Well, hello!

Hello everyone!  I hope this post finds you all in good spirits.  It has been quite sometime, as seems to be the story with the Greenhornknitter.  I have been very busy with school and family (my brother and sister-in-law came home from Spain over the summer), and life in general.  I simply haven’t found time to share any of my little projects…until now.  Which comes just in time for some very knitty news….

Today I was contacted by Issy who teaches fashion and design at an institute here in Las Vegas.  She is working with others on a downtown Las Vegas project called The Stitch Factory which is a newly opened downtown project catering to young designers to learn and collaborate.  She found me via my blog and hoped to recruit me to teach knitting classes at the Factory.  I am so excited and cannot wait to get started.  I meet with her again on the 28th, so I will let you know more as I know more.

As for my knitting, I have a few adorable little projects to share, as well as some WIPs.

As some of you know, I was asked to knit flower pins for my sister-in-law’s sister’s baby shower.  It was quite the task, and I was very fortunate to have help from my mom.  Regardless of the hard work, it was very well worth it…as are most things that take hard work.  😉  They turned out to be absolutely lovely!  Have a look…

Of course I couldn’t resist the temptation to hand knit my gift.  I found the most adorable baby cap patterns here and fell in love instantly.  
That’s my hat!

OK, so knitting for babies is so much fun.  It’s just enough of a challenge, but great for those immediate gratification types…like me.  The day before the shower, I was cruising the local Michael’s in Costa Mesa, and happened upon a free pattern for baby booties.  I snatched the pattern, some heather grey yarn, and that was all she wrote.  I pumped out some baby booties in no time.

Of course, I couldn’t get them both finished by the shower, so I had to do some stitching at the shower.  Later that night, she had a full pair.  🙂
As for what I’m working on now…
I have recently developed an obsession with knit ties.  They are everywhere right now!  And super pricey…
Peter Millar Oxford Knit $110
Lands’ End $65
Fossil $48

You get the point.  So I’ve decided to knit up another one (I knit a great seed stitch tie for my brother last year) for my husband.  He starts teaching in the spring and every male teacher should have a great statement tie!  I decided to do his in red.  Classic.  I’ll post pictures as it comes along.
The other, and only other, knitted gift I plan to give this year is a red copycat scarf just like the one in Sex and the City:

My sister-in-law and I have been coveting this scarf for quite some time.  I’ve scoured the Internet for a knock off pattern, but to no avail.  The Carrie’s Scarf pattern on Ravelry looks amazing, but the link to the pattern is missing…I’ve decided to just make my own design.  I’m going with a fairly simple chevron pattern that gives a similar effect as the one seen here. 
Well all, have a great week!!

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