Thursday, May 31, 2007

Who doesn't love...

Christopher Walken?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Time keeps on slippin, slippin, slippin...

It does that all the time. It just passes you by. And while it was just speeding away, I forgot about my Bloggiversary. It's been 2 years. My first post was May 17, 2005. How time flies.

And time also is a help for projects getting done. Yeah that's right, I have an FO!

My Peacock Feathers shawl! I finished this morning at 3:30.

Here's a closer look at the feather patterns.

Hopefully in the next couple of days I'll have some blocked pics. I'll save my happy dance for then.

And here is more proof that you can buy anything on the internet. This is for hubby.

And of course, this is for me.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Progress and a start

First off, I have to show off my beautiful stitch markers. They come to me from Mouse! She's very talented and very crafty.

And they match my ring. This was a Valentine's present a few years ago from the hubby. Since my last child, my tiny wedding ring no longer fits. So this is the one I wear now.

And we have progress on the Peacock Feathers. I now have 218 rows. Just a few left of the chart I am on and then to the edging. Very close to finishing! This shows the detail of the larger feather pattern.

And then we have a swatch. This is for the new project I have started.

This is what my start looks like. Yes I just started. Looks a little monstrous doesn't it? I will probably lose some of the stitch markers when I am further along, but for right now it's just to make sure my counts are right.

And this is what I hope it will be someday.

Morrigan from No Sheep For You. It will take some doing. But with the way I have kept on my Peacock Feathers, I am hopeful I can finish it fairly soon.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Flowers that won't wilt

I decided to make the mom's (mine and my in-law) a bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day. I mean you buy flowers, and they just waste away. So I thought ones that would hang around for awhile would be better.

Here is the bunch before I put the floral tape to em.

This is with the vase and the glass rocks. Also with the tidy little bow.

And here, we have a pair.

I crocheted the flowers. They turned out pretty good. And I started the gauge swatch for the new project I am going to start. I'll show that when it's finished.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Llama, Llama, Duck!

I recently won a contest over at Mouse's place. I got my prizes in the mail today. Look at all these yummy goodies.

A Llama, Llama, Duck bag, some yummy Sublime yarn, Clover double-pointed needles , sweetarts and Bottle Caps! I love it all. I have never had this kind of yarn, it's so squishy and I dig the colors.

Thank you so much Mouse! Now I need to find something to make with my cool yarn.

And for the rest of you, how's about a little song. I know you remember this one.

The Llama Song

Thursday, May 03, 2007

What a pair

Yes we have not one, but two. I finished my Yarn Harlot recipe socks.

Amazing huh? I felt compelled to get them done so I could focus on finishing my Peacock Feathers. Imagine that, me wanting to just work on one thing until it's done. Hopefully I will have the same focus on my next project. More on that later.

And just cause, here's a couple pics of my newest bag.

The stitching on the front:

And the stitching on the back:

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

15th Anniversary

Where does the time go? Me and hubby were married 15 years ago today. Doesn't seem like that it's been that long. Guess that's a good thing.

And he's still a sweetie. He made possible the last piece of my car puzzle.

And there has been lots of knitting. I have 174 rows on my Peacock Feathers now. I will take another pic once the new patterning shows better.

And after seeing The Yarn Harlot on Knitty Gritty, knitting away on her own sock recipe, I just had to make some. Here is my version, more of a sport length.

These are made with All Things Heather hand dyed superwash merino, sock weight in Meadow. Yummy, yummy yarn. The first one worked up really quick, so I should have a pair very soon.

And then I have been thumbing through these and decided on which one to try.

This is the Plaid Lattice from A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker. But I am sure all knitters know these by now. I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Wisteria.

Very pretty color and yummy texture. I wanted to play with this yarn because of a project I will be starting soon. No hints yet. I have to have something else to blog about you know.

Mischief Managed

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