My Family, The Main People (or Victims) I Knit For

Monday, May 17, 2010

Shawl & Cleaning out leftover yarn

   I finished the play shawl for my daughter. It matches a headband that I made( & blogged about) earlier for her. The arrows are to point out the holes that the YO (yarn over increase) made. Not the best job, yet not the worst job on it. My daughter wants to pick out some interesting yarn for her next shawl. She said something pink and super girly. Coming from a 5 yr old tomboy, this could make for an very odd yarn choice. lol

  I wanted to use some of my little leftover yarn balls. To my daughter's delight, she received a bunch of bracelets and a new headband. Good day to be her, bad day to be left over yarn. LOL! The last photo is over a candle topper. It's basically a little hat for the glass topper of a Yankee candle. This candle sits on the bottom shelf of my coffee table, that I rest my feet on while knitting. Sick of looking at the boring candle, I made it more appealing to the eye. Now my husband thinks I am a little crazy. I cant believe he is just now figuring that out. ;)  Might just have to start knitting little hats for other items in the house to see what he has to say about that. Once he has me committed, I just blog from the funny farm. Happy Knitting!!

8 comments:

ewenique said...

I might be in the "sock blanket from leftover yarn" camp. I say might because I'm yet to get down to it.
Headbands are a good idea though and perfect for trying one's hands at stitch patterns and variegated yarns - I'm so gonna give it a go.

Sara said...

Cute shawl. I think the holes from the YO make a nice little edging. I think there is a way to avoid the holes, though if you don't like them. It involves twisting the stitch when you knit the YO on the next row.

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Amazing things: candle hats! LOL Have you seen the tampon holders that someone knitted? Can't wait to see what is next!

MayaB said...

Getting rid of old yarn, means more room for new yarn! I bet your daughter was delighted!

dinah34 said...

i'm not much of a knitter...but i always thought yarn over left a little hole like that?

those little bracelets are adorable!

inkberryblue said...

I like the edging from the YOs too. Your daughter's a lucky girl. =)

efbq said...

I love the idea of making little hats for everything. There are also some really funky toilet paper cozies which it would be fun to make.

My family, however, would probably hate them.

efbq said...

I love the idea of making funky little hats for things (or funky toilet paper cozies, for that matter), but I don't think DH would approve of actually using them. Maybe fun for gag gift giving?