Monday, July 30, 2007

Surprised myself

I had a good knitting weekend (for once lol). Not sure how it happened. I surprised myself. Saturday we went to my SIL's cottage for the day. On the way there and back I worked on the ankle socks for a bit and then made myself a couple of fun dishcloths.

I used the Darrell Waltrip pattern, you can find it here. It's so easy and looks great in the variagated yarns. I love the fun summery colors!

Then yesterday I was bitten by the slipper and felting bugs. Amidst a raging headache I made 2 pairs of slippers. I felted one pair, along with some slippers I made for my hubby a few weeks ago. I still have to felt the other new pair but so far I like them!

The navy blue ones are for the hubby, my own pattern. The purple and green ones are for The Sporty One. The pattern is from the book Funky Knits. I have to tweak the strap. I put it where the pattern wanted them, but I think I will cut them off and make new ones. I think they need to be closer to the toe than they are now. I'm not sure I will make that pattern again. The pink and blue pair are from the Knit 2 Together book, (they are for The Musical One). The pattern was a bit confusing at first, but they are so cute! I can see myself making several pairs of these for gifts. They still need to be felted and embellished, but so far so good.

In other exciting news (well for me at least), Opal has nominated me as a Rockin' Girl blogger.

Lately I don't feel very rockin', so I am really happy to be chosen. Thanks Opal!

I guess I have to nominate 5 people now. I hate are all so great. Plus I am so far behind on my bloglines, I have no idea who has already been nominated. Here we go anyway:

1. Jeanie - she was recently mentioned by the Harlot herself!

2. Catherine - otherwise known as Mama Llama - she dyes some great yarn!

3. Marguerite - she knits such beautiful socks and sweaters!

4. Ev - check out her recent lace projects, yumm!

5. Robbyn - she is always creating something beautiful and interesting!

Now I have to live up to my Rockin' Girl status.

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AlisonH said...

I particularly like the colorway on the dishcloth on the left. Very pretty, and the pattern you used really shows it off on both of them. Cool.

tiennie said...

Nice cloths! Congrats on the nomination! You are rockin'!

Opal said...

What great dishcloths! I've been seeing dishcloths popping up all over the place. They're really starting to tempt me.

As for the award? You totally deserve it! Rock on. ;-)

Jenny Raye said...

Whoot! Congrats!

Robbyn said...

I think your slippers are very cool :) YOu;ll show us the pink/turquoise when they've been felted, won't you?

Thanks for the nomination :)

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

That dishcloth looks fun, thanks for the link. And I love these purple/green slippers! : )