We had a very productive weekend of crafting. This blog thing seems to be working already. I've been super inspired to get some lingering projects done and start some new ones. I finally finished my yearly offering of hand knit socks for SM. They are a little late but really all she asks for is one pair of hand knit socks a year, and she doesn't really care when she gets them. I also finished a hat for a friend. She saw all of these and just had to have one. There are actually four more, currently on less accessible heads. They really are a bit addictive. It's the cashmere. I sized the pattern down for the little ones.
The pattern came from Purl Bee. I'm so easy. All you have to do is show some genuine love for something I make and before you know it your on the list.
A1, our thirteen year old has really stepped it up too. She knit three pairs of hand warmers to contribute to our " Spread good will at Daddy's work" project. (see above) The pattern is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. She also finished the reversible chicken-and-egg toy from volume 6 of Craft Magazine. She used some leftover Cascade 220 from the hats. It's just the cutest.
I have already put in my order for at least 4 more! You can really amp up production when you have a "in house" labor source. Even A3, our eight year old, picked up her crocheting again and whipped up a little potholder.
I also was inspired to create the current banner for the blog. I just couldn't stand looking at the generic type any longer. After seeing so many cool embriodery projects floating around on the net, I have seriously been bitten by the bug. It's getting to be a little much though, everywhere I look in the house I can picture a sampler hanging there. If I ever were to get them all made it might be too much of a good thing.
Beginning this Blog seems like one big experiment and right now the learning curve seems insurmountably steep. I see so many great sites and I am beginning to really appreciate how much work really goes into it. Of course I'm not really even doing the work, but it sure does look hard when I watch my husband doing it... from the couch...while I'm knitting. He sure is a supportive guy. Hopefully, I'll (read Husband) will figure out all of the linky thingys and how to put pictures on this thing soon. I have faith that I (Husband) can. (WE (He) did it!)