Thursday, November 17, 2011

You Can Call Me A Knitter Now-And Look What I Won!

When you first look at this little sock.
There is nothing unusual about it.

 At the time I thought it was PERFECT for our soon to be born son.

How the socks came to be,
My grandmother was visiting from Sweden in 1990.
I was 6 months pregnant.
She was a excellent knitter and I wanted to learn.
We made the socks you see above (other one is packed till December).
I was so proud and was hoping to continue being a Knitter.
I brought the socks to the hospital, since my son would come home in them.
So I Thought!
He arrived at 9lbs 8oz.
The socks were1/2 the size of his foot.
They Became His 1st Tree Ornament!

I did not touch a knitting needle for 21 years.

My grandmother died several years ago and left me, her
knitting case, needles and cable pins.
I was honored that she left to me, knowing what
 beautiful sweaters, socks and hats that she made with these needles.
I always wanted to knit and over the years family, work and quilting
 took over any free time.
So the needles have looked so... pretty in a vase. 

Which brings me to the present. This past March several of us went to the
 Williamsburg, Virginia Quilt Show. Every person that went was a knitter.
I could not control myself any longer.

I ended up with needles, yarn and 1 and 1/2 scarfs done
before I pulled in the driveway.
Met up with these girls a few weeks later and made this
 Knitting Bag!
Which I think Made It Official.

 So I am all set!
 I have the needles, yarn and patterns (can't read to well yet).
And even have yarn that is sold by the pound.

And here is a tip that I stumbled on. 
If I roll the yarn into a ball, I could never find the ends tucked
 in somewhere. So I had some hair clips that I use on quilt binding.
Needed more, so I got 12 on a card at the Dollar Store. 
I know where the ends are now.

Few things I have made. Some have been given away too. 

 Since starting this new adventure. 
I have found another fiber addict friend (sorry to rat you out Denise)
 who is starting out like me.
We have gotten together and she has taught me this pretty leaf pattern. 

So I still collect fabric!

Enjoy a glass of wine!

And took my mother's advice!

To use Wine Bottle Corks to keep my stitches on!

Elena came back from Spain with this little Jem!
This is the one I made.
It is crocheted.

 If you put this....
 or this....
 In a Waffle Iron
You get This!!
In about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes! 
 Gingerbread Cookies

 Cinnabon Waffle Rolls

Look What I Won!
The bag matches my sewing chair perfectly!

 I entered a Give Away at
Billie Jo's blog spot.
Take a look she has a great blog.
She has another Give Away till

Till We Quilt Again,