Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Dude

I finally finished this ambitious project a few months ago.  I'm happy to report it's gotten a lot of use and even a few compliments. Surprisingly, it actually didn't take as long to knit as I imagined it would, but the complicated colorwork did require extra attention so it wasn't the best project for social knitting. 
The most challenging part of this project was the collar.  It calls for short rows, a new tehnique for me, and I found it really difficult to figure out on my own.  I had to watch several you tube videos and knit a couple of test swatches before I finally understood how to do it. 

I'll leave you with one last shot of Josh doing his best Lebowski.

Monday, June 11, 2012

2011 Wrap-Up

I've been neglecting this space, but that doesn't mean I haven't been crafting.  Here's a recap of some of my projects from 2011:

A simple sweater for Mom

And a bag, too...

A blonde ragdoll for my favorite blonde girl

I celebrated "Girls Weekend 3.0" with my favorite girls

And I finally finished my most ambitious knitting project to date.  Pictures and details to follow. Stay tuned!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Can you guess what it is?

A few years ago my godson asked me why I never made anything for him.  I explained while his sisters liked handmade dresses and bags, it was harder to come up with ideas that I thought he would like.  Well, I think I've finally made a handmade gift that is just right for my 15 year old godson  -- Star Wars golf club covers. 

I think they were a hit although, in true 15 year old boy style, he informed me that Leia should have been wearing a gold bikini. 

In case you were concerned, it should be noted that I am a good godmother and a video game was included in the box with the club covers.

If you want to make Star Wars golf club covers for the duffer in your life you can find the pattern here.