Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Little cutie "Ugg" booties!

Here are pictures of some fake "Ugg" booties I made for my assistant manager's baby (Gigi's brandy-new kid). They're intended for a child of 9-12 months.

I found the pattern originally at knitting pattern central (a favorite of mine). Apparently this is from the DIY network's show "Knitty Gritty". If you want the pattern it's here: "Suede" booties. Damn it. This might actually push me to get cable. Then again, you could always watch the little instructional video online here.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Drop Stitch Scarf

I got some ribbon yarn on sale at Michael's. Mostly I wanted it for novelty's sake. I wonder what it's like knitting with different types of things. (So far my favorite is seeing someone's pictures of knitting ramen noodles with chopsticks.)

Here I used the follow up book by Debbie Stoller "Stitch 'N Bitch Nation". The pattern for the scarf is called "Yo, Drop it!". Cute title? Eh, my little knitters in the know? [I know that explaining a joke can kill it... but YO is a pattern abbreviation for 'yarn-over' - which adds a stitch. Drop it refers to dropping the stitch that you added in the previous row.]

Sunday, January 27, 2008

It's time

Hi. My name is Dania. And I'm an addict.

Of course my addiction is to knitting needles; which is slightly more socially acceptable than some other needle addictions.

It started sometime in early summer of 2007, when while working at the local library I happened to shelve some knitting books. My eyes can't help but stray to the titles as I scan the Dewey decimal numbers. This is how I first found Debbie Stoller's "Stitch n' Bitch". This book along with a bit of guidance from my friend Bridgette and my mom (Mom and Jonathan pictured here) helped me learn how to knit. Of course there is the requisite yarn, needles, and tireless patience.

So, thousands of stitches later, I think I'll begin a blog. Of course it's about time.