Wow, a whole year already. This is amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever kept a “diary” this long. LOL
I’m very happy to have met so many of you through blogging and knitting. I’ve learned so much from a lot of you. Thanks and keep on blogging!!!
For the contest, I thought of doing something where you would go on a sorta scavenger hunt through my blog for the answers to five questions. But I’m so busy knitting that I’ll make it really simple for everyone: just leave me a comment and I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winner – or toss people’s names in a hat and pick a name! I’ll decide on Monday. I’ll give everyone til Monday to post comments. Don’t post a thousand comments either! Limit is two comments per person on this same post. And full sentences on each comment! LOL
Spread the word, anyone can play!!
Now for some FO’s I’ve made recently towards my Yarn Diet goal (see sidebar).
These are 3 hats. Click on each pic for more info. (Hey, Wendy! I was able to figure out how to mistake rib all the way through the hat. Just try to follow the pattern while doing the decreases. LOL)
I finished these mittens for the daughter of a friend of mine.
And lastly, a sock for my cell phone!
I had fabric leftover from the 10 yds I bought for the carts. So I made some blocking boards. I’m happy cuz I’m using things that I had around the house. Extra wood from some shelves we’d made in the last apartment became the blocking boards.
– 3′ x 2′ piece of wood
– 1 package of High Loft Quilter’s Polyester Batting from Walmart – this is so that you don’t get splinters of wood from the back of the board when you use it or move it
– 1 package of 24″ x 96″ x 1″ Foam Sheet – this is what you will pin your garment to
– Staple Gun
I put one piece of the foam sheet on front side of the wood, 1 piece of the batting on the back side. Wrap the ends of the foam sheet over the long side of the board. Staple down in the back over the batting. Measure out the fabric and cut to size of the board. Steam or iron it out. (At least a little! LOL) Wrap the board in the fabric, fold in the edges and staple them down. That’s it!!
I still had stuff left over so I made a little board that I can use on my lap to sew pieces of knitting together without needing to use my dining room table. Same procedure. Board measures 5″ x 10.5″
When you learn how to do something you love, you very rarely forget how to do it. I never liked to ride a bike too much, hence, I forgot! But sewing! Ahh, I loved sewing. Still do. I was being lazy and was asking Blind Man to make some covers for my yarn cart for me. I have been wanting that Lantern Moon Sea Grass basket tower that has the muslin covers but was hesitant to drop the cash on it when I could spend that cash on yarn! So, we started with this:
About 5 yards of fabric, 6 yards of elastic and 5 hours later, we ended up with:
Waddya think?? I know it doesn’t look as hot as the Lantern Moon ones but it uses up something I already had here in the house (saved money!!) and it has WHEELS! WHEEEEE!
On knitting news, the other day after I finished the Dancing Socks, I cast on for a baby hoodie that I’d been wanting to make Gian. I decided that instead of converting to the round like I usually do, I would make this sweater in pieces as the pattern reads and then use the techniques shown in “How to Become an Expert Knitter.” I want to master these techniques because they look like they would make a beautiful garment!
After all that sewing (not to mention a few Peechie Nappies (Fuzzy Navels)), I looked similar to this:
By the way, is there anyone that owns the book Learn to Knit Socks and would like to take over my half finished fleck socks? I’ll send you the yarn, the started project plus some handmade soap! 😀