knitting Paradise

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas projects

I have been knitting up a storm this
past while -- have done lots of hats, mittens, scarves and socks
for family and friends for Christmas.
I have also knit 3 sweaters so as you can see, I have been
busy!. I made the brown set for myself - I like
the caps with the brims - I designed a
crochet pattern which works well. The red hat and socks are
part of a set I did for my dear friend Debbie - socks, hat, scarf and mittens. She lives in Athabasca and it is even colder there than
here on the average - (North of Edmonton). The mottled teal and beige set is for one of my family members and the pink socks go with the sweater I did previously. I needed a break from thread painting and art quilts and these are my first times doing socks and
mittens although I have knitted and crochet for years. I am enjoying it very much.
I still learn a pattern and then change it - grin. Our weather is better -
we had a terrible week awhile ago and word was that we were one of
the coldest spots on earth -- (might have been a bit of imagination - but
it sure felt like it and it was in the paper as a fact!)

It has been nicer lately and we have even had some Chinook winds which
are warm winds from the west.


Dolores said...

Good for you. Do what you want - busy hands and all that...

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

You remind me of my mom when we were kids: She knit hats, mittens, scares, neck warmers all winter long. Used to just amaze me the rapidity with which she spit them out!

Debbie said...

These are the warmest socks i have every owned... thanks.. mom~

Shirley said...

You are welcome Debbie -- will knit you some more after Christmas. I wear mine all the time.