Nov 25, 2010
I finished it! YAY!!! This project is soooo easy! I saw it done in a rainbow fashion and really wanted to do the same - but alas due to the economy I am on a yarn budget. I would however consider recycling some of my other yarn to do another one. Possibly the Lizard ridge I have hiding in the closet.
Oct 10, 2010
I know two posts in one day is a big deal. I must have gotten my mojo back because I found a pattern that I love! The original was knit with some fabulously expensive cotton yarn. Well since I don't have fabulous expensive money - but lots of white and black lion brand cotton ease, I decided to do it in two colors. This pattern is one of those that look complicated but is so easy it's almost addictive. The pattern is called Missoni Chevron Blanket. Her colors are stunning. Maybe next time. I'm sure that I will do this one again.
Here are some photos of some of the dishcloths I made for my kitchen. I was bored with one color cloths but I needed something easy to help pull me outta my knitting funk. It worked!!! I have about seven or eight more clothes and then used the scraps to make one big towel to dry the dishes with.
Oct 4, 2010
Sep 14, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
Oh yeah – I participated in a Caps for a Cure round of chemo and the ladies in this group are fantastic! They donated a whopping 225 hats for the round of May/June and I dropped them off in stages at the hospital where I work. It was a lot of fun participating in this particular group and I will continue to do so often as I can.
I will be posting some photos of some completed projects soon – I promise. This yarn diet business is painful but if I don’t continue being on one – I’ll never finish anything! Am I the only one on a yarn diet? Michael’s has sugar and cream on sale 4 for $5 this week.
May 30, 2010
Well Ok - I've been a bit lax on the blogging - and feel like I've hit a knitting slump. I was recently asked what inspires me to knit. Well sometimes it the strips on a bag, the colors on a shirt. I love it when inspiration hits and I have money to buy the yarn to complete the project. I have many unfinished projects because of those whims. So for the rest of the year - I'm on a yarn diet. I am going to only work on the projects I have - and I'm sure that I have plenty of yarn to finish all of my projects.
Anyway - inspiration can hit in the oddest of places. A train ride, a church dress or the grocery store. I'm not usually looking for it - so it's just one of those things that just hits me. It kinda hit me when I started making this blanket. I had on a shirt that had these colors in it.
There is some brown in there now - but I haven't taken a photo yet. I will be finishing these soon. I'm feeling like I lost my knitting mojo. If y'all see it - tell it to come home.
Mar 28, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
Ha! You didn't think I was just working on the rainbow lizard blanket did you? It's not portable anymore so I had to find something else to work on. This cute little floppy hat called Sockhead Hat. It's really easy and a quick knit!!!! I may have to make two or three of them.
Jan 18, 2010
Cellphone users can donate $5 to Haiti-born hip-hop musician Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund by texting the word "Yele" to 501501, or they can donate $10 to other nonprofit organizations, such as the American Red Cross, by texting the word "Haiti" to a specified number, like 90999. The donation is charged to a user's cellphone bill.
Wireless carriers Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc, Sprint and T-Mobile USA, and a unit of Deutsche Telekom AG, have waived fees for customers wishing to send mobile donations. Carriers are also letting users know they are not taking a cut of the donations.
This devastation will unfortunately be a lasting one. It will require years and years of rebuilding efforts. Let's support the Haitians in the rebuilding process.
May we not forget them and their plight as time passes and our lives move forward♥
Jan 14, 2010
This is coming along a lot easier than I thought it would. I did however make a mistake on it and had to tink back 435 stiches to fix it! Once it was off the needles I was happy to see that it will be substanial when completed! I'm using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Roy G. Biv colors. I'm really loving the way it is coming out. I should have more pictures soon.