Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Knitting Knews

I thought I would show off a few of my knitting projects that I've finished since arriving in England. I've been honing my craft for about a year and a half and have just fallen in love with creating colourful things to share with my family and friends. I love the excitement and enthusiasm that Jamie and the kids show for the things that I make and it encourages me to keep trying.

This is the baby blanket I made in anticipation of the birth of my niece Isabella. It was so much fun to make and I learned so much-lots of new stitches and how to piece the squares together. I packed it off to Canada and Jen sent me a photo of Isabella and the finished product. I can't wait to snuggle her in it!Next up was my first pair of socks using the magic loop method I learned in a class back in GR. Also very rewarding. It seems I need to hide them-thye keep turning up on other people's feet! I have several requests from the kids and am busy making a pair for Maddie.


Jack was up early one morning in Switzerland and apparently he was cold. He pulled on my socks and that was all the warmth he needed!
I just finished this pillow top last night. I knit and felted the background, and then did some embroidery on top. I'll wait until I get home to stuff it. Now I just have to decide what to start next!

4 comments:

Jessica St. Pierre said...

You're funny Gray!

Matt, Lydia and Micah said...

d, you're knitting ability is VERY impressive! that blanket you made for your neice is BEAUTIFUL! what a fun hobby that would be. though i don't think i get enough cold weather here to justify learning how to knit. :) hope you guys are all well. i sure love reading your posts.

Kari said...

Nice work, Deanna. The blanket is gorgeous!

Kate and Nathan said...

Dee, you're awesome! Love that blanket - so colorful!