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Summer projects

Well it has been a long time since I posted anything.¬† I was very busy with our County Fair this year and being a 4-H leader didn’t make it any easier. ūüėĬ† Breezy did quite well.¬† Two of her items for fiber arts won champion ribbons and went to our State Fair and received blue ribbons there.¬† She did a display board on Loom Knitting¬†which earned her a champion ribbon locally.¬†She¬†loom knit a hat with her handspun yarn and received a champion ribbon as well.¬† I’ll try and post pictures of them as soon as I get them taken.

She did another display board on rabbit diseases and used electricity (which they learned how to do in class last year) to let a person know if they had gotten their answer right.  It turned out really well and a picture of it actually made it into our local paper.  Boy was she surprised.  Well enough about my daughter.

I did manage to make a few of the pinwheel dishcloths that Isela has in the Fall 2008 issue of¬†Loom Knitters Circle.¬† They are so much fun to make and my husband actually likes these.¬† I also tried Denise’s Mitered Dishcloth and that was also a lot of fun to make.¬† As I was making ths cloth, I thought it would be fun to make a scarf or a sweater using the mitered squares.¬† Oh the creative juices are flowing again.¬† Sorry about the poor pictures…they were taken from my phone as my camera broke.¬†

Speaking of creative juices, I have been working on¬†designs for the 2009 Loom Knit Calendar bewteen canning salsa and beans.¬† To give you a little hint as to what will be in the calendar, expect to see a little bit of lace, cables and knit and purl combos.¬† I am hoping to have it ready for download the end of this month.¬† I’ll keep you posted.¬† I also have some other designs knit up, just need to write and chart the instructions.¬† Designs include seahorses, hummingbird, owl, desert scene and I forget what else.¬†ūüôā I’ll post when I get them done.

I have also been busy trying to earn points to buy stuff on Amazon.¬† All it does is take a little bit of time and it’s fun.¬† I plan on buying some stuff for Christmas this way.¬† You can even buy yarn this way and not have to spend a cent.¬† Check it out and signup if interested!¬†¬†Points2Shop¬†

Have a great rest of the week and weekend everyone!

Finished projects for March

Well since half the month of March is almost gone, I thought I’d better post something.¬† I have been working on various Prairie¬†Bootsitems, 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. ūüôā

Cell phone - closedcell phone openMy 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. 

Bunnies in¬†LoveBunnies in¬†love-plainNow 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!

Scott’s Socks are finished!!!

Scott‚Äôs¬†SocksI finally finished DH’s socks knit in the garter rib pattern from Charlene Schurch’s book Sensational Knitted Socks.¬† It took me about a week to finish them.¬† I think they will work great, for this awful cold and snowy weather we have had since Thanksgiving, when he is working.¬† He is a construction foreman so he’s out in the weather all the time.¬†

I think my next sock project will be for me using the Annetrelac Sock pattern from Interweave.  I am thinking that I will use the Opal Neon colorway 1932 I just purchased.  I post progress on it as soon as I get started on it. 

Happy New Year! And yea, the kids are back in school!!!

I am so glad that winter break is finally over and the older two kids are back in school.¬† My daughter and my youngest son, ages 10 and 3, were contantly at each other.¬† I played referee every day.¬† Talk about stressful!!¬† If it wasn’t that it was my daughter saying, “I’m bored! What is there to do?” every hour or so.¬† I would give her some suggestions, like clean her room or read, but she “didn’t want to do that.”¬† Well enough of that….

I am posting a picture of the Knit it Down Sweater from Creative Knitting Magazine.¬† I think in the last post I said I Knit it¬†Downwas making it now you can see how far I’ve gotten.¬† I will probably end up taking out the bind off edge of the sweater and make it a little longer for my tastes.¬† I made it out of Lion Brand 100% wool in Cadet Blue.¬† Just need to finish the right arm cuff and knit the arm for the left and I will be done!! YEA!

I am also knitting a pair of thick socks for my husband, Scott.¬† I just hope he wears them.¬† They are knit out of Paton’s Classic Merino in Dark Gray Mix.¬† I used the Garter Rib stitch pattern for the instep and leg part and they are turning out pretty nice.¬†

Sock Yarn from Simply SocksI received my package of sock yarn from Simply Socks Yarn Company.¬† Boy talk about great service.¬† They were out of a yarn I had ordered, emailed me right away and I ended up choosing something else which was okay and they to boot, I was able to get my package in a day (or so it seemed).¬† This is from Indiana to Oregon.¬† Here is the picture of the yarn I bought.¬† Camoflauge for my husband as he wanted thinner socks and I¬† am hoping to have enough left over so I can make our 3 year old some so he has some socks just like dad’s.¬† The other colors are probably for me or my daughter.

 Balloon Happy 2008!  May it bring you lots of great things!