Tall Men’s Felted Handwarmers Texting Handwarmers

Hi, I know it’s been awhile since I posted anything.  I am going to change that starting now.

I have been very busy since June 2014.  I have been knitting every day for up to 9 hours a day.  I am currently working on a  pair of Tall Men’s Felted Handwarmers.  The pair I’m making are for my son but I will be offering these felted handwarmers in my etsy store.  I will also be making a pair of Ladies Tall Felted Handwarmers.  My oldest daughter is 6 foot and my son is 6.5 feet.  As well my son-in-law is 6.7 feet.  So I have lots of models for my handwarmers.

My daughter says to make them with a long cuff because she is tall and doesn’t always buy tall sizes.  So, 3 of her winter coats are regular size and the sleeves are not long enough for her arms length and she complained that her wrists are always exposed to the cold and wind.  Anyway, I listened and will be making them as she requested.

I will post a picture once they are complete.  Happy Knitting!!

Twisted Stitches in the round

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Hi, I ordered and received some 100% wool so that I could make some felted products.  They will be available in my etsy shop soon.

Well, I started a felted bowl.  I needed to cast on 88 stitches.  I did that and then I started knitting in the round and about 6 rounds down, I noticed that I had twisted my stitches.  I thought, with all my experience knitting, I could still twist them!!

Needless to say, I ripped it out and started again.  This time I checked after only 2 rounds.  They were fine and so I continued making my bowl.

It turned out really nice and I painted some stars around the circumference.  I will include pictures of 2 different bowls that I made.

http://www.heavydutydesign.com/alicethelma/2009/03/free-pattern-felted-nesting-bowls/

Happy Knitting!

 

 

 

Handknit Painted Socks

 

Here are my latest additions to my etsy shop.  I had a lot of fun painting these socks.  Selection of the design was the hardest.  They are cured for 2 weeks and then heat set, they will not wash out.  They are knit with acrylic fiber and the paint is acrylic as well.  They are both machine and dryer safe.  Please visit my shop for more exciting products.  Thanks.

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Beads

Hello

I wanted to share my one inch beads with you. 

I watched a live webinar about a month ago and I started making these beads.  I use novelty yarns for this.  Each bead is wound and they are one inch in length and width.

I really have a lot of fun making them but they are a little time-consuming.

They are available in my etsy shop at:

etsy.com/ca/shop/knitidea

Happy Beading!