Monday, February 8, 2010

What's on your needles?

I love to knit.  It really is a "zen" thing for me.  I can relax, read, have deep thoughts, watch TV, talk to someone else, and still knit (at the same time).  It's a great multi-tasking thing.  :o)

I usually have 6 or 7 projects (or more) on needles at any one given time.  I'm definitely not a "monogamous" knitter.  I get too bored working on just one project until it is finished.  Depending on my mood, and what I feel like working on, you can pretty much expect that I have a couple of scarves, a hat or two, a sweater or shawl, and several small things like baby hats in the works.

I thought I would share with a sample of some of my recently finished projects, and some things I'm working on at the moment.

This is a lovely lace triangle scarf in rich teal heather wool (you can tie at the neck, or fasten with brooch or shawl pin), that is embellished with organza ribbon and some beautiful handmade stoneware charms made by Midnightcoiler.  You can see the actual listing in my Etsy shop here.   
This fun hat is a custom design that I made for my daughter Rachael for her birthday.  I love how it turned out!  (And, her birthday is tomorrow, February 9th, so Happy Birthday sweetie!!)  I can make this hat up any color combos, and will be listing it in my Etsy shop, KnitzyBlonde, soon. 


Here's a cute Baby hat that I recently finished for a custom order.  I like it so much I made a second one and listed it here in my Etsy shop.  :o)

And another hat that I just listed.  I call it my "Snow Blossom" hat, and I can make it up in any size from infant to adult and in other colors as well.  Trixie (my model) sure seems to like it!

And, a  scarf that I currently working on - I call it "salt n pepper".  

And another triangle lace scarf, in a multi colored handpainted yarn.  

And besides these - I still have 3 more scarves, one shawl and 2 custom baby hats on needles at the moment.  I think there is enough to keep me busy for this week.  ;o)

I also can't talk about knitting without giving a plug for Ravelry.  It is a wonderful community for knitters, crocheters, people who spin and make hand pain yarns, designers of knitting patterns, etc.  It has thousands of members all around the world, and is the most comprehensive site for knitters/crocheters of all levels.  Be sure to stop by a register at Ravelry to join in the fun!!

So, what's on your needles??  :o)


niftyknits said...

The shawl you picture first is gorgeous, I loved the colour even before I discovered it's called rainforest heather! I also recognised the charms, they really add to the shawl. I'm desperately impressed by the evenness of your stitches.

ZaftigDelights ~ KnitzyBlonde said...

Nifty, I consider that quite a compliment from another knitter. Thank you so much! I was particularly happy with how the triangle scarf came out. You're a sweetheart!