Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Knitted Pears!

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!


Sheri said...

LOVE IT! Way to combine your passions. You are so talented, Karen!

Jennasmom said...

oK, the knit card is to die for....

Sheila Bennett said...

Very cute - both the pears and the mini sweater. I just learned to knit a few months ago, and am really enjoying it. Really like the super-small sweater card.


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