I know, I know, this is supposed to be an artist’s blog! How did it turn into a bunch of knitting and sewing posts?! Well, all I can say is that this is what I am excited about these days. I am tired of making myself feel guilty for a lack of drawing or painting projects. I am doing what I enjoy. I would rather spend hours knitting or sewing than painting for now. Some of you lovely visitors may not visit as often, which I totally understand.
So, with that off my chest, here’s my latest completed knitting project! This is a modified version of Scarlett’s Cardi from Ravelry. Found the most excellent bone buttons at Button Button here in Vancouver. I started out wanting something chunky and cozy, like a classic cable, but ended up choosing something quite different.
Got to rock my Grandma skills, including my interest in knitting, as part of a recent commission from my sister. She wanted to thank her Grandma-in-law with a painting featuring Estonian flowers and traditional knitting patterns. I got to spend my prep and research time looking at pictures of Estonian mittens and knit patterns – could be worse! Here’s what I came up with…
It’s 10×10″ and done in watercolour. I took a botanical illustration course a few years ago, which came in very handy. Sis liked it, so I hope Grandma does too!
Or the Diamonds Are Forever!
MORE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!
I’m totally obsessed with knitting projects right now. I’m like a chain-smoker, lighting one off the last. But look what I get – matching cardigan and beret!
Both patterns are from Ravelry: Miette by Andi Satterlund and Three Tams by Angela Sixian Wu. Thanks ladies!
Yay me! I seriously never thought I would figure out how to use two colours for more than stripes.
My friend requested a hat like one she had found at a secondhand store, so I did some digging and found this “helmet” pattern. Won’t come off the wee one’s head so easy! Despite the lightweight yarn, this was a pretty quick knit. Want the pattern? Click here: Helmet pattern
I can hardly believe it… I made a sweater I have already worn in public! It’s a new year’s miracle!
It’s from a pattern called Francis Revisited that I found on Ravelry. I can hardly believe it actually worked. Sometimes it’s awfully nice to be able to follow instructions and end up with something you like.
I knit my very first sweater! It’s for my little niece and I can’t wait to get a picture of her wearing it (and to make sure that it fits!). Found the cute little bear buttons at Dressew.