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February 04, 2007

Knitting aspirations.

Monica asked yesterday if I could post a photo of the slippers from Knit 2 Together, a great new(ish) knitting book by comedian Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark. I thought I'd post a few of my other favorite projects at the same time.

These are the slippers. They are just too cute for words!

I love this sweater. I have a serious thing for brown, so that might be part of it.

This cape is so gorgeous! I wonder if I could make one to fit me?

Wouldn't I look sharp working out in the garden wearing these socks?

These sweaters are great, too. They have instructions for making them for family members of all shapes and sizes.

I love pouring over knitting books, admiring the various projects, but I seriously need to improve my knitting skills. I'm at the point where I can do fairly basic things, but not enough to make what I really want to be making. I was discussing this with a knitter friend the other day, and we were trying to figure out what I could make next that would be fairly simple, but not boring, would give me some much needed practice, and that I could finish within a reasonable amount of time. Any suggestions?

I loved the guided fridge tours that everyone did yesterday so much, that I went back and modified the post about our new fridge so it would also include a few more details about its contents. Either scroll back two days to read it if you're interested, or click here.

8 comments:

farmer, vet and feeder of all animals said...

Yep, I like the slippers so I will buy the book too. I will get it used on one of the used book sites. I have had trouble finding a "cute" slipper pattern. Maybe I just didn't look hard enough but I like the sweater pics to so.... I have wool left over from one of my sheep that will be perfect for slippers so I will start them after I finish the shawl project. I am almost done but seem to have lost my momentum so it is taking even longer! At the rate I am finishing the shawl, the slippers should be ready about this time next year :-D
Monica

Chelee said...

I love all those projects! I especially love that sweater. Ok, now I need to see if I can get that book at the library.

Loved the update on your fridge. Gimme Lean for meatballs?! What a great idea! I also heard it's great for biscuits and gravy.

heather said...

I have moved from scarves to fingerless gloves. I am told it is a great way to start knitting in the round. It's a slow go for me but a great learning experience. A thought if you haven't tried any yet. My daughter taught me to knit last winter. In her school children learn to knit at age 6, a blessing for parents who never learned how, gauranteed private lessons!

Lu said...

Aww, gee whiz, thanks for the thanks in your previous post on my suggestion of "Knit 2 Together". I just rechecked it out of my library, so I'm wondering if that means "time to purchase"?!!?

Not exactly sure of your experience, but a shawl or wrap would be a simple, fun project. I do love that little tea cozy in "Knit 2 Together", do you think that's a possibility for you? A vest is also nice because you don't have to deal with sleeves - yet.

Another good book is "The Knit Stitch" by Sally Melville. The patterns in it only use the knit (garter) stitch. No purling.

"Knit 2 Together" is my favorite knitting book to come along in a while. I think the sweater on the cover (and the fact that they gave instructions for it), is a hoot!

Steffi said...

Yeah...the slipper´s are very cute!I like the slippers!

Greetings,Steffi

Cheryl said...

Monica - I'd love to see the slippers when you're done!

Chelee - I did find it at the library, but there was quite a waiting list for it.
Gimme Lean makes great meatballs because it sticks together well. I usually add garlic, hot sauce, herbs and parmesan to it first.

Heather - Fingerless gloves would be nice!
It sounds like your daughter goes to a Waldorf school - we've used aspects of the Waldorf method for our homeschooling, which is how we got into knitting a few years ago.

Lu - A shawl's not a bad idea (the tea cozy is awfully cute, too). I'll have to look for something like that - know of any cute ones I should watch out for? I'll look for Knit Stitch too. Thanks!

Steffi - Aren't they adorable?

farmer, vet and feeder of all animals said...

Oh Cheryl
The brown womans sweater is GORGEOUS. I love it (and I am a sucker for brown too) It's very feminine without being frilly though. Like it!
(I didn't see it yesterday. I had problems on every blog with pictures---must have been blogger)

Carla said...

I love the slippers. Are they on your project list?

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