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Friday, June 27, 2008

The Beaded Purse

I finally finsihed the knitting portion of my beaded purse. Taking photos was challenging as the flash caused glare and reflection off the beads and the fabric. The fabric will be the lining, and that is a quarter laying next to it, to give some idea of size. The purse frame is just sitting on top of the purse to show how it will look when it's finished. Once I make the lining, I can sew it to the frame. When it's all done I'll add a photo of the finished project.
The needles I used to make this puppy are next to the purse... size 0000 needles, and I used DMC Perle cotton. Pretty stuff, I hope it's strong enough to hold the purse together, as it's rather heavy for it's size, and my hands are glad it's done! I think the weight was starting to bend the needles.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Knitting Project Update

I finally have some things finished, and can share some photos here.

first is my lace ribbon scarf, a free pattern from

I knit this on US size 3 needles (3.25mm) using Dream in color Smooshy sock yarn in the Bruhaha colorway. It was fun pattern, and I'd knit it again, except I DON'T need another scarf!

Next up: Crest o'the wave scarf (like I said, I DON'T need another scarf!!)

I don't actually remember the specifics of this, other than I got the yarn at Lambtown, in Dixon CA last July. Its alpaca with a bit of flash it in, it's soft as a cloud, and I bought if from a vendor from Oregon (that's all I remember!) I actually finished this scarf quite some time ago, but just got around to blocking it, after buying some foam floor pads from costco for the purpose of Blocking. They work great.

coming up next -- My blocked Juno Regina! It should come off the blocking pads tonight. Then I'm done blocking for awhile.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Trains at Bob and Teri Guys May 25th, 2008

We had a great time on Sunday, and for those that could'nt make it, you missed a good time! I particularly had a good time playing around with the video function on our digital camera, and without further ado, I give you, The Videos! (crank up the sound!)

Harts Passenger Train

Harts Passenger Train... it was easy getting these shots, I just put the camera on the Ground.

Bob's circus Train

My favorite.. note the circus train in the background (going backwards) which I didn't even notice till after I viewed my video!

Johns Sumpter Valley

Harts train from a different perspective

Keiths Switch engine

and the night shot... came out pretty good all things considered!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Mystery Yarn

I got this yarn at a thrift shop, and started using it for a scarf for a friends birthday in November. Of course I'm running out, half way through the project, and of course there was no ball band on the yarn. can someone help me identify this yarn, so I can find another skein, and finish the scarf before the November 5th birthday!?

Friday, October 05, 2007

Trekking Socks and Harmony Needles

I finally got my new Harmony KnitPicks DPNs in the mail and in spite of my determination to finish up other projects before casting on anything new, I couldn't wait to get home and start a pair of socks on these needles. Selecting sock yarn from my stash was tough, but I settled on Trekking XXL in the #76 colorway Berry. I'm a huge fan of Trekking sock yarn, and I was so anxious to give these new needles a go, I didn't even bother to wind the yarn into a ball, I just plopped down and got at it.

I'm using my usual 64 stitches k2/p2 rib for as long as I feel like doing it, then just plain stockinette, with the usual heel flap. for Kicks I think I'll do a star toe.

Now about those Harmony Needles -- WOW!!!! They are smooth, lightweight, 6 in, (perfect length for me) and so darn pretty. I think I have new favorite needles. I haven't tried the Harmony circulars yet, but the DPNs are perfect.

Photo's of my SOCK in progress to follow.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Thank you all

who stopped by to visit my blog, and let me know that YES you could see what I had done so far. Now I'm greatly inspired to take more (and better) photos of my works in progress to share with everyone. There has also been a special request for a sub-section (how do I do a sub-section, I'm just now figuring out how to type basic posts!!!) on vacation photos... so here's a sample of a vacation pic...

Until I get around to taking a decent photo of my two present works in progress (sock using Lorna's laces, and baby afghan with Red Heart Baby soft) you'll just have to settle for a photo of my hubby and I in front of Ayers Rock (Uluru) in our dorky matching sweatshirts!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Day one.... My first Blog...

I'm launching myself into the blogging world. This will be a way for me to share my knitting adventures (both good and bad) with my fellow knitting nuts. Stay tuned as I figure out how to blog, how to post photos etc.

I finished this pair of socks a while back.. it is the cascading leaves pattern from Jeannie townsend, and they are lovely and the yarn is soooo soft. It's Austermann step.