Sunday, February 26, 2006

Strap Progress

Strap number one...3/4 of the way done...only 10 more feet to go! :) I didn't felt these with the bag because I didn't want them discolor with all the black yarn fading in the washer. Hopefully the red won't fade too much.

It's Felted!

Here they are! All the bag pieces are felted, except for the straps. And a nice close up of the fabric. I really like it. Now for the hard part...assembly! Wait...gotta finish those straps...

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Getting There

The Weekend Getaway Scatchel is sure going fast. The front, back, and both side gussets are finished; the bottom only has 7 inches yet to go. I think I'm going to felt a piece or two today to see how they look. I'll post pictures then.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Weekend Getaway Satchel

The front is done, the back is started. This is going much faster than I anticipated; gotta love those 15's! :) I'm really liking the way it is knitting up. I love the tweed-look using two different colors together creates. I made several felted hats like this and wanted the look for this bag.

Monday, February 20, 2006

New Project

With everything else knitted...I decided it was time to make *me* something! Here's the beginning of my version of the Weekend Getaway Satchel from Interweave Knit's fall issue. I'm doing it in Wool of the Andes; coal and iron ore...not the guady flowers in the pattern. Hopefully this will felt into a tweed-like fabric and will match my other luggage.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

The Baby Sweater done, blocked, seamed, buttons attached and steamed. Sure is pretty...I love the center part of the front. YOu can't really see the buttons, but they are numbered blocks in yellow, blue and green...the top button is a white lamb. The pattern is from Lionbrand's website.

Valentine's Flowers

Aren't they pretty? They are still hanging in there...but fading fast. Hubby is such a sweetie, he bought my favorites. :)

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Knitting Olympics

Better late than never, right? I needed those socks finished, so I wasn't going to do a project for the Knitting Olympics...but since those heels went so quickly...I started a baby sweater this afternoon while wathing the Olympics. This is knit in one piece; the cast on edge is the bottom back can see where it starts to flare out (up by the needle) for the arms. Hmmm, when are the Olympics over???


Yup, those socks are finished!!! Now all that's left is the gift wrapping...and I made my deadline of a week before the birthday!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

One is Done!

And it's a dang nice looking heel if I do say so myself! :) On to the next the morning...

Friday, February 10, 2006

Those socks...

Ahh, here they are...those lovely socks, I've been knitting at... On the left, is one off the needles, waiting it's turn for the after-thought heel and one with the heel stitches picked up and ready to start the heel. On the right is a close-up of the heel stitches picked up. I really wish I had the really short double points ...they would make this MUCH easier! With any luck, I'll have both heels finished by the end of the weekend...that is my goal. I'd love to have these finished and gift wrapped by Monday...a whole week ahead of schedule. There is just soooo much yarn calling my name!!! All wool...enough of this cotton, wool, nylon, elastic blend (Knitpicks "Dancing"). I'm sooo looking forward to something that doesn't stretch! This yarn twists upon itself so much easier for me than any other I've used...and that's annoying! :)

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Life Happens... really does! I've been good, trying sooo hard to get those socks knitted... Everytime I get knitting away something happens; the telephone rings; company arrives; the babysitting kids wake up early or refuse to nap. And I managed to catch a head the progress is slow. But I'm happy to announce, I have 2 1/2 inches of the ribbing knitted, only a half inch to go before I can bind them off and start on the heels! Looks like I'm going to meet my deadline of the 20th!

Sunday, February 05, 2006


I knitted my way through Super Bowl XL! These are up to the heel. I'm doing the "after thought" heel from Knitpicks (well, something similar to it). They are now 7 inches long...

More Stash!

More stash has arrived! Actually the "coal" and the "iron ore" are for a project...everything else is "stash"! :) The two packages in front of the yarn are the hardware for the bag I'm making out of the coal and iron ore yarn. Have you seen the Weekend Getaway Satchel in the Fall issue of Interweave Knits? That's what I'm making with this yarn. I'm not doing the fancy flowers as the pattern shows, I'm using one strand of coal and one strand of iron ore for my "double strand". I love the tweed look this gives the finished felted item. And besides, then it'll match the rest of my luggage! But first I gotta finish those blasted socks! Her birthday is the I have a couple weeks... HA! I should know better than to say that...then I'll just plan that procrastination right into the project and won't be finishing them until 5 p.m. on the 24th!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Another One is Done

Remeber that scarf I started for my husband? Well, I finished it last night... If winter ever does come to our area (it's weird having mid 40's temps in January) he'll be all set. I used two skeins of Nature Supn wool and knitted it double stranded. I didn't think I was ever going to get done; he wanted a long one...the final length is six feet. Now on to finishing those socks I have OTN...

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Sis's Birthday Tank Top

Las Summer was spent busily knitting a tank top for my sister. This was the first "garmet" I ever knitted...and the largest project I had ever attempted. Her favorite color is sage I started with that, some Plush yarn from Walmart (hey, what did I know back then!!) and a freebie pattern I found at ACMoore. She loves it...and has spent the last six months hinting about loving cables! Hmmmm, wonder what she'll get for her birthday *this* year??? :)