Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The small stuff

 Can you believe I'm still knitting Christmas gifts. Two more gifts were finished this week. I have family visiting right now and have been visiting the theme parks and the local zoo with them and relaxing at night watching movies and knitting. Yesterday we went to the Harry Pottern theme park and drank lots of Butterbeer and rode all the rides and then came home and watch Harry Potter movies. Such fun!!
I still feel like I haven't recovered my knitting mojo. I'm inching my way through each project. I've been looking at everyone's finished project on ravelry hoping to get inspired. Until then I will continue to make small projects that are easy to finish.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Just a little hat

Little by little I'm trying to get my knitting mojo back. Making little fast projects that I can finish without much effort is probably what I need to do right now.
I finished this little hat for Cameron. His mom wanted a pointy hat and that is what this started out as and some how had a mind of it's own. I used up some scraps from other projects and still have lots of yarn left over. This pattern is super fast to knit and can probably be knit in a few hours. This will fit a 2 to 4 year old.
Needle size : 11 us
Yarn: Wool-ease thick and quick
Pattern: Teo Hat

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The Holidays are over .. it's a new year

 There were cookies and presents and children and food and just good times this holiday season. There were also a lot of shoppers and extra hours and not too much knitting time. This is the first year I only finished 3 knitted gifts. I lost my knitting mojo!! Fortunately I purchases a few more than usual.. not to many though. Well the holidays are over and business hours have returned to normal and I'm hoping for energy to finish up a few more knitted gifts. I have some beautiful batts I would like to spin up and some beautiful knitting patterns that have been calling me.. after a small rest period I plan to jump in and start creating again. I hope everyone had a lovely Holiday and will have an even better New Year. I still can't believe it's 2011!!

One of my recently finished gifts is a Jayne Cobb hat for my son. He loved the first one I made him but wanted it in different colors without a pom pom so he could wear it under a hood. A pretty simple project that took me longer than it should have.. but hey it's finished.