Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Knits By Nina

The great thing about knitting is that it is very portable.  So even if I’m at the kids’ house or travelling or sitting in a beauty shop or doctor’s office, I can have my knitting with me.  I have several projects always going at one time and the situation determines which one I work on.  I have larger projects that are not as portable and I keep those at home.  The smaller projects requiring less yarn are easier to travel with.  Then there are more complicated patterns that I need to do only when I can concentrate and others that are more mindless.  But no matter what I’m knitting, it’s always relaxing and calming for me.

Right now I’m still working on this plain black hoody sweater that my son asked for.  This has been really slow going because first of all, black is difficult to see and second of all, it’s boring.  It’s just a plain black cotton and it’s much more exciting  to work on the beautiful silk, mink, angora or wool in beautiful colors.  So this project is taking a lot longer than it should. 

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I have the back and two fronts and one sleeve finished.  I’m now working on the 2nd sleeve and then I have the hood to do after that.  It will have wooden buttons up the front.  I hope to have it done for Christmas for him.  Then I just pray that it fits him and that he likes it!

My second current project is another baby set that I have been commissioned to do for a friend who is expecting a granddaughter in December.  She is wanting it the middle of November for the baby shower.  The colors she asked for are lavender and green.  I’m doing a sweater, hat and booties.  The nice thing about baby clothes is that they are small and go real fast. 

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This yarn is called “Oh My”.  It is nylon, but looks and feels like chenille.  It’s feels so good to work with.  The green is mink yarn.  I’ll use it for trim and a flower for the hat.

I’m so excited to start the project I just bought the yarn for today.  I think I’ll take this one to work on for the car and plane travel to Las Vegas.  We leave Sunday morning, drive to Cleveland for 2-1/2 hours, then fly to Las Vegas which is around a 4-1/2 hour flight.  I can get a lot of knitting done in all that travelling to and from.  And look how cute this is going to be!

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The yarn is from Japan called Noro.  It’s a wool, angora and silk blend.  This one I will probably keep for myself.

See, this is why I don’t get that much listed on my Etsy site.  I always have requests from family and orders from friends and acquaintances.   I do charge for orders, but not family.  And if it’s something really cute or different I make for me!

Happy Knitting!

Nina

11 comments:

DJan said...

Nina, I love that last one. I look forward to seeing a picture of it on your beautiful head!!

Denise said...

Beautiful work, I have lots of needles/hooks I got on clearance many years ago and still can't put them to use. Someday I will take a class and the right person will be able to teach me. For now I will do my other crafts. :0)

Theresa said...

I don't know how you do it! So many projects and GORGEOUS ones too! Your Son will love the sweater! How special that you make so many gifts for folks and take requests too! The baby sweater colors are too cute!

Happy knitting dear Nina! Enjoy your evening!

Maricris Zen Mama said...

All I can say is wow! I always hope to learn how to knit but nah! What is the name of your Etsy site?

Valerie said...

I remember the excitement of starting a new piece of knitting. Sadly a long time ago. I moved to crochet because there was less weight to hold with arthritic fingers. Enjoyed that very much, but I don't still do it.
Don't forget to take a picture of the finished headpiece.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Nina,
I have small sewing projects that I take with me too. I love all the kniting.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Grandma Nina said...

Maricris, the name of my Etsy site is CharmingByNina. There is a link to it on my sidebar.

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I'm sooooo jealous :) I'd love to knit and make beautiful treasures.

Gabriele Agustini said...

Wonderful blog and I love your knitting!!
The color of that yarn is fabulous!!
Thanks for sharing,
gabriele

Grandma Lizzie's House said...

What a great talent to share with the people you love. I also love to knit but I have never done anything for a baby.

Lily Robinson said...

I agree with you about the black yarn... it's impossible to see! I need to motivate myself to get back into knitting and crocheting. I know I'll find inspiration here!

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