Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

This week has 2 projects....

Okay, so I bought this yarn on a whim.  I wanted to buy something and thought "why not, looks interesting."
Why not?  It is a pain to knit with!  I am sure there is a trick, but I couldn't find it.  I fumbled through and made the scarf and Ava looks great in it, but she looks great in anything :)

  I also made a baby bear hat for a friend's baby.  It is tiny, much tinier than I wanted.  Why can't I find a baby hat pattern that will fit a baby's head and not just an orange!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

My photoshoot :)

I used my anatomy body as a backdrop for my shawl :)

 Random cuteness!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I finished a test knit!!!

 We took a little beach vacation over the weekend to end the summer with a smile.  While on the beach I finished knitting a wonderful test knit pi shawl.

The awesome Socks bunny knit and fit has designed a beaded pi shawl that I test knit and LOVED.  The beading was not hard at all and I was so afraid I would screw up, but didn't :)

I was binding off, minding my own business when an unleashed dog ran up and grabbed my shawl!  I screamed!!!  The dog let go and I rescued my shawl...
 I blocked this afternoon and hope to have the shawl ready for real pictures tomorrow, I'm so excited to show you!

My first test knit, my first pi shawl, my first beaded knit....I am thrilled and so thankful to Sock Bunny (Kimberly) for allowing me to be a test knitter.
I used Paton's Lace in the bonfire colorway on size 6 needles (interchangeable 32 inch cable).
 I also made a bulky preemie hat....modeled by the lovely orange...and
a little owl puff hooty owl with scrap handspun...

I thought this would be a cute gift card holder for my niece :)  I want to knit more of these cuties for smiles.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The joy of a milkshake...

My grandmother enjoying her strawberry shake :)
I love it!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I'm test knitting!

This is a first for me on many levels.  First for test knitting, first for a Pi shawl, first for beads....I'm going crazy....

Sunday, August 19, 2012

2 pair in 2012 :)

 I'm on fire, 2 pairs of socks in 2012!  I never said I was a fast sock knitter.  On the contrary, very slooooooow.  Throw in the fact that I have been knittng and spinning other things and I do work....trying to make myself feel better here.

I mailed my brother his socks and he called to say they fit perfectly.  Yay!  So perfect that my nephew wants a pair and he asked if I could knit him an identical pair for Christmas.  Why didn't I take better notes?????????????

Now I need to buy more yarn...

I finished plying my BFL and it is KINKY, but beautiful and I think I have enough fingering yardage for a shawlette.

What else have I been doing, besides knitting?  I have been playing with precious babies like these.  Take a gander at this puppy pile.  These are a few of the great dog available for loving homes at our Humane Society. 

Isn't that precious????????