Sunday, January 28, 2007

Still knitting! I've become almost obsessed! I'm almost finished with my cousin's scarf and getting ready to start a new one. I'll post a pic later because my photo transfer software is being a butt right now

What is my new project? Well, being a self proclaimed NERD, I'm doing a Harry Potter scarf. More specifically, a Gryffindor POA scarf. I got the pattern from . It looks pretty daunting, but I plan on knitting on it until the book release or until it gets long enough for me. Whichever comes first. I also need to reread the other 6 books to get some of the details anchored in my head. There have been rumors about July and an October release date. 3 months is a big swing there! I could either be uber productive or uber rushed. You pick. Anyway will post pics later after I begin. I bought Boye's Needlemaster system yesterday (interchangeable circular knitting needles) for a whopping $70. It was cool because it has every size needle (except half sizes) from 1 to 15. Have I ripped open the package yet? No, because I saw in their ad for tomorrow that all knitting stuff will be 50% off!!!! So, I need to go purchase it for the 50% off and take back the $70 product. What a hassle, but a savings of $35! Woohoo!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

I took a knitting class with my mom yesterday which was kinda fun. Fun because I felt like such a dunce and uncoordinated and was able to make everybody else look like freakin' knitting geniuses. I got to one point that I had just royally screwed up and ripped out all of the stitches to start again. Just then the teacher went around the room so we could show what we had done. I raised my lonely loop on the single knitting needle and said "look what I done teacher!" (must be said speaking in a dunce voice while making a buck toothed grin). I was finally able to "get it" after I went home and dug out a knitting book and tried it a different way than the one she had demonstrated. Good thing this fuzzy eyelash yarn hides a multitude of knitting sins. The other good thing was that I was so intent on the knitting last night while watching reruns, that snacky TV food didn't even enter my mind. I guess it's true....idle hands ARE the devil's playground!

Here's a pic of what I have so far. One day it will grow up and be a scarf! Hopefully while we will have cold weather! (Have you figured out what my favorite color is yet?)

Friday, January 5, 2007

I "felt" like I was committing a sin...
I just put a wool sweater in the hot water....GASP GASP and then in the dryer!!!
BUT....nothing happened!

now what?

Monday, January 1, 2007

Happy 2007!!!!

Getting started in a new blog... I have other blogs for different reasons. I have a Myspace "space" to keep up with my daughter and to keep up with people who have Myspace accounts, I have a Xanga site to chronicle my weight loss issues...etc and now I have this little blog I'm going to use for my creative endeavors.

I dabble in many crafty things, but quilting has been a big thing for me in the last 10 years. Working with felt/felting is a new interest and I have also worked with tatting, crochet, knitting, beading, wearables and many other things that adorn the shelves and closet of my "creative studio" (sounds better than "craft room")

Unfortunately, I have not worked on much in the last 2 years. I have fallen into a small lull that I know I need to get out of. Enter ETSY. This site has given me more ideas (I've also bought plenty already). Watch out! It's addictive!
Anyway, I tend to be happier when I'm creating. So here's to 2007 and my creative mojo!