Wednesday, February 28, 2007


So, I've been sick.


This means staying in and knitting.

Lots of knitting.

And sewing.

Lots of se

I finished the set of thrum mittens for the girl at work.
I love thrumming.
Oh, and the hairy arms are my husband's. FYI.

I finished the first of my Trekking XXL Cabled Socks.
I really enjoyed the water colour effect of this yarn.
Not so crazy about the feel of it though.
Hopefully it'll get softer after it's been washed.

And I cast and am 3/4 done the first of the Spinning Bunny Jaywalker Socks.
This yarn is gorgeous.
It feels great and it has this almost satin-type sheen to it.

I am kicking some serious knitting ass.

As for sewing, I've made a bunch of the needle bags for Wendy.

I've also been trying to come up with a simple and inexpensive version of this nylon knit bag.

These are some of the fabrics I'm experimenting with.
I like the brown/pink/coffee bean one.

Did I mention I have two orders for the Cabbage Rose Swirl blankets I made at Christmas?

$150 each.


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Oooh! Shiny!

So, I stopped by Connie's to pick up the February Edition of the PickUp Sticks Sock Club.

Naturally, I was unable to leave with just that item.

May I present:

Yarn: Spinning Bunny
Colourway: Denim

Yarn: Spunky Eclectic
Colourway: Swimming Lessons

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

stash it

So, this is supposed to be a knitting blog, but I'm posting this sewcentric entry anyhow.

First: Because it's indirectly related to knitting.

Second: Because it's my blog and I can do whatever I want. You're not the boss of me. So there.


Anyhow, Wendy (owner of Unwind: Yarn House) asked me to sew her up some zippered knitting needle pouches for her shop.

Since she wanted to be able to sell them for under $15 dollars, they're super-simple (not like the roll-up bag), but I still think they're cool.

Love the embroidered taffeta.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Rag Time

So, I wanted to send Angie a little something personal [but super simple and inexpensive] with the scarf she bought.

I came up with this:

Yarn: Bernat Worsted Weight Cotton
Needles: 4.5mm
Pattern: The Letter A
Time: 1.5 hours

Monday, February 19, 2007

Branson, Missouri

So, I've just finished my first Commissioned Piece.

An online friend of mine (who happens to have my same first and middle names AND the same birth date - how weird is that?) saw the picture of my recent Michael's acquisitions and wanted a scarf from the "orangy one on the bottom right".

It didn't take me long at all, but it turned out really well, even if it is 'crap acrylic'.

Yarn: Boa by Bernat
Needles: 5.5 mm

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Woolly Bully

So, I just finished the most gorgeous scarf for myself.

The yarn is Woolly Bully by Estelle and the colours (purple and pink and orange oh my) are absolutely stunning.

The finished measurements are 64" x 8", not counting the 9" fringe.

Seriously luscious.

Down the Rabbit Hole

So, I've been delinquent in displaying my latest Adventures in Knitting.

First of all, my Nan gave me a bunch more of her knitting books.

Some are vintage chique.

Some, not so much.

This one is my favourite.

I ended up taking advantage of the Michael's Yarn Sale.
It's all crap acrylic, but it's pretty fun none-the-less.
I'll probably make a bunch of gift-scarves or something.

Then there is the Slytherin-esque Scarf I made for a friend's husband (V-day present).
I was in such a hurry to get it to her (and collect my $$) that I forgot to get a picture of the finished product.
The end result was quite long, with 5" tassels.

Here are the Regia (Manitoba - self-striping) socks. It's the same stuff from which came my first sock attempt.
This time, for a little interest, I purled the tangerine colour when ever it came around. I like the effect.
The 2nd picture is of both the SweetGeorgia and the Regia.