Knitting aspirations.

Monica asked yesterday if I could post a photo of the slippers from Knit 2 Together, a great new(ish) knitting book by comedian Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark. I thought I’d post a few of my other favorite projects at the same time.
These are the slippers. They are just too cute for words! I love this sweater. I have a serious thing for brown, so that might be part of it.

This cape is so gorgeous! I wonder if I could make one to fit me?

Wouldn’t I look sharp working out in the garden wearing these socks?

These sweaters are great, too. They have instructions for making them for family members of all shapes and sizes.
I love pouring over knitting books, admiring the various projects, but I seriously need to improve my knitting skills. I’m at the point where I can do fairly basic things, but not enough to make what I really want to be making. I was discussing this with a knitter friend the other day, and we were trying to figure out what I could make next that would be fairly simple, but not boring, would give me some much needed practice, and that I could finish within a reasonable amount of time. Any suggestions?
I loved the guided fridge tours that everyone did yesterday so much, that I went back and modified the post about our new fridge so it would also include a few more details about its contents. Either scroll back two days to read it if you’re interested, or click here.

8 thoughts on “Knitting aspirations.

  1. Yep, I like the slippers so I will buy the book too. I will get it used on one of the used book sites. I have had trouble finding a “cute” slipper pattern. Maybe I just didn’t look hard enough but I like the sweater pics to so…. I have wool left over from one of my sheep that will be perfect for slippers so I will start them after I finish the shawl project. I am almost done but seem to have lost my momentum so it is taking even longer! At the rate I am finishing the shawl, the slippers should be ready about this time next year 😀
    Monica

  2. I love all those projects! I especially love that sweater. Ok, now I need to see if I can get that book at the library.

    Loved the update on your fridge. Gimme Lean for meatballs?! What a great idea! I also heard it’s great for biscuits and gravy.

  3. I have moved from scarves to fingerless gloves. I am told it is a great way to start knitting in the round. It’s a slow go for me but a great learning experience. A thought if you haven’t tried any yet. My daughter taught me to knit last winter. In her school children learn to knit at age 6, a blessing for parents who never learned how, gauranteed private lessons!

  4. Aww, gee whiz, thanks for the thanks in your previous post on my suggestion of “Knit 2 Together”. I just rechecked it out of my library, so I’m wondering if that means “time to purchase”?!!?

    Not exactly sure of your experience, but a shawl or wrap would be a simple, fun project. I do love that little tea cozy in “Knit 2 Together”, do you think that’s a possibility for you? A vest is also nice because you don’t have to deal with sleeves – yet.

    Another good book is “The Knit Stitch” by Sally Melville. The patterns in it only use the knit (garter) stitch. No purling.

    “Knit 2 Together” is my favorite knitting book to come along in a while. I think the sweater on the cover (and the fact that they gave instructions for it), is a hoot!

  5. Monica – I’d love to see the slippers when you’re done!

    Chelee – I did find it at the library, but there was quite a waiting list for it.
    Gimme Lean makes great meatballs because it sticks together well. I usually add garlic, hot sauce, herbs and parmesan to it first.

    Heather – Fingerless gloves would be nice!
    It sounds like your daughter goes to a Waldorf school – we’ve used aspects of the Waldorf method for our homeschooling, which is how we got into knitting a few years ago.

    Lu – A shawl’s not a bad idea (the tea cozy is awfully cute, too). I’ll have to look for something like that – know of any cute ones I should watch out for? I’ll look for Knit Stitch too. Thanks!

    Steffi – Aren’t they adorable?

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