Thursday, December 29, 2011

Owl hats are fun!


 I finished my Owl hat from Ravelry (the Who? hat) and loved knitting this one.  I added eyes to every other owl and I had 10 owls in total.  I used a stash skein of Lion Brand and the end result is fine, but I recommend knitting in a yarn with more wool!
 While I was sewing on owl eyes, kitties were sleeping.... 

And Maggie stole my Christmas zombie!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Quick knit gifts are wonderful

I love free patterns and I love quick knit patterns that are free :)  I finished up a 3-hour cowl for my sister-in-law and will pop it into the mail tomorrow. I hope she likes it, fingers crossed.  I used Lion Brand Homespun I had in the stash, but could not find the colorway name/number. It knit up nice and soft and squishy.

 And just as awesome as free patterns are zombie cups :) My niece and nephew gave me this for Christmas and I LOVE it so much!  Already had coffee in it this morning and now my favorite cup of all time.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Fiber love

I finally took pictures of the Bohemia Fibers roving of the month October fiber that I spun and 2 plied.
I love her fibers, she does a beautiful job on her products and I highly recommend you give her a try if you are in the market for yarn or roving.

 This is the American Beauty Apple in Romney, spun on my Cherub wheel (her name is Jolene).

 I received 4 ounces and was able to get 137 yards , which will become a hat.

 And this lovely piece of business is the November colorway that needs to be spun up today!

  I also purchased a "brown bag" from her and was delighted to get a killer batt!



  Look at the fun in this batt...I need more time to spin.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Craft bazaar...

 Lots of fabric lanards, holiday pins and project bags...


 A bowl full of fingerless mitts and beanies too...


Followed with a bowl of felted mittens and tissue covers...
I attended a Christmas craft fundraiser bazaar this weekend and have been busily crafting for this over the past month.  It wasn't a crafty crowd :(  The hot tables were the "corporate" tables; brand name purses and brand name candles were the big hits of this event.  Win some and lose some.  At least my table fee went to charity.

New plan - post my bags on Etsy and mitts, mittens and lanyards will be gifted. 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

A belated Happy Thanksgiving.  I ate too much, knitted way too little, and didn't sleep late enough, but it was a good one.  AND my sister took a pic of me and my mammaw and here she is :)  Best mammaw in the world!  (and makes the best sweet potato casserole known to man)

Friday, November 18, 2011

I will call her Bramblewood....

I finished spinning and 2plying a mystery roving I had received in a swap.  It is a unknown fiber, unknown dyer, but known smile maker.

I wish the bluey-teals would show through better in the pics, but you know I suck at picture taking!  I have about 75 yards from this baby and I forgot to weigh it before I spun it, so no clue whatsoever of the ounces before spinning.

I will make me a pair of fingerless mitts with my Bramblewood and be tickled browns and blues :) to wear them.

Next on the wheel will be this lovely braid from a club I joined...Bohemia Fibers, this is the October colors...gorgeous!!!!!!  It is Falkland and will be my first time spinning Falkland, I'm scared!  Off now to divide and weigh and do my best to get my bobbins even for once in my life! 
Happy knitting ya'll

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I finished my Autumnal mitts (free pattern on Ravelry ) and adored this pattern.  These are a gift, so I have to cast on a pair for me next.  Guys, love this pattern, go knit a pair this winter for yourself.  The pic does not show the pattern, but they have a lovely trellisy look to them.






Also finished my Star Crossed Slouchy beret and yes, love this too!

I dyed the yarn with Kool-aid and was thinking of dying it again, but will try out the pink and see how it works for me.
 And while I was weaving in seams, my puppies were sleeping.  Love how Ava drapes herself over anything, including Finley.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

So what do I do when no knitting bag.....

 I play on the phone with the zombie app and laugh my hiney off....
Finley zombie

 ...good times :)
    Oh, I did find my elusive yarn to finish my heart soaring mitts!  Yeah, now I can end those and cast on more.
Ava zombie

Friday, November 04, 2011

Glove-a-polozzzzaaaaa

More gloves have been completed in the house, thank goodness!  Finished a quick pair of bulky Seed Stitch fingerless mitts.  Love them!  Made from a recycled sweater (kool-aid dyed).  (Cameo of Finley's nose in the pic...go Finley!)
Kind of finished 2 pairs of Soaring Hearts mitts and kind of means I did finish 2 right hands, almost finished a left hand and then ran out of yarn.....and can't find it!  I have tried Ravelry and no one has this yarn, tried 3 yarn stores, nope they don't either.  So until I can find it I have kind of finished mitts!

Back to the internet search.....

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to you!  I took the poopies out for a trick-or-treat walk and now back to knit :)  Sounds like a good Halloween to me.

I broke the Star Crossed Slouchy-beret out of it's hiding bag and began working on it a little more and hope to finish it by next week.

Remember...I am a SLOW knitter, don't pressure me!

Ava and Finley wish you a happy day as well....they allow me to dress them up for trick-or-treating :)

Save the Reese's cups for me!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A few goodies from SAFF...

"Lavender" and "Vampire" merino from Unplanned Peacock Studio

"Vampire"

"Peggy" mixed BFL & Tussah Silk Top from Miss Babs

"Mountain Mist" merino/bamboo/nylon from River's Edge Fiber Arts

Finley Muldoon...just because he is so handsome!

Monday, October 24, 2011