Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Dino Hat

Just a quick photo update of the "Dino" hat that I made for my brother-in-law. I am glad to be done with this project and very happy that it fits him.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Alluvia Felted Tote

Come September I hope to order a new pattern for the "Alluvia Felted Tote" by Allison Haas and some yummy yarn from the Knit Picks website. I love the felted Booga Bag that my Grandma made me a few years back for Christmas, but the handle is wearing down and I think of the purse as a keepsake.
I can't decide if I should stick with the colors that the pattern calls for or if I should choose my own. I can't wait to get started on this one, it will be a fun fall project. This is a picture off the Knit Picks website of what mine will hopefully look like when I'm done.


I finished the Dino Hat I was working on for my brother-in-law Mike. It FITS!!! Yay! My socks are still coming along. I've had a few set backs. I started the gusset row too late and had to rip out a bunch of rows : ( Then my brand new knitting needles split at one end and I had to by a new pair. (Thankfully my brother-in-law has skills and fixed the needle for me) I am slowly making progress on the baby sack. I hope to get more motivation to finish it soon...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

So Close...Yet So Far Away

I'm so close to finishing a hat for my brother-in-law Mike. All I have to do is sew on the dino spikes and I will be done. These last finishing details in my projects have been known to stop me in my tracks and move me onto new projects. Alas my deadline for finishing this hat is running out and I will have to work through my aversions.
On another note...I am making great progress on my socks. I am now at the point where I can start creating the gusset. I already feel an addiction to toe-up-two-at-a-time socks.
I am working on finishing another baby pea pod. It is going well, I'm slightly worried about it not being big enough. I still have one more increase to go, if it is not big enough after that I will have to figure out a way to change the pattern a bit.
I hope to have pictures soon of all the finished projects. Can't wait to be done, I always feel like a free women after I finish projects.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Twinkle Toes

So... I have made it past the increases and now I am working on the lace pattern. It is looking good and going well. We'll see how I do when it comes time to start creating the gusset and turning the heel. Above is a picture of the progress I have made so far.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


I started knitting my first pair of socks today! It's kind of scary and exciting. I am being very official about it, I even knitted up a stitch gage to make sure they will end up the right size when I'm done. I'm knitting from the toe up, two at a time. I am notorious for only finishing one of any given pair. I figured that it might be a little harder to get use to doing two at a time, but at least I know I will finish both at the same time and they should be the same size. The pattern is from the book, "Socks From The Toe Up", by Wendy D. Johnson, they are called Serpentine Socks. They make a very neat serpentine cable effect without using a cable needle.
So far I am still increasing up the toe, but they seem to be going well. I will post pictures and my progress as I go. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Meathead (the name of the hat pattern, not my child)

I just finished one of the easiest and cutest projects of all time. It is a pattern by Larissa Brown from her book, "Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together". I'm thinking I will be making many more of these hats. They are made with super bulky yarn and huge knitting needles which helps to speed along the process. Now, if only it wasn't the middle of summer so Hope could actually wear her hat now. Let's hope for an early fall so the girls can get use out of all of these cute things I've been knitting them.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My New Knitting Blog

I have decided to start a blog all about my knitting and craftiness, or "yarning" as Joel likes to call it. I wanted to be able to share some cute photos of things I've made for those who are really interested in seeing them. So I hope that you enjoy my blog.