Nana's Knitting Shop

Knitting tales of a lifelong knitter
and yarn shop owner.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Ta Da!

Several of us finished the Fireside Stocking and here they are in all their glory!

Georgann & Pat's Fireside Stocking

These gorgeous stockings were knit by Georgann and Pat. Georgann's is on the left and Pat's is on the right. Notice the darling pom poms that Pat added to hers!

Tracy and My Fireside Stocking

Tracy's stocking is on the left and mine is on the right. Aren't Tracy's colors beautiful?

Georgann is holding a class to teach us how to line our stockings and we can't wait!

In other knitting news...we are down to the wire on the Great American Aran Afghan! I just finished squares 18 & 19. One to go - whoo hoo!

This first square is actually from the Great American Afghan Book and was designed by Kathy Zimmerman.

Zimmerman Square

This second square is one I put together. The center is blank because we are going to have our initials and the year embroidered in it. Afterall, all artists sign their work, don't they?

Initial square

Next up on the knitting agenda are the adorable Postwar Mittens by Mary Ann Stephens. I'm having a class on these mittens - check out my full class schedule here.

This pattern is from Twist Collective, a new online knitting magazine. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to go there - Kate Gilbert is the mastermind behind it and it features designs by true knitting rock stars. I want to make everything in this issue!

Miss Cory has started Silvi from this issue, a spectacular knitted coat with a hood. She hasn't been this excited in her entire knitting career! If you've been here on a Saturday, you already know about this project because she can't stop talking about it. The charts (holy charts, baby) have her a bit freaked out, but she's going to go for it anyway. You go, Missy!


Blogger Jen and Rich Johnson said...

Ooh, so pretty. I just love creamy arans. Something very calm and peaceful about the color and pattern. Thanks for the great photos!

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