Monday, January 30, 2006

Hand Embroidered Baby Quilt Progress

Todays focus after the lack of direction/motivation in my other project areas was the hand embroidered quilt... I finally got my January Goal done (the Kitty) ... Roll on February(the Ducky)

What No Project?

So I sat for a few days feeling unmotivated to begin a new project.

I tried to start an Oxfam or Guidepost Sweater but the motivation wasn't there. I got it started - and promptly tinked it because it wasn't my speed - so I tried to crochet it and promptly discovered it wasn't gonna work that way either - so I tried to start my own - no dice.

I cleaned out my knitting basket - which I'm trying to keep my WIP and nothing else, and started and completed 2 loomed hats at midnight last night (part of the 35 count for Feb's total) just so I wouldn't feel like I'm spinning my wheels + I had to get rid of a yarn I absolutely hate working with (Red Heart Baby Clouds) - I can't seem to crochet with it, but it does loom up nice.

I'm not getting much purchase on the 12 inch squares for my heartghan, though I only have 4 more 12 inchers to go. *sigh*

So while the 'mini-bee' slept this aft (in my lap) I dragged out my embroidery baby quilt (commenced at -2weeks mini-bee) ... and made a little progress - my January goal on that endeavour is almost complete (Kitty)

So while I'm not exactly doing something, I'm not spinning my wheels either, I guess I'm just using these fleeting days of January as clean up days.

(I think I'm getting frustrated with the Charity stuff I'm doing as I find more and more guidelines / general rules of what they will accept.)

Friday, January 27, 2006

2006 FO - Childhood from Knitty

In my last three weeks of pregnancy I was bored and looking for something to do, something to take my mind off the fact that I was due any day and nothing was happening - so I started on the larger sweater which had been in the plans for months - I had bought the buttons in June (and this was December!)

I got 2 sleeves (I always start with the sleeves), the back and one front done in under 3 weeks and then took a break my last week to begin a hand embroidered quilt for the baby.

Three weeks after the baby was born the first one was done. Well being that the baby was a girl, I felt compelled to have them have matching sweaters.

So here are my bumblebee sweeters complete with bumble bee buttons!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Obsessions Abound

So I started this blog on the suggestion of a friend - though if you've been to my profile before you'll know I've attempted this about 3 or 4 times nowsince I joined blogger over a year ago ... in various formats... but honestly this is the furthest I've come on Blogger! :)

I've got my sidebar functioning almost the way I want it, just need to add some photos and links and stuff then I'll truly happy.

The other thing that got this blog started was surfing around yesterday I happened upon a few different blogs with some awesome links, and wanted a place to store some of them...

So on to the obsession part of the post... (yes outside of blogging!) So in surfing I found a site that showed this sweet sweater along with a bazillion other sweet knits that one day I'll do! LOL! So I ended up feeding my knit obsession with the purchase of this book. All this knit talk has inspired me to pull out my UFOs and get working! :)

Obsessions, Obsessions, I'll be knitting forever at this rate! :)

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Matching Hats

These two hats were born of a Knifty Knitter loom.
For those that don't know the first thing about looming, its like the childhood past-time of corking or spool knitting.

My oldest saw the pink hat for the baby and asked for a matching one.

So here they are.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Donate Hats

21 crocheted, loomed and knit hats for donation to the local children's hospital. These are all preemie and newborn sized,

Monday, January 02, 2006

06 FO #1 - Fixed Object

About 14 yrs ago I made this sweater for my niece. I recently received it back as a 'You made this' hand-me down. In my inexperience the cuffs had been knit too tight, so I recently re-worked the cuffs and now dd can wear it. Its reall cool having your kid wear a sweater you made and were exceptionally proud of eons ago and that you thought you'd never seee again! LOL!

Very cool!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

First Entry

Well, here we are with some tweaking and fine tuning I think I've got my blog sort of looking the way I want it. From here I'll post of my crafting endeavors. My Goals, my gains, my defeats and my challenges. So stay tuned 'cause weee here we go! :)