Crazy4art4u is officially moved as of today. You will now find me at my new blog with a whole new look. Please join me in the next step in my continuing adventure of art and life in the country!

26 September 2009

Knitted Fingerless Gloves

I just had to share this beautiful pattern I stumbled upon the other day on YouTube when I was looking for some knitting instructions. You have to e-mail: - a soon to launch knitting pattern website in the United Kingdom for the free written instructions. There is also a free instructional video on YouTube that walks you through the pattern if you are unfamiliar with any of the stitches. These gloves are lovely, warm and easy enough for a beginning knitter to make! Winter is on its way, brrrrrrr
soooo, what are you waiting for?
Happy Knitting,
and Thanks to
for the beautiful pattern!

10 September 2009

Fall and A New Beginning

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year - the days are cooling off and the nights are lusciously cool for sleeping. It is also a time to nestle in and begin or continue a quilting project (or truth be told - one of the many other fiber arts projects in limbo) that was left off in the spring (or if I am honest, even longer than that). However, I suspect this fall and winter shall be different as I have finally decided to teach myself to knit -properly - meaning more than rectangles and squares - a proper sweater with shaping and everything! I have wanted to learn to knit for ages but have never found anyone willing to teach me so I have taken the bull by the horns and am teaching myself with a couple of very good videos I stumbled upon - one by Nancy Wiseman and the other by Leslie Solomon (the later is on how to handknit socks)! Yes, I am going cowabunga over knitting. I love the rythmic clacking of my wooden needles and watching a new piece of knitted fabric growing with each stitch.

One thing I discovered very quickly is knitting and television - for a beginner - are not compatible - too distracting. I am making a teddy bear sweater and have had to rip all the way back to the beginning several times on each piece I have so far accomplished - but all in the name of learning so I gently unravel the neatly knitted rows of course with increasing dismay each succeding time but I remain undaunted - I am going to learn this craft. Knitting is just too beautiful and meditative to pass up... oooh, and all those fabulous yarns...saga to be continued.

At Crazy4Art4U land I am diligently working on my new website - it's down to the nitty gritty stuff now, adding pictures of books and descriptions and coordinating everything into PayPal's shopping cart language so someday you can actually purchase something! Very tedious and time consuming so as you can imagine the going is slow but slow will get the job done - eventually.

As this is my first post, and I am very new to blogging I would love to hear from other fiber artists along the way. I hope to be adding links to different fiber arts websites, or videos and such for various fiber arts to keep us all happy and creating, inspired and chatting...

Thanks for visiting -do keep in touch...

Happy Crafting,