Sunday, December 31, 2006

Fran: It made me giggle...

Am I the only one trying to figure out how to help Leonard knit? Could he wedge the needle into the rock and use his mouth to work the other? Does he have a friend that could help him? Anyone have any better ideas?

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Magic loop socks

Hey y'all! these are my 1st . Both pairs were knit on magic loop (circular needles). A few weeks back I began a pair on double point. After taking a ML class I ripped-out the sox on double point and decided to make all my sox on magic loop. it's super FAST!

I used the same pattern for both pairs as well. When i see you next i'll teach y'all how to do this. And by that time (Lord willing) I'll know how to convert a regular sock pattern into ML.

God bless and HNY!


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christimas gift

okay! it's brag time! All I received for Chritmas was knitting stuff. I've got these bad boys trained down here. Check-out my winder!


Friday, December 22, 2006

Kari: Charity Knitting

Hi gals~
Just a quick note to share some charity knitting websites.

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 18, 2006

Fran: Felting Foray

I hadn't done any felting until a few weeks ago. I had wanted to do the Fiber Trends Felted Clogs pattern before seeing Sonya's slippers, after seeing them I simply had to make them! I ordered oodles of wool yarn from KnitPicks and waited (not very patiently I might add!) Due to the snow my order was delayed.
:( So, being the patient and longsuffering woman that I am I went to Michael's and bought some Patons Merino wool because I was going to die if I didn't knit them soon! I have done several pairs of the clogs and I have to say I really love the pattern! It's easy to do but also easy to lose your place if you get distracted. I used a sticky post it note to keep my place but after the first pair I could tell where I was if I got lost. It's pretty predictable but turns out great!

These are a few of the pairs I’ve done.
The pink/green ones aren’t felted yet but the others are. The size difference is even easier to see in person.

This bag is a pattern that Jennifer loaned me. The shaping is from the pattern but I person
alized it.
(It looks red and green but it's really a reddish brown. ) I made it as a gift for Jon’s step mom but it’s so darn cute I’m having a hard time parting with it! I need to just wrap it up and put it under the tree before I have to think of something else for her.

So, there are some of my latest projects. Is there anyone on this blog besides Kari, Sonya and myself? I know you’re knitting! Aren’t you going to share?

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Kari: Not knitting craft

Well, it's not knitting but this is what Jaimey and I have worked on this week. A Christmas Card Tree. We started with two pieces of foam board taped together. Then I free-hand drew a tree shape. We cut it out with an exacto-knife and then used spray adhesive to secure the felt to the board. I cut off the excess and then used fabric glue to secure the edges. We did the same for the star. A little red sparkle-y rick-rack and some ornament buttons glued only on the bottom half should hold the cards. We plan to glue extra paperclips (probably green) to the tree so that we can hold more photos/cards. I glued a ribbon to the back tip of the tree so we can hang it on the wall.

We've had another card tree for many years but the cardboard finally wore down (it had slits in the cardboard for the card to slip into and then it was held up on the wall with thumbtacks). I must admit that mine is much cuter than the original but the test will be when all those wonderful cards from family and friends start arriving in the mailbox.

So now it's back to knitting those Christmas gifts.