I know most of the time it’s all about the knitting around here, but I do have other skills. Whenever I need a break from knitting I have lots of other things to turn to, and there are always projects percolating away just waiting for their chance to come out. Lately, it’s been embroidery. Now I am only a beginner embroider-er (? is that a word?) but I really find it fun. Like drawing with thread. Nothing complicated, just colorful little outlines of fun stuff. Like this little pillow case for Punky Pie. It’s not quite done, I think it needs words.
The monkeys are from the Monkey Love pattern kit from Sublime Stitching. I really like Jenny’s little kits. The iron-on patterns are reuseable, and come with complete instructions, and there are lots of fun themes to choose from. Where else can you get so much cuteness for only $3.50? I use them when I am feeling really lazy and don’t want to come up with my own drawing. Just iron on something cute, grab some floss and off you go! No swatching, no gauge, no hassles. Just the thing for a knitting break.
Of course, I do make my own designs too, which is a different kind of fun. These little bears were inspired from some Japanese product art and are part of a knitting related sewing project I am working on.
It’s going to be a little knitting holder (I hope) but not one of the ubiquitous drawstring bags, because I am just not very fond of those, and besides they are everywhere. Time for something new! Just, not today, because it isn’t done.
I have been knitting too – the kind of kntting that NEEDS to get done – knitting for other people. I have socks going for both my mom and Joey. Nothing worth photographing though, beacause socks in progress pictures? Pretty boring, right? And I am working on the February Baby Sweater on Two Needles from Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitter’s Almanac. It needs to get done because the baby will show up sooner or later and I’d really like to have the sweater done before his arrival. Or, you know, at least near his arrival. Are you really jonesing for a knitting picture? Are you sure? It’s pretty boring. Go look at the monkeys they are more fun. Really? Ok, you asked for it:
Told ya. Baby sweaters in progress = boring knitting picture!
After all the “have to” knitting is done I’m treating my self to some nice new sock yarn. Something really yummy. Any suggestions?