Tuesday, December 2, 2008

So uhm...

How bad is it that I've spent the day knitting on our Moderne Log Cabin Blanket, when I haven't finished the one for Treanna yet? Especially when I only need 4 more rows before I'm done with the last blocks, leaving only the border left to do?

*clears throat* Myeah... I swear, I'll get back to it tomorrow. It was just so much pink! Needed a break. And my yarn was calling me. Loudly. ^_~

Monday, November 24, 2008


Wow. Trina and I've been buckling down since Saturday to try and finish the quilt for Casper in time for Thanksgiving. We're actually pretty close. Just finishing touches. I'm doing some hand sewing/quilting right now and boy, talk about a pain! But I'm slugging along. It's only cross stitches on some of the corners of the blocks.
It's actually looking pretty good, and I'm happy with the results so far.
Ok, break time's over; better hop to it.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Found out this morning one of my nephews will be moving out of state next week. He will not be back for Christmas, so Thanksgiving is the last time in I don't know how long I will see him. And I haven't got a Christmas present ready yet for him!
Do have an idea though. I'm going to make the denim quilt for him instead of for us, and have the whole family write messages for him on it. That way he'll always have us close by.
Now I just need to learn to sew. And cut more squares. And have it all finished by Thursday! Yes, the panic button has officially been pushed. Yikes!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm so excited!

Why? Because I just found out about this place. Way cool! Trina gave me sewing lessons for Christmas last year, but I've yet to actually get them. In part due to time issues, and in part due to space issues. Well, I can't do much for the time part, but I think the space might be covered! You can bring your own sewing machine, or use theirs. They've got classes, and they'll make appointments for classes, too! Yay! And they've got cutting boards, so that means I can finally get some of the fabrics cut out properly!!!! *does a happy dance* And for $2-3/hour, I'd say that's not too shabby!

And in other news.... I've been busily cutting out squares from our old jeans. I was right. They're way more compact this way then as actual jeans ^_~. Should be able to work with this.

Holy Cow!

has it really been that long since my last post? Yikes! I have no excuse, really. I've not done a whole lot of crafting, for various reasons. Among them physical and a major crafting funk I've been trying (and failing) to pull myself out of.
Well, failing... until today that is. I have a lot of house cleaning/organizing to do. I've been collecting our old worn out jeans to make into quilts. This morning I figured... hey, if I cut them up into the squares I'll need, they'll take up less space than as regular jeans do! So I pulled out my cutting mat, scissors, seam ripper and rotary cutter and set to work. I've finished one pair and started on the second pair. I've got God only knows how many more to go lol. But it's a start, and hopefully it'll kick me into gear for getting back into my crafts. I need to, because....

Christmas is looming!!! Only 37 more days! Panic! I've got a few projects going for that, but nowhere near done. And I need some ideas for a few people. *sigh*
Since there's a chance that some of the people I am crafting for (or buying stuff for, whichever way it turns out to be) might run across this blog, I'm not going to do anything on here to give anything away. Until after Christmas, that is. I won't withhold anything from you guys, promise ^_~

Ok then. Breaktime's over! Back to demolishing jeans... and some housework along the way ^_~

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Long time gone....

As in me. Been kind of absent lately on the internetz. No particular reason. The world has not gone under. I've not died or even gotten too sick I was unable to do anything. I've just taken a break from it all. ^_^

I've come to a conclusion though. Things have gotten tighter lately, in our pocketbooks. We've all noticed it, I'm sure. Higher gas prices, higher grocery prices, the list goes on and on. In our house we've certainly felt it. Which is why I've not bought yarn in a long time (not including the few skeins here and there for a WIP for Treanna, since I didn't have enough).
So what have I been doing, you ask? I've been *gasp* stash busting. Everything I've been working on has been made pretty much from stuff already in my possession. My stash. Working pretty well, too.
I managed to actually knit a clapotis for myself and have a second on in the making (though I'm worrying about running out of yarn on that one). No pictures yet though. I've also been working on 3 blankets (one of them being the aforementioned WIP for Treanna). One of them is done except for figuring out a way to make an edging. The other I'm still working on as it is a patchwork kind of thing.

It feels pretty good to be able to keep on knitting without spending more money on it. Though I will admit I wish I were able to get more lol. I've got a stash, but mostly it's oddballs of this and that (the downside of "inheriting" most of your stash rather than buying it yourself).

Anyway, back to this conclusion I was talking about before. The reason so many knitters acquire a stash over the years? We buy yarn when we are able to afford to do so, so that we will have it in times when we can't. So, for those who would look down on those of us with a stash of yarn, I say ha! Now you know why ^_~

By the by, after posting I looked at the banner above this post. The number of days left before Christmas is starting to scare me -_-.... so much to do, so little time!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Did Anyone Ever Tell You....

that knitting can be horribly addicting? ^_~ Seriously. I'm not kidding. I started on The Moderne Log Cabin Blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting. For myself. Had to put it away because I have only 3 colors and it requires (read: I want to actually follow the pattern) 4.
But! I had 4 colors that would be perfect for a blanket for Treanna. So guess what I did. Yep. You got it. I cast on for another blanket. And I've been knitting on it practically non stop. I am loving it! It's just garter stitch, but I am in love with this pattern. It is highly addictive.

Don't let anyone ever tell you knitting is anything but ^_~.
Oh, I promise there will eventually be pictures. But my batteries have died and I need to locate my charger, before I can take any pictures.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Some more FO's

In no particular order, I bring you....

A cabled coffee cozy

A honeycomb coffee cozy

A trinity stitch coffee cozy

A long sleeved One Skein Wonder

A semi-long sleeved One Skein Wonder

The colors of the last two are way off, due to horrid lighting. The long sleeved is raspberry pink. The semi-long sleeved is a mix of orange, purple and red.

On the work in progress front, I've started on a Liesel using the left overs of Teresa's clapotis. It's acrylic, but there supposedly a way to kill the yarn so it stays in shape. I figured this was as good a way as any to learn about it.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Happy New Year

and all that jazz.... Well, since I'm taking pictures (slowly but surely) for Ravelry, I figure I may as well update bit by bit here, too.

And, since it's after Christmas, why not start out with some Christmas presents!

First up, Bethany's clapotis. This one is relatively on the mark for color. Not the best picture, but it's all I've got. Here's another, closer, view.

Then, we have Teresa's clapotis.

Treanna had, at one point, requested a set, similar to the one I had made Trina. But instead of green/yellow, she wanted it yellow/green. I made her a hat and scarf, with a slight twist to the Harry Potter style scarf she had asked for. Dustin was kind enough to sew on the patches (by hand!) for me.

Sorry the layout with the pictures is so horrible. I can't ever seem to figure out how to make it look nice on here :(. It's always wanting to be contrary, which sucks.

I finished knitting a Liesel yesterday. Haven't blocked it yet, as I have nowhere to do so, nor anything to do it with. So it'll remain like this for a while. The yarn is actually a lot more pink in real life.

I think that's about it for the time being. I'll make another post once I've got more pictures taken, of some of the older FO's.