Over at the new website!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
I'm pleased with it. I used the raglan sweater for a 26" chest from Ann Budd's Handy Little Book of Sweaters. I use those reference books of hers all the time.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008
And then there's the TV room. I had a few things in there, too. Granted, except for the crewel and the cabbage needlepoint this stuff was tucked away in the drawer, so it's not like I've been actively looking at all this clutter. (Michelle, I know this is killing you...)
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Monday, July 21, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Moscow Daily Photo since I really enjoy the daily peek across the world to one of those places I would love to return to one day...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I met with a friend who has a needlepoint project for me to paint out on canvas for her as quickly as I can get it wrapped up, and I have another canvas to paint up for a friend so I also picked up some canvas for myself and I want to see how many times I can say canvas in a run-on sentence, so just for good measure, I got some canvas to make PeeWee a needlepoint rug for her doll house and I got her an adorable ladybug canvas made just for kids.
Here she is stitching away! She's watched me enough times to actually be pretty proficient. Especially for a little 3 and a half year old. It makes a mother proud. I think we'll have this one framed when she's all finished with it. The stitches are already going in every direction but that's fine with me, she's doing this one all by herself.
Our tree is going to be some fun and handmade from now on. I do still pick up other ornaments but it's looking like the home made variety is going to be taking over before long. Granny is always stitching up ornaments for us as well so we get some great things come the holidays. So far I have these back from the finisher:
There are 2 more out being done. And I have the three I am painting for myself so we'll have a good amount of new needlepoint ornaments hanging this year. Not to mention the felt ones I have been making. Or the sewn ones I plan on making.
It's hard work to paint stars for gift tag ornaments. When these dry we'll have them for another day to paint the other sides. Eventually I'll put an eye screw on the tops and we can use them to wrap packages up for Christmas.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
A real gauge swatch. I really did! And I cast off. And I washed it and blocked it just like you are supposed to. How about that. Of course no pictures because it's a square of yarn. I like seeing everyone else's but my own, hmmm, no.
Anyway it's stitching up quickly at this point. I need lots of excitement and all the short areas of color are good for my easily distracted brain.
Posted by Sarah at 7:33 AM
Monday, July 07, 2008
Yep, more babble.
That store is very well done. Very. They also offer an array of classes I wish I could find here. My long term goal is to have a place where creative business is going on. A spot where you can take classes and also purchase your supplies. And I can stay there all day and make. I'm working towards that. Coming up with lots of ideas for how I'd like it to work. A five year plan thing.
Posted by Sarah at 8:03 AM
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Here's how I made the little yellow hat:
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Wednesday, July 02, 2008
I know those blue and greens are a strange combination. I did go to Tulane (well Newcomb for those of you who know such things) whose colors are pretty much those right there. I decided that I wanted to make up hats for the orphanages after a lengthy conversation about my trip to Russia a few years ago. We were finding more about Big Brother's trip to Europe and I said I wanted to go to a few of the places he went and I wanted to take him to Russia. A huge tangent later and I was knitting up hats. I had those yarns on hand anyway at the house and since their only real requirement is wool yarn my choices were pretty limited. I have enough to make up a sweater even. Not sure if I am up for that task but we'll see what inspires those needles. They have a mind of their own, you know.
Posted by Sarah at 8:56 AM
Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
We got back last night. I am glad to be home. Nothing like a trip to the mountains but after about a week I start to really miss being in my house, with my creature comforts and contact with the outside world. Mainly some news and a little internet would do me a world of good.
I have no idea the name of this lace pattern, but it's simply knitting every other round and then knit 2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, knit 2 on one round and knit 1, yo, ssk, knit 2, k2tog, yo, knit 1 the other round. 4 round repeats, pretty cool effect. Any repeat of 8 would work. I'll write it up as soon as I have the chance. It would make a good newborn hat. Or a good grown-up hat. I promise to get right on that.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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Saturday, June 14, 2008
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Friday, June 13, 2008
The last few days have been a whirlwind!
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Monday, June 09, 2008
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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Friday, May 23, 2008
Socks for my dad's birthday. We're leaving here in about 20 minutes to go to their house. Just finished weaving in the ends and boxed them up. Log Cabin Socks from Handknit Holidays. 4 balls Sublime, which is lovely to knit with. These will be rarely worn around the house kind of socks so I am sure they will hold up well. Dang feet are size 12s! What is it with the men I knit for needing such enormous items!?!
Posted by Sarah at 4:56 PM
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
It is all or nothing with me. I either have weeks where I am trying to find a second to come up for air or weeks where I'm hearing crickets and nothing is happening.
Just for a morning or two.
We're going to have baby zucchinis in the next day or two. PeeWee is excited about that prospect. She has to check on her garden every single day. It's so cute how excited she gets.
Posted by Sarah at 7:10 AM
Monday, May 19, 2008
I've been on Ravelry since last fall. I finally actually went there and spent some time. If I think of it as an organizing tool it will work for me. One day this week I'll take the computer up to the yarn closet and start adding yarns. And books. And projects. I kind of like it. I can see how it works. I couldn't before. I think I can stay away from people and their Junior High nonsense I have heard about too. Because I have no idea where that stuff is.
Posted by Sarah at 2:37 PM
Friday, May 16, 2008
A mere yards of yarn left. I even had to graft yarn to one sock to finish it. Talk about knitting two socks on two needles. I was knitting them from two end of the same last few yards of yarn!
These are for my mother for her 70th birthday next week. Not only an FO but even finished early. Early!! Never happens around here. At least not lately.
Posted by Sarah at 2:48 PM
Friday, May 09, 2008
Soooooo, what have I been doing this incredibly busy week? This. No, I'm just kidding, but you can thank me later when you have to just try one more time. I love Shaun the Sheep so I couldn't resist passing that one on.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
Everything I am knitting is blue. Or some shade of it. Even the planned knitting I have up my sleeve. It must be because it's gotten hot. Not quite drowning while breathing hot yet but that's coming.
The next project is going to be using this squishy bit of yarn. Not sure what it'll turn into yet but it's next up for me.
Posted by Sarah at 7:11 AM
Sunday, April 27, 2008
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Friday, April 18, 2008
PeeWee says thanks for the well wishes. We're home now and aside from a little limp where she's got a few band-aids you'd never know she'd been in the hospital. Kids are so resilient. I feel like going back to bed and she's on the go!
Posted by Sarah at 4:36 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Feeling like I'm climbing up a greased wall around here.
Posted by Sarah at 5:09 PM