Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Boot Toppers

I knitted these when the book first came out, and I have finally taken photos. I like them alot of course I've yet to see a Kristin design that I don't like. I changed the blue color. I also love the yarn. If I knitted them again I would use a smaller needle for the ribbing because the tend to worm their way out of my boots. This could also be because I wear them with tights.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sunny Flower Fez (from Folk Knits)

Well, it turns out I had some Julia on order from Webs, and I had very intelligently selected, a couple of weeks ago, exactly the color I needed to finish my hat this week! Sometimes I amaze myself :-) I just finished the embroidery, and like the way it turned out. Though of course it is now getting warm in the Northeast, and I don't expect this can be worn till fall.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Enthusiasm after Kristin's Workshop

Hi everyone, my name is Trudi and I am new to the knitalong. I took Kristin's workshop on embroidering knits last weekend at Colorful Stitches in Lenox, MA, and enjoyed it immensely. Although I had the yarn at home for her Atlantic Socks, I needed a project where I'd use the new skills I'd just learned, so I bought the yarn for the Fingerless Flower Gloves. They were lots of fun to knit, and I was so delighted that Kristin helped me pick out the colors. I should actually be working on the (boring) sleeves for a pullover I'm knitting, but couldn't help myself and decided to make the Sunny Flower Fez from Folk Knits. I was going to use some other yarn, but decided it would be nice to have it in the same colors as the gloves. I hope I'll be posting it soon, if I don't run out of the main color yarn. I'll be heading off to Colorful Stitches on Saturday for a Louisa Harding class, so could pick up more then if needed. Next up? Maybe the Put-It-All-Together Gloves, though the Diamond Paned Pullover is also calling to me!

If you have a chance to take one of Kristin's workshops, or see her slide show on color selection, I highly recommend both!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Ask Kristin A Question – Deadline April 7, 2008

My friends over at Nashua Handknits / Westminster Fibers are going to publish a full-fledged magazine this coming fall. It will be full of beautiful sweater designs and some special features. They are going to feature a few pages with my designs and an article about me. Rather fun and exciting.

So here’s the catch. Nashua would like my blog readers and fans of my knitwear design to help them with the article. They are asking you to send them questions for me to answer which you would find interesting. The questions can be about anything – my knitting, our farm, my art, our sheep…. Whatever you can think of that would be appropriate for publication and that you would find fun. They won’t have room for all the questions so don’t be disappointed if your isn’t chosen. The readers who submit the questions that are chosen will receive a thank-you gift. So think hard and send your “Kristin Questions” to:


Or directly to me at kn@kristinnicholas.com

and I will forward them to Nashua. Thanks so much for your help.

The crocheted granny square afghan above is something I have been working on since last summer. I thought it would be fun to share the progress of it. I think it really looks fantastic. I used no rhyme nor reason to the colors - I am just using up lots of odd bits of Julia leftover from various projects. I did unify the whole thing by using the lovely Espresso Brown Julia as the outer edge of each square. I have been wanting to make one of these for several years and so it's fun that I am actually getting to it. It is made of 64 squares but I hope to add more to make it even larger.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hi to all from a newcomer

Hi to all,
I was so anxious to get started on something from this book but had 2 major projects to finish first. I knew I just had to do the fair isle cardigan eventually but just decided to start with it when I found some Joe Sharp silk road in a variety of good colors & ON SALE! I have started & am up to the zig-zag pattern & about to begin the armhole steeks. I will post a picture when I figure out how to do that and when I solve the camera/computer communication problem I am having. I have been busy knitting & don't really like dealing with this computer's issues with my camera.
I just love all the colorful patterns in this book & love seeing/reading about what all are doing. I have some travel planned later this spring/summer & will wait until then to do the embroidery then but need to have it ready before I go. I think it will make a great thing to do for 4-5 hours on the plane.
Sharon h

Monday, March 3, 2008

Boot Toppers

Susan B. Anderson has knitted a superb pair of boot-toppers from Kristin Knits. You can see photos and read about them here.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Wow - Such Wonderful Wooly Creations

Hi All! I've been away in Minnesota and on vacation with Julia in eastern Massachusetts. This week I've been playing catch up with work stuff and dealing with snow. So please excuse my lack of comments.

First of all - I'm so excited to see what everyone is creating and posting here! Everything looks great. It's rather thrilling to see new color combinations that people are creating and how each project looks different from as pictured in my book Kristin Knits.

I'm busy working on a new book project so I too have been fooling with lots of new color combinations. I can't reveal the swatches or ideas yet of course! It's been a good week to knit with lots of new snow keeping us cosy. There's another storm coming this evening too! I sure could use a new pair of gloves or mittens - if only I had time to knit them!

Check out the Flickr pool - there are some nice projects there too!

Thanks to everyone who has posted and joined the Knitalong thus far. You're great.