Wednesday, April 30, 2008

OMG I need a life

Ok so here we are end of the month. Wow it's been a really busy month. I have taken up making stitch markers. They turned out so well that I just HAD to open up an etsy shop to sell them in... I have a new recruit that I can't seem to get hold of and another person interested that is being flakey (for the adult products business) and I have no shows booked. Ahhhh! Ok let me just calm down and back up a little.

I want to post some pictures so this post may take a while to make but it will be worth it. Hurray for progress!
The first picture here is my rag bag or grocery bag. I really like it but I may need to reinforce the handles.

It's been fun but hard work making this bag.

The second picture is Joey's sock. I've gotten past the heel and am steadily work toward the toe.

I can't get my other pictures to load so I am going to end this post here and post more later.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Scarf News and Other Projects

I have been working on the Dr. Who scarf and it seems to be going rather well. I'm already on the fifth stripe. I'm waiting until I get farther into the scarf to weave in the ends so it looks a bit like it has some fringe on one side but that will be gone soon. Here are some great pictures of the scarf in progress. It goes purple, light tan, dark brown, gold, red.

I also want to tell you all about a recycling project I'm working on. I recently acquired a bunch of t-shirt pieces through Freecycle and am making them into some grocery bags. Here is a pic of the work in progress.

Beautiful isn't it? I love how vibrantly colorful it is, which was totally unintentional. This is the bottom hem bands of the t-shirt scraps. I can't wait for the first one to be done so I can see how it turns out.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Guilty Pleasures swap and other news

Ok so I am signed up for the Guilty Pleasures swap which is why I am doing these Warm Woolies socks and other charity projects. As part of the swap you have to donate one knitted item to the charity. I have decided to challenge myself to make all 25 items they say will win you something fun or cool from their organization. It's a great motivator.

I finished the first pair of socks but my son loves them so much I'm going to have a hard time getting him to give them up. I will need to find a cool or funky sock yarn that he likes better and make him some socks with them. For now I will allow him to wear the ones I have made becuase very surprisingly they fit him perfectly (!!!) and he grows so fast that they will be too small soon enough. I am starting on a secondary pair of socks for the charity though and I may make them a bit smaller so that my son won't try to steal them. I made the first pair and am making the second pair out of scraps left over from my felted bag. I didn't think there was that much left but this knits up so fast and thick and it seems like it doesn't use much yarn becuase even holding two together for the right thickness I have some of the white left over. I may even get three or four pairs of socks out of just these left overs!

I am working on so many different things right now that my head is practially spinning. I have an adult toy party tonight and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it goes well. I really need the extra money right now for my garden. I'm working on getting a little veggie garden set up and have a limited budget to go on. Hopefully we will see some good results but I don't know.

Anyway I should go get back to work. Busy busy busy.