents opened since Christmas day – so, I can share the items I knit for her…

cowl1 The cowl was knit with one skein Lion Brand Yarn called Amazing in the colorway Strawberry Fields.

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Scarf was knit with 3 skeins of Lion Brand Yarn called Amazing in the colorway Cobblestones.

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The afghan was knit with two skeins each of Simply Soft in Chocolate, Pistachio, and Bone. I started by knitting an entire skein of each. Then I knit six inches of each color and finally three inches of each color. Think it turned out really pretty.

More Knitting…

A while back one of my neighbor’s here asked if I would consider knitting an afghan for his apartment.  I said I would and he picked out some yarn.

Well, the afghan is finished:  Finished Size:  48 inches by 60 inches

The pattern is simple…a basketweave.


Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver – 6 skeins

Colorway:  Shaded Browns

Knitting…

The knitting group here in my building have been knitting some comfort/prayer shawls.  This is the first one I knit.  It was knit with Red Heart in the Gemstone colorway.  Think it turned out pretty well.  Am working on a second one now.

Swag bag…

Each of us traveling to Canada for the knitting retreat is bringing a little gift to each of the others – therefore when we leave we will have a swag bag full of lovely things…

This is what I am contributing:


Included will be a hand knit washcloth (by me), a bar of some wonderful Cranberry & antioxidant Soap, and some picks that go into your holiday cupcakes..

Chose to knit the washcloth in a red and white since the Canadian flag is red and white…

Think it will still be a surprise as none of them read my blog…

Afghans…

I really enjoy knitting afghans…and recently one of the folks who moved into my apartment building asked if I ever did knitting for others.  He said the wanted to have an afghan for over the back of his couch – and he wanted it to match his drapes and furniture…a sort of tan color…

Sent him to look at yarns and he came home with this:


This yarn is working out beautifully!!!  I was sort of surprised at what he picked and without any help…It should be done in a couple of weeks and I’ll show you the finished project.

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