Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Knitting Projects

Lately I have been in a knitting mode, so wanted to post 3 of my latest knitting projects. I love creating things and this time decided to make some things for myself. The first two of my creations are cowls. If you haven't used circular knitting needles, they are great to work with and I had loads of fun with these 2! I can knit pretty quickly while watching TV, but do get messed up sometimes when Dave talks to me. Especially when I need to keep track of where I'm at by making notes with paper and pen. I really get goofed up when interrupted while I'm concentrating real hard doing more intricate work, like with this cowl:

I really like how this turned out and am enjoying wearing it!

Here it is laid out so you can see that it was knit in one piece.

This teal/blue cowl was also knit with circular needles and is twice as long as the previous one, so I wear it wrapped around my neck twice.

This was taken with a flash which shows a bit more detail.

And this was taken without a flash. Just so you can see the comparison! Someday I plan on learning how to use my new camera, but for now.....

There are just so many pretty yarns out there that I do have trouble telling myself "no!" One of my favorite yarn shops is Cultured Purl in Gilman Village in Issaquah. I have also found some fun ideas and yarns at the Knittery in Renton. This next neck wrap knit up in about 2 hours. I have seen it made in metallic ribbon yarns and was tempted to just make it up like that, but then I found this variegated turquoise ribbon yarn at the Knittery and had to get it. I may go back and get the metallic silver and make a narrower version. I'm really having too much fun!

So what color is this really??
When I was golfing two weeks ago it was an overcast and somewhat wet day, and when I walked down the slope from one green to the next tee box, I skidded and went down on my bum! OUCH! I had a wee bit of a whiplash and that lasted for 4 or 5 days, but I must have cracked my tailbone because it still hurts and I find that sitting is difficult without a pillow. So, I have spent some time resting my tailbone and knitting is my companion. Luckily it rained last Tuesday so most of the ladies cancelled out, which means that this Tuesday we do get to take part in the tournament that got cancelled. I'm hoping I can manage to walk the course without too much pain! And I hope I don't slip and slide again! The one thing I learned from that adventure was that I need to clean the cleats on my golf shoes. The soles of my shoes were packed with so much mud that I had no traction left. You better believe that I will be checking my shoes when I golf in wet conditions!

The golf season with the ladies club will be over in two weeks so I will be doing lots more knitting I suppose....and reading!

I love my life!


Kelsie said...

Such fun cowls!

Must have been a muddy week! graham endured a similar fall on his way from the bus into work last week. Good thing they keep spare scrubs at the hospital because he was a MESS!

Shar said...

Beautiful knit projects. You need the stitch-counter app for your phone (Zanna uses it all the time).

What are you reading?