Friday, December 28, 2007
I will have pictures of all soon!
I did pop in to wish you all the very best this Holiday season. Merry Christmas, and have a great New Year's Eve, be it quiet or loud! I hope yarn and handmade goodies made their way into your stockings this year!
Talk to you all soon................. this weekend I get my potery wheel!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
So I have to change my plans.....
My Ravelry queue has changed on account of the quick-er knits that I have decided to go with. Of course the things that I don't have to have done for a bit yet are pretty much done! As usual! LOL So I am off to try to bang out a neck warmer or two and maybe hats.....
I promise to post pics as soon as the suprise has been sprun for each person! Have a great time finishing your projects this week, I wish you all mimimal stress and enjoyment of egg-nog!
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Up first I think will be a completion shot of the We Call Them Pirates hat I made for my brother. As my fellow Knit Nighters know I was quite concerned that this hat would actually not fit my brother! Sorry gang, it did!! I will make you pretty other knit gifts for the holiday! I promise! He was such a great sport about modeling for me! He loves it and wants it, but I have to block it still!
Next are a few of the knit scarves that I have been working my way through. I still have quite a few to get through, but at least they go pretty fast. You can see both recent star scarves in this one. I think I still have a few of those left to create this holiday too! LOL, but I know that you have heard me share how much I like to make them anyway! All different types of yarn and combinations of yarns, I like to make the scarves great, thick and washable. That way whomever I give it to, they can't wreck it.
Finally I share a pair of Maple Seed Hats. I was introduced to the pattern on Craftster, but it is also very acessable on Ravelry, and I am too lazy tonight to add the links to my post........ okay I lied, but for some reason Ravelry isn't loading so I hope it will work later. I encourage you to try one if you like them, once you get the pattern repeat down they knit up super fast! It is So satisfying knowing that you are done a gift!
The white one is mine, you can see it in my profile pic up top, and the reddish one is off on it's way to my Grandmother! I guess I will have to mention that she not wash it in the machine! LOL I have a few more that I am knitting, these were both knit in Patons Classic Merino. It works great and keep you toasty plus you have the added bonus of making two from one ball of yarn! I am also going to try it in some of the WOA that I have left from my Wicked. So there you have it. I hope to share more and see more of what your fingers are knitting up this Christmas too! Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Off to Knitting Up A Storm to see what she wants this time!
She wants your scandals!! Yes indeed, what do you deny, what do you hide? Well, here are my confessions.... feel free to comment, ask a question... or share yours. Enter the contest! You have until Saturday night.
Wow, I guess it's nice to see that such a lovely hobby can have so many side effects! LOL
No one is alone!
Hmmmm, I share so many of the ones that have come before.
1. I think that my knit items are usually better than others in my family and close friends who try the same patterns. This is not always true, and many of us NEVER knit the same things. But I passed on my favorite purse pattern and have seen the results from a few other people.............. not as tight, not as sleek and not as well felted! ;)
2. If someone doesn't show proper appreciation for a knit gift, they will not receive one again. I need to have some bit of appreciation and preening! Complex or not, I do want to hear how much they love the ....... I knit them! I have an ego too, it needs to be stroked occasionally!
and just for good measure........
3. My gauge is excactly that of the ball band. I have yet to have an issue. ( WAtch that bite me in the ass...... knockin' on wood as I type) I don't know if that is a scandal, but I bet it isn't the most poular thing I have said to other knitters!! LOL
LOL, scandalous! I try not to let these feeling effect me when I am with those who have done these things.... you are the only ones who know! Why would I tell them? No need to make them feel bad, besides that is what makes them truly scandalous, that they are not the best side of me. To those few who knit with me weekly and read this blog, this has never occured to my knowledge with you.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Knitting Up A Storm would like to know how I would spend $200 on yarn! Sweet!
I think I would head to either my LYS and buy some fantastic Berroco ALpalca blend..... however many projects woth I could get out ot $200.... or I would have a blast shopping on Knitpicks, getting five sock yarn skiens to dye, some lace yarn, probable the Alpalca cloud or the shimmer. A sock yarn packet and a knitting circular socks kit. If I have some left over I will pick up the new Son of Stitch and B*tch. I am looking for fun and satisfaction from my purchaces. SOme lovely things to spoil myself with plus some dye experimentation.... you never know!
Check her blog out, she is starting an Esty shop!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The DF and I are begining a renovation project on his uncle's house..... which we will then move into! YAY!! So exciting! There is a lot of work in the forcast so bear with me! I am getting to knit nights when I can..... and am not yucky sick. Things can get a bit funny! This is my pal knitting her first Clapotis........ as a matter of fact it's the first one for our whole group! Yes, not one of us has knit this pattern before. There are 8 of us who usually knit together. Yes it's true. I think I may have to try one once my Christmas projects are done. Or do what she is doing, and make it one of my gifts.
