Thursday, 24 June 2010

Knitting away

So today I attended the end-of-year certificate night for my knitting class. It is organised by a community centre for adult learners which also offers a whole range of other courses for ridiculously low prices. Next time I'll try to do the dress-making course, if the class is not all booked out. Anyway, tonight they organised the ceremony to hand out all the certificates (not just for knitting, but for all the classes) including a gorgeous dinner. I was surprised to see the Lord Mayor of Dublin Eamer Costello (who's actually a woman, isn't it weird to be called Lord?) there who gave an introductory speech and handed out the certificates. She seemed like a lovely woman.
This whole thing reminded me that I never posted anything of what I made this year. I'm very proud of some of the things I made, I will probably set up a chain factory for Christmas to make hand-knitted gifts for everyone...
Here we go.

These are the first pair of hand-warmers I ever knitted. I was so excited when I made them, because they're so simple to make and they look really cool. I'm almost sad now that's too hot to wear them.

This pair was harder to make, but only at first. I didn't know how to do the lace. Thank the internet gods for youtube and the knitting-for-dummies videos.

This is probably the easiest thing you can make after a scarf. Should make a whole range of colours to go with different outfits.

and here's the scarf. You can't see it but there's a hole where you can slip the scarf in on windy days. I added the buttons on the edges, they weren't in the pattern.

If anyone fancy making any of these things, most of the patterns can be found on the web:
First pair of hand-warmers
second pair of hand-warmers
bow head-band
The scarf is in the Stitch 'n bitch book.

I'll keep you updated with future creations!


Laura said...

BRAVAAAA!! Bellissimi tutti. Mi segno i pattern per futuri lavori. Congratulations, keep knitting and posting your work! I'm looking forward to seeing more ;-)

Melody said...

Beautiful! I wish I knew how to knit! :P

Jodie said...

Congratulations on your certificate - didn't realise you could do adult learning courses for knitting. I've seen lots of epople making that gorgeous bow and some wear if as a necklace as well so it's very versatile. Love the handwarmers the best though.

Nymeth said...

Well done, you! The hand-warmers in particular are incredibly cute :D

Chris said...

Those are fantastic!! And even though you're hiding yourself, you're so adorable, Val :)

valentina said...

grazie Laura.Ora ho un po' perso il ritmo ma a settembre comincia di nuovo il corso!

melody, thank you, you should start a course too:)

Jodie, yeah me too, I'll make loads of those for xmas.

Ana, thanks, I'm very proud of them:)

Chris, I just thought the focus should be on the knits:P

jehara said...

I adore your handwarmers, especially the ones with the buttons.

Trish said...

What a fun class to take and congrats on your certificate! I really like the pink handwarmers and can I just say how cute you are!