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More projects finished….

I figured I’d better post the projects that I have finished or I would forget.  It’s been cold here for the last three weeks and I’ve done a lot of knitting and looming.  I finished the Rowan Handbag and it turned out pretty good.  It’s a great bag with lots of room.  Speaking of bags I have submitted a purse that I designed to Markman Farm for their Spring Contest.  Please stop by their contest page and vote for my items (yes, I am shamfully asking for votes).  They rotate, so please check back in a couple of days.  I have the midnight sky purse and the simple fingerless gloves, but you can also vote others too.  🙂

With my designing hat on, I designed a new dishcloth pattern and Dianne Carroll tested it for me.  It is called “Hole in One”.  Also on the dishcloth theme, I finished a pretty pattern from Jean Barnett from Coats and Clark called the Butterfly Washcloth.  I can see making several of these and it would be fun to try to convert to a loom.

We are anxiously awaiting baby bunnies.  We had one doe deliver a litter of four and one that is overdue right now by 3 days.  She has me a little worried and then another due on the 19th a day before Breezy and I head to Ellensburg, WA to the Washington State Convention.  We are really looking forward to going as it is a fun weekend and there are thousands of rabbits.    If you are wondering why we have so many does due it’s because she is taking a production doe to our County Fair this year and she wanted to choose the one that was in the best condition.    Well I’ve rambled on enough.  Have a great week everyone!

 

Project updates and such…

Well I figured I better at least get some projects posted before I totally forget about them.  I finished up the Felted Baguette by Isela Phelps.  It was a fun and easy pattern to follow.  I had to improvise a little as I didn’t buy enough Noro yarn on vacation, so I found some that seemed suitable in my stash.    This is how it turned out.  I use it as my knitting bag which works out great!  I am also working on Isela’s Rowan Handbag.  I love the tapering of this bag.  I have the bag itself done.  I just needs to be sewn up and  the strap to finish, but I have other projects that have taken the priority.  I had a shrug I made for my Voci performance on Monday and Tuesday.  This was needle knit and it turned out okay…the sleeves were a little long.  Oh well.  Speaking of Tuesday, Scott and I celebrated our 13th Wedding Anniversary.  He bought me a dozen long-stemmed red roses.  I guess he really does love me. 

I am also working on a design for a purse for Markman Farms Spring Pattern contest.  I am inviting you all to stop by her website and vote for your favorite pattern.  She should have the poll up this weekend.  I have two patterns up (or will)  one for Simple Fingerless Mitts and the other for my Midnight Sky Purse (picture coming soon).  The fingerless mitts I taught on Lynn’s Beginning Loom Knitting Class this week.  I am either a good teacher (hahaha) or not many are doing the class.  It has been so quiet.  Not many questions.  It has been fun and I hope to teach some more classes again.  I will be teaching an afghan square for Loom Class in June which will entail lace knitting.

For those of you who like to design, I am taking submissions for the 2009 Loom Knit Dishcloth Calendar until August 31st.  Check out the submission guidelines and submit them as soon as possible.

Well I think I have finally ran out of things to say.  I am going to enjoy our very warm, summer like weather ,this weekend and work on my tan, in addition to showing my rabbits.  I am hoping to get another leg on my  polish bunny Zorro.  He managed to pick up one last weekend for Best of Opposite Sex Breed under judge Kevin Rudolph.  Just 2 more to go and I can grand him.  Go Zorro!  Here are the three babies we had 3 1/2 weeks ago, which I will leave you with.  Their father is Marshmellow and Breezy calls them Mini Marshmellows. Aren’t they the cutest?

And the winner is….

The day you have been waiting for to find out who guessed the right amount of dishcloths in the stack….well, I have 2 winners who guessed the correct amount.  19 dishcloths!  Keggy will be receiving the printed copy and Kansas will be receiving the downloadable copy.  Thank you all for playing it was fun! 

On the crafting/looming side, I was lucky enough to test knit a pattern for the March LAL on Ravelry’s Loomin Dishcloths group for Karen G.  We are doing colorwork for March and the pattern she has designed is sooo cute!  I’ll post a picture of the cloths as soon as I get her okay to (and I get them finished)

Have a great weekend!

Contest Time & projects finished

SmileyCentral.com Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary to me. I can hardly believe it has been two years already. With that I have a little something for those of you that read my blog. I am going to run a little contest. What’s the contest you say? 2008 Loom Knit Dishcloth Calendar CoverWell it’s an easy one….just guess how many dishcloths there are in the picture. Prize is the 2008 Loom Knit Dishcloth Calendar. Just email me your guess (smcelheran at gorge dot net) and put blog contest in the subject line and you could be the lucky winner of this great calendar. It is filled with great designs from Lynn Markman, Janice Haley, Karen Gielen and myself.  I will take guesses through February 28th and announce the winner on February 29th!  Good Luck!!!

Dishcloths for contest

 

Cabled MittCabled Mitt PairOn the creative end of things, I finished up the Cabled Mitt Pattern from Isela Phelps that we did on Ravelry for February’s Loom-A-Long. What a fun pattern and definitely something to challenge a person especially if they have never done cables before. These mitts will go with the hat I finished from Isela’s booklet Learn to Knit Cables on Looms.

Cion Earflap HatThe hat is the Cion Earflap Hat. It turned out okay for my first attempt at cables on looms. I think my next project from the book will be the shawl. I think I want to try a little lace with some cables and give it away as a prayer shawl.

Well enough babbling….have a great weekend!

Contest Time!!

I know, I know. It’s been a week since I posted that it was my blog’s anniversary and I was going to have a contest for 6 stitch markers, well I finally have them finished and a contest to go with it. YEA for me! This is quite an accomplishment since I usually just start a project, become bored with it and start another. oh well.

Here are the stitch markers you can win. They fit up to size US 7 needles and looms of the small and fine gauge. All you need to do is guess how many candy hearts are in this glass. Closest one will receive the stitch markers. Sound easy? It is…just send me an
email smcelheran @ gorge.net (take out the spaces) with your guess. I will announce the winner on my blog on March 7th. Will take guesses until March 6th.

Keep on looming/knitting. Have a great weekend!