Friday, June 29, 2007

I heart german stockings.

Oh my goodness, I stumbled across this pattern on CookieA's website. I am so going to make these when I have the money to buy this pattern and suitable yarn! I don't think I will use the Louet yarn that is recommended. Something superwash, I just don't know which yet! The Loopy Ewe sells the pattern. I will probably buy the yarn through them also. Anyways...droool!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Lots of Pictures!

Here are pics of what I have been doing for the last week. I finished knitting my Stafford bag for the Spring Felted Bag Swap. Here it is pre-felting. The front is green with purple and the back is purple with green.

Here it is post felting. I really like how it came out! It retained quite a bit of the original texture. It is knitted in a double seed stitch and looks all woven and bumpy. The felting softened the lines and gave it a rounder look, but thankfully I didn't lose too much size!

These are the stitch markers that I got in the mail a few days ago. The large turqoise markers are from Jen. They are so pretty! Each on is a different shape and they have a great layered texture that doesn't come out in the pic. The little blue markers are from Knit Girl. The beads are cute little swirls. They look like little candies! And last, but not least are from Robyn. Very pretty! I love the stacked beads! They remind me of the shell jewelry I used to always see in the cute shops back in Washington. Five sets down and one to go! I can't wait to see what it is!

Here is the prize pack that I got from Anne with the Felted bag swap. I actually won one of the contests. How cool is that? I have had this for a little while and only now got to posting it. It is so great! She included SWS in plum, a sheepy pad and yummy lemon-y soap. Because of the soap, the yarn smells and yummy lemon-y also! :)
I am just so spoiled!!!
more soon!

Monday, June 18, 2007

More Thank Yous!

My internet has been wonky to non existent for about a week now. Thankfully it is fixed and I can post yummy pics of the latest stuff that I got in the mail!
Here are the stitch markers that I have gotten so far-

Pretty tiger striped from Laura and nifty green from Marion. I like Marion's design - they are strung over a loop of plastic (?) cord and fastened at the end.

And now for a huge (and belated) THANKS! My felted bag swap partner is so sweet! She sent me all kinds of yummy stuff. Coffee and coffee accessories! And Chocolate. (yes, with a capital C.) She also sent very pretty lion suede yarn that I will be using with this pattern.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Belated Thank You!

Here is my Dishcloth Swap package! I recieved this last week and it took me forever to sit down and take pictures!
My pal, J, picked fab colors for my cloth and yarn! (I took the pic on one of my new dish towels for reference!) The chocolate is long gone, do are the candies, my hubby has stolen the espresso cup, there are notes in the sheep book and the markers are happily dangling from my cardi in progress. Yes, I know I haven't mentioned THE SOCK YARN. I am doing my best not to play with the sock yarn until I am done with my selted bag and the other pair of socks that I have on the needles. I need to finish the first pair. I am supposed to have them done for hubby's b-day on the 21st. This may not happen. I mean, how am I supposed to resist yarn that is named Peppermint Mocha? (yum.) I have found the pattern that I think I will use. It is the Errant Ankles Lace Socks from the Socknitters webpage. I really like the lacy-ness of the pattern and I hope it will stand up to the colorway of the yarn. I don't want plain socks, but I don't want really busy socks either! Hopefully next month I will be able to tackle this project! Thanks again J!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

More photos!

I finally found the camera and good batteries at the same time! (applause) Here are some of the FO's and stuff that I have been and am working on.
Here is a sock bookmark I made out of leftover Bernat Sox yarn. I started using this up for other stuff since I did not have enough for a whole pair of socks. (Only bought one skein!!!)
Here is my bag for the Felted Bag Swap!
I am so crazy excited about it. I wish the colors had come out better in the photo. The purple streaks are variegated violet and lavender and the green is shades of lime, lemongrass, and teal. This bag is a lot of fun to make so far. I got to dye my own yarn! My swap partner is a big fan of green and purple and I just could NOT find pretty wool in that combo. So...I dug out the gel food colors, lemon juice and crossed my fingers! I have only dyed wool one other time. For the bag I am using the Stafford pattern from Magknits. It calls for a worsted weight yarn and my dyed stuff is leaning more toward DK, but hopefully it won't shrink too much when it felts! (Will only partially felt...I looove the texture!)
Here are my washcloths for the Spring washcloth exchange. They turned out soooo soft! I used Bernat cotton. I forget which one...threw away the labels! I got a little carried away, but there was so much yarn! I need to finish pulling this package together and get it sent out! i have until the 21st, but I already got my package from my partner!

Another cloth I made from scraps for myself!
The homemade goodies I put in the package for my Felted Bag Swap partner. An itty-bitty Bernat Sox sock-keychain, and a Peridot cupcake! (August birthday!)