Jan
02

What Are You Knitting This Weekend?


Today I felt like I needed a little inspiration from my crafty community (aka you guys) so with a quick Tweet and post on Facebook, I reached out to see what everyone’s knitting this holiday weekend. Here are some of your responses (and a few comments by me in parenthesis):

VIA TWITTER
@harleyknitter: I have started a scarf using big needles… and make work on a cardi on my knitting machine.
@RebecaVelasquez: This weekend I’m crocheting a baby hat, cardigan & design sample ๐Ÿ™‚
@hybridhopes: little blue sweater outta lion brand thick and quick chenille. it’s shedding a bit more than i’d like, but waiting for finish.
@alyknits: finished a small lace shawl. It’s nice to finally do something besides socks.
@Mom2009: a baby blanket for charity. http://twitpic.com/wdtop
(Very pretty!–VH)
@girlindustries: I’m knitting stash busting lap blankets to give to our local pet rescue centre! Easy to do, and making me feel good, as well.
@pixiepurls: I’ll be knitting at least 1 more Srendipity hat, but I need to knit 4 more total, for 4 little boys! http://bit.ly/5gsbRy
@lostarts: Finishing up Christmas presents! Finishing scarf now. 2 gaiters, hat & mitts to go.
@witchcitylee: http://twitpic.com/wdn0k I’m knitting Latvian mittens while hunkering down for a weekend-long snowstorm. ๐Ÿ™‚
@brendastratton: I am knitting hats for the family and for charity.
@jujube5160: here’s another one to add to your list ๐Ÿ˜‰ – i’m finishing a scarf! something simple with the busy holidays ๐Ÿ˜‰
@thecrochetdude: I’m knitting a crocheted car coat.
(Smarty pants, drew. ;-)–VH)

@kaykatrn: Starting my neice’s birthday present. A purple “Children of the World” Shawl. She is a teacher, so it’s perfect for her. Fun.
@Shibaguyz: I’m making socks for Jason and crocheting a new sweater for me ๐Ÿ™‚
@Kismatt: Will be working on my Rambling Rows afghan when I get home from work. ๐Ÿ™‚
@soniamccutcheon: Hats, Hats and More Hats ๐Ÿ™‚
@daisyanna13: Hey Vickie, I’m knitting up a scarf and few beanies
@KRWKnitwear: I am knitting socks for my daughter with custom dyed yarn and then starting an alpaca sweater for my hubby!
@tjstaab: a hat to match the scarf & legwarmers already finished for my little girl. And you?
@wineandpurls: I am knitting flowers from Knitted Flowers by Nicky Epstein :0)
@chitknit: I’m working on an striped Alpiner hat and scarf set for my hubs (who says I never knit anything for him!)
(My husband says the same thing to me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ –VH)
@jennydoh: Hi Vickie. I’m knitting a skinny tube scarf (like a sock) and crocheting a boat load of necklaces.
@lilirose2101: socks for our United Way auction winner!
@debroby: I’m knitting a lacy and pretty little shawl that I may actually complete in a week!
(Yay! Bring a necklace to CHA for me to see, k?–VH)
VIA FACEBOOK

Ann Fitzpatrick: button-tab hat and socks

Carole E Ricketts-Corey: my second mitten. it’s a thrummed mitten – perfect for michigan winter weather.
Mello Oller: I am cleaning house and taking done Christmas decorations, then hopefully there will be knitting time

