Saturday, January 31, 2009

Not quite what I planned

I had planned tonight, while my husband is watching Naruto on Cartoon Network, to post the finished pictures of my cable knit project. I finished the knitting Thursday night and the blocking was done by Friday night. I wove the ends in and sewed the bottom up.

And I forgot to take a before picture.

I tossed it in the wash to felt it and before I went to bed I shaped it and stuffed it with filling so it would dry in shape. This morning I sewed the snaps in, took some pictures and sent it on it's way to a yet undisclosed location. I'd love to show you those pictures, but alas, I am no photogapher. Foiled by a point and shoot! They were all blurry and unfocused. Hopefully I'll have better luck the next time I take pictures.

I've got lots of projects on the brain lately. I already have some big plans in motion for making things for the next holiday season and for birthday gifts for the girls on my list. The guys on the list, I'm still looking for ideas for. For the christmas season I'm thinking of making bath sets for the girls with a homemade shower cap, bath fizzies, sugar scrub and a wash cloth in the package. I also found great tutorial about making a ruffled shrug from a t-shirt. Now I have to follow through with the plans and not procrastinate.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It Looks Like a Big Fish Hook!

I've got two main projects on the needles right now. One is a baby blanket. This is one of several that I need to get working on. I know a lot of pregnant women right now!

And I learned something new this week! My co-worker, knitting buddy, Elizabeth was working on a simple beginner level cable knit scarf. She conviced me it was pretty simple, showed me how to do it and here's my first result! This is going to be a simple pouch with a flap. This opens up so many other opportunites! When my husband saw the cable needle he made the comment that it looked like a huge fish hook. It kind of does!

And yes, in case you're wondering, that is my desk. I've been trying to keep my knitting as cat fur-less as possible so I've been knitting at work only and keeping it separate from any knitting I do at home.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Holiday Craftiness

I hope that everyone had as fabulous a holiday season as I did!! Apparently, I was a very good girl this year, because Santa brought me everything I wanted. Michael got me a purple iPod Nano, the entire series of Star Trek Deep Space Nine on DVD, and a set of Harmony Interchangeable circular needles. I was all kinds of nerded out over the holidays!

Aren't these needles beautiful? They're already my favorites by far!

I haven't really been working on a lot. My new position is keeping me very busy. There's a lot to learn and get used to. I had to find something quick and easy to knit with my new needles though so I chose to make some cotton dishcloths. They turned out ok. I really like the green striped ones.

here are some pictures of a bag I made as a gift. Here it is after I sewed the seams together and put the straps on, before I felted it.

Here it is after washing and drying it. See how much smaller it got?

And here it is after I embroidered a few simple little daisy stitch flowers on it. Overall, I think it turned out pretty well. I see lots of stuff I would have done differently, but it was still well received by the person I gave it to and that's what matters.

Next on the list is a baby blanket. I think.