Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Yay! Works-For-Me Wednesday

I've been I trying to get some things made for an upcoming church crafts exchange. (If you interested, GiBee at Kisses of Sunshine is hosting a Homemade Gift Idea Exchange and has some amazing ideas posted and links to all sorts of other blogs with crafty ideas.)

A friend was moving and so gave me a box of all sorts of yarn she didn't need anymore. So the other day while I was at Michaels (I love that store! And Hobby Lobby!) I bought one of these for under $10.00.


It's called a Knifty Knitter


Now, with this little gadget, two of those skeins of yard, and around six hours, I made this beauty:



My daughter Sweetanlo, who is a knitter, says it's cheating. (I think she's just jealous because she's knitting scarves the "real" way for all her friends for Christmas.) I'm decent at crochet and a novice knitter. Projects take me months to finish. This scarf took me a day. Cheating or not, it works for me!



Don't forget to stop by Rocks in My Dryer for all sorts of great Works-For-Me ideas. So glad Shannon didn't decide to make her blog-vacation a permanent one.

BTW: Sweetanlo says she'd love to wear this scarf. I told her she'll have to duke it out with the rest of the ladies at the crafts exchange! ;-)

14 comments:

DeAnna said...

WOW!! I love it. I sew, but crocheting or knitting - I can't do, and have never tried because I think "It has to take forever to learn to be a good "knitter" and then so much time to make things...." I'm terribly impatient with things like that -- but this little contraption, I might just try that. I didn't think that things could actually turn out pretty with those. I'm impressed and now I do believe my girls will be getting scarves!! (Of course, mine could just turn out like a big knot of yarn instead :( )

Anonymous said...

I've been looking at those on the web recently, but wooden ones. Can't afford to buy one though. Glad to hear it works so well mind you.

pastormac said...

But what else can you knit. it would be great of that little contraption could whip out anything you wanted. Can you knit us a new car with one of those things? A big screen TV?

Great job Princess.

Barbara H. said...

That's so cool! I love those scarves but can't knit.

Susanne said...

Now that's my kind of gadget!

lrlwreath said...

And beautiful too....great suggestion.

Katrina said...

Oh, I really like this. I can crochet, but knitting is one thing I just haven't been able to conquer. Thanks for the tip!

Kathleen Marie said...

Ohh! I love this. I crochet but don't knit and I have seem some things I would love to knit. I may have to check this out -- a so quick! Wonderful idea!

Lines From The Vine said...

I love you website! ...and I really love the knitting tool!
The scarf turned out beautifully!
I'm going to have to look into that
for Christmas gifts!

Tracy

Magi said...

Now that seems fun and doable. I have enough large unfinished projects without adding more. Done in one day? I'm in!

Shalee said...

I cannot knit to save my life. I'd cheat with this too.

Stacey said...

I LOVE this idea!!! I am a crocheter and a sewer and I am making many cute things for Christmas but this would really cut down on 'production time'!! Thanks for the tip! I am headed to Michaels tomorrow anyways so I will be picking this up!

Anonymous said...

As a novice knitter myself, I think this gadget is awesome! No apologies needed: you had fun, you completed a project, and it looks great (-:

MP

Renee said...

Oh I have one of these. You have made me want to break it out and use it ;o) You did a lovely job! I love the look of the new blog. Very HIP!

Blessings,
Renee