Heather Welton Unruh: a cowl, a friend on my husband’s wanted one just like hubby’s.
Karrie Steinmetz: Working on a cowl.. going to try Jeny’s Stretchy Slip Knot CO and Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy BO for the cowl and see how it works.
Theresa Wilson: mittens and hat set
Maya Headley: Star Trek hand warmers from Ravelry, but this 12 st/in using twining for the fair isle type pattern is killing my fingers.
Myra Wood: Crazy Lace!!! What else?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 2010 is the year of Lace.
Karen Bradley: I’m crocheting for a change. Doing Jennifer Hansen’s cardi-shawl pattern off Stitch Diva.
Amy Mallison-Austin: Mittens, mittens and more mittens. Then, finishing a test knit, then a chullo for my daughter.
Hope Robinson: working on a crocheted blanket… still.
Lesley Fostoff Popko: A pair of brightly colored socks. Just for ME
Kim Nixon Higgins: just finished a hat and cable scarf set and now getting ready to make some thrum mittens!
Dawn Paddie Carpenter: Hand/wrist warmers. ๐Ÿ™‚
Geanie Argeropoulos-Baird: ANOTHER set of armwarmers! What else?? HA HA!
Amy Smolik: Felted slippers for my husband and son. I’m using the knitpicks slipper kit.
Karen Ramisch Hammann: I’m almost finished with the fingerless gloves I started yesterday, and then I think I’ll make myself some socks. The “Pints and Purls” book hubby gave me has a cute pattern to try.
Celise Luker-Witherington: Fun fur scarves to sell
Christi Lewallen: prayer shawl for my mil.
Kim Folkins Morrow: Fingerless gloves…as soon as I find a pattern that I want to try. ๐Ÿ™‚
Heading to Ravelry soon.
Danna Harmon-Snider: Still trying to finish the second of a pair of socks for my Granny. I started them in August, but I’ve lost momentum.
Erin Dolezal: a beautiful cabled hat for my husband’s friend.
Robin LaLone: baby hats for the hospital ๐Ÿ™‚
Dot Johnson: Tube socks for hubby and dishcloths.
Deborah Lois Hartley: Finishing a Wallaby Sweater for hubby. Biggest size took forever!!
Olivia Stear: Finishing a sweater and a scarf. I love to start things and struggle finishing them.
(I’m the same way! My favorite part of knitting/crochet is the start of a project.–VH)
Cheryl Lee Clemons: I am working on an infinity scarf.
(My Chain Gang Version, by chance? ๐Ÿ˜‰ –VH)
Suzanne Hoots: Baby Sophisticate Cardigan for my friend’s new baby!
Liz Barringer-Smith: Wristlets and another rectangle wrap for a friend’s birthday in Feb.
Victoria McDonnell De Santis: Fingerless Gloves!
(Hey, Vic! Your Christmas card came back to us. :()
Marianne Topar: Making Trinity scarves for my friends….also a wonderful way to de-stash!
Jamie Lyn Guzman: I cast on a sock on NYE…my own pattern. We’ll see if it works!
(You totally partied like it was KNIT-teen-99! Har, har, har.–VH)
Penny Gottschalk Ferreri: i want to knit an awesome vest that i found, however having trouble finding super bulky yarn to make it with ๐Ÿ™ guess i’ll wait til I get back to where the yarn selection is better.)
(I’m really loving Malabrigo Chunky right now. You can order it online. ๐Ÿ™‚ –VH)
Erin O’Donogue VanConant: Finishing a pair of mittens and a hot green skull and crossbones dishcloth, and trying to start a pair of felted clog slippers.
Ashley Ruddy: Camouflage dinosaur for my best friend ๐Ÿ™‚
Stephanie Mrse: crocheting a hoodie for Gwen!
(What pattern, Steph? –VH)
Claudine Maiko Lindstrom Olin: I have been trying out my new Ultimate Sweater Machine!!! Making a blanket for my “test run”
(Let me know how it goes. I failed miserably with mine. :(–VH)
Casey Pogue Bernard: Hope to finish the cutest little giraffe sweater for the cutest little toddler (mine). ๐Ÿ™‚ Best of all he thinks it’s a longhorn.
Tiffany Smith: Wrenna from French Girl Knits…and a shroom hat from the latest Knitty.
Annie Kang: finishing my mittens and then a lovely lace cowl. ๐Ÿ™‚
Betsy Willis Watts: A sweater for my MIL that was a Christmas gift. Thankfully it’s a short sleeve sweater, so it’s too cold to wear right now.
Cat Susch: I’m working on an illusion knit piano keyboard scarf. Quite a fun project!
Bev Smith Ciszkowski: Sleeve for a sweater.
Mandy Engle Harvey: Deep in the Forrest fair isle mittens such an amazing pattern almost done I have 1/2 a mitten to go!
Jennifer Ancheta: the pyroclastic socks from the latest issue of Knitty. I’m using Pagewood Farms Chugiak in Plum, turning out very pretty!
Sue Ann Reiner: A hat for a friend of mine who has been waiting patiently for me to get it completed !
Angie Ward: I am trying to make both my girls fair isle hats right now. I have never done fair isle so I feel like I am all thumbs. But I know the hats will be adorable once they are complete.
Tiffany Jean Fleet: Cowl and trying to finish a sweater.
Jeanette Brooks Sherritze: knitting a dog sweater; crocheting LotusSmock from Stitch Diva in a golden hemp yarn; and crocheting/designing a little rockin’ halter top. I think I have Yarn ADHD.
Sheilah Blake Howard: Socks and an afghan
Terrie Ross-Carter: An afghan and a headband
Pamela Graham: A red, white and blue scarf for my grandson — he chose the yarn. You can see it at www.sewwithme2.blogspot.com. Don’t look close, I am a newbie!
(Ooh, looking good!–VH)
Ann Fitzpatrick: button-tab hat and socks
Me? I finished a simple, cardi for Clover that I’m thinking of using to create a Top-Down 101 class with. I’m working on Stefanie Japel’s Mirth Shawl for myself and debating what else to start. I have some Debbie Stoller Stitch Nation yarn samples, I’m looking forward to trying so maybe a quickie, 1-ball project’s in my future!
Thanks for sharing; I love hearing what everyone’s up to!
Craft.Rock.Love,
Vickie

10 Responses to “What Are You Knitting This Weekend?”

  1. Darcys Knotty Knitter

    Just finished a Burnished leaves Cowl for My friend Samantha who’s battling cancer and turned 26 yesterday.
    I’m knitting a Simple Things Shawl and next I will be finishing my love bites scarf.Hugs Darcy

  2. konagirl

    I’ve got some overlapping projects from 2009 (oops, I said it out loud) which sadly can’t be addressed till mid-week or later. Awwww. I’m going to have withdrawals!!! (Getting tax papers ready!)

    When are you returning on DIY Network? My friends and I notice there is nary a craft show on. Awww #2.

  3. grammynan

    Madly trying to finish up a family tradition-Christmas stocking for 4 mo old grandson SO I can get on with new year knitting.

  4. Jeanelle

    Hi Vickie!

    I’m a novice/intermediate knitter and I need your help. I just bought your Chain gang cable knot infinity scarf – I love the pattern but I get stuck when you mention in row 11 to cut yarn. How do I do that and where do I cut? This pattern is going to make a great thank you gift for a friend. Thanks for your help and I will follow you on Facebook for more great patterns.

    Kind Regards

    Jeanelle