"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Knitting, knitting, knitting...

Well, not a lot of sewing or quilting going on here but I have been knitting. We had a spell of cooler weather and even some rain last month, but it didn't last. What it did do while it was here was make me want to be cozy, so I started and completed 3 knitting projects in January. I only have photos of one of them, darn it...

This was inspired by a pattern in Joelle Hoverson's book, Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, which is a book I checked out of the library and ended up ordering for myself because I liked it so much. The hat is for my little 3 year old niece who just moved with her family to the frozen land of Colorado from sunshiny Southern California...I thought she needed to keep her head warm while remembering me =-) The design of the hat pattern in the book is so simple and allows for adding your own elements and embellishments very easily. I added the crocheted flower to help her know which side was the front. I also knit a darling pink and brown hat for her 5 mo. old baby sister out of the same book. The third thing I knit was a quick and easy scarf for myself out of brown mottled Homespun, super simple, plain old garter stitch on sz 19 needles. It was purely an impulse project that came home from JoAnn's with me last week and was so quick and easy-peasy, just what I needed to scratch an itch I must have had at the time =-) I am in the process of making another one to stash in my gift box for next Christmas. I already have it earmarked for a certain recipient, so I feel pretty proud of myself for being ahead of the game...at least by one gift =-)

They tell me today is Super Bowl Sundae...you mean we get to have a really big bowl of ice cream with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry? Huh? That's not how it's spelled or what it means? ...oh. Well, darn...=-/

6 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Debby, that little hat is just adorable!!! What a cute flower, too!! Your niece will love it!! What yarn is that?

Super Bowl Sundae!! Heehee!!
Great idea!

jenclair said...

Love the colors, the flower, the ear flaps! Adorable!

Quiltnbee said...

Mary Ann: The yarn is Noro...oh how I love Noro =-)
Jen: Thanks! I had a lot of fun with it!

Debra said...

Really cute little hat! I am sure your niece will love it and especially with that flower!

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Kim said...

Sweet! A gift box stash is a wonderful is a great idea.