I’ve been trying to work on finishing items before diving headlong into new projects, but am not always successful. Right now, there are two 95-99% done sweaters (for me), 2-3 baby sweaters in various stages, 4.75 random socks, a pair of thumbless mittens, a vest for O, and a cardigan for me. I need to concentrate more, but get caught up when projects reach stages requiring concentration – by the time it’s quiet enough, I’m zonked and needing mindless knitting.
Anyhow, hoping I can carve out some finishing time soon! I did finish a baby sweater and hat – all it required was seaming and buttons. It had been in this state for years! Ah well- quick project to finish! It’s going to an auction for my nephew’s preschool. Hope it brings in a few bucks!
I joined a quilting bee on flickr! We’re done with month 3 now, though I just remembered that I still have to mail out my last two squares!
Can’t wait to see what the coming months bring – it’s been fun getting random fabrics in the mail and making something out of them. I get to try things I wouldn’t usually.
I also did a quick-ish project for our new little niece – I’m going to make a larger quilt, but didn’t think I’d be able to get the quilting and binding done in time on a big one, so I did a little doll-sized quilt! Here’s an in-progress photo – I did manage to finish this along with some other goodies. It’s even hand quilted and hand bound! I hope little A likes it when she’s bigger!
Haha, can you tell that I quilt at night, after O is in bed? The photos are often so terribly dark and fuzzy.
Woolarina has been a part of Crafty Bastards from the beginning – 6 years! We are so grateful for all the wonderful folks who always come out and buy our yarns, or show us what they’ve made with our yarn, or just say hello! You all are so awesome and make this yarning thing fun! Thanks for another great Crafty Bastards!
I’m pretty excited to be heading down to Crafty Bastards again! I’ve got a ton of new yarn ready to go! Even some luscious new bases – I’m taking the Lux base (sportweight superwash merino / cashmere / nylon) into worsted and fingering weight, and also have a few skeins of some cashmere / silk!!
And for a limited time, I’ve got a soft fluffy three-ply merino, and a superwash merino single. Look out for these at the fair, as they’ll be on special sale since they are limited!
Here’s some of last weeks work!
Details on the sale yarns coming in a couple days!!
Oh, Michigan, your goofy pickles are charming!
Ha, I have been meaning to fix my blog for a few months now, but it’s been a challenge with the lack of time and lack of brain cells. But — finally! I couldn’t figure out blogger so I just moved it all over to wordpress. Take that, blogger! Not letting me keep my ftp publishing…. ah well.
So mostly, I have nothing to say! I have a few projects in the works that I don’t yet have photos of, and may be dyeing tomorrow. How about a garden shot?
I’ve tried to restrain myself in the garden this year – I have two pretty large raised beds, and a patch for pole beans. And the strawberry patch (though they are done now). I’ve got leeks, onions, garlic, spring onions, peppers (bell and jalapeno), tomatoes (roma, rutgers, principe borghese, sungold, and martino’s roma), lots of basil, parsley, dill, oregano, cucumbers, and beans.
The garlic I just dug up – not a whole lot – I replanted some from last year and it wasn’t all so happy. Plus I swear there’s a garlic thief at the garden – I’ve been missing garlics for the past two years, and I don’t know of any animal that would pull up garlic (stalk and all) and not leave a mess or anything. So mysterious.
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Hah, it’s taken me a month and a half and four days stuck at home from a snowstorm to get back to blogging! To be fair, I did go back to work last month, so that kept me a little bit busy.
Snowpocalypse (or whatever you’re calling it): we survived. Oliver isn’t a fan of walking out in the snow, but who can blame him?
Instead of playing in the snow, he’s been perfecting his feat of getting stuck on his belly and needing rescue. And wow, 5+ snow days in a row gives us a lot of practice time! And, heh, leaves us passed out on the floor more often than we probably should be!
I have actually been making progress on the crafting front.. finished a cardigan (minus the buttons) for the baby, and sewed some baby yoga pants and a little cap from here.
The cardigan is using Shepherd’s Wool, which is a pretty dreamy merino milled in Michigan. (Guess where we’re going to be stopping on vacation this summer?!) I picked this yarn up at Fibre Space, which has a great assortment of it.
So what will this next snowstorm bring? Who knows, but bring it on, we’ve got milk and eggs and toilet paper, and (of this morning) a shovel – how novel. And of course plenty of yarn and fabric. I think we’ll survive!
We are generally pretty dang happy around here these days. (the last few days before I go back to work full time!) It’s all still a blur, but what can you do?
I think at the tail end of vestvember I was inspired to make a vest for O. And for once, I finished a project within a week, including sewing on buttons! It helped that it was bulkyish handspun. Love knitting that stuff!
Some of us still have all of our hair, but mommy is starting to shed hers like crazy. So awful. There is hair everywhere! Ahhh, the side effects of pregnancy/momhood.
Anyhow, you can see our holiday vested boy is ready for the celebrating! Hope everyone has a great christmas if you celebrate it, and a happy 2010!
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We long ago switched to different yarn bases, but some of this stuff has stuck around and not sold. It’s time for a sale!! There are some pretty good prices here – lots of louet yarns and some other fun stuff!
superwash merino dk
skinny wool nylon