Wednesday, March 02, 2005


out of my winter funk

couldn't resist picking up those needles again after getting a new spring yarn catalog over the weekend. i think i was just tired of looking at winter items. the spring catalog perked me right up!

Thursday, February 24, 2005


no knitting...

must admit, i haven't knit much lately. for some reason i have decided i would rather work the daily crossword puzzle instead. at least with knitting i feel a sense of accomplishment - the last week i've only completed one puzzle.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


next -

i think next will be nearly gloves. great for those chilly morns (but luckily not bitter) when i need to fish out my car keys and work badge. trying to use up the stash, so will need to do some yarn conversion math.

Thursday, February 03, 2005


human sewing machine

so i had to finish the fabric bag i was making for a gift to give this weekend. whipped out the sewing maching to sew together the knit fabric panels plus lining and handles - only to find the sewing machine didn't work.....argg..... spent three hours and sewing (not very well) the purse together. it looks great from a distance; just don't look too closely at the stitching. i remembered why i like those knitting projects with little to no seams for finishing.

Monday, January 31, 2005


secret pals 4

i am excited to be a part of secret pals 4. this is my first one! here are my answers to the 'getting to know you' questions:

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer high- a nd/natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
I like almost all types/brands of yarns. Local yarn shops to big name craft stores- I'll buy it anywhere.
2. Do you spin? Crochet? Don't spin, but eventually would like to learn. Can do very basic crochet, but also want to learn more as lots of knitting patterns use crochet for finishing touches.
3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.) Not to fibers; just your basic cats/grass/pollen type allergies
4. How long have you been knitting? Almost 3 years
5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? No
6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) lavendar, vanilla
7. Do you have a sweet tooth? for chocolate
8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? making candles/bath products
9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) all types from classical/jazz to alternative rock (except heavy metal or rap)
10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? I like greens, blues, purples - cool colors
11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? married 5 yrs, 8 yr old pound puppy
12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know) to travel
13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? wool for felting/accessroies, cotton for clothing items
14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? ok, I said I wasn't a yarn snob, but I am not a huge fan of "cheap" looking acrylic
15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? kntting with beads/fabric/things other than yarn
16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? accessories like scarves & purses, gift type items
17. What are you knitting right now? a fabric knit purse for a gift
18. What do you think about ponchos? I jumped on the bandwagon and made one last fall....
19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? straight
20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? bamboo
21. Are you a sock knitter? not yet
22. How did you learn to knit? I tried to learn several times from my mom growing up, but always had a hard time since I am left handed and she is right handed. for some reason this last time, it just made sense. thank goodness my mom is patient!
23. How old is your oldest UFO? a year and a half; it is knitted but needs to be finished. i hate that part!
24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird? I love the classic Peanuts holiday specials
25. What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving
26. Is there anything that you collect? piles of yarn ha ha!

Wednesday, January 26, 2005


knitting with fabric

tonight i started on a bag that is made from fabric strips. i like that the print of the cut fabric makes random splashes of colors. also, since the strips are wide, the project goes quickly. i am half finished with the knitting portion, and it only took about 2 hrs for one 8"x12" side of the purse. it is going to be a present for someone else, but i just may have to make one for me, too.

Saturday, January 22, 2005


snowed in

even though the snow storm didn't dump as much snow as expected, i still pretended to be housebound today so i had an excuse to stay in my pajamas and knit. DH wants a scarf, so i am making a dark burgundy one with a single cable in the middle. bulky yarn & size 13 needles - it is going very fast. that, plus the fact that it is about all i've done today....

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