Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Yarn Along--full steam ahead

I'm back again for Ginny's weekly Yarn Along, with a finished project to show, albeit a little one:


These were so much fun to make, and they were really quick, too!  Ginny has made them, Nicole has made them, and I thought they would be a great first-time-felting project.  Gemma really needed a pair of slippers, as the school room floor is like a skating rink in winter (linoleum over concrete--it used to be the carport!), and although these are rather bulky looking, they will be warm.  The yarn is from my stash, stuff I ordered for soakers, but found too scratchy.  Anyway, they were so quick and such fun, I can't wait to do more!

My other projects are moving more slowly.  Una's Sweet Peasy is nearing completion.  I just have the bottom border to do, and then it is (ick) picking up stitches for the button bands.  

You can see the bit of progress on Gemma's Mini Chic.  I have finally separated the sleeves, so things ought to move along more quickly now.  And the Noro Kureyon?  That's the start of a pair of legwarmers I cast on in desperation.  We were leaving the house, and I needed some mindless van-knitting to do, and all of my projects-in-progress were at crucial points.  So, being unable to abide drives without knitting, I was literally spinning this ball on my yarn-winder and gathering my dpns as the kids were getting strapped into their car seats and Bret was yelling, "Are you ready?"  I used to say that knitting is my Valium--apparently it can be just as addicting!


Reading--oh, I really have no time for it, but I have this book of my brother-in-laws, and it just seems too interesting to pass up.  So I read a couple of pages a night.  I'm sure it will get pretty hair-raising at some point, but I am only just past the introductions.

I hope to find a little time to see what others are doing.  If you haven't already, go visit the Yarn Along at Small Things--you'll be inspired!

15 comments:

  1. wow those little boots are so cute!

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  2. Your knits are all beautiful! I can totally relate to needing something in the car, I do too. And your book sounds like it will be interesting.

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  3. Those little booties are absolutely the cutest things!!! My queue is growing.....!!!! :)

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  4. The slippers turned out really great! Great idea adding leather to the bottom. Your other knitting projects look beautiful!

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  5. I love the slippers and you even sewed on bottoms!! She could have ice skated everywhere without them. The little peasy is so lacy and pretty!

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  6. Those little slippers are adorable! How fun :) I'm going to have to check out the pattern and I love the start you have to your mini chic to :)

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  7. The rainbow yarns look amazing!

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  8. sweet little slippers and the sweater looks beautiful too.I bought some felting yarn by mistake. Really should have looked at the label better.... Might just have to give the slippers a go at some point.

    It is a fasinating book and some bits are scary. I've read the second book he has come out with too.

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  9. Lovely slippers - perfect for keeping toes warm
    The new legwarmers look warm in that pretty yarn.
    Enjoy the projects.

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  10. How adorable your knitting is, those slippers are beyond cute. I love the wee sweater too. And oh have I been there with emergency knitting. I am addicted too, must have needles and wool. :)

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  11. I forgot to say how beautiful your stitching is, these are just so precious.

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  12. Those slippers are so cute! Gemma's mini chic is very sweet too. Jacinta

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  13. I've been thinking about adding something to the bottom of slippers. Partly to stop them being warn through on our stone floors. Gemma's slippers look adorable.

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  14. I just printed out that pattern the other day! Yours are so cute!!!

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  15. Just love the slippers. May I ask what you sewed on the bottom of them? Does it help them not be so slippery?

    Blessings, Elizabeth

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