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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?