Monday, February 16, 2009

Warm neck...

Happy holiday everyone!  Okay, for those of you who didn't get this day off.... bummer.  On a good note ya'll maybe didn't have the normal traffic to deal with since a lot of people got to stay at home.  ;-)  

So, this is the scarflet that I finished.  It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.  And I luckily got to wear it before the winter was over!  Hurray!  It took me FOREVER to get it done even though it was a really simple garter stitch.  The loop had me working hard trying to figure out how to do it.  One of the things that I find very difficult is the different pattern directions.  There seems to be more ways to write a pattern than there are for Crochet patterns.  Maybe I'm wrong.  It has been a while since I picked up a crochet hook...  Anyhow, I finally, with the help of others, figured out how it needed to be done.  And voila!

Now I am working on a no-sleeve cardigan and I think I may have made a huge mistake trying to make this.  It took me nearly two months to make the scarflet.  The cardigan may not be completed until this time next year!  I've done about 6 hours of knitting and it's only about 5 inches long.  BLAH!  But I like the yarn  I got and the colors on it.

I've gotten responses on my little bag.  I think all of you who expressed interest in the felting and needle felting should all just bite the bullet and go for it!  It is the most fun I've had in ages!  Seriously, no drawing talent is needed.  I have none!  You don't need color theory in your back ground!  You don't need to know mathematics!  Although, for those of you who may be slightly accident prone.... I say, proceed with caution.  Those needles are really scary looking and I wouldn't want one of those to go through my finger!  :-0  There were times when I got so excited punching the fibers through that I got a little carried away and started going really fast!  I even broke a few needles!  So, extreme caution is advised!  But man, I'm tellin' ya!  It is tons of fun!

I hope you all have a really nice day.  And try something crafty!  ;-)  


insanely crafty said...

VERY cute ! I cant wait to see the vest! I am totally jealous of people with knitting abilities.. I really need to learn someday. I love the thought of being able to knit myself a sweater!

corinnea said...

Very nice. Love the colors! You can get the sweater done before that!!! Anyway, it's not how long it's that you do finish and enjoy the process!

chellebelle said...

Wonderful! everything is even-ly done and very stylish... I want to see the pattern for the cardigan! and the yarn! I want to know! It feels wonderful to get moving again, although I'm over doing because I can finally do something (but not my sweater yet, sob!) Love the garden post too, and the stuff from Pam's blog (I just love her!) Cooking is really really simple in my house right now! I will admire you guys. Glad to be coming up for air! talk to you soon..