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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?

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Winter & Knitting

Snow & DrivewayHouse and SnowOkay, I am sick of winter.  We have had about 5-5 1/2 feet of snow since Thanksgiving and I am so sick of it.  Mind you, the 5 feet isn’t all at once.  We probably have about 3 1/2 feet right now.  All I can tell you is it is past my knees on my 5’2″ frame.   Our driveway does make it fun to go sledding with all the nice powder we have had.  This snow makes it so dang hard to feed and water our bunnies though.  If I had my way, spring would be here. 

Shifting Sands clothWith all this snow it has been good for designing, looming and knitting projects.  I have designed a couple new dishcloth patterns and have worked on a 5 cable cloth for the February KAL on Janice’s group Looming Dishcloths Plus.  It is called  Shifting Sands.  I was a little hesitant to try cable, but found they were quite simple once I got the hang of it.  My have to try more things with cables.  I know I’ll probably try the dishcloth pattern from Creative Knitting in the March 2008 issue.  It is an all over cable pattern.

The cloth with the heart on it I designed for the February Loom-A-Long on Ravelry. If you are a member and love to Pieces of my Heart Hummingbird Clothmake dishcloths, please join us. The hummingbird cloth will be up on my Loomy Dishcloth Blog just as soon as I write up the pattern for it. 

house socksI also completed Isela’ Plushy Slipper Sock pattern for the Loom A Long on Ravelry (you can find the pattern at her site http://isela.typepad.com for $1.25).  I didn’t loom it in the plushy yarn that she called for.  I just used a worsted weight acrylic/wool blend .  The pattern is very easy to understand. 

Scott’s Socks are finished!!!

Scott’s 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!

I’ve been published!!!

Here I am tooting my horn again.  My A-Maze-ing Sock pattern has been published in the Loom Knitters A-Maze-ing SocksCircle e-zine!  I started this summer for Isela’s summer contest, but didn’t make the deadline so I thought why not submit them to the magazine. They were accepted!  I was walking around on cloud nine.  Denise, Isela, and Kathy are so great to work with.  Here is the pic of my socks –>
I really love colorwork.   I came across wristwarmers that uses the fair isle and self striping yarn and fell in love with it.  Maybe I will come up with a pattern for looms, shouldn’t be to hard to do.  You know me…too many irons in the fire…all these ideas floating around in this puny little head of mine. 

Also, for those of you looking for dishcloth patterns can check out http://loomydishcloths.wordpress.com  I will be designing more.  Any suggestions for cloths you would like to see, just leave me a comment. 

Happy looming!