I have finished the two-tone pink scarf, and have begun another!! LOL I know you guys must think I am crazy!! I think they make fantastic gifts! These two are for a mother and daughter I know! So the lighter pink is for the daughter and this one is for her Mommy! I hope they like them, I do so love to knit these scarves up!I have also cast on for an Icarus shawl from IK.
Oh and If you haven't been by Lotus Knits today, I would go check it out! She has the most amazing sock yarn...... and contests!! Thanks Lotus! Have a great week!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
I have a few new thing on the needles.... but no pics of the top-down, it seems like it and the camera are never in the same vicinity!
Oh well, I have a vest on needles now too, and some lovely Christmas gifts! :D I did get some great news! My swap packet arrived! YAYY!!!!
I had fun making it and here are some pics for you!
Dang it! it won't let me!!!!
More later, I promise!
Have a great week!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I am finishing the final bit of sleeve on my top-down and I will model for pics soon!
Hope you are having a great week!
(I also hope that I can post more pictures of the Halloween swap packet that I sent out. She has to get it first! Yikes! I really liked that packet, it was some good work, if I do say so myself!)
Friday, October 19, 2007
I feel poopy today, and I am a bit down cuz my DF is off on a hunting trip with two buddies. Not that I couldn't have gone, but I don't have all the certification that I need yet. Any how, he will be off in the bush so I worry a wee bit. I have the location and they have GPS, and all that stuff so everything willbe fine. What can I say, I worry.
Anyhow, he has the camera this weekend so when I have FO's I won't be able to post until Tuesday! *dang it*
So I am done the body of the top-down raglan pictured below, and I am almost done the right sleeve. Then the left side and all is done!! YAY!! I am planning on taking this weekend while the man is away to sit and relax a bit.... watch movies he doesn't want to see! LOL
I have done the handwarmers for my DF, they were for this weekend. I have to keep him warm! He has a hat, scarf, socks and now handwarmers from me! I have to get some thicker socks made however and another pair of handwarmers too..... don't want him to have issues if he looses one! LOL Backups are the best idea!
So I also finished another baby blanket and have started a third in the bubbles yarn from Bernat. Yes more for my sister's group of friends. LOL I am going to have to start charging her!
I will be starting on one or two new sweaters this weekend I hope. I have the Rogue ready and waiting.... and I really want to make the Central Park hoodie. You should see the one that Knittypants has up on her site! I love the yarn she has chosen! I have been pondering using that very yarn for a sweater or two! It is so nice to see the Briggs & Little Heritage "Anniversary Twist" used in a garment! She mentions that it is a tough yarn, but I wonder if it is a bit softer on the skin after washing and wearing a few times....... hmmmmmm.
Hope you are all having some lovely fall weather, and have a great weekend!
Monday, October 08, 2007
Crafty Chick for this fantastic pattern! I just love getting one of these done! I will have to update my Ravelry! Off to do that now!
Have a great week everyone!
Sunday, October 07, 2007
I hate having to work for corperations. I know, you probably all feel close to the same... feel our dissapointment world!
Oh well, enough of that......
So Aimee wants to know what I'd like for Christmas/Birthday. We decided to make gifts this year as opposed to purchase. Here you go hon.
A felted cloche please. (haven't measured my head)
Mittens or hand warmers. (hands are 16cm base to fingertip 6.5cm for thumb to mid-finger)
a fun purse
a pincushion for my wrist
I dunno................. this is hard. There are tons of things that I want, but I don't know how logical they are. LOL
I guess that is all I can come up with at the moment. I hope that helps. I already know what I am makng for you gang! LOL ;)
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
I have no clue! LOL
I do know that a few sweaters are on ther and I wonder if I should start on an new one, or if I should bang out another top-down raglan while I have the modifications in mind.
So next post should have an image or two for the swap that I am in... the packet is done and I just have to get it sent off to England. I am pretty excited to get her reaction. I like what I have created, and I want her to get it before Halloween..... I can hope that customs will smile on me.
Sorry that I have no pics today. See you later.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
So I have already started packing my stash! LOL I have quite a few projects for the next little while, and I don't need it all within arms reach! Down the road at the storage facility will be fine!
Now it's a matter of what to pack next! Hopefully with all this advanced packing, we can find ourselves a new place to move into!
Anyway..... I finished my stripey top-down.... pics to follow.
