Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ooga Booga Tinkle Time Trainer

Here is an Ooga Booga Tinkle Time Trainer made for a customer. I love the colors of this fabric together! I also love the ooga fabric, it makes for a REALLY cute trainer! The trainer is made from a knit fabric with 3 layers of an absorbent stretch terry cloth. I hope she enjoys it, I just wanted to share my work!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Socks are coming along!!!

As you can tell, I am beginning to make some progress in my socks. I have the feet and toes left to do on this one, and then to start the second. I have been incredibly busy, so I haven't been knitting them much. I was happy to see the heel begin to form though!!! I knew I was making progress because I could see the transformation happen!!! Hopefully by my next post, I will have 50% of my socks done. :)

My first pair of socks are coming along!!! I have about 4 inches done on the cuffs of the one pair right now, and am hoping to start on the heel sometime today. Knitting on dpns are so much easier than I thought it would be. I can't believe that I let them intimidate me! :) I hope to have this one sock done by this weekend! I think that would make for a good goal. Oh, and as you can tell, I am using yarn that you would make hot pad holders, or dishcloths out of, because I didn't know how it would turn out at first. I didn't want to buy expensive yarn until I knew how to knit using dpns! My next pair will be much cuter!

Monday, October 5, 2009

My first pair of socks in the making...

I am beginning to feel adventurous and want to learn to knit socks. I must say, I was VERY intimidated by using the double point needles. I have just started to knit them, but it's actually not that hard to knit in the round. I am very pleased with myself for learning to do this on my own. :) I never thought, in a million years, that I would be knitting socks, but here I am!!! I will post more pictures as I get more accomplished!

Look, I'm knitting!!!!

I have been wanting to learn to knit for quite some time now, and I finally just said, I want to do it! So, I asked my grandma, who is very good at knitting to help me out, and to show me the basics of knitting. I could have learned from watching videos online, but learning from my own grandmother was special for me. Now she can see what kinds of things I am working on.

The first two pictures are of the Transformers dishcloth I made for Jeremiah. He saw this and just had to have it. I made it in a day.

The bottom picture is of the first couple of garter stitches I did just for practice. I am getting better now, and I am feeling much more confident.