Saturday, January 03, 2009

Final creations from 2008

Here are my final creations from 2008. Some were presents.. and some were for our family or me...

One of the yarn stores in the Roanoke area closed this fall and I was very saddened. I am about to finish a sweater with yarn I purchased there and will post photos when it is done. We did have a new Yarn shop open--- Yarn Explosion and I was there today getting yet more yarn... but I do have plans for it...

So here are the photos......................

This is Zipper. She is a Rat Terrier who joined our family in November. She is only 6 months old now and has little fat and little hair [smooth coat]. I made her this UVA sweater of wool for the winter.

This sweater was for my son. I made my own pattern starting off of the Knitter's book of Patterns vest for children.

More of my leftover sock yarn baby socks. I finished these in October when my father had surgery. I plan on several sets eventually to use as ornaments at Christmas. So far I have 2 and 1/2 sets complete.

This is a basic sweater made from Plymouth Encore Aran/sport weight... Machine washable, with some wool. It was a gift for the newest Abelhadhi baby at church

I could not resist sharing these buttons... BUTTERFLIES... they really "set off" the sweater.

Another multi directional scarf.... This one for my son's Kindergarten Teacher, Ms. Blevins. She is a Breast Cancer Survivor and I thought the Pink was a nice but not overpowering touch. Yarn is Karaoke and was purchased at Yarn Theory in Bedford.

Finally this little sweater is about a 12 month size.. and was for the Brooks baby at work. I grew up in the same church as the baby's father and has her grandfather as a bus driver at one time.

Detail of the stitching on this sweater.

Hopefully I will get even busier with knitting and spinning in 2009...