Tonight is knit night, and I think we may have some new bodies stop by! That would be fantastic, I met a new friend through Craftster and she moved to my town..... so I invited her out to join our knit group.... easy as that. She knows people who attend her school who have similar likes and intrests in fiber arts! So who know we may have three new bodies! :D
Hope you are having a great week!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
have you seen the new Knitty?????
I think that with every season they get better!!!!
I have no idea what I want to start first but it may end up being Mr Greenjeans!
I just love it! The style is fabulous! And the amount of fiber to use is attractive too! :)
I have also been spyin on MagKnits and I found this fantastic pattern! Sweet way to use some of that fantastic coloured sock yarn isn't it?! I love this idea and think that the fact that my LYS is having a yarn sale is just too much torture for a girl! I have to confess I already splurged and bout myself enough fantastic fiber for 3 new sweaters!!! Yikes and YOW! LOL
So I guess there is my stash-expansion confessional! My friend at Illuminating Soul picked up her first drop spindle and is loving it..... she hasn't put it down since her first lesson! We were wicked together! LOL she is looking for some insight on a business name so pop by if you can and help a girl out! LOL
As for what I am up to with all that new, soft, wooly goodness...... not much! Dang it!
I have a few things on the needles already and I know that I want to get some stuff done so I have to get what I am working on now DONE! That top-down raglan is coming along nicely. I don't think I will have it done in the next day though..... yesterday I had to rest my are due to an injury that keeps flaring up..... I don't want to over tax my arm, so I can only get a bit of knitting in in the day...... better to be safe than sorry!
I am working on a few things that I can 't divulge due to their swappy nature, I will take pictures and have those available once the packet is in it's new home!
I also hope to have some information on other things that I have gotten up to lately.... I have a wedding fair to go to on Sunday, so that should be interesting.... and a few other crafty things up my sleeve for this upcoming week. Have a great weekend!
Monday, September 10, 2007
Isn't she pretty! Even the groom commented on how impressed he was! LOL
Sunday, September 09, 2007
I have been stashbusting with headbands and more scarves.....
Finished two baby blankets and started on a top-down raglan sweater for moi!
I think we are going plinking in a second so I have to make this quick.
Knitopia in Langley is having a sale on Tuesday.... it's their grand re-opening! Be still my beating heart!
I have been keeping busy and plan to start both another shawl soon, and a second top-down raglan (maybe that second Wicked) in the coming week! :D
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Friday, August 31, 2007
Down here is a detail of the pattern while blocking! I think it turned out quite well if I do say so myself! LOL So thanks fo looking and I hope to have another image for you tomorrow! It's a zig zag vine pattern. I will give the full details together next post! Gotta go!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
I realize that if you have been popping by there have been no new posts for ages!!
Sorry about that!
Had a few "life events" happen, people engaged, a birthday, planning a stagett, moving my sibling, and sadly a death.
These have kept me exhausted and away from my computer.....
So I will be posting more knitting content in a day or so! I am knitting frantically on a shaw for a wedding next weekend! I was really hoping to have three done, but last weekend I couldn't move my arm!!! It was the worst ever! IT HURT TO KNIT!!!!!
I was ver unproductive while I tried to heal, and I ended up playing pokemon pearl on my DS because I could place it on a flat surface and use my left hand! LOL
Well, I am on the mend..... so I am knitting a bit, but I don't think three shawls will be possible.... but you never know! I do have some progress pics, so I can post those in a bit... it's nice and lacy like the last shawl I knit for a wedding. I like the way it is turning out! Simple cotton though, I didn't want it to be to "hairy" and leave fiber allover whatever it touches.... that isn't the greatest! I have two more weddings in the next two months, and at the very least I will be trying to get a shawl for the brides done. The extra ones will have to wait!
I did get some amazing, and fun news this week! My favorite knitting store moved.... right down the street!!!!! YAYY now I can spend amazing amounts of money on yarn and not have to drive really far..........oh, wait.... is that good? *le sigh*
So folks I hope that your summer thus fr has been fun and enjoyable, and that it continues to be so! Looking forward to reading your blogs!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
She has something that I want!! Travel Scrabble!
I have to admit that I am not a good Scrabble player, but I really love the idea behind it! I want to have that available! Awesome what you can get up to when you engage your brain!
I got it!!! My Ravelry invite!!! YAY!!!
I hope that this will be great! I have so much stuff that I want to start and that I have to finish! I am setting up my info now...... YAY!!
