Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Secret Pal 10 Contest # 6 W.I.P.

Secret Pal 10 Contest # 6

Post a picture of ALL your current WIP'S (Work in Progress Knitting Projects) and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize! Tell us when they are from, and if they are old, why they aren't finished yet!

Interlacements Beaded Scarf - this is piece #2 - # 1 is already finished - the 2 are joined with a 3 needle bind off. I started this a few weeks ago and I set it aside to work on the next.....

Lion Brand Velveteen Bunny Blanket...... a cute project, I just have to finish the head..... I set it aside after ripping out the head twice because I couldn't figure out how to leave it open to put in the fiberfill stuffing.....I started this about 2 weeks ago and should have it finished over the weekend....

Interlacements Feather and Fan Shawl with 1 skein of Rick Rack 100% Rayon yarn. A beautiful project that I started this winter but it was taking a long time to complete. I set it aside and now I'm afraid to pick it back up again because I no longer remember the pattern and I'm not sure where I left off. I decided I don't have to use the entire skein so maybe I'll get it done soon after all.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Spring Felted Bag Final Question

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Spring Felted Bag Exchange Final Question

Go visit some blogs for people who are
participating in this swap.
Find THREE people that you have
something in common with -
BESIDES the fact that you knit ;)
Make a post linking to those 3 blogs,
and tell what it is you have
in common with the person on that blog!

1. Deb in Massachusettes - we both are the mother of three daughters

2. SHAWNEE in Oregon - we both recently taught our first knitting/crochet class

3. KRIS in Ontario - we both love scuba diving and we are both trying to lose the same amount of weight

Thank you hostess for sponsoring this fun contest and a great exchange!!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Guild Toy Competition



We voted on the best in 2 categories: Knit an outfit for a toy AND
Knit a toy.
The toys were then donated to a local hospital.

Here are some of the favorites with the pattern link:

Lion Brand Velveteen Bunny

I'm inspired to make one in every color !!

I made this easy and adorable


The HEDGEHOG on the right is a


Louise made these colorful dolls


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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Knitting Retreat

I recently returned from a weekend knitting retreat with 12 members of my knitting guild.

We stayed at the

River's Edge Conference Center in Rocky River, Ohio.

No cell phones, internet, only knitting.

I worked on this catepillar for our Toy Competition

Here are some words to describe the getaway.......


inside jokes

women's health

classical music

problem solving (life and knitting!)

listening to a music CD parody of

knitting by Wren Ross

sharing - trading ideas, inspiration, patterns, materials, techniques

receiving and complimenting each others work and talent

What a weekend, we are already signed up for next year !!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Thank you Secret Pal 10

Thank you secret pal for the most WONDERFUL surprise gift package.

2 books I've been wanting.....

"The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook" and
"Yarns to Dye For" PLUS

2 lucsious skeins of yarn and dyes for me to use to
HAND DYE my own yarn!!

Knit Picks Lace Weight 100% Paint Your Own Merino
Lamb's Pride Worsted

Thank you Secret Pal !!

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Spring Felted Bag Contest # 2

This Week's Contest Question:

How did you get interested in felting?

I saw some felted bags on display at my local yarn shop and I said to myself,

"I have to learn how to do that!"

Did you learn it from someone, see a bag you liked?

So, I signed up for the felted bag class being offered at the yarn shop.

I have since moved on to winning some awards for my felted bags at my local Knitting Guild and I taught my first felted bag class a few weeks ago at A Knitter's Fantasy!

Post a picture of your first bag....

"you've come a long way, baby"