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?
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Well since half the month of March is almost gone, I thought I’d better post something. I have been working on various items, both needle and loom knit. Someone posted on one of the yahoo groups about this cute pattern for Prairie Boots…I couldn’t resist and bought the pattern. I knitted them up first in Bernat Softee Chunky before I made some in the Alpaca Blend yarn I bought to see how it would turn out. It was also my first time knitting in the round using 2 circular needles, a lot easier than using DPNs. I’ve got a design in mind for the loom for making boots similar to these….keep an eye out for them. 🙂
My mom asked me to make her a case for her cell phone so she could find it in her purse. At the time I did this pattern I was (and still am) into cables and fell in love with the look of this pattern from Coats and Clark. I think you could easily either convert this to the loom or make up your own design using cables for the loom. I think the next one I make, for me, will have a button on one side of the strap so I can button it around the strap of my bag (got to get one first LOL), that way it will be more accessible.
Now that the March Loom -A-Long on Ravelry’s Loomin Dishcloths is well underway and other’s have posted their way cute cloths, I will post the one I test knit for Karen (see last post) It was fund and a great way to get into using intarsia. I even learned how to make center pull bobbins which was a lot easier than using my makeshift bobbins. I also did it in just plain knit and purl stitches in case others wanted to knit if up that way.
Hope to have a few more things done to post before the month is over. I should have plent of time looming in the car on our way to Arizona. I will try to post pictures of our trip for those who might be interested. I am hoping to stop and see Lynn Markman and possible Lisa Anderson. We will be gone for about 3 weeks. Should be interesting and fun at the same time. We leave on Easter Sunday! I can hardly wait for warm weather!!!
On another note….I now have all my patterns on my website. http://loomydaze.com Check it out! Give suggestions, etc. Talk to you all later!
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