Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fun with Knitting

Fun weekend
I had a pretty fun day on Sunday. My niece (Lizzie age 8) came over because she wanted to learn to knit.  She wants to make clothes for her stuffed dogs and her real dog so she can open a shop when she gets older and move to Beverly Hills because you know people here love their dogs more than here (at least that is what she told me). 

It all started late last year when I knitted a dog sweater for her stuffed dog Lou.  He got a rip on his back so I packed him up to come to Aunt Bekah's emergency room and when he was returned he had a nice green sweater on with his name embroidered on it.  She loved it and then wanted me to make one for each of her stuffed dogs.  I said I can teach you and she has hounded me ever since.  I think it also has to do with she wanted to come over to eat snacks and play animal crossing (such an addicting game). 
VW Van
I also finished a project that took me way to long I told Sew~Amy in August I would make her a knitted VW Bus just like mine or at least so it could match her VW Bus. If you do not know about Amy go check out her blog she is the VW queen. I finally mailed it last week and she received it yesterday. I did a much better job the second time around her bus looks so much better than mine.

I think I have set an unattainable goal for myself but we will see if I can do it. I plan on making 22 pairs of knitted socks one for every family member for their birthdays this year.  I have one due in a week and another one due in February.  The killer will be May where there are 4 birthdays, June 3 birthdays and July with 5 birthdays. All the other ones will be fine I just have to see it I can actually survive those three months. 
Orangy goodness

This sock is for my niece that is turning 17 next week. I originally bought this yarn for myself because I love orange and bright colors but it just called her name.  I might have enough left over to make ankle socks for myself as well but that will have to wait until my birthday in September. 

I hope I survive this.



GreenLightGo said...

That is the sweetest thing, and so cute! I love VW's, and you did an amazing job on the bus!

SewAmy said...

I LOVE my bus and I want to learn to knit now. Thank you so much Bee. You are the best. I wish we lived next door to each other. We could craft all day long. LOL

Rebekah said...

That would be wonderful crafty all day long. You could teach me how to quilt. You do an awesome job.

My sewing is subpar. If only I was interested when I was little my Mom used to make all my clothes.