The story of a displaced Yankees fan and her knitting obsession. With some other miscellaneous things thrown in for good measure.
Friday, February 12, 2010
New Groove - a knitting blog!
At the encouragement of my friends and colleagues, I decided to change the tone of my blog and turn it into a knitting blog/website. I've been "commissioned" for many knitting projects over the past few months and "business" has really been picking up, even though I don't really charge to knit for people - I just ask that they supply the yarn. I thought it would be a good way to get my name out there (as if!) and to showcase some of my projects.
One of the most recent commissioned projects I finished are the "pirate hats" for my niece and nephew. My sister requested them and asked that I add ear flaps and braids. The white one is for Yates, the red one is for Elizabeth. I used Berocco Pure Merino Worsted in Black Magic, Snow Bunny and Cardinal. They were pretty quick knits and I finished them during the "Snowpocalypse" of 2010. It was my first fair-isle project since finishing the "homework" for the fair-isle class. For that reason, I'm pretty proud of them, even if Yates' hat is a bit big. He's got a large head, anyway.