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.


Carrie Penny said...

So, how do I get on your Christmas list! Any woman getting a gift like that should love it!

Aunt Spicy said...

I can't wait to see all your projects! I can't knit, so it will be fun to see what you create!

Ann On and On... said...

Welcome to SITS... It is a great place to meet a lot of great ladies doing amazing things.

I have to admit I am a bit (a lot) jealous that you are so crafty. Knitting and I are enemies at this point. (I can not figure out how to do it...left handed.)

Now you can(if you want)
check out my new
gift-a-way....a fun Valentine's, lovey dovey, smell good bag of goodies.

Maggie R said...

Hi Monioca,
Since you had no email addy on your blog I will post my note here.
I am on the SITS Welcome Wagon committee and I just wanted to say HI and give you a big welcoming hug. Thank you for putting the button on your blog. It is a fun place to be and meet new blogging friends. I hope you will visit often.

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Too bad about the point and shoot (I feel your pain) - I would have LOVED to see the pictures. I always enjoy a crafty blog.

Welcome to SITS! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Rhea said...

I'm so impressed with your knit projects! That's really awesome.

Welcome to SITS! I'm from the Welcome Wagon. It's a really fun site and group of women. Glad you joined!

Amanda in GA said...

Welcome to SITS from another southern girl. We are so happy to have you!

I had to laugh as I read your blog. I am a knitter and I am from SC originally! I grew up in Columbia. I still travel to SC to see my parents who now live in Lexington (well Gilbert to be exact)

The bag you made is quite lovely.

Monica said...

Carrie, I'm hoping that I can make Christmas cheaply enough that I can add more people to my list. I love giving gifts!
Thanks Aunt Spicy, I hope you come back to visit.
Thanks Ann! My advice for you on knitting is to embrace knitting righthanded. I'm a lefty too, but I picked up knitting right handed very easily. I hope you give it a try again! Good Luck!
Thanks for the welcome Maggie! So far I'm loving SITS! I've already met a ton of new people.
Hi, Mrs Jelly Belly and Rhea! I'm really enjoying SIRS so far. I'm glad y'all came to visit and hope you visit again!
Hey, Amanda! It's always nice to meet up with a fellow Carolina Girl. We live on the other side of Lexington as your parents. Can't wait to get to know all of you better!

Joy said...

Hi Monica! I just wanted to stop by and say welcome to the SITS community!

Mandy said...

Welcome to The Secret is in the Sauce! It's always fun to meet a new SITSta!:) We can't wait to see all your amazing projects--I'm not much of a photographer, either, so I understand. I have to admit, I'm so jealous that you knit and are so crafty! I've tried numerous craft projects but they always end up half-done in my closet. Look forward to seeing your work!:)

Mamarazzi said...

just stopping in to welcome you to SITS. you are gonna love being part of the SITStahood!!

you seem like a super creative and crafty stuff!

Julie said...

All your projects sound like lots of fun...don't worry about the pics, I have a hard time getting good ones too. Welcome to SITS!

Lisa M said...

Welcome to SITS, Monica! It's a great site to meet new bloggers and to get some comment love sent your way!

It's nice to meet a fellow knitter! Are you as addicted to as I am? ;)

I've had "Henry" on my needles for eons. Someday I'll get it done.. ;)

The Rambler said...

Welcoming you from the welcome wagon of SITS :) You will LOVE the site. And meet alot of fantastic SITSa's.

I'm sooo jealous of your mad skills in anything craft. I always have good intentions but they never transfer from the head to the fingers to actually produce. :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck with ruffled shug - sounds like an interesting project.

Welcome to SITS!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to SITS!!!
From the uncraftiest person you'll ever e-meet!

Eudea-Mamia said...

Bless you for already thinking of next Christmas!!

I'm just trying to find my Valentine's Day decorations right now.

Welcome from one of your SiTSas!


Jen said...

you have some really great stuff here. I so wish that I could knit.

I also just wanted to say, welcome to SITS! It is one of the best places in the blogosphere.

Aubrey said...

Oh how I wish I could knit! I have seen so many things I would love to make. I can't wait to see your project!

Coming over from SITS! Welcome!

Oh! And my teen said to tell your hubby "i will save sasuke...for it is my way of a ninja..I WILL BECOME HOKAGE!!!

Whatever that means...LOL

greedygrace said...

Welcome to SITS!

I hope you'll be teaching us all to knit soon! It's one of those things I'd always love to learn!

Brandy said...

You sound very talented...I'd be lucky to make one loop! LOL!

Welcome to SITS! It's always nice to meet a new blogger...especially one so creative.

Anonymous said...

Love the knitting projects. I keep hoping some kind left-handed person will show up at my door and teach me to knit LOL! Welcome to SITS - I look forward to seeing more fun projects :)