Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Ella!

I can hardly believe it. My granddaughter is 3 years old today! I still remember my daughter being that age! I called her this morning to sing Happy Birthday and at first she said, "don't sing", then she kept saying "sing birthday song" several songs later she was laughing. She then proceeded to talk to me as she used the potty chair! hahaha "I'm a big girl!" she told me. I am going to buy her some big girl undies for her birthday.

We are scheduled to drive up Friday for her birthday party on Saturday but we are expecting another snowstorm so we will have to wait and see.

I have been sick with the flu since Sunday and finally have some strength today. I tried knitting but could not concentrate on patterns. My emails piled up, laundry piled up, dust kitties piled up... ugh.

Monday, February 19, 2007

New home biz!

I started with a new home based business! SCRIPTURES I am very excited to work with a Christian company that offers great products. My first goal is to save money for my upcoming Missions trip!
Please take a look and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Unfelted bags

Well, I have 2 more bags ready to felt.

The hexagon one is knit in modular triangles from Modular Knits. It was very quick to knit up, weaving in ends took the longest of the purse and sewing front and back together. I guess that is why I like knitting circular, like the 3 color bigger bag... My friend, Teri, did the knitting of the big bag with my guidance. We are going to have a felting night Thursday. I showed her daughter's bag in a previous picture.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Finished Ella's sweater

I finished this sweater for Ella in less than a week. It was amazingly simple! Ella will be turning 3 this month and needs a big girl sweater! It was so easy that I am going to start another one today in another color. a girl can never have too many sweaters! There are NO SEAMS!!!! It is knit entirely in the round without a single seam. I was amazed!
I used a pattern from a new book Sweaters for Everyone. You can find the wonderful book here....One Piece Knitting

I am practicing on Toddler size before starting my big jumbo size! :-) Her pattern even allows for higher neck in back! This woman is a genius!!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Some knitting project pictures

Here is the purse I finished for my friends daughter, pre-felted. She will be doing the felting, maybe. It is one strand of cascade wool for the base and handle and the body has a strand funky squiggly yarn added. I had to do every other row in two starnds so I wouldn't run out of the funky yarn. The picture does not do it justice. It will be a small purse. The original pattern was done in all white the size of a clutch.

I started some more socks, trying a new pattern. Two socks Toe-up on Two circulars.
My dear hubby asked if I was knitting a bikini! hahaha (maybe for flat tubey cups!) I am using KnitPicks Sock Parade on size 3 US needles. I have already made some changes to pattern for next pair as the toe point is too small.

You know I must be getting better at my knitting if I can change patterns to suit my likes! Cool.