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Friday, 18 November 2011
Knit items I have made recently
About Knitting.... I started a knitting club at work and when I went to book the boardroom, the lady who books the rooms said: "Are you starting a knitting club?" I said "Yes". "Can I join?" she said. It is pretty popular.
So... in answer to your questions, Elaine:
Mittens are fun to make! I just made a pair of green ones that do not call for 4 needles, but I have made them using my mother's pattern for 4 needles and it was easy and fun. I am kind of disappointed with the pattern I used for the 2 needle mittens because it is a little larger than expected. Lucky my daughter, Beth, has large hands.
Yes, I have made a sweater before. Several, but I don't have the photo available right now.
I will look for some pictures. Below are some of the other things I have made recently and long ago.
There is a blue twin-sized blanket for Beth (I made a pink one as well - crocheted). There is a yellow cotton blankie that I made for Alicia when she was going into the hospital (for heart surgery at Sick Kids in 2006 - she's fine). There is a Harry Potter scarf made for Alicia (Griffendor). I also made two other Harry Potter scarves - one in RavenClaw for Renee (my eldest) and one for Kelly's daughter, Alex.
Also below are: 3 hats and one black scarf with a basketweave pattern on it.
Here is a closeup of Alicia's hat. Too bad I got the seam side! LOL! I would retake it, but ... maybe later.
Here is Beth in her scarf that I made in the colours of "The Bay" - The Hudson Bay company here in Toronto made a special scarf available for the Olympics one year using the colours that they use in their marketing material. Beth wanted one, so I made one.
Here is a closeup of the basketweave. It looks a bit off here, but it is really nice.