Monday, November 03, 2008

Autumn Shawl

I finished my Autumn Shawl a few weeks ago, but never found time for taking photos. Glad I waited -- I got a vintage dress form from Craigs list today, for only 20.00! Both the pattern and the yarn were great fun!








Monday, September 22, 2008

Chillin' with his Homey

I finished the first of what I suspect will be many projects from the Sock and Glove book. This project was a bit more labor intensive than I had anticipated, and I put it away for about a month after I started it.


I am quite pleased, though, with the end results. Baxter likes it too, and carried around body parts for a while this afternoon.

I had hopes of making these with my nephews, but I'm wondering if they would get frustrated and give up on the fiddly bits? My co-worker who gave me the book said the elephant was the hardest project from the book (and isn't it just like me to jump in with the most difficult), so I'll give one of the easier softies a whirl and see if it seems likely that they will be able to finish the project.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Quick Crafting Fix

Sometimes you just need a project that is complete in a few hours -- this necklace certainly fits the bill!


I got the green pendant a few weeks ago at Michael's, and the rest of the findings today at ACMoore. It was very satisfying, took less than an hour, and I'm quite happy with the results.
I wish I could claim the same results with the knitting projects. Things are moving forward, but not at all as dramatically.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

FOs (historic and current)

I made a quilt for a baby shower this spring, but I don't think I ever posted a picture. I just can't seem to get enough of batik fabric.


I just finished another baby shower gift - fishy wash mitts. I got the yarn and the idea at the Alamitos Bay Yarn Company, but I modified the store pattern to knit in the round, and changed from garter stitch body to stockinette. I didn't want to sew seams, and I thought garter stitch might feel too rough on a baby's skin.

Hooray - only halfway through the Ravelympics, and I'm done with a WIP! I don't think, though, that I have any chance of finishing the other 4 projects that were on my list . . .

Thursday, July 24, 2008

How to Plan a Bachelorette Party

To the ladies from knitting group, a bevy of tasteful, mature hints to help with planning your future events.

1. Get advice from experts.

2. Be prepared.

3. Incorporate Arts and Crafts.

4. Make it a learning experience.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New JamJams for the Baby!!

A completed project at last!


I finished a pair of pajamas for my nephew. I think this is the first time I made clothing from a pattern as an adult. The last time I remember sewing clothing from a pattern was a skirt in junior high when I took sewing lessons.



I had to make a few phones calls to NC to ask my mom some questions, but I'm quite happy with how they turned out!


I suspect I'll be making some lighter weight ones for the summer!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Copy Cats



Two or three times a week I find the cats in close proximity and in identical poses. It kinda freaks me out. Baxter sifted a bit when I turned the camera on, but initially they were in identical positions. So odd.
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