Monday, January 31, 2005

Still working ...

on the blanket. I'm 60% of the way done and it's getting big! Definitely not a project to take on the go anymore! But I think it's looking good!

I also started another pair of booties. I'm making them white. These will be my on-the-go project while I finish the blanket at home.

Dh did bring me home some fabric this weekend, but I wasn't in a sewing mood! I know I have patterns that need to be cut out first and I don't want to cut them! LOL! Someday ... the basement is in disarray so it's hard to work down there anyway. I was thinking of moving the sewing machine to the first floor for the rest of winter (the basement is also cold). But since we are having a party here on Sunday, it doens't make sense to change it until after then! So we'll see!

Friday, January 28, 2005

Still going!

I'm not on row 55, of 157! Really, not too bad .... 1/3rd of it done in 3 days, that's pretty good! At this rate I'll be done at the end of the week ... of course, I have no plans for the blanket, so it doens't really matter.

Dh should be getting all my fabric this weekend too! Now that is something I can't wait for. Of course, if I get all my fabric back ... I will probably not finish the blanket by the end of the week because I'll get sidetracked by the sewing!

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Plugging along ....

Still going on the blanket! Last night I did, undid, redid one row FOUR times before I realized I was reading the pattern wrong, and that was why I couldn't make it work. But I read wrong the same way 4 times! I was so frustrated ... I could have done 8 extra rows were it not for that error ... but thank goodness I finally figured out what the heck I was doing LOL!
Anyway that's all to update here ...

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Up next ....

Working on another project .. a baby blanket!
Last night I also finished the second bootie of a pair.
Today I went to the library and checked out some books to look through. Saw lots of really cute patterns in one of them! I think I may have to buy my own copy! LOL!
Still haven't decided on which yarn to get for socks! I know, I know, it's such a small thing! But oh well! LOL!

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Sew many projects ...

sew little time ;-)
The train fabric arrived yesterday. I prewashed it today. Tomorrow I will probably begin to work on it.
I am also set on making socks next. I just don't know what yarn to use!! There are soo many options out there!
I like the Knit Picks Simple Stripes : Yarn : Simple Stripes
I also like the : Yarn : Sock Garden
Of course I could always go with a Lion Brand Magic Stripes too. Oh! I just don't know!!! I don't want to buy a bunch of yarn only to discover I hate it! But at the same time, I don't want ot pay shipping on 1 or 2 skeins either!!
Well, if there is anyone reading this who has some advice to throw this way ... feel free LOL!

Sunday, January 23, 2005

What next ....

I'm bored with scarves! LOL! I only have my mom's to do, and then I'll have 2 extra, that I don't know what to do with - try to sell them to people I suppose LOL!
The fabric for my youngest dd's bag hasn't arrived yet, so I can't start that.
The other green bag I was going to make, I'm not sure about anymore! We'll see. is having some sales on some yarn I want, so I think I will order a bunch and go from there. I still have my eyes set on an embroidery machine, but the deal was that I had to come up with the money to get it! So basically what that means is I need to figure out something that I can make and can sell! LOL! That or bug my husband about it sooooo much that he gets me it for my birthday or our anniversary, or if I have to wait that long, for Christmas. Which if I had to make the money myself, it probably wouldn't happen before Christmas, so I suppose either way, I'll have to wait that long! ROFL!!!

Oh well ... hopefully tomorrow I'll finish my mom's scarf, and then I'm taking a break from scarves unless someone requests me to make them one! LOL!

Bag finished! Yeah!

I did it! I finished it!

It's done!! YEAH! There is a folder there to show the size of the bag (and the folder is inserted in the pocket on the outside, only on one side though).

The side view (I put one of my kid's little blankets into it to make it look full to show the width)

A view of the inside, and if you look close you can see that hte outside pocket ends about an inch from the top of the bag.

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Saturday, January 22, 2005

Some updates ...

