Monday, January 26, 2009

friendship pillow

i wanted to make something to use up scrap yarn and ask for a few donations from friends. i have been in a bit of a funk and this pillow was so much fun to work on! each yarn had a different feeling, somwhat like my moods lately. it now sits in the soon to be babys room and my friends dont know they were a special part of it! the front is just knit up in various st patterns from reverse st to purl and the back is done in seed st. i used a 16x16 form for the inner.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

well, it has been some time since I have added to the blog. lost my camera and just getting around to posting again. i'm excited. i have a few projects i am proud of, the octopus which is great for using up scrap yarn, and my baby snuggly made from blu sky alpaca.

i am due at the end of jan so a good deal of baby wear has been on the needles.

it has been a very stressful few months and knitting seems to bring a somewhat clear head for me. my workouts have slowed way down(although i managed to make the cover of Masters national running) and i was 6 months pregnant! so knitting for me has filled a void where i normally find peace.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

happy thoughts

i thought i would post a few photos that have made me smile the past few days. the weather here is turning to spring, my favorite season(well there all favorites i guess) my bikes are out, kayak has been dusted off and working on my "roll", the sea loins are basting in the warmth of the sun, and i just recieved a little package from the postmaster. yes, its from "purl".

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

instant craftification

here are the finished products from craft night last night, the purl bee pin cushion. they were a big hit with the girls, what they called instant gradification. we compared the instant gradifying feeling to something, what was that comparison Sue? cherly let us raid her fabric stash for the base of the cush, scrapes from our salina worked well as the "topper", finished then with a little bead work(michelle loves her beads)and so do we! thes little beautys were adorable!

and this is lizzy, my lepeord gecko. lizzy is under rated by most so i thought i would give him some publicity. he is no trouble, throw him a few crickets, keep him warm with some light and stoke him now and then. the perfect pet! i adopted him from the local pet shop, no cost. the little guy lost his tail(they can do that)so nobody wanted him. as you can see, it grew back and he is now a lovely color when he sheds and all his part are in tact.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Climbing trellis Market bag

This is a great free pattern from "Purl" thats on the sticks. One ball of Rowan 4 ply cotton makes this bag a quick knit. I wanted it a bit longer in length, so i added a section on the bottom of silk bamboo in "jade", love it! It's just a 4 row pattern, with 2 rows of it purl. The challenge will be picking up around the top edge and completeing the I cord handles. A great bag to bring along to the public market!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rowan Salina

so this small group of woman have come together and share their love of "crafting". what amazing talent these woman have! this was are first project for the ones who wanted to learn to knit. the small 6 by 6 rowan tweed square was knit, then hand felted, so much that Barbs hands were pruned! the part i enjoyed was the "stash" of extra yarn we got to rumage through(thanks to kate) and select our colors to do the detail work. greater excitement came when we got our hands on Michelles stash of beads!! put it all togehter with the wine and chocolates, a fabulous evening. stand by for our next project.....

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Nice Ride

now this is the way to travel! i spotted this vintage ride parked at a store front in Aspen. As i am constantly filling my tank with gas, i have visions of a wicker basket hanging from the bars and knitted panear packs drapped over the back wheel!
i do have a ride somewhat similar to this, a Vespa. Yes, an old beater that needs some work. my plan was to get started on it over the winter months, time just got away! now i am sad that my wheels are not up and running. it not only will take time, but a few bucks as well! i will keep dreaming as the gas prices keep rising :( this will be my ride someday soon

pimp my ride

pimp my ride

game time

game time

the rink

the rink

"kid" Patagonia

"kid" Patagonia