My second pair of socks were a gift for my Mom. [Read more…] about Finished Waffle Knit Socks for Mom
A few years ago I knit and crocheted a charity marathon- 26 miles of yarn made up into items to donate to charity. I wish I kept better notes for better details but I did give away hundreds of items. I also came up with tendonitis so bad that I had to go through physical therapy and my project got sidelined.
I’ve slowly worked my way back into knitting but have been much more careful about it. I have found that crochet bothers me more than knitting and heavier gauges are the worst. Still, I really want to make a blanket for my nephew Scott.
I didn’t meet Scott until he was two, so he didn’t get a blanket at birth like all of my other nieces and nephews. He’s a big boy now so I can’t make just a little lovey either.
I found the perfect pattern and have cast on for the Starflanket by Stephen West. It is going much better than his other patterns I’ve tried. I have purchased at least three of his patterns without finishing the projects. His designs are so interesting but about a quarter of the way in I think, “This is too crazy. I would never wear it!” and I put it away. With a blanket, I don’t have to have that worry.
It is also the perfect canvas for a new method of knitting I am trying: Norwegian knitting, also called ergonomic knitting.
I first learned of this on my favorite knitting show, Arne & Carlos.
I have made significant progress on the new blanket with no pain in my elbows. I am starting to get the hang of the new method. I am slower than before but not so slow to be discouraging. I think I will keep it up!
I’ve always been confused by the stereotypical granny knitting. Doesn’t that hurt her joints?! Knitting is a young girl’s game! (Ha!) I hope I can keep my joints healthy to enjoy a long life of needlework.
What about you knitters and crocheters… How do you keep comfortable?
I’ve had a lot of interest in Jasper’s Snuggle Bunny. Of all of my free patterns on Ravelry, it is already in the top half of most favorited patterns. 135 people have favorited it, but no documented projects yet.
I’m excited to see more finished projects! That is definitely my favorite part of offering free patterns, is seeing how other people are able to use them.
One question I’ve had is if I would share a picture of the bunny before it is knotted, so here it is:
The long center gets tied in an overhand knot that forms the head. There is no stuffing. It’s just a floppy, cuddly design.
Do you follow me on Facebook? I recently shared a video of Jasper playing with his bunny. He loves textures and is always playing with something. I think I am going to design a bobble sweater for him so he can play with the hem.
I didn’t think I would get to knit many things for my baby, having a boy, but I love that he seems to love everything I’ve made so far.