So much for knitting or blocking! Heh (blushes)
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I know!!! Love that view on the porch of my friends house. I just soaked up the rays and enjoyed the lovely noises of the woods.... let the dog hang out and watched the hummingbirds fight over the feeder! LOL Mike likes to keep and eye on me whle I am on the porch, the junebugs are huge!
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Very neat..... I have to say that I think that this is a great idea!
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Yes I did finish my wicked sweater on the ride home Tuesday!
YAY!!! I even wore it that night.... it got a bit cool.... but alas, I now know that I need to block it. And it is not as perfect as I would like. Then again the majic of blocking has helped many a project from "bottom of the drawer" purgatory! I love the colour, and the yarn I used.... KP Wool of the Andes is not scratchy on the skin.
That said, I do have some modification I will be making on the next one! Little tweaks that I think will make it fit better....
Yes I have pictures, but no camera cable! Dam, I brought the charger and the dock..... but forgot the cable..... I had planned on giving you guys a full update. Sorry. I will have that for later today or tomorrow.
This is great! I am now able to cast on my next sweater! Now that I have done one wicked though....... I will have to do another and soon! I wonder how fast I can get Sonnet done! LOL
Hope you have a great weekend! The sun is shining here and I think I will try to tan my legs a bit!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
We are going up country, so I will have some fun shots next week I think!
I wanted to mention for Angela that I got the Buttony pattern from ohmystars
She rocks! Thanks for the pattern!
Have a great time if you have a long weekend this weekend, and for those from the states.... have a good fourth weekend next week!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Here is the progress on my Wicked.... which now has some sleeve knitting done on it too! I think that this one will rock! I can't wait to get it done! This will be a repeat knit I think!
And her I am modeling the buttony sweater that I finished ages ago! YAY! it is very warm, acrylic from bernat. I like it.
And finally this week I cranked out two other baby blankets for my sisters pals. I did start another two also...... I hate to have bare needles. Who doesn't!
So now I really want to get some things done, the sweaters, try and have naked needles for a change, I know I said that I hate to have them bare, but I think that I should really try to control my WIPs. That said, I don't know if that is possible, I am still trying to stashbust so I want to make a few teacozies and some baby blanket squares from the leftover yarn.... that way I can just whip one together when I need it! Hope you have all had a great weekend! dinner here tonight for a gaggle of friends so I must scoot! Glad to have posted though! :)
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
There is a difference! I know this and I have PLANS!!! LOL
I have quite a few thing to get making, a fishing rod to buy, a present to organize and, knitting to do so I better get going!
Update tomorrow! Happy weekend crafting gang! Can't wait to see what you are up to!
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
My car is on the fritz (it's getting a checkup right now)
I just bought the new Pokemon Pearl......
I am a lump.
I feel for Marvin.
Hope to bring you more joyous news in a few days..... for now I am blaaaah.
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Here is my progress on my Wicked: almost done the shaping. I have extended it a bit as I have heard that many people wish it was longer, and it does look short on them. So I decided to be proactive but I only added about an inch so far.... we shall see! I love this! It knits up so great.... and the yarn is great to work with! I have also heard a rumor that WOTA from knitpicks is scratchy, I hope not. It has been great to work with so far! I guess I will have to finish this one before I can order more in other colours! To be on the safe side! :)
So I also have news about my pinup girl swap! I got my box!!! Look at all the goodies! ( BTW that little pink knitting up ther with wicked...... was for my partner Chimerix for this swap. I can't tell you what it was.... it may spoil the suprise! Ihope she likes it!
We agreed to spoil each other! She kept her end of the bargian, and I have to say that I feel no anxiety at this stage about my end either! I got tons of goodies! She is a seamstress so she made me things that I would never have made for myself! She doesn't knit..... so I did the same!
Comment always welcome! I love hearing from you guys! Take care and have a great last two weekdays! Friday night I am off to the Relay for life!!! YAY GO BEACHBABES GO
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Ooooh, I've been tagged by Vegan Crafttastic And here's how it all goes down: Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those who are tagged need to write on their own blog 7 facts as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.
1. I like video games..... mostly Resident Evil (aka Biohazard) and the Zelda series.
2. I have passed my CORE and PAL.
3. I have a bachelors degree in Visual Arts.
4. I want to own a horse.
5. I really like earthships, they are very neat!
6. My favorite chip flavor is dill pickle.
7. I looooooove zombie movies!
So, now I have to tag people......
I plan to tag ( from my list on the right)
2. Illuminating Soul
3. Knitty Knitter
4. She's Foxy and Crafty
6. Crafty Chick
I promise another update later.... this long weekend I am knitting and enjoying myself so I hope to get the Wicked a bit farther along. Then, pics! YAY!