Sunday, January 6, 2013

My Foray Into Knitting

Well, I figured I could make this blog into more of a crafty blog than just card making. I still love card making but I have other crafty interests and here is one that I've been doing on and off for years: knitting.

I got back into knitting because I've always loved the look of cables but never attempted them. They loked difficult and scary (yet beautiful) and I didn't think I had the skill and patience for them. Well, come to find out, cables don't require much of either so I'm all set!

A friend introduced me to the website Ravelry and I'm hooked! There are tons of free (and paid) patterns and forums and all sorts of stuff. Below are some patterns I got from Ravelry that I knitted up. I'm big into scarves as you can tell since it's extremely cold here in Upstate NY and I just think they are cool (no pun intended) looking.

Here's the beginning of hopefully and long and healthy knitting relationship.

Yup, that's me. I know, I should try to be a supermodel. NOT! LOL! Oh well, I wanted to give you a better idea of what this cool cowl looks like on someone and since I'm the one who's wearing it, who better to show you?

Ok, I lied. These patterns aren't all from Ravelry. This cowl is one a friend gave me. I'm not sure where she got it. Sorry!

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
Needles: US 15 circular

Ok, these are definitely from Ravelry. Here's the link: I decided not to seam the ends together because this scarf is very bulky and I like having the freedom to tie it the way I want to. The cream one I kept and the purple one is for my mother-in-law.

Yarn (for both): Lion Brand Hometown USA
Needles: US 11

Last but not least is a headband. I'm not sure how I like it but it will keep my ears warm. It has a cable running down the middle which is hard to see because of the yarn having different colors in it but I like how it has a button and since it was my first attempt at a headband, I'm ok with it. Here's the link:

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
Needles: US 15 - I used circulars but it's worked flat.


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