Sunday, December 30, 2007

Too many photos to post

so many photos so little space...
first off a really incredibly awesome
new knitting accessary bag...and this was
the smaller size too, there was a larger
one with even more pockets, very light
weight, can be carried or
worn on the great...

Can you believe all those pockets...really great!

Next up is what is currently on
my needles now, actually 2 projects...
the first one is Alan Dart's newest
toy figure from Simply Knitting
Magazine February 2008 issue,
which I just got. The Cupid pattern.
At this point don't have the yarn,
so only finished cupid's bow, so cute...

My next WIP is also a Valentine's project...
my new heart scarf using Brown Sheep Lamb's
Pride Bulky, so should be warm in red.
minor lace work, but much less boring
than a straight stockinette.

Finally, a finished project,
actually a late Christmas gift...
Fuzzy Feet, for my oldest son...
He's a Brown's fan of course.
and they actually fit too.

And a really cool christmas present
I received is Kristin Knits...
oh what to make first...such a really great book,
loaded with great patterns...

Saturday, December 29, 2007

no pics, just a brief check-in

Hello, it's been a week, and what's on my needles or in my case, what is the latest cast-off.
Well....finally finished my last knitted christmas gift...perhaps I am still in time for christmas somewhere out there in the world. it is felting as I write, so I may need to dash off to washer, as I don't want it to overfelt...what a disaster, then it might be a 2008 gift instead, as I reknit it. also have bought with my xmas money the absolutely most neatest knitting gadget ever, also have started the latest Alan Dart pattern from the February 2007 Simply Knitting mag. and finally just started making a brand new item for the next holiday...thank you Ravelry for the please tune into Sunday-tomorrow pictures pending of all of these.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

"...Twas the Night Before Christmas When All Through The House Not a Creature Was Stirring Not Even A Mouse...."

However, actually the mouse was kind of... sort of
stirring, or at least you could clearly hear
the click click of knitting needles...and what...
you mean you yourself aren't right now still frantically
finishing up
last minute knitting gifts for family and
friends right this minute as you are reading this blog....
well mouse and I are at it. maybe it's just me,
but I've never frogged my knitting so much
as I have these last two weeks, am I alone on this one...?

Knitting Notes: this particular mouse pattern is by
Alan Dart from Woman's Weekly Magazine sold only in Great Britain,
October 06 issue. He and his fellow mouse friends
are an addition to the Dickinson Mice that are available
as a brochure, which can be found more easily. Background
is the florist shop, shown in earlier blogs, now decorated
for Christmas, and yes as it has snowed for real in my neck
of the woods...then of course, it has also snowed at my florist
shop as well, I did leave them a very tiny (to scale) shovel,
which I hope the miniature people take a hint, as it is piling up.
as for what's on my needles, since it's xmas gifts,
I can't post them here,
silly... as people would not be surprised...
and as for what's on the mouse's needles, he claims
it is something for me, however, not sure if that will ever fit...

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Little Knitty for my Kitty

Finally made a cat gift my cats really enjoy...
it's a knitted throne, have not finished
back part yet...base is worsted weight wool,
royal purple, sides are purple chenille...
top is a lovely, very soft fuzzy white yarn,
that they really enjoy, and used a cushion
which is much lovelier on the inside than
stuffing, so no lumps. cats really love it,
and seem to take turns..
Piper, a very large boy, doesn't quite fit,
but still seems to like it...

And Tic Toc my other cat, a smaller feline,
has just completely adopted the new cat throne...
still needs its back piece done, but the cats
don't really care, and seem to like it just as it is.
They think it's an improvement over cat hats...but I am
not so sure.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

...And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

As for what's on my needles
am still frogging that other project...
and wondering is there a prize or anything
for the most pull-outs in a single project...
somehow this is one of those things
I just don't need to know...
so last count I am somewhere at about 5 or 6 pull-outs,
but as not really keeping close track,
it's only approximate...maybe it will be ready
for my next posting...I have however made a
really nice gift for the cats...and they do love it...
have photos, coming soon......

Happy Shopping One and All.............

Friday, December 7, 2007

frogging lots this whole week...sigh....

It's Friday, and as I am too busy
merrily pulling out my knitting over and over,
I have not seemed to have accomplished much or
finished anything this week,
or at least it's not cast off the needles
so to speak...
Please check in again on Saturday
when I hope to have some photos to post.
meanwhile two quickies...a fast candycane pin and...

a holiday watch band, all beads no knitting or crochet...sorry