Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Knitting Season

Yes, it's that time of the year... knitting season!
When the leaves start turning colors, the temperatures start dropping, and football becomes a passion again, then it's time for me to get out my knitting. This is a hat I knit last Fall. I finished it one cold day and pulled it on my head... no 'blocking' at this house... and I wore it all winter.
I love following patterns in small doses. Although, I did make a patterned ski sweater once. Notice I said "once".
I usually just make scarves and mittens.
We always had a colorful 'mitten basket' by the back door filled with mittens made in different countries. The girls contributed as they traveled, and I searched the Internet.
I have a great pattern for 'Quilted Mittens' that I'll share with you one of these days.
You serious knitters out there must be cringing that I don't 'block' my knitting.
Hugs to you all,
Joni
This is the week of my 100th BLOG!
I'm trying to think of a fun "GIVEAWAY" for you .

15 comments:

Angie said...

I was so excited to see that you'd left a comment on my blog, because that usually means you've blogged too.

yippeee! You did!


YOU MADE THAT HAT?!!?!

Oh my word.....

de vliegende koe said...

This is a lovely Norwegian hat! What a great job!
Please share the pattern of the mittens!

Helen Hancock said...

My mother is a great knitter! This is fantastic Joni! Your talents are never ending and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful evening.

Beth said...

That's a very cute hat, I haven't gotten brave enough to try color work yet. I am currently working on a cardigan though. When the weather gets cool, I get in the mood for my quilting.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Joni! That's a VERY impressive hat. I love the little people on it. And your Halloween pillocase is adorable. I love the fabric you chose, I haven't seen it in quilt shops. Are pillowcases fun to do?

randi---i have to say said...

That hat is amazing! I could never make something like that. Knitting was not a good craft for me---I had to stick with sewing!

Wanda said...

The hats adorable, and who cares what blocking is...it's darling!

corry said...

What a great hat! It's so colourful, just love it!

Nan said...

Ah-ha! A fellow non blocker! I knew I wasn't the only one out there that didn't block EVERY thing. If it's a sock or a mitten or a hat, what's the big deal if all the pattern is basic, but THAT hat... now my word, I would never try it, I am amazed!! You are one very talented lady!

Isabelle said...

I am SO impressed with that hat. It looks exceedingly complicated and would take me months to do - in part because of all the unpicking...

I don't even know what blocking is, but hey, I'm sure I've never done it, so at least we have that in common.

little dresses said...

Hey Hun! I just wanted to pop in and say hey! Have you seen our twins yet? They are so precious! That hat Is beautiful! I an trying to teach myself to knit, but I'm not very good yet! I need a good lesson! Wanna come over? LOL! Do you have any good ideas for advertising for my book? I would love to know what you think!

Tracy said...

Love that hat...perfect for the frosty days ahead! Happy 100...Looking forward to 100's more! Happy weekend to you ((HUGS))

pink-petal-designs said...

what a lovely hat !
Sarah x

Angie said...

WHERE ARE YOU?!?!?!?!?

ikkinlala said...

What a pretty hat!