I knit...a lot! Here are a few of my latest knitting pieces.
I finally knit a color work mitten on DPN (that is double pointed needles for you non-knitters). I've been hesitant to do this thinking the colors carried in the back and the needle intersections would pucker. I finally just jumped right in and decided to give it a go...boy was I wrong. It was simple! I'm now stalking my next color work mitten patterns.
I mentioned in an earlier post that I submitted a pattern to a yarn company. I was denied, but I have to understand that this is a major yarn company who probably gets lots and LOTS of pattern submissions from some well known designers. I admit that yes I have been knitting for ages, design and knit my own patterns, used to work in a yarn shop in Los Angeles and taught many people knitting basics, fixed major problems and did a lot of finishing work...I have never wrote an entire pattern with the intention of it to be sold or posted for free on Ravelry...so technically I've got the know how and the skills, but I'm a nobody in the 'knitter's world'. I plan to change that in a very small way in 2013. I have a spiral bound notebook filled with many of my own patterns that I've developed throughout the years and I'm going to make some official pdf patterns available on Ravelry. (Ravelry btw is a knit and crochet community online...again for you non-knitters.) But in the meantime...here are a few of my recently completed or in the works projects.
Northern Lights Mittens
Kung Fu Panda in the works...he needs to have his legs sewn on
Welted Fingerless Mittens
A leafy business card display
As for soap...I've got the oil and lye mixtures sitting on my counter cooling off just waiting to become a batch of Cucumber Banana Soap.....stay tuned for the big reveal later this weekend.