I'm knitting and felting slippers. And unrealisitic New Year's resolutions.
I have finished one slipper for the hubby. Since I'm planning on felting it, it is huge!! Remember they shrink about 1/4 to 1/3 in length and 1/4 in width once felted properly. Here is a picture of the before slipper with on of his shoes.
Here are some of the knitting techniques I've learned so far:
Along with Double Pointed Needles, Heel Flap, Turn Heel, Heel Gusset, Cabled Instep, Toe Decrease and Kitchener Stitch.
I've practiced with Double Pointed Needles for several evenings before starting this. Also, I've never used a circular needle before last January, so I think I've learned a lot this year, and I believe I've moved from beginner to intermediate with many of my items I've made this year. It just feels good to reach some personal goals.
With that in mind, I like having New Year's resolutions that help me learn new things, like blogging, knitting, writing, opening an Etsy shop. Wow, now I'm praying about the next year's resolutions. I've spent so many years making my resolution about my weight and appearance, blah, blah, blah, that was either media or fear driven...now I'm really into keeping my mind active and being an encourager to others!
Judy M-I-L at 9:55 AM