Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fire

My best friends house caught on fire this past week.  They lost just about everything.   Everyone made it out safe, even the kitty.  They will be OK. 

 This is my same friend, if you remember that I knitted and crocheted all those little critters for their up coming baby over a year ago.  Last time she was over she had told me how much he loved them.  Now they are all gone.  I've started remaking them and thankfully have all the patterns.  I was very worried I'd lost them when the laptop died, but I had backed them up :)  So you will be seeing a lot of woodland creatures around her for a while.  I wish I could do more for them.  

Be thankful for what you have and who you have around you because you never know when it will be gone.  





Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More FOs!

Lily and Hippo
Up first is this Hippo that I made using the Heather Hippo pattern from this etsy shop.  It was not a pattern for a beginner but I could follow along well enough.  I do love how she turned out.  The pink fabric is a baby cord and the plaid was from a pair of vintage pants.  I also have an outfit cut in these two fabrics that I still need to make for Lily...
Gift
More owls and baby socks.  The owls are again from Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet and the baby socks are my own.
Baby in her new dress
This is Lily's "Baby" and she need a new dress.  She is very well loved and her old dress was getting kinda worn out.  Now this way she has something to were when when I have to wash her outfit.   I used this pattern and Opal Uni sock yarn that I've had in my stash forever.  I added just a few more rows at the bottom, some eyelets before the purl rows and instead of casting of the sleeves when separating the body I held them with waste yarn and them came back to them.  I added 8 knit rows and 2x2 ribs.  The owl is a patch that was once on a pair of Trinity's jeans.  I really like this pattern is was super easy to make and just what I needed.  "Baby" is an 11in baby doll.

I'm working on one last baby gift and some little knit bunnies for the create shop.  I also have a man sock to finish (I always have man socks going) and those wristwarmers for my friend's B-day that was back in Nov. (I feel like a jerk for not finishing them yet so I'm also sewing her a super cute apron)  I'm itching to cast on something new.. but I can't I have a couple shawls to finish and a pair of socks for myself that have been on the needles for 2 years now.  sigh.... To make it even harder to resist  Knit. Sock. Love is coming today.
 I can't wait for it to get here!  I also love that I used my Swagbucks gift cards and Opinion Outpost points to get it.  It was almost free :)


Don't forget I'm giving away this necklace here.  I would love one of my readers to win it!
Heart Locket Necklace

:)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Baby Gifts

My facebook friends are breeding like mad!  Here are 2 of the gifts I've finished and sent.

Baby socks and a Owl for friend's baby
Both owls are from Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet.  It's the baby owl pattern.  The socks are my own pattern and I used scrap sock yarn. 
gift
The bib and burp cloth were prizes I won last year during the Sew Mama Sew giveaway and have been waiting for the perfect baby to give them too!  The owl I made matches pretty good. 

I'm still working on my craft room and am hoping to have all my yarn and fiber down there with the fabric and jewelry stuff soon.  I can't wait to have all my stuff in one place (and start carding again!)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Handspun!!!

Such Great Heights 
My wheel and I are very good friends right now!  Above is Corriedale spun from roving dyed by InspiredMamaMakes
406 Yards
3.8 oz
Heavy sock-sport wt
This is in the shop.


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This super fun yarn was is merino and spun from roving dyed by
FatCatKnits
I'm keeping this one for myself so I'm not sure of the yardage but I can tell you it's sock wt.
Chocolate Strawberry
This is also merino spun for roving dyed by TactileDactyl.
434 Yards
4 oz
Heavy sock-sport wt
This one is also in the shop here.

More merino that I will be saving for meeeeee!  I think this yarn need to be a shawl I'm just not sure what one yet...Any ideas???
The roving was dyed by ColorBugYarns.  I got about 800 yards out of 8oz.  I started this yarn way before we moved and finished it up right after Christmas.  I really love making yarn again! 

I've also been working on some baby gift for high school friends, gotta love facebook...man they are breeding like crazy :)  I've got 2 out of 4 done....I show you them next time! 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Never spill coffee on a laptop....

I won't work anymore.  I'm just getting back up and running...post with pictures of cool stuff soon!!!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy New Year!

I know it's the 3rd, but I had a busy weekend.  My wheel and I got reacquainted!  I've been spinning like mad.  I can wait to show you my new handspun sock yarns.  I'm hoping to stock more handspun in hope of saving for a new wheel.  I really really want a Ashford Country Spinner, my Kromski Symphony only spins sock or lace yarn for me.  I have to fight with it to get anything bulkier and I really really want to spin my own art yarns from my This and That Batts.

I've also finished a few new necklaces for the shop, worked on a pair of socks for Joe and cut fabric for an apron to sew for a friend.  I need to make a date with my sewing machine.  I have an outfit that I cut for Lily before we moved that I really want to finish before she grows out of it.  It's really cute top and pants from  a vintage pattern. 

Trinity and I will be starting school again today.  We took a lot of time off for the move and the holidays so we have a ton of work to do.  Trinity can't wait to do math again.  I hope Lily keeps napping well in the afternoons! 

Well I've got a million things to do today...have a good one!