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. 😀 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. 🙂 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!
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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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I 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.
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 was 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.
I 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.
Happy 2008! May it bring you lots of great things!