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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

{ new stuff }

I just finished doodling up two new prints for the Holidays...

Yuletide 1809 (above)
Midnight Clear (below)
both are available in my etsy shop
I am painting a little santa painting and I should have it ready & on ebay this evening...
although anything is possible,
heck...I may even have two!!!
it's cold here today, but I love it....
...nothing better for this old Yankee girl
than to have a crisp, cold day to get my creative juices flowing!!
while my Mom was here, she taught me (again) how to knit.
{{{{ oh no....not another needlecraft>? }}}}
and this time, Mommy, I think I may have finally conquered it!
yep! didn't even have to cut the yarn off the needles this time!
(yes, that really did happen when I was little...go ahead, ask her.)
ok, so what if...
there are holes and dropped stitches,
and I do it backwards and can't seem to hold the needles like everyone else????
...but I'm getting the hang of it!

How many of you out there are primitive Knitters?

ooooh boy...
I can see gobs of wonky looking socks
being gifted to family & friends this year...
I'll post pics of my progress later in the week...
off to the farmhouse...have to bank the woodstove & get supper cooking.
Hope you're all enjoying your cozy warm homes
with those you love best!
Wishing you Peace & Plenty,


Deb said...

YGG on learning how to knit. I'm just getting into it myself again, and I'm finding that I really have to learn all over again. I dream of a nice pair of socks to keep my feet warm in the winter. Can't wait to see what you're knitting.

Catherine G. said...

Wonderful pictures! Can't wait to see some knitting projects!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Never, never will I be a knitter, but admire all who do it. Have fun with it.
Love your new patterns Lori, espcially the yule tide!

Beth Twist said...

You are my most favorite doodler in the whole wide world!

I've never learned to knit, but can crochet with the best of them, so long as no one looks closely... I am self taught (from a book) and crochet... backwards. Sisters, you and I. :)

Carin said...

I always knit my own sweaters :)
By the way ... your pictures are beautifull, when I saw the first one I thought ... THAT would be beautifull as a cross stitch pattern LOL

sandi said...

oh, lori, what a timely post! I failed knitting class last year but stubbornly am trying again thanks to books and internet video. I have found the secret to successful knitting - just give the finished product a hard yank - no matter what you have made it will magically become a really cool scarf! just remember - yank really hard!! texas smiles, sandi

Sherry said...

Lori!!! I love your Midnight Clear! I knit, it is another of my needlearts! My Grandma and Mom taught me a few times growing up, but it took me teaching myself to grasp it LOL

Melissa said...

Primitive knitter, I love that. I'm a wannabe knitter. I've been knitting the same scarf for 4+ years. I live in Florida so never seem to finish it before it's too hot to wear it and it doesn't help that I'm knitting from a chart. I'm a cross stitcher first, so it only seems appropriate that everything I want to knit requires a chart of some kind which also slows down the knitting process.

BTW-because of your post about natural dyeing, I've been playing around with dyeing fabric. I think it's going to become an obsession.

Cinlyn said...

Love them both...and they would be really neat cross-stitch charts or stitchery patterns! Mightnight Clear would be neat mixed punch needle and stitchery!! Oh my! Get it in pattern form dearie cause I think I need that!!
I've always thought I'd like to learn to knit...I DO know how to crochet but haven't done it in years!

whimseycreations said...

Lori - I confess - I'm a primitive knitter. Everytime I knit in front of my friends they about laugh themselves sick because I can't hold the needles up like everyone else. One sits between my legs and the other in my left hand. It's the ONLY way I can knit LOLOLOL

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