Saturday, October 25, 2008

Old Stuff, New Stuff and Future Stuff

OK, here are the last pictures of my Bad Ass Knittin Bag and the felted bag that I entered in the fair. I promise I'll stop whoring them out now.

I made Michael a hat. It cost me a whole $2. You've got to love a good sale!

Here's a picture of what I'm working on now. It's going to be another felted bag. The body and straps are going to be brown, with a band of the off-white around the top. I'm also thinking about doing some embroidery on it too. That's going to be a christmas present for someone.

And this is going to be my next embroidery/sewing project. It's going to be a late christmas present for my friend Heather, who works for the SC Dept. of Archives and History. She does a lot of disaster recovery and planning for agencies throughout the state.
Just like my knitting bag, Michael is designing the pattern. The design isn't finished, but this is a good idea what it's going to look like. I think the finished design will have fire, a flood and some bugs (and a different font for the Disaster Queen).

Monday, October 6, 2008

Good Things CAN Happen on a Monday. And Hats.

Today I got some good news. I found out around 11:30am from my blog-friend Carrie Penny that the results had been posted for the judging on the SC State Fair website. Screw work I was checking that website to see how I did!

My felted handbag won second place in Any other knitting not listed category.

My Bad Ass Knittin Bag won first in Handbag, Embroidered category. However, I think it was the only entry in that category. I'll still take it and I'm proud! They didn't have to give me anything for either one!

In other news I'm learning how to make hats on double pointed needles. At first I was intimidated and even a little scared/nervous. I mean, those needles are really pointy! What if I poked myself in the eye or made a shish-ka-hubby? It all worked out though.

I'm happy to report that no husbands, cats or dogs wer harmed during the knitting of these hats. Michael says he feels like I'm trying to give Hermione a run for her money knitting hats for the house elves.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

New Endeavors

This afternoon Michael picked me up and we went to drop off my fair entries (yay!!) and then he took me out for lunch. I'm glad to have it done with and delivered. Now I want the fair to be over so I can pick the bags up and use them!

I'm currently trying to learn something new. Yesterday, my knitting buddy at work showed me a new method for casting on and how to knit on double pointed needles in the round. I was scared and intimidated to get started last night, but no eyeballs were poked out during the making of my useless practice cylinder. I'm going to practice some more and then I'm going to try a hat. Then once I conquer that, I'm going to figure out socks.