Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Knits, Greatest Hits!!

This past Spring, I learned how to knit!
Signing up for and attending those classes, was one of the best decisions, 
I've made in a long time.

 I took my classes here at Arrow Acres Alpaca Farm

We sat outside, with an awesome view of the Alpaca's.

 Here is a picture of my first project, my teacher Leanne got me stared.

 The table was covered with this gorgeous handmade tablecloth,

instead of flowers, our centerpiece was a pretty vase, 
filled with knitting needles.
It's all in the details.

I have come a long way since my first "practice" piece.
I've knitted 2 scarves, and 24 hats.
I am so proud to share with everyone, some of my favorites.







Here I am on the farm, knitting.
I haven't a doubt in my mind, that I will be knitting forever but,
I'm ready to move forward from hats and branch out in to something new.
I signed up for another class next month, fingerless gloves,
I'm just a tad excited!!

Please stop by and check out all the creative people who link in!!

36 comments:

  1. Signing up for a class was a great idea. I think it helps motivate one to keep on keeping on! I love all the hats! They're beautiful. When I learned to knit, I did a ton of hats also, then moved on to cardigan sweaters for kids. Now, as I mentioned in a recent post, I've done NOTHING. I need to get back into it. Maybe I too need to be knitting with a group of people. It would be so much more fun. You're doing a beautiful job. Keep up the good work, Debbie!

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  2. Oh, I'd love to find a knitting class like that. I had a homeschool friend who taught a group of us the basics. I found a tutorial on KnitPicks.com that taught me how to make mittens by a video tutorial.

    Blessings, glad to have found you. Do visit!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  3. P.S. I visited because I love purple!

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  4. The chief fabric artist is starting to prepare for her week-long quilting retreat -sounds a little similar. She always comes home excited and full of new ideas.

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  5. Debbie, taking the class was a great idea. You are like a natural at knitting though! I love all the pretty Hats. I am sure you will do great with making the gloves too! Stay warm & safe, have a happy day!

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  6. How cool is that! What a perfect way to experience learning anything, right out in the middle of nature, and the adorable Alpacas too! For a beginner your hats are lovely.

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  7. You took to knitting like a duck to water...Great job!!

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  8. I love how many hats you did. I can't wait to see what is next. It looks just lovely sitting out there in the sun. How is the blizzard going?

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  9. This makes me so happy!!!!!! You are doing so well and it thrills me to see how much you are enjoying a craft that I love so much.

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  10. Love the photo of you knitting! You have a very sunny smile! You did a great job on the hats--they look beautiful!

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  11. This looks like a great way to learn how to knit!

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  12. you're so cute! yup, gloves for everyone! :)

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  13. How wonderful!!!! I can't believe how you churned out so many hats!!!! I loved that photo of you knitting too!!!

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  14. Love it!! It's been fun sharing in your enthusiasm for knitting - and for learning! The table cloth is beautiful. Reminds me of one I have that belonged to my grandmother!

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  15. I'd like the blue hat. Uh. Couldn't use it here. Do you knit cargo shorts?

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  16. Knitting is such a peaceful pastime. I wish my fingers still worked so I get back to it. Your work is gorgeous!

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  17. Good for you! Glad you are enjoying it so, Your hats are so cute. Will look forward to the mittens.

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  18. When I was looking around for a matching hat, scarf and gloves, and after seeing your lovely creations, I was actually thinking of taking knitting classes. Wonderful photos Debbie, I love all of them but I absolutely adore that pink hat, and then I also love the one of you knitting. You have such a big smile on your face and I know you are enjoying knitting.

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  19. Well done! A relaxing hobby and creative too. I love all your hats, and the cross stitched table cloth.

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  20. Love love this post your hats are incredible. I have no knit any hats for a month now I think I need to try fingerless gloves, sounds hard I will be watching you:) Great work my friend. Hug B

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  21. You learned quickly, and I'm so proud of all you've accomplished! Those hats are each a delight and beautiful! :)

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  22. Could use one of those hats up here in Massachusetts today! They are gorgeous. I've never learned to knit really, but I crochet and it keeps me sane some days.

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  23. Debbie you have learned new patterns i can see!
    And you sure are so creative!
    I like your pink and blue hat!So preety!!
    Knitting is a relaxing hobby !
    Dimi...

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  24. Hey girlfriend,
    That last pic of you sitting there pretty as you please with that happy grin is wonderful.
    I'm looking forward to your first sweater! I knit one once -my one and only foray into knitting. If I can do it, ANyOnE can do it. Take my word on that one!
    Did you get much snow? Like 2 or 3 inches here. No biggie.
    xo, m & jb (who has a cold and had me a little worried)

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  25. Nice work you do! Syd loves her hats!

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  26. Very pretty- I love the pink one!

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  27. Your hats look fantastic, you do beautiful work! Such beautiful scenery to learn in. Good luck learning the fingerless gloves :)

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  28. Oh, these are beautiful! I self-taught myself to knit and can only knit dishrags!! You had a wonderful place for a class...outside...such fun!

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  29. Knits greatest hits..... you are the best, Debbie :) You do such beautiful work and you look extra lovely while making your sweet creations.

    Thanks a bunch for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  31. Oh I loved this one. You are so inspiring. I really enjoyed watching you progress in your knitting. I must get back to it. If I started right now I might could make 32 hats for all my grandchildren for Christmas next year. I do like to dream that I could do this.
    Blessings for you!

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  32. I was so incredibly lucky to have received one of these gorgeous hats, and I absolutely LOVE mine - I literally have not taken it off the past few days!!! It's so incredibly warm & soft, and the fit is just perfect! Thank you so much again Aunt Deb!!!! xoxo

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  33. Knitting relaxes us, Debbie and learn practical things, nice work !!
    Besos.

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  34. What a wonderful post. Reminds me of my grandmother, always with knitting needles in her hands knitting hats and mitts. Lovely!

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  35. Seriously...I can't wait to see Chuck in a sweater you knit for him.

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