~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a single photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
Inspired by so many of you these last few weeks crocheting little hearts, I thought it was time to attempt crocheting myself. Thanks to a few little pointers from a friend and this wonderful tutorial, I think I crocheted a few not so bad looking hearts! I strung them a long a crochet chain and they are gracing my large kitchen window. I am pleased but I wont tell anyone I crochet yet. I'm making a few more for little Valentine's Day surprises. Hopefully practice will make them better.
On the knitting needles are the socks from last week. I had to frog and start again. I should have known better than to knit such a pattern while chatting at the ski mountain. I need to remember to bring a project that doesn't involve so much counting.
I did manage to finish Rebekah's little purse from last week. It came out wonderfully and she loves it. An added bonus. I think I will be making a few more of them changing the size and style a bit. I would love to make on with a zipper closure to keep my colored pencils in.
Also off the needles are Hannah's toastys. Then knit up so quickly and the Cascade Superwash 220 was wonderful to knit with.
Beside crocheting for the first time, I also knit me first icord! How cool and simple! As a relatively new knitter I try to learn a new technique with each pattern. Icords scared me. I had visions of knitting tiny tubes on four double pointed needles. Well boy was I wrong and I'm glad I found this little video.
As for reading I'm still enjoying Casting Off. I really haven't had much time for reading. Rebekah has been asking to read the Snow Children over and over. And I know we will be reading it a lot today. We are having a doozy of a snow storm - predictions of up to 20 inches! So hopefully there will be lots of reading and knitting and of course shoveling out and snowball fights!