Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Week In Review

Hello, Hello! The beautiful painting I won from Bonnie Adamson arrived this week! Isn't it lovely! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Bonnie over in twitterland. She is a very kind lady and an extremely talented illustrator. Please go here and here and here to see all of the cool things that she has been up to! Thank you, Bonnie!!!
Here is my newest sketch for the Sketchbook Project. More bugs! (click to see larger)
Also, I can knit now! I ordered a knitting board over a year ago and re-discovered it a month ago when we lost power for a couple days. Knitting was always something I wanted to learn how to do. Learning to knit the traditional way will have to wait for another day! Here are a few pics of the process:
You wind the yarn back and forth along the nails in an alternating fashion and use the hook dealie
to lift the bottom yarn loop over the upper loop. I think they have tutorials on the website...
It isn't really tricky and the stockinette stitch looks really nice on both sides.
This is how it looks from the top before you wind the yarn around another time (and this is a good example of why I don't write directions for a living- ha!).
Here is the scarf! You finish it off with a crochet hook, and if I could do this you could for sure! Pretty fun! This scarf is going to be a gift for my husband, who really is the best guy ever. Back before I was a Mom, I used to cross stitch a bunch. It is fun to have something crafty to do again that is easy to pick up, work on for a bit, and put aside again. Hope this finds you well! Thanks for stopping by! :)


Sharon Wagner said...

Oh my gosh. You are so darn clever...katy-did!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love that knitting board. I could manage to knit with that! Thanks for the tip. The scarf looks lovely.

Christina Rodriguez said...

Congrats on your painting win, Nina! That's so cool! Great subject matter, awesome rendering - you sure got something special!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Your illo with the purple dino is great!
And I've never seen such a knitting board, clever piece.

Nina Crittenden said...

Thank you all! The knitting board is pure genius! I was so lucky to win Bonnie's illustration- what a windfall that was! :)

ana @ i made it so said...

followed you here from the sketchables interview. i really enjoyed reading and seeing your sketches! i am with you on drawing garfield (and odie) as a child, and i just love that you use such sensible tools to sketch :)

i'm also a knitter (traditional, though that board looks like fun!) and just had to stop by and leave a note before leaving.

lovely knitting, lovely illustrations!