Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happily Knitting



Well--I learned something new a coupla weeks ago. Fair Isle, Stranded knitting--and it is so so easy. I am already making my second pillow and hope to do some hats soon. The pattern is called October Fair Isle Pillow (Ravelry Link) from KateJacksonKnits. She is a designer on ravelry and owns my favorite LYS in Chardon, Ohio called Knitting on the Square. She is also published--but can't think of where right now. I know that Vogue knitting has published her, but not sure who else. KotS is the best little yarn shop I know where you can go and knit, knit, knit. I have made great friends there. And my Mom and daughter love to go also.

I knit about 20 Chemo hats and donated them to the Look Good Feel Better program for women that is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.The pattern can be found on this page by scrolling down. It is called the Saturday Afternoon Hat--and if you have ever made hats, you know they go pretty quickly. I made the 20 hats in 2 weeks.

I will not have any test results until next week. Happy Knitting.

5 comments:

Kelly said...

It looks so nice, Mom. I've not worked on mine at all since we were at KotS. I am about finished with the little baby sweater though, and will need help piecing that together.

JustApril said...

Beautiful work! I love doing color work =) Glad you are feeling well enough to knit, at least. (((hugs)))

Grace said...

Love the pillow its really cute, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers everyday!!!

Gayle said...

The pillow is so pretty. I love the color variations. Making a pillow is a great way of learning Fair Isle.

Lisa (Needles and Wool) said...

wonderful pillow! I hope to be able to do this too someday...

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