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
OK...yes...I'm the most horrible blogger EVER. But look....my 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!!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Working on a sweater for myself. It's a free pattern on Rav (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tweed-cardigan-3). I think it's going to look really nice in the end but it is SOOOOO boring right now. ::sigh::
Monday, September 19, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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
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
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
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 bags....here's a finished one I used an iron-on on.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
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
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 awhile....lol)
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
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
Saturday, April 16, 2011
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
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
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 @ Walmart....it 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. Anyway...here'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???
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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....
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