And now for something completely different....

Just when you thought you found another quilting blog, this happens! 
I am a huge fan of a blog called Quilting with the Past.  I do not know Lucy, but you know how it is when you read some one's blog all the time, you feel like you could be friends if you ever met.  Well, anyway, she was knitting these Christmas Balls from a book by Arne and Carlos and I thought they were so cute.  Then, on my last visit to our local library, a display of Christmas books caught my eye.  And, then what to my wandering eyes should appear? Why, the very book 55 Christmas Balls to Knit.
It was fate.  I had to try one.  Now, here is the thing, my knitting isn't the greatest.  I am a quilter.  But, once in awhile I like to knit dishcloths or a semi-circular shawl or something very easy.  These balls required knitting off of 4 double pointed needles and knitting with two colors - neither of those things have I done before.  But, as you can see I managed to slog through one.  It has issues. Sigh.  I am off to the local quilt  knit shop (had to come back and edit that) for some pointers.  That is where I bought my yarn and needles, but they didn't have the proper yarn and I am really not that happy with the size of the finished ball.  Think I need to order the proper yarn and needles.  Wish me luck.
Till next time....
Sheila

Comments

Jill said…
I am also a big fan of Quilting With the Past blog. I love everything she does. I do not knit...I don't even know the first thing about knitting....but I so want to learn how to knit socks! Good luck with your knitting. By the way, love your new blog header.
Taryn said…
I like the knitted balls. I was tempted to try one myself but am remaing strong (for now) so I use my free time to get some quilting done. Your ball looks good to me. Oh, and I love your blog header with your row of your little quilts.
Kathie said…
I need to buy that book and give it a try too, I love Lucys blog too!
those little balls are just so cute!
Love your new header, ahhhhh beautiful quilts
Kathie
Karen said…
I had seen the red & white knitted ornament on Quilting With the Past. I had not thought about trying it but will be watching for what you create. The red & white one is so pretty and intricate looking.
Lisa said…
These are so cute Sheila! It's always good to take a break to try something new.

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