Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Finished sweater!

I have quite literally just finished Britts sweater. I did one row of single crochet around the neck edge and all the ends are woven in!Yarn is caron simply soft shadows in Fuschia Flare.I used 4 full skeins and a few yards of a 5th.

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A garter stitch sweater loosely based on this pattern, mostly just used the cast on # and mesturements:


Fallen off the wagon

Big time. I have photographic evedance of my badness(I said yarn diet will resume friday remember!):

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Left to right: Austerman step color 49,Jarbo Garn mini raggi ball band in Sweedish so I'm not sure of the color, Patons SWS color Natural plum , lion cotton in candy colors, a shawl pin I found for $1.99, Penguin ornament $1.99 ( I have a thing for Penguins) and a set of lock eyes for stuffed animals.
Theres only about 2 more inches left on the front of my nieces sweater before I start the neck. So that's the tale of my badness, my friend Lara can attest that I have no will power as well as no more money.Anyway. TTYL

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Crunch time!

Yea, I know it's not December yet , but wether we like it or not it's less than a month away from Christmas and our needles are clicking at full speed ahead!
I need to finish the front of my nieces sweater and the foot and toe of a sock.
Stu and I are car pooling again this coming week, so the socks should be done by my next weekend. I don't mind going to work an hour early if it means I don't have to spend my entire vacation stressing about getting my Christmas knitting done!
Then I might acually finish some of my other WIP's while I'm off for 5 days straight, a whole 3 of them with no distractions!
I'm also crocheting an afghan for my nephew who has been in the hospital with fluid on the lungs.
Simple granny squares in red heart classic. He's 3 1/2 so it's not super huge. Just a good cuddle size when he has to be away from home for long periods of time.
Colors are rust, true blue and emerald.
Any way on my vacation I hope to finish the following:
Socks and sweater if not completed at the time come first.
Next up is the green bunny and Totmen, then Nothin but a kids t-shirt in the 6 month size all that is left to knit is the sleeves that I wanted to alter to make longer.
My nephews blanket hopefully will get a fair amount of work as well as my dishcloth cotton granny (I'm up to 30 squares now!).Then I want to work on my magic 28 socks, I have another pair 1/2 finished I.E. first sock done awaiting ends being darned in second sock not yet cast on.I can't remember how many pairs I pledged but this will be my 3rd pair.They are going to Warm Woolies when I'm finished with my pledge.
Then after all that is finished I want to start a ripple with the cotton ease I bought this past summer.
I have broken my yarn diet to buy some dishcloth cotton and the yarn for my nephews blanket.The yarn diet will resume hopefully on friday.

Dish cloth cotton granny!

I just wanted to share a pic of my first 25 squares for my granny blanket.I'm useing dishcloth cotton scraps (sugar & cream/ peaches & cream). Out of this 25 none are duplicates and I'm counting at least 10 more scraps of new colors before I need to, not including full skeins of colors I havn't used yet.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Pay if forward!

I found this on .

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days. That is my promise. The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

In other news , I got a new camera!
It was 89.94 and 12.88 for the 2gb memory card.It takes WONDERFUL pictures! I also got my employee discount ($10 off by the time I was done!)
It is a kodak easy share c713, there was 3 left on the shelf, I totally expected there wouldn't be any left ( I was NOT getting up at 4 am to get this thing) The fact that there was still some left 16 hours after the sale started tells me it was fate for me to have one!
Heres a picture of the box and my pointy kitty I made this past weekend , I used felt and blanket stitched her up, felt and tiny buttons for the eyes, so cute!I used this pattern:
This pic has no alterations takin inside with BAD lighting. Still looks ok I think!

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I've also been working on my sock yarn blanket. I think I've put 10 more squares on in the past week?!
Any way just wanted to post and say hey.



Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Clean your plate in 2008!

I have at least 20 projects that I need to finish and I can't seem to stop casting on more!
So are you like me? Are you ready to free up those needles in the new year?Then join me in Clean your plate in 2008! A KAL I'm more than happy to host for those like me that need to finish those long languashing projects!
If you are intrested e-mail me at possum19871016 AT yahoo DOT com .
No rules, no deadline, just finishing projects and feeling good about freeing up those needles!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Finished a log cabin!

I finished my log cabin blanket last wensday.

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I'm now working on finishing my neices christmas sweater.I'm working on the front, I decided not to frog it so after I'm done with the front it's just seaming and I'll be done.I hope to get it done this weekend.
I'm 1/2 done with a pair of socks for my friend for Christmas.I started on the second sock last night.I think if I power though, and get that weekend off I asked, I should be done in well enough time.
I also finished the austerman step socks last week.