Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Slow progress

I haven't been progressing on some knitting goals as much as I had hoped. I finished a scarf for my dad's girlfriend but I haven't blocked it yet. Maybe I should do that today. It turned out lovely. I started a shawl for my grandmother, I am not even 1/4 through it, but almost. I did a couple test knits, and made some things for a Halloween swap package.

These are a pair of fingerless mitts I test knit for a fledgling designer. they are pretty cute.

Here is a brain slug I made for a swap. I did this 3 tiimes before I got it to where I liked it color wise and eye size....

I also knit a couple Halloween wash clothes that I didn't get a picture of....

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My first sock pattern

I finished my sock pattern, and it was released September 1, 2011. It is the sock design for the FGF:socks group Sept/Oct. Designer KAL. I am very proud of the pattern. I am not sure there are too many people knitting it right now. It is a free Ravelry Download though. Are my seams straight

Sunday, September 04, 2011

for me?

I don't think I have ever sewn an article of clothing for myself. So I found a cute skirt pattern, and made it this past week.

And this is me wearing it. Scary, but I thought I should add it... this is also me after losing 15 lbs this summer. Quite a bit more to go, but it's a start.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Earth and Sky mystery shawl

I participated in the westknits mystery shawl KAL, Here is my finished product. My colors came out ok, even though I picked them blindly without knowing the pattern. I wish I had the red and the natural colors switched, but this is the way it is.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Another school bag

After seeing how cute Isabelle's bag was, Madeline decided she wanted one too. I had some denim and said we could use that, thinking I wouldn't need to get so much interfacing, fusible fleece, etc. So we went off to buy lining fabric, she picked a cute burgundy with dragons and tigers. Here is the finished product. This one went a lot faster.

(and I got the pockets right)

inside view

"inside out"

I finished a westknits mystery kal shawl, I will post it tomorrow as it is blocking now, and I want to get outside pictures with it. I am sort of ambivalent about this project.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

School Sewing

Yesterday was the first day of school, I was so busy I didn't get to sit down, but once or twice, and when I finally did, I was too tired to knit. I did get a couple projects done before school started, however.

I made Isabelle a bag, let's hope it holds up, as she has no locker this year (middle school remodel, currently housing school in an unused elementary school). She chose the fabrics, I accidentally made a pattern modification, but I think it makes it cute.

this is the "outside"

This is the "inside", and the way I think she is going to use the bag.

some more pictures:

I also made a little pencil case:

And one for Madeline:

Madeline now wants a bag like Isabelle's, I am going to make hers out of denim and some dragon fabric we picked out yesterday.

I am also working on the pattern for these socks, I will publish it Sept 1.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Kids sure do make you busy

It seems that after Christmas life gets really busy.

I have been busy with the kids and end of school, then summer started with multiple tasks to do.

I am currently working on designing my first sock pattern. I have designed, and tested, and am now working on making the pattern user friendly. The design will be part of a year long knit a long with the FG sock group on Ravelry. I am in charge of the September/October sock. I will post a picture when it's ready.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

long space between updates

I apologize for the long absence. The holidays really work a number on a person.

I spent quite a bit of time doing holiday knitting, I couldn't even remember what it was if you asked me. Then after the first of the year, I went through a knit it or frog it challenge. I finished two projects and frogged a third.

I also released a pattern with the "2010 From Robin's Nest Four Seasons sock and mitt club"

I designed the winter mitts, called Winter Flames

I also got a belated birthday gift that may be just as attracted to my yarn as I am.