Sunday, February 3, 2008

Kristin's Secret Projects

Helen suggested I post some photos of my knitting to get you all going. I thought it would be fun to post photos of pieces I have knit that my family and myself. We wear these things constantly. They have never been published anywhere. As you can see, my own particular style has been pretty consistent for years.

None of these projects are patterns – they’re just for looking and inspiring. They’re projects I made for myself or Julia and things that we just wear around and wear out to say the least.

I made these gloves at least 15 years ago and I'm still wearing them. The finger tips have holes in them and they need to be patched or re-knit - but besides that - they are great.

This hat was one of the ones that didn't work out for Kristin Knits - the sizing and the shaping were off. But I do love the color combination and I'm sure I'll use it in another project someday.

Here's my cute Julia on the grass putting up with another photo shoot. This pattern is similar to "the twins' beanies" in the book on page 46 but I changed the shaping on the hats in the book to be more "pillbox-ish". Julia has worn this hat for at least 4 years. I can't believe we haven't lost it. There was a matching scarf but that went missing a couple years ago.

Please don’t ask for the patterns – just use these as inspiration. I just don’t have time to write everything up, unfortunately!


evie said...

Love the gloves! I can imagine they have been well loved.

Knitlee said...

Love the gloves...