The blue scarf is done.
I started a multi-colored scarf today ... I didn't think I needed to take pictures of it, so I didn't! LOL! It's for my mom though.
The bag is almost done. If I went down now and did it, I would have it done probably in 20ish minutes, so that should get finished tomorrow ... YEAH!
I'm thinking next I would like to knit some socks ... some striped socks seem fun to me so that is what I would like to do!!
I am also anxiously awaiting dh bringing me fabrics from storage. I am very anxious to start sewing dresses for the kids for the summer/spring time. I think little girl dresses are so fun! I don't think I'll be making the diaper bag for the friends we will see for the superbowl ... maybe, but probably not ... I really have other things I want to work on right now ...then again, if dh doens't bring me the fabric from storage, maybe I will! LOL!
We'll see ...
Anyway, that's what happening in this neck of the woods ... what's happening in yours?

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Blue Scarf

Here it is ... it is folded in fourths in this shot ...

close-up ... it looks blue here (probably cause of the flash) but it's really a purple color!

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Bag is under way ...

As you can see from the picture's below ... I bought the fabric for Mel's bag. These colors are so bright and vibrant that I just love them! I think I have enough material to make 2 bags! LOL!!! We'll see.
I already prewashed and ironed it all, so all that is left is cutting and sewing! I'm excited - now that the fabric is ready this project will move right along!

On another front, my 2 year old wanted her train bag made yesterday! We could not find any train fabric in the stores (which was frustrating!) so we ordered some on e-bay! When we were shopping and I told her I couldn't find it, she told me to get it on the computer! LOL! Smart cookie! So hopefully that will be arriving soon enough so I find coordinating fabric for the inner lining and get her bag made too!

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Fabric for bag ..

another picture - the green for the outside, the squares for the inside

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Friday, January 14, 2005

Started another ...


Here is the newest scarf I started!

I am hoping tomorrow I can get out to the fabric store. I would like to get some fabric to work on the apron and the 2 bags I need to do! And my mom asked me to make her a scarf (I delivered my sister's scarves today - they both liked them yeah!)
I've also been asked to teach several people to knit on Monday.
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Another scarf done ...

Another one done ... my dd is showing it off for me! LOL! I'm still not sure what to do with this one ... I am trying to find a place to sell these babies, even if it's not until next fall! So far, no luck!
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Thursday, January 06, 2005

No more ...

candy-making for me! I'm done making them. Each person will get somewhere between 8-10 pieces, I think! I didn't count the total ... I just dropped them in! I have mini laundry clips in pink and blue to close the bags up. I'm so glad it's done! There is an art to making candy. I kind of got the hang of it towards the end, but I doubt I'll be making any again soon! LOL!

I also started another scarf today. It's eyelash - a beautiful burgandy-ish color. I'll take pictures maybe this weekend? I think I will try to e-bay it .. I'm not sure!

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

On a roll ...

The bag is done! Yeah!

I even gave her pockets on the inside ... perfect fit for the barbies!

Here she is sporting her new bag! It's almost bigger than her, but she says she likes it that way!

It's good to get the bag out of the way. Now, of course, my other daughter wants me to make her a bag! So next time we go to the craft store, we'll look for some appropriate fabric for one!
I also did another 2 batches of candy today. Not nearly enough. I need to keep pumping them out. The good news is that it started snowing around 8 o'clock last night, and is still going! It's not coming hard, but it's enough to be troublesome and keep me housebound! So hopefully I can get all the candy done today and tomorrow. Although I have until Saturday morning to get it done! I hope it doesn't turn into a last minute project!
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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

1 more project done!

So here's what I've been up to today. I made some more candy ... not nearly enough! I'm all candy-ed out too! Bummer.
I did finish the scarf I was making for my sister. I don't like the yarn I used. I plan on avoiding it in the future LOL! But it's done.
I also started a bad for my oldest dd. I now have all the pieces cut out! It's a start! LOL!

The candy I've been working on ...

Finished Scarf

close up

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Saturday, January 01, 2005