Our puppy is sooo black that sometimes it’s hard to see her coming & going so I like to make her some scarves to brighten her up. Since I’ve started making them she loves to wear them and will strike a pose when she's all dressed
My sister Andrea is the crafty one, she’s always making gifts for folks and coming up with the most creative ideas. So this past Christmas I was determined to stimulate my creative juices and make something for her for Christmas. It took a long time to find a pattern for something that I thought I would be able to complete and that I thought she would like, so when I found this shrug pattern on the Berocco site I gave it a try. I had to start from scratch a couple of times but I was pleased with the final result. I think she was pleased with it as well from her reaction on Christmas morning.
Over Christmas I developed a case of sock fever!
So here it is my initial sock attempt. At Christmas I admired my cousin Meaghans sock knitting with ‘Magic Sock Yarn’ so of course I had to go out and get some of my own. Although I didn’t splurge on the European type that makes several patterns in the socks, I decided to start with some Patons Striping yarn. I’m a little disappointed with the striping, but it looks kind of funky and I like the colors. Knitting with such fine yarn and small needles is slow going but it sure makes the time pass quickly.
Felting, felting, felting; so here is my first attempt at felting, the shape did not turn out as expected but it’s only my second knitting attempt in a long while as well so I guess total satisfaction with the piece was a lot to look for
Knit with Briggs & Little it felted up fairly well, but I’ve been told that other wools felt up nicer