Saturday, April 30, 2005
WOW, I feel so much better now that I got that out! I'm off to wipe out some WIPs.
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Pattern: I designed this poncho myself, using two crocheted rectangles sewn together. I found information on making ponchos this way here.
Yarn: TLC Essentials in a dark, deep red (I think it's Cranberry).
TLC Heathers-Heather Pink
Some leftover white Red Heart SuperSaver.
I liked designing this pattern, and overall I think it came out well. My only complaint is that the drape isn't quite right, it's a little stiff, but I think a couple of washings will help with that. The colors work well together (in the picture the red is too bright and glaring, it's really darker and deeper). I'm not sure if I'll be doing another one of these anytime soon, sewing in the ends created by the stripes was very time consuming. Ambrielle likes it, and she's worn it several times, so the work was well worth it.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Monday, April 18, 2005
Sunday, April 17, 2005
Delaynie is such a happy baby. She very much enjoyed lazing on the deck in her walker. This may have been due to the fact that an after-dinner snack of Ritz Chz Crackers mysteriously appeared out of Allison's knitting bag. YUM!
Pattern: My own design. This is a very simple V-Stitch pattern, crocheted from the bottom up.
Yarn: Bernat Soft Boucle, Color #26515 Softest Straw
I like to call this shawl my interpretation of the famous Jessica Simpson shawl. I was going to fringe it like hers, but the yarn frays very easily when cut, and I decided I liked it without the fringe anyway. It's pretty heavy, but the open design keeps it from being too warm. This shawl will probably be my most-used piece of the spring.
Front View 2.
Saturday, April 16, 2005
- bath poof from Crochet Me
- butterfly washcloth
- knitted makeup bag/ hot-cold pack cover
- a candle
- a sample pack of Celestial Seasonings tea
- sunflower scented lotion
- sunfloer scented soap
a card with the following poem: "Cupid's work is almost done; Sami and Rob will soon be one; but before that Golden Hour; pamper yourself with gifts from the shower." My husband adapted it from a website that I would love to credit, but he doesn't remember which one. (Need we ask if he bookmarked it? I think not.)
The package was liked, as evidenced by the ooh's and aah's, but there weren't nearly enough for the week and a half's worth of work and late nights I put in on it. Such is the nature of giving handmade gifts. I am not greedy, I don't need the attention, and I'm sure I'll get a lovely card and a thank you in person at work. But I busted my arse on this one. Anyway, it was a nice shower, and Sami glowed. I'm happy that she's happy, they make a great couple. Sami and Rob, I wish much happiness and love! (And babies soon!)
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Monday, April 11, 2005
Unseamed makeup bag
Seed stitch closeup
Since finishing the bag, I have also completed the bath poof, and I'm now trying out the washcloth. I'll post pictures as soon as I have them, hopefully tomorrow.
Friday, April 08, 2005
Thursday, April 07, 2005
- Ribbon Xback
- Cocktail Monkey
Out of all of these, I think I'm most likely to try Cocktail Monkey and Petals. I'm just not sure I'm brave enough to knit a shirt yet, but I'm on the lookout for a knitalong to get me motivated. (Huhmm, Ribbon Xback, anyone?)
I should really be working on the (quickly approaching) bridal shower gifts instead of playing on the computer. Oops! (I'm tellin' ya, it is HARD to rip myself away from the new Knitty). I do have a finalized list of what will be included in the pamper pack, however.
- Sunflower Lotion
- Sunflower Soap
- Rose Bath Pouf
- Butterfly Washcloth
- Fancy Crocheted Hanger
- Knitted Makeup Bag
I think this should be enough to fill up a small box or basket, and besides, I don't think I'll have time to make more for it. And I STILL need to finish the Bar Shawl so I can wear it to the shower. So much to do, so little time. (I think that might be becoming my motto.)
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
I LOVE SALES! Don't you?
Sunday, April 03, 2005
What with all the excitement, I have tuckered myself out, so I'm going to save the last WIP pics for later. Instead I give you this pic of Delaynie, my youngest daughter.
Isn't she adorable?
Friday, April 01, 2005
And here is the closeup of the Shawl. I think the color is pretty accurate, but the picture definitely cannot tell you how soft this thing is. It's amazing. I was really impressed with the Bernat Soft Boucle. I think I may even have enough left over to make a teddy bear or something (see there, I mentioned my stash!)
This is my first knitted scarf. It's knit in stockinette stitch with one strand of Red Heart in Aspen Print and one strand of New York Yarns Fluff in a powder blue. It's very soft, very skinny, very long, and super warm, but seeing as how I'm new at the knitting side of things and have no idea what the hell I'm doing, it rolls. Of course I didn't figure this out until it was too late to stop, and I convinced myself that I can block it flat. That remains to be seen after I bind it off and weave in the ends. Any tips anyone?
The colors are actually a little softer than this, but it was getting dark outside. I have two more rolls of the Red Heart, they were a gift from my aunt and uncle. I don't have anything special in mind for them. What's left of the Fluff is a tangled mess and I really don't want to even deal with it.
Happy April Fool's Day. I'll be back tomorrow with one more WIP in the last finishing stages.