Thursday, January 31, 2008

Friday Update

Yay! More rings! As the title suggests, every friday I am going to be updating here and at flickr photos of finished items for sale (click on rings set on right hand toolbar to sonly see rings.). Right now I have only finished rings. I hope to have some sock/small project bags for sale soon. After that I have plans to work out knitting buckets (large round totes), cell phone and/or bracelet charms, and possibly a mid sized project bag of some sort. I have also had success with a craft apron that I made for myself and enjoy, but there are still some bugs to work out with that pattern!

On the knitting front, I haven't finished much. I have been playing with the yarn that I won awhile back from J. Denae. It is a fabulous cushy wool from Yarn Lust. (on etsy.) I have finished a Calorimetry (Knitty). I still need to weave in the ends and add a button. I am working on a pair of Purple Monkey Dishwasher Mitts out of the same yarn and hopoe to have enough to make a scarf. I am thinking about a magic scarf or something lacey. As for baby knitting, I haven't done much. I am still slogging through my baby overalls. They seem to me that they will be very cute, but I don't know if I will ever finish them! I took a pattern from Knit Simple that was baby shortalls and added to the inseam. Unfortunately, the pattern is a bit fussy and uses multiple steps to accomplish minor details. I am also puttering around with Doddy from Knitty. The modular pentagons is appealing to the closet geek in me! I am working it in red heart in black, cranberry, and cream on size 3's. It's slow going with suck a tight guage, but I don't want any chance of stuffing coming out!
Don't forget that today is the last day for my contest!
Well, more soon! Enjoy the snow! :)

Friday, January 25, 2008

100th post, rings, and viewer participation

Still with me? :)
I have finally reached my 100th post! I do believe this calls for a contest. There is a catch, though. To enter this contest you have to post about my rings for sale on your blog. That's it. (Well, and comment here so that I know that you did it.) And, if anyone mentions that you sent them over from your blog, I will give you an extra entry, only to be fair. Oh, yes, and the prize. You were waiting for that, weren't you? I hate to dissapoint, but it will not be a yarny prize. Since we are already on the theme of rings for sale, the winner of the contest will be able to choose from one these three rings that are currently for sale. ($5 each retail, free shipping to the U.S.)

I will keep the contest open until the 31st, and then pick a winner on the first. Good luck!
More knitting soon!
I will post more rings soon and hopefully a link to a more organized page to view them!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Settin' up Shop

For some reason I have fallen in love with making beaded rings! I just can't get enough of all the new ways to put beads on stretchy plastic cord. :) The last one I made was sent to Jessi and it's so nice that she enjoys it! I have more than enough to satisfy my jewelry stash, but I still don't want to stop. So, to feed my habit of the moment, I am offering to sell the rest. For $5 (including shipping) I will send you a hand beaded ring. Here is the picture of Jessi's ring:

(Sorry, just the ring and not the shawl pin! I stole the pic from Jessi's blog.)
I will post more pics of rings as I finish them. If you are interested, please email me at Thanks!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Catching Up

Yep, this is going to be a picture heavy post. :P
First off, i still need to give a big public thank you to my Coffee Swap pal. I received this a while ago, but have only now gotten my hands on a viable usb cable for my camera! This was a very nice package to open. All of the different goodies were wrapped in pretty paper!
Unfortunately, as I write this, the chocolate is all gone, but I have the coffee waiting for me in the freezer for after the baby!

Now for FO's:
Here are a pair of the baby bell-bottoms from the blue blog.

Here is a blanket sleeper. I found the pattern on Ravelry.
Below is a hugs and kisses mug cozy that I altered to use a standard cable. This was sent to my coffee swap pal.

From the holiday Knit Simple I made one of the ornaments for my coffee swap pal. It turned out nicely. Next time I wouldn't stuff it with plastic bags.

Here is the huggy bear beret! I have been wearing it most of the winter. The color is darker and brighter in real life. It is a great fuschia with a bit of sparkle from the ribbon in the yarn.

This is the shawl I started forever ago. It ended only being half the length. I ened up not liking it for myself. It will go to mu hubby's grandmother the next time we go to visit her.
Phew! That was a lot! More to some soon!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Celebrations and Doldrums and more

Anne is having a blogoversary contest! Go on over and congratulate her and tell her that I sent you!
Also, Anne is hosting another dishcloth swap! Defeat the Winter Doldrums opens January 11th for registration. Go on over and check it out!
Help KT pick out a new pattern and tell her that I sent you over!