Monday, November 30, 2009

Send me your good thoughts!

I need them, as I am trying something very adventurous! I have just started the Bat Shawl. Oh, I know I have only been knitting for about 6 months, but I REALLY want this shawl. I bought the yarn online, and it is beautiful, I must say. Here is a photo. Dark variations of purples to dark blues and black. This is the first time I have ever knitted with lace yarn. It is quite the challenge. I had to buy bamboo needles, because the yarn kept sliding off of the aluminum ones I had. I also sharpened the bamboo ones, ( is this allowed?) and now it is soooo much easier to pick up the thread!  I started this yesterday, and it will take me quite a while, I know. Especially, since I have decided to not do anything else while I knit this. Like watch tv or compute. It needs all my attention. So, I just finished Chart A.. and so far so good. I am not saying I didn't make mistakes, but, at least to me, they are not noticeable. And, by the way, how DO those mistakes happen when you are being so very careful? Hmmmm. ? Like I said, send me your good thoughts, I will certainly need them!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Favorite Animal Exchange... what I made

Hi everyone,

Well, I can finally show what I made for my Ravelry exchange. It was "Favorite Animal" and my partner liked Tree Frogs! Well, since I am not experienced enough to knit her one, I thought I would try to crochet her one. I planned on tatting one too, but, I thought a tatted one would be too small for this exchange. So, I went to crocheting one. Now, I only know how to single crochet. That is all I could ever remember from what my sister tried to teach me. So, I just started crocheting, and oddly enough, with all the 3D tatting I do, it was pretty easy to make this GIANT tree frog! He is about 2ft long, and boy, it was hard to give him up!

Then, I made this little 3D tatted frog, and put magnets in him, so he could be put on the fridge, or hold her stitch markers, as he is doing in the photo. I love the big eyes! I really enjoyed the exchange, and am going to join in more next year! Hope you enjoy the photos!