Yesterday I got to go out with Jody (my mother in law), her sister Cheri, and my sister in law Emily and Dahlia. We went to the mall and to Michele's Craft Store. It was nice to get out of the house, and it was even nicer for Jody to buy me some yarn and thread for my sewing machine. I got my new treasures home and told myself I wouldn't start a new project until I finished what I was working on. I satisfied my need to play by winding my new yarn into balls. This is what I started. It's a knit scarf for my new little sister. It's a purple-green-white variegated yarn and I'm sure this pattern has a name but I'm just winging it.
This is my new yarn. The colors are a little off. But who cares because I taught myself to crochet granny squares! I'm going to sew them all together and do some edging and make myself a scarf.
These are super fun to make and pretty fast. I made these three in one night while I was learning, after half a bottle of wine. Not bad if I do say so myself. Here's a close up of one. The orange is a darker Terra cotta in real life.
I also got all my knitting in the mail from my mommy. So here is a sample of some other things I've made. The pictures aren't great but you get the idea. I've been having a lot of fun recently pairing up different yarns and knitting them as one.
Here's a purse I made. Just goofing around. I lined it with a black shirt I had. I don't like handles. I'm not sure if it's because there's two or if it's where they attach to the bag.
Another scarf. This one I used a light green wool through out and then alternated white and brown stripes with a really soft fuzzy yarn. I think this was left over from a scarf I made my sister.
Here's a better look. And I just like the detail in this picture.
This one is crocheted. It's black with a thin red decorative synthetic woven in. I made this for my friend Sara for her birthday (last June). But then they had a heat wave and I forgot to mail it. Sorry Sara. Maybe Christmas.
This is also crocheted and was also a Birthday present for my friend Alyson. Same story (their birthdays are a day apart). This one has that same fuzzy brown yarn mixed with a very bright orange. It's reminds me of Hagrid's hairy brown suit.
This is one of my favorite combos. I used a silver-blue variegated synthetic with a bright blue and a grey.