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Four Calling Birds?

Four of the birdies are done.  Thought you’d like to see ’em!

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Today’s post…

…isn’t really a post.  It’s a statement that my back frickin’ HURTS and I want it stop and I’m cranky.

I’m going to go self-soothe by knitting crocheting birdies from the most awesome Linda Permann‘s book Little Crochet to use as gift Christmas ornaments.  Darned things are supremely addictive – I knitted crocheted 2 of ’em so far today, using Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn, like she did for hers.  I do need more beads, though, as I haven’t anything appropriate.  Which means I have to go bead shopping before Christmas.  DARN!  (HEH)

Crappy Cell Phone Pic because my back hurts too much to go search for the camera

A Sweater Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was a lovely lady named Stacie (Hi, Stacie!). Stacie’s very charming husband gave her a very nice Christmas present – a class from me on knitting raglan sweaters from the top down (my absolute FAVORITE way to make sweaters). Stacie took her new knowledge and, completely on her own, made this absolutely delightful sweater for her own little Princess. Isn’t it the absolute cutest thing you’ve ever seen?

Isn't it the cutest thing?

Stacie used what she learned in class, plus neck shaping from Barbara Walker’s book Knitting From the Top, the class textbook, and added her own touches.  My favorite part is the adorable line of elephants marching around the bottom!  You can see Stacie’s notes and a photo of the young Princess wearing it on Ravelry.com by clicking the photo above.

Good work, Stacie!  (I feel a bit like a proud granny – I hope that’s okay!)

Christmas in July – Stockings!

We had a lot of fun in this class!  The ladies learned to read color charts, and knit with two colors – one in each hand!  Look at the beautiful results!

Fair Isle Christmas Stocking

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