Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Yikes Stripes! My Readers and I Love Knitting Stripes

I've received a few emails from readers over the past few days. I thought it would be fun to share them with you all. 

Dear Kristin,
When I first leafed through my autographed copy of Crafting a Colorful Home, I knew that I needed to have your striped afghan in my home.  I had been collecting colors of your yarn for years (how did you create an exceptional brown?  I mean it’s just brown!) and I took the enormously generous gift card from my child and their partner to Webs.  I’ve worked on it off and on for many months, and earlier this week I finally finished miles of mattress stitch, and spread it out on my sofa.  

There hasn’t been a sunny day since I finished, but this pic gives you an idea.  Color, entertainment, beauty, I knit it myself, and as an added bonus, I’m going to be warm this winter.  Many thanks!

Anne

Here is the afghan that Anne has finished from my book Crafting A Colorful Home. Outstanding job Anne! It is an heirloom for sure. And from what I hear from Anne - her family is fighting for who gets to snuggle under it. 


Signed copies of my Crafting A Colorful Home book are available here. It will make a great Christmas gift for crafty friends. 



From Patty, a long-time reader and commenter, I got this note.....

Hi Kristin,
Years ago, I could not afford Classic Elite Tapestry. I would buy left overs that were on sale. Those left overs eventually became the attached sweater. Thanks for your inspiration. This sweater one keeps one of my most favorite co-workers warm.

Patty 

I love the sweater Patty made. It looks like something that I could use everyday here in our chilly farmhouse. I love all the crazy colors mixed together! Thanks for sharing Patty. 


And lastly, this is what I have been knitting lately. It is a pair of Christmas Stockings for some little people. These stockings will hang together for many years. I wanted to design them so they looked good together and the kids would be able to know whose was whose. 


They aren't done yet. Must be washed and then I will add some embroidered ornaments to the trees. 

The patterns I used are available on my website here and here.
Or on Ravelry here and here
I mixed the two patterns together. Lots of designing options and fun. 

Hope you all are staying calm and taking care to travel safely if you are visiting friends and family. 

2 comments:

FoFo said...

What a lovely blanket! I need to make myself one. I know the blanket that I want to make but it will take me ages to get it done so I hesitate to start it.

I have a question for you: I made my own stockings for my girls and they stretch so bad when I put things in them. Is there a way I can stop them from stretching? The only idea I have had is to line them, which I can do but hate doing. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Anonymous said...

LOVE ALL THESE! Thank you for your blog, which always brings happiness and inspiration...have a happy happy holiday! -Ann in (very Novembery) Maine