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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My favorite hat and scarfs...

Just showing my favorite hat and scarfs.

The set that matches everything:

Orange you glad orange is my favorite?

Erin | |

One Skein Wonders Really Are a Wonder

So, I love knitting. When it's quick and easy. I'm not very good at following patterns with a whole bunch of steps. I just get so ADD. Not only that, but I'll leave the project and sit it to the side for a while (like a month or a year). When I get back to it, I've forgotten where I left off. It also frustrates me when I follow a pattern with the measurements that should fit me, but when it does, it makes me look like the State Puff Marshmellow Man. Yeah... not good.

So, if you are like me and like quick and easy projects, pick up the One Skein Wonders book, and this pattern is in it. I've made this one and a pink one for my sister. Probably took 4 hours from start to finish. Love it!

Erin | |

Baby Stuff

Visitng my friend over Labor Day weekend in Canada who just surprised us all a month ago that they are expecting their first child. Needless to say, I've been trying to get as many baby items completed I can before the visit. Here's some of the things:

Erin | |

First Experience from a Novelty Yarn Store

I've purchased nice yarns in the past from yarn shops here and there (Savanah, GA, Indianapolis, IN, Chicago, IL). So, I've purchased those great hand dyed yarns, but never have made them into a finished piece. Instead, they sit in the bottom of my other yarns. I just keep waiting to find that right project to use them in. Does any one else have the same problem?

Finally, I finished one pice with two skeins of this fabulous multicolored yarn that goes from fat to skinny in places. I've gotten tons of compliments on the scarf. Gotta say, it was worth the investment. I made it thinking I would eventually give it to some one as a gift because blues and greens are not my favorite colors, but ended up keeping it for myself... again, does anyone have that problem as well?

Erin | |

Christmas in July

So, summer time is a great time to buy off holiday yarns. I scored some sweet furry eyelash yarns from Hobby Lobby early summer for $1.19 per skein. Might as well do the stockings ahead of time instead of waiting until the last minute, which is usually what happens when I plan last minute gifts... hence, you should check out one of my favorite books on the right sidebar: Last Minute Knitted Gifts

Erin | |

Pooh Blanket

No, that's not a poo blanket, but a Pooh blanket! Made for a friend's wife who's into Disney and loves Winnie the Pooh. I did a mini-mural in their soon to be nursery. I'm not an expert when weaving in new colors, but I can make it work!

Erin | |

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

When the word is out you're cheap to hire...

A coworker, who's also a shop-a-aholic, asked me if she bought the yarn, if I could make this for her:

NOMAD Cowl in Desert

Looks simple enough, but I might like it too much that I'll want to keep it after finishing it up.