Friday, June 19, 2009

Felted Walker Pouch Pattern

A while back I made a felted walker pouch for my Dad. My 91 year old father was in need of something to attach to his walker to carry things in, so I made this felted pouch for his walker. He loves it! People are always asking him about it and are quite interested in how it was made. It holds all his essentials and has proven to be quite useful. I have yet to see another felted walker pouch anywhere else so it is quite unique as well! Recently someone reading my blog requested pattern. Looking back at my notes I wrote up the pattern and thought I would add it to my Design Page. Hopefully it is accurate as it's been quite a while since I knitted it up.

Click here to download the pattern in PDF format.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the pattern.

happy knitting :)

Friday, June 05, 2009

Resurfacing for a little blogging

Wow, what happened to May? I can't believe the last time I posted was April 16th. I've been very neglectful in my blogging...just have not been feeling up to it. My Dad is fine this time...I'm the one with the troubles. I know this is a knitting blog, but I feel I owe you all a little explanation. I've been having a problem with my knee. I thought I was going crazy because my knee felt very wonky and I was in a lot of pain. In actuality I do have a loose knee cap which I have been going to physical therapy for. Between that and doing my PT homework, my oldest son moving out of the house to New Hampshire (he landed a fabulous job) plus all the end of the school year concerts and programs and parades...I've been quite busy. Once school's out for the summer I hope things will settle down.

Yes, I have been knitting. That's one past-time that really keeps me sane. I even get to do some knitting while I'm doing my PT. A whole twenty minutes while I'm getting the differential and ice pack :)

Here's some of the items I have finished in the past month and a half:

A baby prayer blanket using leftover pink and white yarn and Grandmother's Favorite dishcloth pattern.
Socks, my basic toe up sock recipe using the stitch pattern from the Show off Stranded Sock pattern.
More socks - a gift for Kate, my basic toe up sock recipe using the stitch pattern from Monkey Socks.
and more socks using my basic toe up sock recipe with the herringbone stitch pattern from the Charade sock pattern...
I've been knitting so many socks one after the other that I have become quite good wth my toes and heels....I don't have to refer to the directions any more. I probably could knit them in my sleep now!

I even won a prize from Aunt Kathy, gorgeous stitch markers. I really want to put them on a chain and wear them as a necklace :) Thank you dear AK!!
...and we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on the 19th of May.
I was pleasantly surprised with beautiful flowers, lovely earringsand even a triple chocolate cake :) ...sorry no photo!

Last but not least my youngest's last art project: I'll definitely be framing this one to add to all of my boys artwork which adorns just about every wall in my house!

You can see now that I have been busy :)
Hope every one is well and I will try to catch up with every one sooner or later...

happy knitting :)