Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I'm a good wife


As a 1930s wife, I am

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Things I would like to finish

#1. My hand dyed sock. 1 sock complete, one on the foot, hopefully finished or almost finished today. Been on the needles for months.
#2. Gift scarf 1/2 finished. Will probably take a couple days to finish.
#3. The green afghan. 1/2 finished,will take about a week to complete.
#4. Knit the freakin' ears for my Bobbi bear already, it's been about a year and that is all he needs to be complete.
#5. My sweater. The body is almost finished. Could be finished in a week.
#6. Granny baby blanket. 20 more grannys to crochet, would take 3 or 4 days to finish.
#7. Log cabin blanket. 14 more squares to make. Would take about a week to finish.
#8. Dots blanket. A week tops.
#9. Fish blanket. A month or so on and off. There are a lot of fishies to knit yet!
#10. Cotton bag. Needs handle. An evening at the most.
#11. The dish clothes for my MIL Christmas gift. 1 or 2 days.
#12. My sisters mittens. A day or 2.
#13. The Nerdclub socks. A week to finish.
#14. Optmus Prime. His body is finished, need arms and legs. 2 weeks to finish.

I think that is all, but I'm not digging around to find them all.

I would like to start the following:
#1. A mitered square vest turned jacket via my own alterations.
#2. Scarf for me.
#3. Scarf for hubby.
#4. Scarf for sister.
#5. Socks. A lot of them.
#6. Blue afghan.
#7. Another sweater for me.

Looks like I need to get knitting....


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I just thought I'd share...

2 FO's after a long time of knitting and not really getting alot done.
These are my Christmas socks for My friend Marci :

marcis socks

These are the mittens I made myself :

my mittens

I haven't alot to say just happy to have something finished after soooooo long!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The official Chrstmas list:

Mittens for sister - 1 hand done minus thumb.
Socks for Marci - 1 sock done
Socks for Mom - not started, yarn is picked out
Hand towel set for MIL - 1 towel done want to knit a couple wash clothes to go with it
Hand towel set for sister - not started yet, yarn is picked out

Dish clothes for co-workers are made, I need to get some hand made soap to wrap with them. As for the 21 dish cloth challenge, I made 15. I feel good about that number, more than enough for Christmas giving. :)


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

21 dishcloth challange!

So I was looking at my stash tonight and realized that I had no more room in the 2 totes that I have my dish cloth cotton in.Refusing the thought of "Oh I need another tote" I was going to knit 10 dish clothes before I got anymore. Well, in an effort of using the yarn house as a destashing technique I filled a room in the house with the cotton and stated to plurk and the world that I will try to use up as much yarn as I put in that room before my birthday. So the long and the short of it: I'm trying to knit 21 dish cloths before my 21st birthday, starting today I have until october 16th to complete them. I've already knit 1 1/2, and I have tomorrow off. If all I do is knit tomorrow I'll probably complete 4 more, but don't take that as the gospel, I have alot on my plate right now. :)
I'm not going to cry if I don't finish them. It's just a small goal to help me destash a bit. :)



Monday, September 22, 2008

Yes it has been awhile, yet again!

I just haven't had alot to blog about. I have been knitting, but not alot of FO's to show off. But you know, I'm back now, so let's talk yarn!
Tis the season to be thinking of your Christmas crafting! Yup, I said the C word.
Stop groaning, you all knew it was coming along soon anyway!
On the report I'm throwing out my old list and starting fresh.
I'm crocheting my sister a throw. It is a big granny square in 3 shades of green. I have started it and I'm about 1/2 way threw the first ball out of 12.
I'm almost finished with a crochet log cabin blanket, 14 more squares to go. I'm not sure who this is going to, but I'll find some one who will like it.
I'm going to turn the dots blanket that I have been working on into a doll blanket. I have come to realize that I will never finish it unless I down size it. What to do with all that extra yarn? Hooded baby blankets for all my knocked up friends! lol
I also want to give another go at a fish blanket for my nephew. I have all the yarn, I just need to sit down and DO IT.
In other knitting:
I'm also working on a double stranded 100% wool blanket that I plan on felting slightly. I started this project to use up a bunch single skeins of wool I bought with no inclination on what to make. This will be for myself when it gets finished. It is already is a fair size, I work on it during chilly nights.
I'm knitting myself another sweater with plans (not to mention yarn) for at least 4 more.I'm knitting on 3 pairs of socks that I hope to finish during Socktober. I'm crocheting a baby blanket of smaller granny squares for a baby of unknown origins as of yet. My friends have been cranking them out as of late so my stash of baby knits has been coming in handy as gifts. An older friend of mine has 2 daughters expecting, I gave them each a blanket out of my stash, I'm glad I have them so I don't make myself crazy trying to crank them out at the rate they are coming! lol
Burp cloths are another favorite knit right now. I've sold some dish clothes recently so I need to build up my stash of those again. They get really popular around Christmas.
I'm debating on what pattern I'm going to use up a bunch of old acrylic I have. I might do another giant granny and give it to someone for Christmas, time depending.
I wont make myself crazy this year, even though I finished in record time last year. :)
That reminds me to put in for the first weekend of December off... I do that to make sure I have enough time to finish things. With hubby at work and plenty of netflix to keep me interested I'm always done on time.



Wednesday, August 06, 2008

my dyeing

my dyeing
Originally uploaded by possum19871016
This is what I've been up to today!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I'm tired

It has been a long weekend. Hubby and I took off the weekend and went to the Ren fest in Chippewa on saturday.
We didn't do much the past few days.Today we went and I got to go to the yarn store! I love going to Yellow Dog.As much as I like online shopping, there is nothing like good customer service and Yellow Dog has it.
I got this at Yellow Dog:

2 skeins Koigu,2 skeins Lornas Laces is the "Franklin" color way and 4 more skeins of Noro silk garden not pictured, because they are the same color as my sweater.As well as the pattern for wonderful wallaby! I also ordered a sweaters worth of yarn, but we are not talking about that yet!

Then at Boarders I got Creepy Cute Crochet, I've been looking for this book for a long time and can't wait to start using it!At Michaels I got Amigurumi World Seriously cute crochet. (can you tell I really like amigurumi?) a bernat pattern booklette and a sweaters worth of wool ease in dark rose heather.


I also ordered the last 2 skeins of Dream in color for my other sweater and some J. knits sock yarn today. :)
I consider this all yarn therapy after having to deal with my mother this morning. Lets just say I wont be talking to her again for a very long time.