Sunday, 20 December 2009

I Am Not A Traitor!!!

But after all this deadline-quilting, I really REALLY needed a break from quilting, so apart from the occasional binding (well, and cutting pieces for a new quilt... with a deadline), I have not really been quilting.

Instead I've been going back to knitting! So indulge me on a brief post about something non-quilty!

I used to knit when I was younger, and a lot in undergrad, when everyone called me "Granny" and snorted. Now, apparently, knitting is the new fashion accessory, as in, if you knit in public, you're cool. Well. Ahead of my times, what can I say, ahem hahaha :)

I only ever did scarves and hats and aborted some started cloaks (it just took too long).

But recently, I came across Spud and Chloe's Blog who had just posted a free pattern for a tiny elf - they looked so cute, I thought I'd give it a try!

Here's my progress so far: three elves in various stages of growing arms and legs :)

I learned i-cord knitting in the process - otherwise they still be arm-less :)


Nanci said...

Very cute! I made fingerless mitts for a local hospital Christmas tree.
The nurses scooped them up as they always get cold hands in the dialysis unit and I am making more for next year.
My granddaughter put me onto this last year, and if I sit at night watching t v I can make a pair.
Merry Christmas.

karenfae said...

cute - the fingers always need time to heal from quilting. One reason I never do quilting on a dead line though is so that it doesn't become a "job" I always want to keep it fun and relaxing.

Pokey said...

Aren't they cute? Can't wait to see them finished. I crochet, but never got that knitting thing....

Crispy said...

Quilting, knitting, cross stitching and embroidery seem to be what we needlecrafters love to do and to read about. The elves are very cute.


Katie B. said...

Super cute! I love sewing, but once in a while I get in the knitting mood. Love the Spud & Chloe blog too.

Leslie said...

these little guys are adorable!!!

prashant said...

I crochet, but never got that knitting thing...

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