Thursday, December 29, 2011


Feet by Sinnomen1977
Feet, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

I scored a handful of sewing machine feet recently but I have NO IDEA what is what. Anybody want to help?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tweed Cardi 1

Tweed Cardi 1 by Sinnomen1977
Tweed Cardi 1, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

OK...yes...I'm the most horrible blogger EVER. But tweed cardi is like 97% finished!!! I finished the sleeve since this pic was taken and it's blocking right now. Just have the small decortive tab to add to the back and buttons and I am D-O-N-E!!! I always forget what an epic challenge it is to knit a sweater for myself...but then always love the results!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tweed Cardigan

SweaterBack1 by Sinnomen1977
SweaterBack1, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

Working on a sweater for myself. It's a free pattern on Rav ( I think it's going to look really nice in the end but it is SOOOOO boring right now. ::sigh::

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dish towels

Dish towels by Sinnomen1977
Dish towels, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

These are a a SOOPER SECRET Christmas present!!! I'm also working on mittens for my daughter and a few hats for my in-laws.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Toilet Paper Roll Cover??? YES, PLEASE!!!

IMAG0139 by Sinnomen1977
IMAG0139, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

I used some leftover dish cloth cotton to make a TP roll cover cozy....what do you think???

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Compost Wizard Jr.

IMAG0186 by Sinnomen1977
IMAG0186, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

I've started composting! I added a seminar about composting over the weekend and got a free compost bin! I can't wait until next year to really get started to a garden...I didn't do that great of a job this year so I'm getting a headstart on next year.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Baby Bib for Jaz

Baby Bib for Jaz by Sinnomen1977
Baby Bib for Jaz, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

Layette Set For Allen Matthew.....

IMAG0052 by Sinnomen1977
IMAG0052, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

A good friend had a baby recently and I wanted to send a nice gift to welcome the baby. I knit the baby kimono from (AGAIN!!!), a bib, and burp cloth all from Mason-Dixon Knitting on US size 7 needles with Peaches and Creme yarn in the color Countryside Ombre. I also made the umbilical cord hat from the Stitch n' Bitch book. She sent a pic to me and he's so beautiful!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Felted Striped Tote Bag

IMAG0022 by Sinnomen1977
IMAG0022, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

From the book One Skein, I'm knitting this bag for the 3rd time! (I guess you can tell I like the pattern???) I'm using scraps again, some that I dyed myself with koolaid. The light purple on the top and pink and green variegated with grape and pink lemonade respectively. I knit a good chunk of the bag while watching the movie Insidious...good movie!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


FinishedBathmat by Sinnomen1977
FinishedBathmat, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

I finished the bathmat with NO YARN to spare...I wasn't even sure if I was going to make it thru the bind-off. I used Peaches n' Cream Cotton in White and Yellow that was in the stash on 10 1/2 US needles. The pattern is in the book Knit 2 Together and the only thing I did to change the pattern was instead of a M1....I did a YO. I didn't get to the size of the mat in the book but that's because I was just knitting until I ran out of yarn.

I also have been sewing a little and using the book Generation T: Beyond Fashion: 120 New Ways to Transform a T-shirt and making grocery/market's a finished one I used an iron-on on.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Bathmat by Sinnomen1977
Bathmat, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

I've been stashbusting through all my dishcloth cotton and I've been knitting a mat to go in front of my bathtub.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


new couch by Sinnomen1977
new couch, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

::singing:: New couch....neewwwww cccooouucchhhhh....

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Aija + tomato plants

Aija + tomato plants by Sinnomen1977
Aija + tomato plants, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

Aija and I spent the afternoon today planting tomatoes and cilantro. I've got a black thumb but since I've managed to keep the Valentine's Day plant alive, maybe there is hope for me after all??? I also bought rosemary, oregano, and basil but haven't had a chance to plant them yet.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dude....where's my sock??!!

