Monday, December 13, 2010

Whoooray for finished blankets!

It's finished the log cabin blanket was blocked and packed up in the wee hours of the morning and dropped it off at the post office. Thank goodness it's over. Don't get me wrong I loved making it for my friend. I learned a new technique and refined my design process by making it. I have taken away from this that I a) respect the heck out of women who make these afghans all the time and b) I won't ever make a blanket larger than a baby blanket or a lapghan. It just takes up so much time that you are running off of love and not money, which is totally awesome when your doing it for the love of it but its not a practical thing for me to do again. So having said that I went through blanket detox by working on a simple striped scarf and a beaded handle for a beautiful bag and hat combo that is a class over at the Knit N Knibble. If you're in the Tampa area check it out. Once my detox is over I will begin work on moebius neckwarmers and Dr. Who Scarves. They will be on sale in my shop in the coming weeks. I will post my progress of those on here. ciao

Sunday, November 14, 2010


****There's a sale this week!!***
From Sunday November 14th-Saturday November 20th Save 10% OFF your purchase of $20USD or more (shipping doesn't count toward the price of the item, sorry.) The 10% will be refunded to you through paypal after purchase. If you purchase $75USD or more I will reduce your shipping price and refund the difference.
My Knittery

Monday, November 8, 2010

The 4 Hats Project and Giant Wooden Cranes

Well here is hat number one of the 4 hats project. All hats are going to be earflaps. One shades of pink, one purple, and two black and pink. I want to put these up in my shop for the holidays, but I have one issue...time. If I could stop or manipulate time but continue to knit I would be set.
On another note I have to make a giant wooden crane a scarf for a school holiday festival. I will be winging it on that one because I have no idea how big the crane is. I love to fly by the seat of my pants...okay enough puns. Here's the hat, I can't think of much more to write about right now, the unnatural cold that blew in a few days ago has caused icicles on my brain, impeding my thought process for writing. Hopefully it will warm up or my vegetable garden will die.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Irineo Project plus the Mini Lantern Tote

For my dear friend I agreed to make some special knitted gifts for some special people in his life(I'm being elusive for obvious reasons). I picked patterns or made up patterns based on techniques I wanted to learn or challenge myself to perfect. I ended up with three awesome projects one is a spliced and manipulated pattern-the kitty hat, one made up by me after watching the basic technique of how to start-the true moebius cowl, and the other I made up while making it...also my first time attempting- flip top mittens. I'm proud of what I made, it got my creative craftster juices flowing and I have alot of cute ideas I'm making into patterns for the winter season.
On a side note I have crossed the point of no return as a knitter, well I think I jumped past that when I started knitting. I made a modified version of the bubble tote which I call my mini lantern tote and it fits a small project and ball of yarn nicely. It started out carrying my projects to and from work, then hooked on the back of my chair while I was working on the computer and waiting for stuff to load. Well I caught myself walking around the house with my mini tote on my arm knitting while doing other things. I think I have an addiction...and I'm loving it!!! Talk about finding the desires of your heart! Well here's the pictures of the projects!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Projects Update

So I have made progress on the log cabin blanket! Not as much as I would like but thats because I have been busy with orders coming in and working at my LYS. So its still good. I have some fun things I am working on for myself, the Que Sera cardigan from Nonetheless I have hit my knitting threshold for the night and I need to sleep or I won't be able to function tomorrow and by function I mean knit my fingers off.

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Project: Knitted Log Cabin Blanket

I absolutely love this pattern! once you get the first square on this finished you just pick up stitches when you change colors! I love that this is a traditional quilt pattern that I have made before but I'm knitting it in some awesome American Primitive colors! Excited! I'll post my progress as I go. Here's my first picture of working on it.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Its been too long

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted last, I don't know if its because I'm out living life or I'm just lazy. I went on a road trip with the little sister, learned alot of things, went on a vacation with my husband, saw alot of things. Communed with nature more than once...what happens under the bridge stays under the bridge. With that being the shortest write up on what I did this summer, I will be keeping up here as the holiday season nears.. Posting pictures of new items, sales and such will hopefully be on frequently. Until then..

