Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year..


Not much going on as far as knitting... there is very little progress on my striped noro scarf.. I'm over the half way mark and I've been working on it forever.. I've been squeezing in a row here and there..hopefully it will be done some time in the next year which is tomorrow hahah..
In the mean time.. Have a Happy New years celebration.. drive safely.. (^_^)

Saturday, December 29, 2007

boy beanie!!

Just finished this boy beanie that will be an after Christmas present for my nephew. I used lion brand cotton ease again.. and again I really like how this yarn crochets..its soft and has some memory and just a nice feel about it... I like how this beanie turned out and now I might make a few more for all the guys that have to endure the cold weather this winter.. I mean the guys that I know.. not ALL the guys in the world.. that would take the rest of my life!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I finished these fluffy mittens.. they were a very last minute gift and were very fast to crochet. The thumb is knit.. I think a knit thumb is softer and more flexible then a crochet thumb.. I also added a little knit ribbing to the bottom edge to keep the cold air out.















Here are some nice yarnie presents I received for Christmas... and ooooo I love bamboo.. there is over 400 yards of bamboo goodness.. I'll be digging through some patterns and checking out ravelry for something nice to knit..
This yarn came as an extra bonus.. not sure what I will make with it.. there is only 50 yards per skein.. It might have to be use as an accent or edging on.. lets see .. maybe a shrug..!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

mERry ChRisTmas

Scenes of Christmas... beautifully wrapped presents..( mini knitted sweaters)... A Christmas tree .. many presents underneath....oops unfinished Christmas knitting.. I guess that has become a tradition too.. Have a wonderful Christmas day.. everyone.. (^_^)


Monday, December 24, 2007

mini

Such cute tiny sweater ornaments... which I didn't make.. these were made by my daughter Brooke and I thought they were so cute .. I wanted to share them.. she is giving them as gifts and hanging some on the tree..















And.... a mini metroid key chain to match the hat.. that was kind of fun to make..




Sunday, December 23, 2007

ginGeR cooKiEs!!


Holiday treats!!! specially made ginger bread people came in the mail yesterday.. so yummy.. thank you so much!!!
















A quicky present.. and I mean quicky...this was a requested hat from the game Metroid. It's crocheted made with lion brand cotton ease. The cotton ease is very nice to crochet with.. I have knit with it before but this was the first time I made a crochet project with it.. I think its my favorite yarn for crochet now..















Here is another view.. (^_^)
And here..... sadly is an unfinished Christmas present that I'm still working on every chance I get. Unfortunately it has to be mailed.. so it wont get there on time for Christmas as like a few other presents.. oh well...














I just wanted to share a few projects real fast before I ran off to work.. (^_^)

Friday, December 14, 2007

sneak a peek @_@

Here is a little sneak peek of my striped noro scarf.. I really like the color way..the person I'm making it for likes dark and understated colors and I think the colors are perfect. (^_^)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The real deal... I started working with the Debbie Mumm yarn the other day and.... well.. the problems that other people were having with the yarn seemed to be my problem too.. no more fooling around ... I had to go for the real deal.. Noro Kureyon ... to make this scarf.. the yarn fades from dark black tones to olive to purple to blue... I can't wait to start!!! (Oh yeah... I purchased this at Sip and Knit in Maitland the other day)
















I also found this in the discount play pen.. I was hoping to use it for the Composed Mitts in the Interweave Knits fall/2007 issue...I didn't have the pattern with me and forgot that I needed 6 colors and not 5 so I'll have to run back there and pick up the aqua..















Progress on my color block cardigans.. I finished the hand knit girls.. and now I'm working on the trim for the machine knit boys version.... I so don't like my hand knit version and if I ever make this again it will definitely be on the machine... It was faster to knit and the texture is nicer..(and of course more even).

Saturday, December 08, 2007

More progress on my color block cardigan #1 and #2.. the pink cardigan has taken almost a week to get to that point.. I've been squeezing in knitting time on my breaks at work and here and there when I can.. the blue cardigan has taken one afternoon to get to the same point... how you ask yourself is that possible ... well santa's little helper.. the knitting machine. I worked the garter st. border by hand then transfered the sts. onto the knitting machine and did the rest.. I did notice that the right front is curling a bit.. I hope a little blocking will fix that....I have some plans to embellish these a little.. I'm going to see how much I can get done on them today..and I still have to do the i-cord border on both sweaters...(^_^)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Color block cardigan #1 is moving along rather quickly... I'm using Vanna's choice by lion brand for this project and I went up one needle size to get the gauge. I think this is the fastest sweater ever to knit... I think the i-cord trim will take longer to knit than the entire sweater.. This pattern can be found in oneskein.















The Winter issue of Knitty is up.. and there are some beautiful patterns.. I think my favorite is Ice queen and I really really really love Three tams... I might just have to add these to my already very long list of projects I would like to knit.. I have a day off today.. so of course I need to try to put a dent in my holiday knitting.. go little needles go..!!

Monday, December 03, 2007

smarter

Knitting is good for you!!!....

















woo hooo.. knitting can stimulate brain activity.. (knitting can make you smart)
I'm so glad I know how to knit.. hehe
















I just got a Christmas present already and was allowed to use it.. woo hooo!!!! So fun.. and maybe I'll be smarter too... ... off to work for me...!!!