Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Knitting socks will have to wait

Did I say I'm going to attempt to knit a pair of socks for myself? I think they'll have to wait until after Christmas as my plan to make only one handmade present snowballed and now I'm making two time-consuming ones for Katya and few tiny ones for various people. Oh, I also promised to make FIVE Christmas stockings.

Before the snowballing effect took place, I made another crochet flower brooch out of leftover Noro Kureyon Sock (here the ones I made back in summer)
Flower Brooch

Ironically as soon as I managed to use up most of it I found a gorgeous blanket pattern and ordered more Kureyon Sock yarn in different colourways, so there could be many more flower brooches in the future.

I managed to crochet two snowflakes before loosing interest and finding the paper ones we made last year to decorate the kitchen window.
Winter Window

And to keep my child's legs warm I knitted a pair of legwarmers from the yarn I bought online for my husband's hat. He is happy with blue one, but wants an yellower orange - I have a pretty good idea of the colour he'll like, but can't find it anywhere.

Katya, who sometimes refuses to wear COTTON knitted-looking dresses, because they are scratchy!!!, actually loves the legwarmers and wears them inside and outside everyday. However, she requested a green and yellow pair, because now it is her favourite colour combination. So maybe I'll never get around to knitting my pair of socks.

I wonder how other multi-crafters choose their next project and if they ever end up making anything for themselves or just keep on producing items for their family and friends.


Rachael said...

Ooh! I forgot to tell you: I learned to crochet flowers like the ones you sent me!! (My mom figured out a pattern, after seeing one of the ones you sent me and trying to copy it, and then taught me.) Haven't figured out the bead part though...

Love the leg warmers! =)

Annie said...

I love the crocheted snowflakes. My very favorite Christmas ornaments are a set of tatted snowflakes that my mom had been given.... Love them. Ikeep learning to tat, then forgetting...

I love green and yellow, too.

driftwood said...

such gorgeous things!
I have a half finished pair of socks that are for me.... and a lot of other things for other people on my to do list.