I haven't been progressing on some knitting goals as much as I had hoped. I finished a scarf for my dad's girlfriend but I haven't blocked it yet. Maybe I should do that today. It turned out lovely. I started a shawl for my grandmother, I am not even 1/4 through it, but almost. I did a couple test knits, and made some things for a Halloween swap package.
These are a pair of fingerless mitts I test knit for a fledgling designer. they are pretty cute.
Here is a brain slug I made for a swap. I did this 3 tiimes before I got it to where I liked it color wise and eye size....
I also knit a couple Halloween wash clothes that I didn't get a picture of....
I finished my sock pattern, and it was released September 1, 2011. It is the sock design for the FGF:socks group Sept/Oct. Designer KAL. I am very proud of the pattern. I am not sure there are too many people knitting it right now. It is a free Ravelry Download though. Are my seams straight
I participated in the westknits mystery shawl KAL, Here is my finished product. My colors came out ok, even though I picked them blindly without knowing the pattern. I wish I had the red and the natural colors switched, but this is the way it is.
After seeing how cute Isabelle's bag was, Madeline decided she wanted one too. I had some denim and said we could use that, thinking I wouldn't need to get so much interfacing, fusible fleece, etc. So we went off to buy lining fabric, she picked a cute burgundy with dragons and tigers. Here is the finished product. This one went a lot faster.
(and I got the pockets right)
I finished a westknits mystery kal shawl, I will post it tomorrow as it is blocking now, and I want to get outside pictures with it. I am sort of ambivalent about this project.
Yesterday was the first day of school, I was so busy I didn't get to sit down, but once or twice, and when I finally did, I was too tired to knit. I did get a couple projects done before school started, however.
I made Isabelle a bag, let's hope it holds up, as she has no locker this year (middle school remodel, currently housing school in an unused elementary school). She chose the fabrics, I accidentally made a pattern modification, but I think it makes it cute.
this is the "outside"
This is the "inside", and the way I think she is going to use the bag.
some more pictures:
I also made a little pencil case:
And one for Madeline:
Madeline now wants a bag like Isabelle's, I am going to make hers out of denim and some dragon fabric we picked out yesterday.
I am also working on the pattern for these socks, I will publish it Sept 1.
It seems that after Christmas life gets really busy.
I have been busy with the kids and end of school, then summer started with multiple tasks to do.
I am currently working on designing my first sock pattern. I have designed, and tested, and am now working on making the pattern user friendly. The design will be part of a year long knit a long with the FG sock group on Ravelry. I am in charge of the September/October sock. I will post a picture when it's ready.
I apologize for the long absence. The holidays really work a number on a person.
I spent quite a bit of time doing holiday knitting, I couldn't even remember what it was if you asked me. Then after the first of the year, I went through a knit it or frog it challenge. I finished two projects and frogged a third.
I also released a pattern with the "2010 From Robin's Nest Four Seasons sock and mitt club"
I designed the winter mitts, called Winter Flames
I also got a belated birthday gift that may be just as attracted to my yarn as I am.