Friday, November 13, 2009

Knitting on Double Pointed Needles

Happy Friday everyone!
I have a new project to show you. :)
After going to the wonderful fiber art show and admiring all of the beautifully knitted socks, dolls, and mittens, I was inspired to dig out my double pointed needles and give it a whirl!
About 20 years ago (oh my gosh, where does the time fly?) I learned how to knit socks and even started a beautiful mitten! I found it right next to my needles in the attic.
Ta Da....

Isn't it neat? I bet I stopped because it was right around the time I packed up and moved to Colorado from Michigan.

I met Fred the first week I was here and I think this little mitten got packed away because of the new and exciting things that just happily rushed into my life!

Wouldn't it be fun to finish it now after all of these years? I will have to see if I can try to match the yarn at my favorite yarn store. :)

In the meantime, I started this colorful wristlet. It will provide extra warmth under those new mittens Melanie and I just got at the thrift store.
I will keep you posted on my progress. It was both challenging and fun to relearn how knit on these little needles. Thank goodness for YouTube! I think the hardest part for me was to knit the first row without getting all of the stitches twisted. :)
I am so excited! There are so many beautiful sock yarns that I want to buy! Maybe I can knit Emmitt some pug socks! Oh my!
I think I know what I will be doing this weekend! What fun things do you have planned? Please leave a comment and let us know!
m & e


Linda O'Neill said...

You and Melly are amazing! Emmitt would be stylin' in some new puggie socks. I love that idea! xox

Nevis said...

How romantic!

linda said...

Beautiful colors of yarn. Wow, I have to say you are uber talented...I always have trouble knitting in general...remember how many stitches and keeping track...yikes!

Anonymous said...

Ooh that sounds like fun! :)

I have chores on my list this weekend and maybe starting playing around with ideas for my christmas cards!

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Pug socks :) Tuni's old feet need some extra warmth just like Emmitts probably do!

GAIL said...

Kong could use some pug socks. He's the only pug I know that has nails like a bear! Enjoy your weekend.

Jeanne said...

Hi Melissa, My Mother used to knit the most wonderful mittens for us. She used the four needle and she would double the wool yarn. Our hands were always so warm, I just remember that so well. I admire the way you knit and sew and all the things you do. My silk scarf show was so wonderful and so far they have sold 17 scarves and the sunflower acrylic painting. I am delighted. Take care, Love your blog. Jeanne

Fannie said...

Happy Friday to you too, Melissa. Your knitting projects are wonderful.

Molly the Airedale said...

We are hooting up a storm here, Melissa! You'll be finished 25 pairs of stocks and mom will still be on her 2nd pair!
We can't wait to see all of your beautiful work!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

I can't handle just two knitting needles - no clue how you do that. But I am going to try to find that pom pom yarn this weekend and see if I can make my two granddaughters some cute scarves.

woos, the OP Pack

Tweedles -- that's me said...

How exciting to go hunting in the attic and find treasures!
That is special that you put it away for the love of your life!
We have never heard of wristlets, but they sound cozy!

Susan Reep said...

I was enjoying your blog and your project and then did a double-take. My blog is called Art is Life is Art! So similar. AEDM is fun!
Susan Reep

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

Tank woo fur sharing!


Phyllis Dobbs said...

You are such a knitting whiz. I love knitting and am jealous!! Seeing all the wonderful yarns makes me want to knit. Can't wait to see Emmitt's socks.

Sandra y Coco Pug said...

Melissa, you are like a little box of surprises! Those mittens look so hard to make, but yet they are so perfect! I can't wait to see the finish product. I bet this will be the "longest" project you've done, 20 years! :D

Salinger The Pug said...

DOUBLE pointed needles??? Wow...that sounds like double the chance of bleeding and losing an eye to ME! HAHAHAHAAA!

(Salinger's Mom)