|Here's a view of the back of the hat mentioned in the previous post. So, is it a topless hat or a very wide headband? Either way it's the cutest thing! I must try to make one!|
|We were invited to dinner a couple of nights ago by a friend of ours in Redwood City. When the other guests arrived, I immediately noticed this adorable child and the head warmer that she was wearing. So naturally I inquired about it. I found out that her grandmother knitted it for her. Her mother says that it's a new fashion style in China right now. Very popular. It's like a topless hat... or a very wide headband that is wide at the bottom and then narrows at the top. The twisted icord flower is also unique. I will post a view of the backside in the next post. Don't think I can add more than one image from my phone...|
|My newest creation... The Valentine's Day Hat! This is a photo of the finished product that I was working on in the previous post. This hat will be included in a Valentine's Day photo shoot that my friend Bunmi is participating in. I can't wait to share the photos once I get them!|
|My friend Corinne asked me to knit a Pomp-a-Doodle scarf for her so she could give it to her mother as a birthday gift. This was a quick knit on size US 10 needles. Started and finished it yesterday. Of course I had Corinne model it before taking it to her mother. ;)|
|This was a special custom order. Instead of using the acrylic pony beads as I normally do, my customer requested the look of crystals. So... I ended up going with some mirrored glass beads to give the hat a bit of sparkle. I had to sew each bead on individually because the holes weren't large enough to knit them into the hat as I've done before. The photo just doesn't do this hat justice. But if I ever have to do it over again, I will search until I find an acceptable bead with the larger sized hole, because it took me an unbelievable amount of time just to stitch these on. |
We live and we learn... I learned my lesson and my customer got the bling she was looking for!
|I was just browsing around on http://yardsellr.com/ a few days ago when I stumbled upon this wonderful felted handbag. It was just listed as a Hand Knitted Green and Brown Purse. Of course I noticed right away that it was also felted. So at the asking price of only $6 I naturally snatched it up! It arrived on my doorstep a couple of days ago and I've been carrying it ever since. I've also gotten tons of complements. I absolutely love my new bag! I may just have to try my hand at felting something soon. That's one thing I haven't yet attempted.|
|My daughter Caitlin just lost her 2nd front tooth this morning (with a little help from me). She didn't even want to finish breakfast, because it was so loose... barely hanging on. I grabbed a napkin and then gently grasped her tooth... It just popped right out without any effort. She cried a little and then cheered up and wanted to see her tooth. Now she's all smiles and ready for a visit from the tooth fairy! The morning drama is over! :)|
|I had a wonderful one on one knitting class with 8 year old Melissa today. What a quick learner she is! Her first scarf is well underway as you can see in the photo. I look forward to seeing her again and helping her bind off so she can wear it! |
My knitting classes are held at Beverly's Fabric & Crafts store in San Jose, CA. You'll find me there most every Saturday afternoon. Stop by and say "Hi" if you're ever in the area.
|The finished product! :) This is the hat I was working on a couple of days ago. Finished it up yesterday and sent it on it's way to it's new home this morning (via my friend Corinne). She's my walking advertisement. She'll wear one of my hats somewhere and come back with an order for one just like it. Thanks Corinne! :)|
|14 inches down, 5 inches to go. Still working on the armchair covers. Delivery was delayed because I ended up attending a friend's memorial on Saturday. She had battled cancer for 5 years. What a courageous young lady she was. I may share more about her in a future post...|
Needless to say, I didn't complete this last piece of the set in time to get it to my customer over the weekend. Thankfully he's a very patient and understanding fellow. Well I've had a little break and now it's back to knitting. I have got to complete this tonight! Told him I'd have it to him by 1:30 tomorrow!
|I volunteered at my children's school today. So here I am knitting in the workroom in the office while waiting for my daughter's class to get out. I literally take my knitting with me wherever I go. Trying to catch up on a few orders. :) The one I'm working on right now is a set of armchair covers. Due this weekend! |
|Recently I knit several of these hats to sell at the school's Holiday Boutique. They were a big hit. So I sent this one to my friend Bunmi in Florida so she could use it in a photo shoot. Well she called me this morning to tell me that she wore it to work today and somebody already wants to buy it! I'm so excited! Looks like my hat will be staying in Florida! :)|