Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Shelter in place

Okay! I've had it. I don't want to play Coronavirus anymore! It cheats and never lets me win. And really stupid rules: I can't touch anything, including my face.I am supposed to wear a mask but don't wear a mask because I should give my mask to a hospital and the mask doesn't work anyway. I have to wash my hands about a thousand times a day until my hands are raw. The penalty is no toilet paper.
So, that's it. I am not playing any more and going home with my hand sanitizer, watch NetFlix and watch Bob Ross paint happy little trees over his mountains all day. I am baking my own bread and discovering new recipes using use the mystery packages from the back of my refrigerator. Don't send the SWAT team even though I am barricaded in my house. So there.

Oh What did you s
ay? Really? Okay. Never mind.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Still at it ....

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Can I call it Knitting-Related OCD?

Whether you call it "on a binge" "going through a phase" or "in a rut", I have recently noticed that I tend to knit the type of garment over and over until the "feeling passes." I have gone through many hat binges, as well as socks, baby booties, scarves, shawls, and baby hats. You can even see it on this blog if you go back through the titles.

Right now, it's fingerless gloves. And this phase has lasted a while. Right now I am making simple, straightforward gloves so I am put an iron-on applique on back of the hand. I have also been toying with lace cuffs to add a bit of flair.

This also includes the purchase of the appliques. I haunted the craft stores for appliques, but they don't stock much, and what they do stock is unexciting. So I turned to the wonderful world of the internet and Etsy. Now I have appliques of cats, unicorns, dragons, sunflowers, flower strays, bluebirds, and music staffs. (I kind of went overboard).

The truth is I can't knit as fast as I can buy appliques, so I hope this phase lasts awhile. These are first of several to come so check back often.

By the way, I will be listing these on my Etsy page myself, and I will be writing up the patterns I use to makes these too. You can check it out at http://www.etsy.com/shop/KniceKnittiesShop

Thursday, September 19, 2019

It's "Talk like a Pirate" Day! Arrrrgh!

Argh! It's the official Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Omi is joining in. Omi likes yarrrrrrn and trrrrreats. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Mary Jane Booties with Flower

This is for the little baby girl in your life. It is white worsted yarn (acrylic) with a blue trim. I don't remember which pattern I used for the flower, but you would have no trouble finding a flower of your own.

The only problem with white yarn is not because it is hard to keep clean; this yarn is easily washed. It is trying to keep all the little black strands of fur as Omi sits in my lap while I knit. I swear it took me longer to remove those little hairs than knitting the booties themselves!

"How cute am I?" -- Omi

Friday, July 19, 2019

Bon Booties

I used worsted yarn for these booties and they are very dense and sturdy. I am thinking that they may not stay on baby's feet as well as some of the other patterns but that can be overcome by wearing socks.

Once again, they knitted up very fast. I used the stockinette cuff instead of the ribbed one. I will probably do this one again with the ribs.