Saturday, October 16, 2010

Camera lost but found again

I haven't been blogging, but that doesn't mean I haven't been doing fiber crafts.  I've been knitting up a bunch of little projects and wanting to blog.  I had lost my camera - or rather misplaced it.  It was in my Girl Guide hoodie, hung up in the closet.  It made a reappearance today, when I needed my hoodie for another guiding event - cookies. 

Here is a little neck warmer that I whipped up in less than 2 hours.  I've been making a real attempt to knit from my knitting books more.  I have so many books that are filled with great patterns, yet I keep knitting things from freebies on the web.  Thats not a bad thing, mind you, but I did buy these books for a reason.  This cowl is from the book by Sally Melville and Caddy Melville - Linkletter called 'Mother Daughter Knits'.  This is a great book, with many patterns that I like.  I'm not sure why this is the first thing that I've knit from it.  It needs buttons obviously, but its a really cute gift.

Next up are some little fingerless mittens.  These are from 'The Knitters Book of Wool'  A great resource book for spinners as well as great patterns.  These mittens are called Sweet Fern mittens and gave me a bit of grief at first, since the thumb placement was way off in the first mitt I knit.  This lead me to check for erratta, which, I should have done at first because, I would not have had to knit the right mitt twice.  Oh well, hindsite is 20/20 right?