JUDY GRAHAM HAS BEEN KNITTING FOR FILMS AND TV FOR 30 YEARS AND HAND KNITTING FOR OVER 50 YEARS
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
MY MOTHER IN LAW, THE KNITTER
A few weeks ago my 84 year old mother in law told me that, inspired by my new web-site, she decided to try knitting again. The last time she knit was 43 years ago. As we were scheduled to visit over the holidays I told her I would be happy to help her. She went out and got some yarn and needles and started playing around. She called and told me she was having a lot of trouble, dropping stitches, adding stitches and in a nutshell, making a mess.
We got here today and I was shocked to see what she had done in a week. My father in law has a piece of wood that he puts under his lap top and she decided to make a cover for it. Without a pattern, she had started knitting and was almost done when I arrived. It's made of garter stitch and fits under the board to protect his legs. She crocheted a chain which she pulled through the piece, tied it off, and voila! She had invented a new item. I was very impressed and will post a photo soon.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
HERE'S THE SNAKE
Here's that snake. Add a little red thread at one end to signify the mouth and leave enough thread at the other end to crochet a few stitches to add to the tail. click on the video button to see a free demonstration of the snake in progress.
Check in often to see what's been added to the web-site. There might be new patterns, new tips, new celebrity stories, new stitches.
Monday, December 17, 2007
I'M KNITTING A SNAKE
I've found a way to use up little amounts of leftover yarn. I've been knitting a snake! I think it'll be a fun gift for a new baby because it's bright and colorful. I'm using double pointed needles with 7 stitches on each of three. The next time I do
one I think I'll use less stitches. This is a fat snake. I'm filling it with poly fill as I go. As soon as I finish it I'll post a photo.
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Saturday, December 08, 2007
Recently I got a call from a T.V. Show asking for a knitted tea cozy. I had never made one, but of course said yes. They said they wanted it to look a little unusual and it needed to be royal blue and off white. They needed it so fast, and I made it up as I went along, so I never wrote down the pattern. I used a mixture of Softball Cotton and Eyelash. I don't think it would actually keep the tea warm, but it was only for T.V. so it didn't matter.
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Friday, December 07, 2007
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