I love knitting and these socks and the hat look great. I love the brown variegated yarn. The recipient will be delighted.
You are a fast knitter! 2 evenings for a grown-up pair (or rather a pair for an adult) - I usually only manage a child size in the same time.
Tatting, I love that too. Getting the knot right is just a trick of the fingers, once mastered it is easy - that's true for most crafts, I know, but really there are only knots to learn, getting the tension right takes some more practice. It is time consuming but I like the simplicity: a shuttle (or two) is all you need. I have a couple of oldies that need to be wound by hand, but also a modern one that has a bobbin that can be wound on the sewing machine and it has a small hook at one end that makes the separate hook that always seems to disappear in the sofa superfluous.
To be honest I have not done it for ages, ME makes nice lace faster!
Martine these were knitted with worsted weight yarn and not the usual sock yarn. Much faster because of the thickness.
This is the gown I made Avery, with the tatting I bought. It has tiny at the sleeve edge and medium on the apron, widest on the hem of dress. The one on apron, you can barely see on the left corner, looks like the one at Stitch Delights in the link below. I know you could make this tatting Angie! May not be shuttle tatting but would probably be quicker.
Looks so beautiful!
I agree. Beautiful.
Thank you both and this embroidery was stitched all by hand, not machine embroidery. Boy, did the back of my neck burn!
Beautiful socks. I have never worn hand knitted socks. They do look warm and so much nicer than store bought!
Speaking of tatting (below), IF I could do FSL sucessfully and continuously, I would get these designs from Stitch Delight. You see the black and white photo you can enlarge? I purchased the second one (already made), down from the top, by the yard and 'it ain't cheap!'
They have beautiful designs here.
Talk of tatting reminds me of my grandmother. She was an expert at tatting. I can still see her fingers and that shuttle just flying. She did teach me, but I have not done it in years. I think that last I did was for the lace on my wedding dress. It is definitely a lost art. I'll have to see if I can find my shuttle. The latest thing I have heard is called needle tatting. Have not tried that.
I can do the needle tatting but with the shuttle I evtl. will make a knot and it will not move. Ha, ha. I think Tooby is right. If I need some I let the embroidery machine simulate it.
wow, that's wonderful !!, at first I didn't see the pair in the middle, they are camouflaged by the carpet haha. Great job you did again , hugs )))
Gosh all you gals that knit like Vicki, Sigrun and yourself are, in my eyes, incredibly gifted. I don't mind knitting, but we really can't do it here till mid to late March as it's so hot! Lovely socks Angie, you are a star and I know Toogie, Carolyn and rescuer would really appreciate them. Love Chris
Could I wear all three at once?-lol
I am amazed at the knitting skills of so many Cuties and yours too. I wish you could teach me, but I think I am unteachable. I have tried, but if I drop a stitch all is lost.
These look amazing! I am sure your friend will appreciate them to no end. Are they wool for warmth or something else? How long have you been working on these?
The solid colors are wool. The one in the middle is acrylic. It takes me about 2 evenings to knit a pair.
I think that short of time is also amazing. My hat is off to you. Great work on your FSL doily too.....Is there any craft that you can't do?
Tatting with the shuttle.
I can't either and I LOVE tatting for my baby items.
How much do you charge? I live where it is cold. lol
Excellent work on the socks. You have a gift!
Free to good friends need foot measurement
Let me know when you have "spare time" to be fixing up some socks for me. I know you keep busy with your quilts and furry friends. Quilts come first. They need the warmth. I will live and I am quite used to single digit temperatures.