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!


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!