Skrilla Knits

Knitting has long been considered antiquated, something for grandmas and whipped little housewives. That just isn't true. Knitting is one of those minute to learn, lifetime to master deals, and I'm in it for the long haul.


It's been awhile!

I can't post long, I'm heading off to Stitches West in, oh, 4 hours or so! I can tell you that

A. I cheated: I bought yarn! From our competitors, no less! It's for Thermal!

B. I finished: I finished a sock in Gail's Franklin for the store, isn't it gorgeous?!

C. I cheated: I sewed! And I love it!

Mensch, ich muss jetzt schlafen! Bis spader!


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Blogger ambika said...

The shirt is darling! Love the fabric. Great job.

I'm still shying away from clothes but a craft night with friends last night gave me some courage. After the next two projects I have in mind (a camera bag & handbag in herringbone tweed), I'm going to make....a skirt.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Val said...

I've never seen that pattern at the store. I thought I bought them all! I made #3964 (the top/dress/tunic with yoke) and it looks like I'm wearing a potato sack. I wanted to make Thermal as well, but my yarn diet is keeping me under control.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

I love your top!!! I have Sew U, and have been meaning to give something a try, but I can never work up the courage to actually cut and sew! Someday, someday...

6:30 PM  
Blogger honeybrown5 said...

Stitches West----Way to go!!!
I'm looking forward to Stitches East---in October!!

OK---I started a sweater (AGAIN) for your sister Jovon---it's rainbow--colors and I'm using circular needles (Size 10. It's acrylic yarn (GASP!!)---but it cost only a couple of dollars...and your little sister is tough on clothes---you know, painting, gluing, dribbling---Anyway...I'm going to need your help to finish the top and I'll make some sleeves---but---I'll forward it to you...when it's ready for finishing. I went to breakfast with my co-workers and then we hit Potomac Mills Mall---I needed to walk off the waffles...I saw some brown "hosen" with white polka dots....Petra Lemley and I quickly began to talk about how easy those type of hose are easy to find in Germany.....we were ooohing and ahhing over them. I've finished 2 scarves...a feat for me....and another friend was clearing a house of a family member and came across a trash bag full of "yarn". It's crafty/ odd pastel shades----but I felt honored that she thought of me to pass it on to.
Your sewing is AWESOME! Great job CR.

Guess what we are going to start a Monday night crafts/needlearts club here at work. Everyone is going to bring their craft/project of choice and we are going to "encourage" each other to project completion.

Have you seen Bridge to Terabithia? You and Eric would enjoy it very much--Leslie, the pre-teen girl is a writer and dresses so funky....There is a crocheted Afghan blanket that threw me back to the 70's.

Kourtney is presenting her work at a craft fair in the Montrose in Houston---(artist community) in March.

Jovon is sketching crazy animals and interesting little pictorial art. I'd like to transfer them to T-shirts and embroider them or paint them. She goes everywhere with pen/paper---just like you did.

Please send some photos if you can from Stitches West....


10:32 AM  
Blogger erica said...

Love the fabric. I used it to line a couple of little purses that I knit. I hadn't though of using it for something larger, but it works very well with that top! Very cute!

1:41 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

cute shirt! nice job, it looks like a great fit, and i really like the fabric.
i love that thermal pattern. i can't wait to see yours.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Annie in the Round said...

I was reading your blog and found your felted lumbar support. David had a much loved sweater that was falling apart and I felted it and made it into a lumbar pillow. Now he will have it forever.
If you have lots of friends having babies you could sew them slings. Much less work than knitting but it still gets lots of Ohh's and Ahh's. Maya wrap has a free pattern on their site.
Peace and Yarn,

4:23 PM  
Blogger Val said...

hi! I don't need that pattern, as I finally have them all. Thanks for offering though and I'll see you on Sunday.

4:36 PM  

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