Thursday, September 23, 2004
Monday, September 20, 2004
Thursday, September 16, 2004
I love the Fun Fur cuff! I had sent her a pair of these clogs a while back (in a more tame camel/grey combo) and she decided to knit a couple pairs for her kids. She did a big pair for Jared, and this her the second pair, for Melissa. I think she did a great job. I love this pattern....I must, since I've knit 15 clogs already! (one is at the yarn store as a sample, in case you're wondering who it is that has 3 feet)
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Ok, yes, I'm supposed to be working on the veil. But I sat down at my beading table and the strand of teal/pink assorted beads I bought a couple of weeks ago was screaming at me to make a bracelet. I just love how it turned out. I added the vintage pink beads from my stash, and all the other glass beads are different from each other. You like?
Also, this week my project is going to be making a bridal veil for my niece, Kelly. Her wedding to Brian is Oct. 1. I met with her last night and together we picked out what I need to create for her, what I'm hoping will be exactly what she had in mind , and that she'll know how much love I'm putting into it. I think it's going to be lovely. Let's see how long it takes me to put all those crystal rhinestones in place! LOL Of course after it's done I'll be posting a picture or two.
Monday, September 06, 2004
I spent Saturday evening knitting a hat to match the Baby Surprise. I did get some beading orders finished up so I can get paid for those, made some more beaded stitch markers ....and last night when my eyes couldn't take any more beading, I played around with combining some Kool Aid colors to get something a little less NEON BRIGHT and more fall colors. I had some success and ended up with a burnt orange, and 2 shades of brown which I really like.
The baby shower was nice yesterday. The Baby Surprise Jacket and matching hat got rave reviews. Everyone loved the colors. Lots of OOooooohs and AAaaaahhhhs.
It's been really hot this weekend, and I attribute that to the fact that hubby closed the pool for the season on Friday. Happens every time. We had such a lousy summer, swim-wise. I think I got in the pool 3 times the whole year. In fact, I commented the other day that I swam more in 6 days in Alaska than I did all summer here. Go figger. Speaking of Alaska....I wanna go back! Wahhhhh!
Sunday, September 05, 2004
Friday, September 03, 2004
more of nature's beauty
Don't you just love it when Mother Nature sends you a little surprise like this? This sunflower just popped up in my perennial garden next to the side porch.
I knit this Baby Surprise in 2 days! It was some intensive knitting ...thank goodness the kids had gone back to school and I could just sit and knit. And because this is the store sample to advertise the class I am teaching, I could tell hubby "I'm working" and he couldn't complain about the dust bunnies or the frozen pizza we had for dinner.
I am leaving the seams open when I deliver it to the store this morning. That way customers can play with it and see if they can get it to fold into a sweater. I also didn't do anything with the neckline, because I will use it to show some options during the class. Either a simple crochet edge, a knit-on collar or hood, etc.
Oh, and speaking of classes, I am now going to be teaching a class for the felted clogs too, starting in November. Since I've knit 13 of them already, I think I will feel very comfortable doing that class. Plus I'll have already taught the Baby Surprise classes by that point and will have that experience under my belt. I'm still kind of nervous, but SO excited to have this opportunity!
By the way, this one was knit with Shepherd Colour 4 Me 8 ply washable wool. I used 4 skeins total...each one was 90m/50gr. Size 6 needles. The sweater is approximately 19" around the body when overlapped to button, or if it is going to be butted together, it would be about 20-1/2" around.