Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October Knitting

Still needs blocking!

super soft alpaca yarn!
I had a fabulous time going to a knitting class a few weeks ago and have made 2 hats (my very first). On the needles now: my first attempt at mittens. Hopefully I can swing the thumb 'cos I'd love to make them for all the kids (and even grown ups) in the family. It would be a great gift since we have such heavy winters in these parts. (wonderful book, Boutique Knits by Laura Irwin - highly recommend it!)

My birthday was yesterday and it was great... mom gave me some money (among many other thoughtful presents) and now it's burning a hole in my pocket - thinking about the yarn shop :) Of course all this knitting and sitting is getting in the way of making art. But, today I'm back to carving and will be printing in a few days. Happy hump day - and thanks so much to those of you who commented on the funky flower question on the last post. Very much appreciated!


tangled sky studio said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!( a wee bit late). The hats are fabulous (the one with the braid up the side is very cool). It's so fun to take classes and step outside your comfort zone once in a while, isn't it? I recently spoke with a mom who is taking mountain biking classes(and has the scars to prove it)...I don't think I;ll go that far but knitting new and wonderful useful things sounds perfect!

PS: the thumbs will be easier than you think! have fun!
PSS: who prints your cards and calendars?

artslice said...

Hi Beth,
Thank you!! I love the hats too - mtn biking sounds really fun... I always wanted to try rock climbing (like the walls not really outside!)
I print the cards - they're woodblocks :) I made a calendar a few yrs ago but the #s were so complicated, won't be doing 'em again.