Monday, January 5, 2009

K1 - knit one, p1 - pearl one

One of our many guest during the Christmas/New Year holiday season was Ernie's best friend Richard and his wife Sharon. Sharon is a knitter extraordinaire. There's nothing she can't knit. When they annually come down to celebrate Ernie and my wedding anniversary (married New Year's Eve 1994), I try to knit something also. It's usually a simple scarf or once a wonderful shawl. It's the only time I get out my mother's knitting needles.

This year Sharon taught me to make theses darling little flowers that I can use in my altered art or maybe attach to a scarf? The directions to make the flowers can be found at Head Huggers. The pink flowers were knitted on size 6 needles. The black and the white flowers were knitted on size 8 needles. I have yet to put beads in the center. I'll wait until I decide what I am going to do with the flowers. If I can do it, trust me, you can do it. . .

I think I have mentioned in the past my mom's knitting group. I think there was six of them. They had met as professional women and after retiring continued to met regularly and share their love of knitting.

Here's one example of my mom's knitting. I remember her knitting this sweater with the beautiful butterfly stitch. She would watch TV and never seem to look down at her needles.

Close up of the butterfly stitch.

The other two outfits were knitted by my mom's dear friend,Thelma and passed on to me. When I was much younger and slimmer, I wore the red and blue knit outfit at Christmas time.

That is a gold metallic thread that I think was part of the yarn. Look how beautiful the buttons are!

The Mauve dress I wore at my daughter, Kari's 1st Communion. This was made with the smallest of needles.

The stitches are so close it looks like cloth.


Bet's Crayons said...

Can't believe it! I've been knitting, too...a scarf to keep warm! It's because the weather is so cold, I think!

Love the pictures of your mom's knitting...prized possessions. You're so lucky to have so many treasures.


Just call me Silly Sal said...

From: JLo
To: Silly Sal

The flowers are wonderful. I am going to have to try them next......can see flowers all over my scarves and hats! LOL! That pink knitted sweater if just so precious! The red and blue just look too professional!!! That dress is amazing!!! I will never do anything that intricate! I will probably never do a sweater. Scarves make great gifts and everyone seemed to love them this year.

And I need to thank you for the Christmas card. I LOVE your 2009 goals! Can I use them as well??? :o)

Have a great day!

January 5, 2009

cre8vjuices said...

I love the pink dress! Still in fashion! ...and I would love to make a scarf with those flowers all over it! SOOOOO cute! P.S. What are your goals for 2009? Should I scroll down further?

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