Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ghosts of knitting projects past

I wish I could show you my current knitting projects, but they're holiday gifts and I want them to be a surprise. So instead, here is some of the knitting I completed before I started blogging earlier this year.


This baby sweater is the first and only sweater I've ever knit. It's done in feather and fan with a garter stitch yoke and was ridiculously easy to knit. I got the pattern from a wonderful book called Knitting for Fun & Profit, but sadly I left the book on the trunk of my car one afternoon and then drove off, never to see it again.


This small bag is one of my first felting projects. I wasn't at all interested in felting until my older sister made this bag-- the moment I saw it I wanted to make one of my own. The yarn is called Boku and the pattern was free with the purchase of the yarn from a local yarn shop.


This is the same bag using Paton's SWS yarn.

This is the first of many feather and fan scarves. I tried and failed to knit this scarf several times before I finally got it right. Soon after I started knitting I attempted to sell my stuff at craft fairs, and this is one of the first things that ever sold. A little eight year-old girl bought it after quizzing me about how, exactly, it was made.


This is my favorite scarf. It's knit in bamboo and is SO soft. I love the colors, too.


Last but not least, the mini-drawstring bag. I learned to knit these early on using tiny circular needles and couldn't stop. I thought for sure they would be big seller filled with dried lavender at the local flea market, but they were a flop. My mini-drawstring bag phase was about four years ago, and I knit so many that I still can't bear to make another one. Or can I? Hmmm, the more I look at, the cuter it gets ...

All of these projects and more are on my project page in Ravelry and my user name is goldenbird. Please stop by and say hello if you're in the neighborhood :o)

10 comments:

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh! You keep amazing me with your talent! That baby sweater is just precious! Heck, so are the scarves and bags. Honey, you have some patience to do all that knitting:) Can't wait to see the Christmas gifts! Have a blessed day!

Suz said...

wow you're good

Kim's Treasures said...

I love the baby sweater! I just love hand knit baby sweaters for some reason!

Everything is beautiful!

Jane said...

Nice projects. I love feather and fan! I made my first shawl using that pattern. Somewhere along the way I had to rip back and started on the wrong row and 1/4 of my shawl is reversed front and back. Sigh, another learning lesson. I left it - figuring it was so long that it wouldn't be noticed when I wrap it around me.

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful projects Stacy! Sorry about the knitting book -- that's frustrating!

Rachel said...

It's so nice to see some of your older projects - a trip down memory lane for you, too. The baby sweater is sweet. How sad that you lost the book.

I love love love that feather and fan pattern. In my house, I call it the 'feather, FUR, and fan' pattern because the dogs think their hair has to be part of the scarf haha. (And also because one of my favourite singers, Danny Michel, has a song called 'Feather, Fur and Fin').

Dogwood said...

I love all you sweet "older" projects. You know I love that sweater. I wish I was a baby so I could wear that precious white sweater. The scarves, purses and drawstring bags so nice. Love all the colors! And, to think that I was the lady who taught you how to knit. I am proud of you. Oh, and you forgot to mention the children's knit classes you taught last year.

Happy weekend to my dear friend.

PS: I am still laughing that you "spied" the goldenbird card!!!!

Felicity said...

i love your baby cardigan, so sweet! fliss xx

PunkiePie said...

The baby sweater looks suspiciously like the one I brought my daughter home in from the hospital which was MY sweater; used for the same purpose. Darn thing is 36 years old and still looks brand new!

You are very talented, Stacy.

Woollywotnots said...

Wow Stacy what a super collection. All beautiful. I would have definitely bought one of your lavender bags, can't believe they were a flop. The baby cardigan is so cute and beautiful. What a shame about your book.Have you tried to get another copy?