Monday, May 29, 2006

Work in progress

I have made a decision. I am working on decreasing my stash. I know, everyone says that but I mean it (sort of). After a fevered online search, I recently purchased Debbie Bliss's Cotton Angora. I immediately fell in love with all of the patterns. One problem, I'm not the same size as the patterns (actually, no where near). Seeing this as a challenge, I came up with several solutions:

  1. Lose a TON of weight so I can make myself something.
  2. Use my "limited" math skills and re-adjust the sizing on her patterns to fit my curves.
  3. Knit things for my friends.

I decided on option three. I have carted around a rather large ball of baby blue yarn for YEARS and decided I could use the space for higher quality, more deserving, yarn stash yarn.

This takes me to problem two. I have many friends who have lots of children. I fell in love with the Poppy pattern and decided it was easy enough, small enough, and that large blue ball of yarn was perfect for it. This is where the problem comes into play. Almost ALL of my friends have boys. Not that I'm saying there's anything wrong with boys (I have one of my own) it's just they don't enjoy wearing girl clothes.

After evenings of leafing through my newest book purchase, I decided I needed to create option #4: Knit things for my one friend who has a girl, but re-size the pattern to fit her.

I truly believe I have bitten off more than I can chew but I'll leave you with this though...It probably won't fit her anyway!

I promise pictures when I'm done, I just don't feel like breaking out the camera and spreading all of the pieces out on the floor. Sorry, I reserve the right to keep you in suspense.

Here is a bag my mom made when she was out for a visit. It's from Felted Knits, by Bev Galeskas. One of my first knitting book purchases. I highly recommend it!

I made one in purple but I can't post it until a certain someone has a certain birthday as it will be a gift for her. I am going to eventually make a purse for myself, but I am creating it from scratch vs. using a pre-existing pattern. Who knows, maybe it'll get published somewhere. I'll keep dreaming. I will definitely be e-mailing my lil-sis for her opinion on it.

Must say, good job Mommy! If it comes up missing when my family and I are staying with you, just remember...I didn't do it.

Another bag...

I have just finished making this bag for a friend of mine at work. I know, I know, it looks a bit lopsided. It's not, I just threw it on the doorknob knowing the rest of the apartment was a mess. My bad, I guess my attention to detail is exempt in the area if picture taking. Whoops!

Knew knit wear

I have just finished bobblicious and I LOVE it! I decided to make it for a friend of mine who is always cold. As Murphy's Law is in effect in my house, as soon as I cast-on, the weather out here became very hot. Go figure. I hope my friend enjoys wearing it as much as I did making it. I can honestly say I am now a pro at making bobbles.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

I admit, I've been a bit "possessed" when it comes to knitting lately. I know, I know, the first step is admitting I have a problem. It's gotten so bad, my non-knitting friends are buying me yarn to make things for them. I am excited about the left over mini-stash I have created. The hubby isn't (the yarn is piled in the corner of our bedroom).
Take a look at what I've been up to...
Baby Hat
Cell phone case

Easter Fun

Ok....everyone excited about decorating eggs look crazy!!!
Makes me glad the eggs are hard boiled.
Egg with a picture of Grandma on it.
NC and Grandma decorating eggs.