My hobbies (knitting, writing, reading, running) vie for my attention always. Unfortunately, they don’t just compete with one another, but also contend with my demanding work and school responsibilities. What I am getting at here is that I am busy, like everyone else, and this blog often gets the shaft.
If you’re a follower, you may wonder if I even still knit! Well, here are some pictures that prove that I do still indeed knit (but that I haven’t make time to write about it).
The first picture is my very first pair of socks! They came out a bit bigger than I like, so I am considering needle felting the inside so they serve more as slipper-socks. Otherwise, they are wonderful, and I am ready to make another pair!
The second picture is my nephew’s Christmas present, which I love! Unfortunately, he is not a big fan of the orange. :( Sweet thing though – he will wear it when he comes to visit his Aunt Quinn.
The third and fourth pictures are of two familiar faces with their Christmas dresses on! These took me FOREVER. I seriously spent two full weekends knitting and watching 30 Rock to finish these sweet outfits. Even still, I was knitting under a blanket while watching a movie with Miss Adorable and up until 5 AM on Christmas Eve finishing up. They loved the ruffles and had fun spinning in them, so it was all worth it!!
The fifth picture is shows one of the MANY beer/coffee/whatever beverage you want to hold in the cold mittens. My cousin at Draw Four Designs and I made them custom for family members to use during our outdoor Thanksgiving events in Minnesota. They are silly, fun, and warm – just like my family!
Finally – the bracelets! My youngest niece and my sister-in-law have February birthdays, so I sent them these little somethings with my mom and dad who are there to visit. I couldn’t leave Miss Adorable out in good conscience, so I quickly knit her one too!