Monday, January 30, 2006
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
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
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
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Monday, January 02, 2006
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!