We’ve got some crafty folks up in here!
You guys sent me your current WIPS, and I’ve got to say I’m impressed!
My mom (who’s always got something fun in the works), sent me a picture of her newest knitted doll from Arne and Carlos’s book. We took the doll class together last year at the Nordic Knitting Conference, which was super fun! Mom says that this doll is going to be the brother of the doll she made in the fall.A reader, Yhenny, is making this pair of adorable lace gloves. She made the Poison Ivy Wrap from Rilana Riley-Munson. And, since she had a little yarn left over, she adapted the lace pattern to make matching mitts. How clever (and beautiful)!And, one of my old friends, Jenny, is working on a little “Nevertheless, She Persisted” embroidery. She’s a great embroiderer (is that a word… it doesn’t look right)- last Christmas she stitched a really adorable portrait of a family member’s cat. So far, she’s done the outline of her letters, and then she’s going to fill in the lines with satin stitch. I think it’s going to be really great.Thanks for sharing your projects! I love seeing what you’re all working on!
Are you working on anything else?
I’m always sharing everything that’s on my needles (or in the case of the Cursed Sweater, I’m sharing what’s on my needles, then off my needles, then on my needles, then off my needles…). It’s something that I like doing, obviously, or I wouldn’t keep writing this blog. I love sharing my ideas, and my projects. I love commiserating with you guys when something goes horribly wrong, and I love celebrating when something turns out better than I expected.But, I never get to see what you’re all are working on!
So, I was thinking it would be fun to start a monthly (or so) post series, about what you guys are working on! I’d love to see your WIPs and FOs, and I bet you’d like to see each other’s projects, too!Interested? Awesome! Send me an email (email@example.com) with a picture and description of something you’re working on, or something you’ve just finished and you’re particularly proud of! (Or, you can tweet at me @on_the_needles, or leave a message in the comments section, if email isn’t your jam.) And, of course, your project doesn’t have to be knitting- Are you halfway through a big cross stitch project? Have you just started a crochet afghan? Did you just put the finishing touches on a particularly elaborate sewing project?I’m sure you’re all crazy-creative, and I can’t wait to see your creations!
It’s been a blue moon since I’ve checked in with you on what you guys are making, and I think it’s time for me to change that!
My friend Jenny just finished this darling little baby sweater! (We picked out the buttons together when we visited Bainbridge Island last month.) It’s a fantastic Halloween-y mix of purple green and black, with tiny silvery-gray mother-of-pearl buttons.Adorable, right? I’m so glad Jenny sent me a picture of the finished project, because her visit to Seattle ended before she got to finish the sweater.
She used the Sunnyside pattern by Tanis Lavallee, which comes in two adorable versions-featuring cables and garter stitch or zig-zag lace and darling picot edging.
So, what are you working on? I’d love to see! And, if you want to send along photos, they might end up on the blog (with your permission, of course!)