I've been knitting since I was little... but have really pursued the craft over the last 6 or 8 years, taking classes and learning techniques. Finally last year, I decided to combine my fashion design career with my knitting skills, and designed my first knitted item - a pear! My sister-in-law has a pear collection, so I decided that a knitted one would be my contribution, and I knit this in the car one day, designing it as I went along. I was so pleased with the result, that I knit a second, slightly larger version... and am inspired to continue creating other 'little' things. The little one is about 3" tall, the larger one is about 4":
While we're on the knitting subject, I'm going to share a card I made to thank my knitting instructor (Karen at Serenity Knits in Newmarket, ON) who is quite amazing... It is supposed to be a miniature sweater, and was knit up in just a few minutes. I love using up my leftover sock yarns on little things like this:
All supplies are CTMH - cardstock is Ocean, Hydrangea and White Daisy, stamp set is Card Chatter, Thank You, ink is Bubble Gum. Toothpick knitting needles are from the Dollar store!