5.27.11 006 by Sinnomen1977
5.27.11 006, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

I finished a pair of socks this weekend....these are the Fawkes Socks (a Harry Potter Inspired sock pattern by Monkey Toes). The yarn is Lorna's Lace Shepherd Sock in colorway Flames. In my Self-Imposed Sock Cub, these are the April socks. (Yes, it took me

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sewn: We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler

OMG Check this out!!!

Sewn: We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler: "On June 17 th I am going to be kicking off the “We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler.” You can just call it the Skill Builder Sampler or ..."

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Knit a hat for Adrian....I think it came out pretty well actually. It's stretchy enough to fit over her 'locs....but not so stretchy that it's slouchy. It's actually the 2nd time I've knit this pattern....I'm a MUCH better knitter now than I was then.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Mother's Day! :)

Happy Mother's Day! :) by Sinnomen1977
Happy Mother's Day! :), a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

I spent a very Happy Mother's Day having breakfast with my family but the best part was a gift that arrived in the mail on Thursday....Thank you, Ronnie! You made my day!

Monday, May 9, 2011

I'm on a roll!!!

Spring beret1 by Sinnomen1977
Spring beret1, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

I knit the Spring Beret for my SO out of Cottonease, color Snow, on size 8 and 9 US needles. What do you think??? I'm actually tempted to knit it again in another color for myself. Maybe in some Rowan Cotton I have in the stash.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Socks

4.20.11 005 by Sinnomen1977
4.20.11 005, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

April's sock of the month is the Fawkes sock based on the Harry Potter series. I'm using US 2 KP needles and Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in the color Flames.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Still Charity Knittin'...

4.11.11 001 by Sinnomen1977
4.11.11 001, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

I'm still working on charity baby items for our project this year. Here is the cutest baby hat; it looks like an apple!!! Great stashbusting project!

I also have the beginnings of a Big Bad Baby Blanket. And a baby kimono...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Finished v.2

Here are more stashbusting projects recently completed!!!


I've finished quite a few things in the last week or so....

This is a baby blanket for my knitting group's charity project...I used stashed Red Heart white yarn.

The Saroyan Scarf was a KAL for the month of February...I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca (a wool/alpaca blend) that I bought a few years ago in Pittsburgh.

I finished the March KAL....the French Market bag. I used Lion Brand Wool in colors Lemongrass and Winter White and felted it.

These were all stashbusting projects, which I am happy about! I'm trying to use as much stash as possible in the next year and see how much I can cut down. Now to tackle the sock yarn!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Charity Knitting!

My local group has been making baby/premie hats for one of our local hospitals. I'm also working on a baby blanket and other baby items. These are GREAT stash busting projects!

Saturday, February 26, 2011


A little late (was supposed to be finished Valentine's weekend for the Pitts show) but I didn't make it. But it is done now!!! All is missing is some buttons which I plan on buying 2mrw!

I also got a SP gift in the mail!!! Lorna's laces sock yarn which I love sooo much! Thanks so much SP; you made my day!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


I have a sewing FO for show and tell today!! I picked this fabric up @ was on sale in the stuff that they are clerencing out. I guess they are gonna stop telling arts and crafts type stuff all together. That makes me kinda sad b/c after Walmart does that....the only place I'll have to shop for fabric @ will be Joann's or some of the more expensive quilting shops. I also learned that I'll be losing my favorite book store (Borders) and the home of my knitting group. Oh well...that is life, I guess.'s the tote bag I sewed from that fabric. I also plan on making a little make-up/notions type bag with the leftover scraps; I just need to get a zipper or some other closure. What do you think???

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Fest 2011

I spent Saturday with my girlfriends @ the 7th Annual Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet show...check out my pics of the festival here....

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Knitting Group KAL

My local knitting group decided to do a KAL for the month of January. We decided on the February Lady Sweater! We picked that sweater so we'd have enough time finish it before the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Fest in February the weekend before Valentine's Day. I've knit this sweater before so I had a little experience to help everyone else along. Here's a WIP pic....

Project Bags

Yep. I'm a bag whore. I love handbags, shoulder bags, project bags, hobo bags, knitting bags, farmer's market bags. I have alot of stuff and love to cram it into some sort of bag. Here's a few of my favorites....

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