Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Here are some samples of Christmas stocking stuffers I made for my family. I kept these for myself. I enjoyed making them, however next year I need to get an earlier start to make sure I am not working up to the last minute. I made the frames to show off our 2 Great Grandsons who are cousins and were born a little over a month of each other. Now that Christmas is over I plan to work on next year's each month so as not to have a rush when next Christmas comes around.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Learning To Knit

I am trying to learn how to knit (as if I needed another hobby, LOL) I have crocheted for years, but have decided it was time to knit. So I have started out with the most simple thing I could think of ----slippers. I wanted to get the feel of the needles. I tried to knit years ago, but could never figure out where I was in a pattern if I made a mistake and had to start again. That really explains why I went to crochet. It was easier for me to figure out. Well I am going to try knitting again. So you see here the simple knitted slippers I have made for myself. Now I am knitting a blanket and when I get it done I will show it here. Oh, I almost forgot last winter I did knit a prayer shawl for a Christmas present. I haven't forgotten my other hobbies such as machine embroidery and making quilts. I have just added another one to my list. No sense to having idle hands.