Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

Let me introduce you to my new friend. He's a small dude, only about 11 cm tall. He's not all that talkative, but if he was, he'd probably say something along the lines of: Do you smell carrots?

His, um, genetic code came from Lion Brand, as did his wardrobe. His accessorizes color choices were greatly inspired by this:

(he's a bit of a copy cat ;)

My amigurumi friend and I have a message for you all, dear readers.

We wish you all the best in 2011! Happy New Year!

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's raining and I can't think of a catchy title

The latest thing to come off my needles are super warm socks, made for my aunt. She's the person who really made my knitting possible.

I learned the knit stitch from my grandma, learned the purl stitch from a book, but it was my aunt who taught me that you alternate the two in order to get stockinette. Before that, I was just doing the knit, purl and then more purls, and was freaking out why it's not coming out like in the pictures. So my aunt deserves all the thanks in the world for clearing that out for stupid me. A pair of socks is the least thing I can do for her.

She also knits, but not so much anymore. She used to make slippers for my mom, my brother and me. This is her work:

As for my work, I'm still knitting the Basic Black.

Or 'The never-ending cardigan of never-ending neverendingness'.

I've been at it since September. I have no idea why I'm so slow with it, it's a simple stockinette cardigan. I still have the sleeves to finish, and then block and seam the whole thing, and pick up stitches for the button band. Like I said, never-ending.