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Someone’s been a busy girl!

Monday, February 8th, 2010 | crafts, knitting, Stitches, sweater, UFO's | No Comments

The slippery slope of my latest crafting phase started like this…

A Special Order...

A Special Order...

My sister-in-law works for an entertainment union that…oh screw it, I’m not using names…the girl works for Screen Actors Guild and needed some fancy jewelry for the latest SAG Awards. I made this. It is a crappy photo, I know, but they turned out really pretty.

Stitch Markers Galore!

Stitch Markers Galore!

While I have been in my whole “trying to make lemonade” phase, I’ve decided to start getting my act together and start selling stuff. I haven’t gotten all of my photographs taken and color corrected yet, but for a girl who works a full time gig *and* has preschool aged twins, I think I am making pretty decent progress.

I am also attempting to get a little knitting done. While waiting to get the Manos I ordered for my Clasica Coat, I broke down cast on a new sweater. I had some Asland Trends Invernal in my stash to knit February Lady so I started it. It’ll be freakin’ awesome and so far it seems like a pretty quick knit. I anticipate I will have it done in time to wear to Stitches West.

Coming along nicely...

Coming along nicely...

The buttons will definitely make this sweater extra awesome. I got them from happysilence on etsy.

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::Screams::

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 | blah blah blah, crafts, FO's, knitting | 2 Comments

EEK!!

Ok I am better now. Talk about a lot of stuff all happening at once! It has been a crazy week. I have to admit, not much knitting is happening at present, but a lot of other stuff is going on. Most of it revolves around trying to get my home in a state of cleanliness and order because my folks are flying out friday night to stay with us for a week. Where the hell do I hide all the fiber?

Sidenote: I really don’t NEED to hide the fiber. My mom understands the obsession and embraces it…thankfully.

So, on the crafty side. I finished the Bubbles and Cables cowl, well, I haven’t acually gotten it off the needles yet. I was looking to see if there was a good stretchy bind off besides EZ’s sewn bind off that I could do.

Fluffy, pettable cowl

Fluffy, pettable cowl

I only ended up doing about three repeats on this one as opposed to the five that the pattern called for. I don’t know, maybe I have a squatty neck or something, but 5 repeats seemed like a whole lotta fabric to me.

I am also thinking about using this same yarn for the February Lady sweater, but I discovered something (while wearing black and waiting to go to out to meet up with some friends). I found that the yarn sure does shed. I was all fuzzy. Now, I am not sure if it would matter much, I mean, I am completely and totally in love with this yarn…and I would probably be knitting that sweater in dark brown or something….

I also have been playing around with the shrinky dinks some more. Look at my new stitch markers!!

Little skulls...

Little skulls...

More little skulls...

More little skulls...

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Another busy weekend…

Sunday, October 12th, 2008 | blah blah blah, crafts, fiber, knitting, spinning | No Comments
 

So far so good this weekend. I have a cold…and now both kids have a cold. Poor things sound all raspy. My son sounds exceptionally bad, like a little old man or something. They still want to play and jump around though. They have their toys and all is right with the world.

Pink Elephant Princess
Pink Elephant Princess
 
 
 Blue Elephant Robot

Blue Elephant Robot

 
 
So, Friday night was the stitch n’ bitch. I brought my wheel again to try and get my spinning done. I ended up finishing my rainbow colored yarn and spinning a full bobbin of worsted weight wool in yellow and blue. I have been taking a little break from knitting because I have so much fiber to spin and the fiber, once it’s spun into yarn, takes up less space. 
 
 
Supeman Ice Cream

Supeman Ice Cream Seascape Wool

 
 
 Seascape Wool

Seascape Wool

 
 
 
I got 400+ yards out of the 6 oz. of Superman Ice Cream roving. It is a little overspun, but I think it will look cool knit up. The little bit of Seascape wool I spun got me about 98 yards. I still have an entire bag full of that stuff. It looks like I barely put a dent in it!
 
 
Early Saturday morning I went to go get my hair done. I went to Floyd’s Barber Shop. It was a cool place. I ended up getting some color done and had the girl lop off about 4 inches.
 
Trying to contact alien lifeforms...

Trying to contact alien lifeforms...

A friend was texting me while I had my foil on and said that he thought it would make a funny pic, so I took one. The guy getting a shave next to me asked me if it was helping me get better reception on my phone. I also whipped out my knitting while I was wearing my shiny hat. I got a whopping 2 rows done on my monkeys! So….sad….

At that rate…those socks will take years to finish.
 
 
So, today the kids woke up early. They haven’t been feeling well and none of us got a good night’s sleep. They were super cranky and nothing seemed to make them happy. They kept telling me they wanted to watch the shrinky dinks we made last night. They love to sit on the kitchen floor with me and watch their drawings get all curly and small. They weren’t even done with breakfast when the oven was preheated.  
 
The Shrunken Head Collection

The Shrunken Head Collection

My daughter loves to draw faces, so we are calling this the “Shrunken Head Collection”. I made sure to punch holes in them so I can make them into stitch markers to use with my knitting projects. I also got to test out the shrinky dinks to make other stitch markers. I have my paisleys, and I made a set of letters I haven’t baked yet. The letters will be for using with the patterns in Cat Bordhi‘s New Pathways for Sock Knitters. I want to try out the Coriolis Socks!

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