20 November 2014
Thanks to everyone who entered, hopefully we can have another one soon.
15 November 2014
I started out with a mini stocking garland: http://ravel.me/NataliesKnits/mcso
I figured they could be the first four days of the advent, maybe with a little confection in each one.
Then I started a couple of little critters:
I am also planning on knitting my girl a super cute shawl, To Grandma's House. It's going to be the gift that's from me, rather than Santa. And I would like a couple of these cute reindeer under the tree as well. And this year, I absolutely have to knit t least two golden snitchs as gifts.
And I have realized that I really should have started in January! I would much rather have those knitted gifts than 24 little knitted advent trinkets, so I broke down and bought a few little things for the advent forest. Mostly Frozen related stuff, because someone in this house is in love with that movie.
What is everyone else knitting up for Christmas 2014?
04 November 2014
25 October 2014
Sorry, I forgot how to English there.
Happy Saturday everyone!
19 October 2014
Psst. You, yeah you.
Wanna win that cute little elephant down there, plus help support a local organization? Specifically, support the Fairground's House, a full time residential facility for adults who can't quite manage on their own, for various reasons. It is the only such facility on our island. You help support something great, plus could potentially win a hand knit stuffed animal for as little as $1. It's a win win!
Simply, buy the tickets using that button. Please, I would appreciate it if you have a PayPal account, as then I have your e-mail and mailing address, so much easier for if you win! All money raised will go to the Fairground's House, Nantucket! If you buy five, you get five tickets, if you buy four, you get four chances to win, etc etc. I will then use the random number generator from the folks at random.org to pick the winner!
This cute little girl is knit from the pattern Girl Elephant in a Frondy Frock as well as A Selection of Seasonal Dress Patterns, both by Julie Williams, used with permission for this contest. http://littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk/knitting-patterns/. She is knit from 100% Scottish Highland Wool and is about 8.5" tall.
**The fine print**
- Tickets will be numbered in the order in which they are purchased. If you are the first to buy, you will have ticket number one, if you are the second to purchase, you will have ticket number two, etc.
- Contest will be open from now, until November 19th, I will announce the winner the next day.
- Contest is open world wide.
- Yes, the money will be going to my PayPal account, but then I will give the total to them. (Minus any processing fees from PayPal.)
- Buying tickets does not guarantee you're winning.
13 October 2014
But, it's the middle of October..
But, I just spent the last two weeks talking about knitting for Halloween and fall.
Well, welcome to life on a knitter's timeline. As any knitter out there can attest, when you have a lot to knit for a certain event or holiday, you have to start in advance. And, I have a lot to knit.
Welcome to Make Something Monday...Christmas in October!
This past week, I have had a lot of projects going. Since I am not doing any holiday fairs this year, I am free to knit as I want, and it's a really good feeling. I am planning on a lot of those ornaments up there. I am making one for each kid in my class, to hang on these really cute s'more kits I'm giving each of them. Here's what I have so far (I will need at least 11): http://ravel.me/NataliesKnits/ckops
The only other thing I completely finished were a set of Knitted Tree Lights, which I forgot to get a picture of. They were for a special order. I was going to take a picture of them all wrapped up and ready to send, but was rushed to get them out before work.
Another thing going is a Santa Reindeer. No pictures of yet, but I have knitted one every year now for a while. The one I made last year can be viewed on Ravelry here: http://ravel.me/NataliesKnits/sr2. The one I am making this year is being Ravelled here: http://ravel.me/NataliesKnits/sr3
The last thing on the needles is this: http://ravel.me/NataliesKnits/msm
That's it for me this week, folks. Anyone else making Christmas stuff already?
05 October 2014
To celebrate the start of this amazing season, and to herald in the hopefully imminent colder weather, I knit up a hat this week.
Ravelled here: http://ravel.me/NataliesKnits/kg
Oh, some more pictures: another pumpkin. I want this bag. I mean, my 30th is coming up in about two weeks...