Saturday, September 26, 2009


It's coming along and this year I'm hoping to get ahead of the game. Normally I don't start projects and prezzies until it's almost too late. This year I'm taking the initiative and starting on things NOW. I'm done with my list for friends, now comes the tough part of family members. Luckily since everyone in my family is pretty artsy/craftsy they'll appreciate the time and effort of handmade gifts. With my work schedule I should have enough time during the morning and early afternoon to craft and maybe for once get my gifts done before Christmas Eve!

Jacquie Blue

I wanted to make something for one of my little sisters and since fall is at our doorstep a scarf was a logical choice. The Medallion Motif scarf is really fast and fun, and quite pretty. I call this one Jacquie Blue. :) Hopefully I can update this later with a pic of her wearing it.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dusty Cables

So I finished my dusty cables scarf last night just as the credits were rolling on Little Women. I tend to watch it a lot when I'm sewing or working on a yarn project. I've seen it so many times that I can concentrate on my work and still know what's going on onscreen. Beth getting sick and dying gets me every time! Anyway, enough of me being a sap, back to my scarf. :)

I like the cable pattern but I'm not too thrilled with how the edges curl inward. It's not bad and doesn't take away from the scarf, it's just a personal annoyance I guess. I might end up giving this one away. We'll see though. I do have 17 other scarves. :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Last night I worked on the Wham Bam Thank You Lamb! cowl. Love the pattern, love the yarn and I finished in one sitting! The color will go really well with my winter coat too.

As a bonus, the pretty "brooch" is actually an old clip on earring that belonged to my grandma waaaaaaay back in the day. :) Can't go wrong with true vintage!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Back in the swing of things...

I've been in a pretty big slump lately with all the things going on at home here. It's rough, I'm not gonna lie. But I'm not going to sit here and whine about it either. Instead I'm going to post some of the things I've been working on to keep myself occupied while being out of work the past month. I start this weekend again so I'm trying to crank out as many finished items as possible. :)

This scarf was made about a month ago while my grandma was in the hospital. I'd spun up this yarn last November and was waiting for the right project. Well since I needed something to work on while spending a long day in the ER I figured I'd just bring up my skein and whip something up. It's a simple ribbed stitch edging with alternating blocks of knit and purl stitches. I can't wait until it's cold enough out to wear wool!

This is a pattern I found on the Lion Brand website. Loved it when I made it for my friend Stefani and always wanted one of my own. I had a skein of this lovely green Vanna's Choice and made it in a couple afternoons.

I actually made this scarf sometime last winter but didn't like the flower pattern. I tossed it aside and found it again about a week ago. I figured since Autumn starts in a few days I might as well just finish it. I could have put a button or other flower on it but the one in the pattern was so unique that I really wanted to try working it out. I'll probably make another few of these as gifts since they're great stash busters but that damn flower is gonna go.

This scarf is called the Brulee Scarf. Super cute and super easy, but garter stitch is SUCH a bore that I put it aside and will finish it later.

I'm almost done with this beauty. I found the book One Ball Knits at the library the other day and it had some really cute patterns in it. I have a TON of this lovely purple yarn and wanted to make something with cables . Tomorrow it'll be done and I can block it. I can't wait to see how pretty it is when it's all ready to wear! I also plan on making some purple cabled armwarmers to match.

While that's blocking I'm going to make a cowl out of this fantastic chunky yarn I have. I should be able to work it up in the course of an evening since it's such a simple pattern and the yarn is so nice and chunky. Then all I've got to do is find a fabulous button for it!