Monday, February 23, 2009

Here's a glimpse of a cabled sweater that I completed

Thought some of you might enjoy seeing some of the items that I have knit in the past and am currently knitting on. Boy, do I wish I had taken photography! The dog, well, he's real! He's our AKC Champion Armed n'Dangerous (Dillian to us). He Father's our puppy litters. Dillian is so cuddley and passive. Nothing seems to bother him. We have 3 litters of purebred Cockers due around Easter and ready for new homes by Mother's Day, 2009.
The red cable piece is the back of a sweater that I knit for a lady in NY. This sweater turned out very elegant. And the grey socks, they are just plain. I have knit every thing from lacy to bobbles and all that in between. In 2008, I knit well over 40 pairs of socks and sold them all. Some on ebay and a few other pairs online.
Mom is 84 year young. I say young because she drives herself to Florida, to Michigan and to Texas to visit relatives. She knits and sews and dresses Victorian dolls. Sells her items at a little craft consignment store in Dillsboro, NC. Yes, she gets a savings on her monthly selling fee because she works there about 20 hours a month. They keep telling her she is old enough not to work, she keeps telling them she enjoys meeting the people. I think her biggest seller are the pairs of socks and dishcloths. She is leaving in March for a doll show in Florida.
Tuesday nights is knitting class. Some of the local women come here at 6 pm. They eat dinner with us and then we craft. Well, it started out knitting and now we have a quilter who brings her hand sewing and a rug braider. I bought the braiders for rug braiding but haven't gotten that far yet into that craft.
I have knit for so many years that it is hard to remember what I have even made over the years. My first big project at 9 years old was a pair of mittens, a hat, and a neck scarf. Only to loose it at school and then see a girl from my class wearing them later. Lesson well learned....
Now I make sure that when I wear something handmade into a restaurant I remember to pick it up when I leave.
The red sweater went with me to the Doctors office one day. My husband and I sat in the examing room and I knit while waiting for the doctor. Once finished he ushered us out and towards the payment station. Suddenly I heard my name. The nurse was calling me. She pointed to the yarn I was dragging from my knitting bag all the way out of the examing room and down the corridor. I turned redder than that yarn! I haven't lived that one down yet so finally knit the doctor a pair of wool socks to hush him about the red yarn dragging behind me!

1 comment:

Laura Neal said...

You do beautiful work! I love the picture of your doggie, he is so gorgeous! I have two mutts but, I wouldn't trade them in for the world. I love my boys! I go places with dog and cat hair all over me. Some people just stare but, others know...she has 4 legged kids. Yep and proud of everyone of them!