i welcome...

Welcome to iknit...ifelt...

This blog has been a long time in the making. At first i needed to think of a title...a bit of a daunting challenge... a bit like finding the best yarn, the best fleece, the best pattern, or the best yarn shop..... it needed to be representative of me and what i enjoy... i like to knit, i like to felt, and i really like to have fun... the title happened, and i like....I hope you enjoy what i say...what i knit...what i felt... what i design.

Monday, January 12, 2009

I'll share...

Like i said... the thumb has been a bit of a challenge, but i think i've got it by george! This is a riot to knit (yeah right...) all kidding aside. I've just the thumb to finish! I've had to alter the pattern a bit, placing some decreases on the purl rows prior to casting off, but it fits my hand quite well... in fact, i think I'll finish typing, and finish the thumb. I did more than finish the thumb, i finished the whole dang thing. I wonder why it has taken me so long, was it because i didn't want the fun to end? or was it because i procrastinate, or perhaps it was because i was having so much fun wearing one mitt, that i didn't need two?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

i am back!

With the Christmas Holidays over, I've decided to tackle some smaller projects. How satisfying to have something started and finished in one day. My first day project was the caera cowl, a free pattern download found on ravelry. It's a 50-50 alpaca/wool blend. it held the cables nicely and is quite soft. For some reason it looks better on my "model" than me.

My next day project was the fake-isle hat by Amy King I found this pattern on Ravelry as well. In case you haven't noticed, I'm a big ravelry fan. The site is amazing for those of you that haven't explored it, but be warned... have big cup of hot coffee cause once you are on a ravelry adventure, it's hard to turn back. Notice my new model... my favorite had to go to school today, so her bear is the next best thing.

My next, yes there is yet another, but i'm only going to show you a smattering of color. You see this project isn't a one day project... Its' taken me a day to figure out the...."thumb".