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My first ball of Noro

So I broke down and bought my first ball of Noro, so excited! There was one hank of Furisode in colorway 8 and I couldn't resist. So I thought what could I do? I decided to make a hat. I manipulated a pattern and voila the hat you see. I really like making hats now. I'm inspired by the pattern I used that I think I would like to make up my own patterns for people to use, or at least make up my own patterns. People like hats in Florida. But that will probably be in the far future, I hope not though. Well I love my hat and thats all I know. I just hope that if I made hats that the people who bought them would love them as much as I loved making them.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Shop

So if you ever thought, "look I love you and your stuff and I really want to support your yarn addiction but I don't want to join Etsy to buy from you", thats okay. Behold my new shop on (I will refer to this as CiA) I have most of the same items in here that are in my other shop. If you want something you see in my Etsy shop but its not in my CiA just let me know and I will put it in the CiA shop. I'm not closing my Etsy shop but I am opening this other shop for all of you lovely people who just want to buy my items not join a community. Let me know what you think.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Weedon Island

So I did two new things on Monday, kayaking and exploring a place called Weedon Island. Both were awesome. Weedon Island is basically a giant conglomeration of mangrove outcropping in the shallows of Tampa Bay. It's both magical and mysteriously eerie all at the same time. I saw so much beautiful wildlife and some odd ones as well. Heron, ibis, ducks, snook, redfish, and mullet. I'm pretty sure I saw an eel snap at me too, he was little though. They have these numbered signs so that you basically don't get lost in the numerous channels that course through the sea of mangrove trees. But they get sparse at times and you have to follow your own intuition, mine apparently works. The funny thing is at the end you see this giant open space and you thinking this is right next to the channel, where are my freakin' signs? Oh their about a quarter to a half mile away...and it goes on like that for a few miles. You start to wonder, am I ever going to get back to the boat docks? While contemplating this and staring into the water realizing it was getting deep to the point that I could no longer comfortably see the bottom, my dear terra, I hear a slap in the water not ten feet from me. I'm so startled I jumped a little, which is impressive when you are sitting in a kayak. I keep watch on the water and then a few seconds later I realize what the noise was, dolphins. It was a momma and her calf. The calf was being the playful one who was slapping the water with its tail. It was so amazing and I can't wait to go back. I was also inspired by the nature that was surrounding me so expect it to show in my work. For now here are some raw shots of the flora and fauna.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Being Sick Stinks

So I am friggin' sick. It's all out of love too. I went to my husband's softball game on Monday and the wind was gusting at what must have been a steady 20 mph, and it was cold. Either way I slowly through out the week could feel myself getting sick and tried as I might nothing works. I am a pitiful lump. What made today oh so memorable is the fact that my pitiful self was involved in a giant catastrophe that involved me, a bowl of grits, and my entire kitchen.
And begin story... I am a pitiful lump who is achy and weak all over and you would think that making a little bowl of grits would be a fairly simple task even in my state, WRONG! No sooner had I pulled my hot steaming grits from the microwave, I turned to walk into my kitchen to stir said grits. As I walk the whole two feet from the microwave to the counter I only get about a half a foot in and BLAMO! I have no idea what happened whether it was the bowl faltering in my less-than-Samson grip or slipping out from under my slippers but in an instant the instant grits were EVERY WHERE except in the bowl.
SO...what do I do? To my shock and amazement I start crying! I've gotten grits all over my fluffy comfy bathrobe, the only thing keeping me warm through the cold chills, and on every surface imaginable. The floor, the oven, inside the spice rack, on the backsplash, on and in the cabinets and the list goes on.
What was supposed to be a simple breakfast ended up in me deep cleaning the kitchen and relinquishing my bathrobe to the washer and dryer for two hours.

Needless to say I am starving and cold.

On a lighter note I listed my hand dyed yarn on Etsy. The title is a link to the listing and here is a picture to tantalize the senses.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New purse and flowers

Here 's a new purse and some hemp/cotton blend flowers these are 1.5 inches across and come in 6 colors. Come to the shop and check it out.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Chocolate Treasury

This is an awesome treasury with browns, pinks, cream, and white. Wonderful treasury! The creator has great taste, and no it wasn't me...I'm not that conceited. If I had the money I would buy some of the items myself. But anyway, finished another bag and have 2 new ones in the line up (which is only existent in my head at this point). They will be tangible soon, no fears.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I have flowers!

So spring is about to be sprung and that means flowers. I have been crocheting up a storm and I think that a lot of you will get use out of them. I'm making mini, small, medium, and large. I am also making custom flowers. But anyway I am offering each size in alot of different colors and different yarns. Whether you are a sewer, a scrapbooker, a knitter or crocheter who can't make small embellishments anymore, or a crafter who wants to add some flare to anything they can think of...these flowers are for you. So take a look! Here is a teaser. If you want to see more click on the title of the post and away you go!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Yay for Stash Catalogs

I have just come out of a yarn cataloging frenzy. It lasted 8 hours. My studio is cleaner, the yarn is away and I only have acrylics and novelty yarn to catalog now....that should only take another 4 hours... My trusty husband helped me out cleaning up and organizing but left for work 5 hours in. Who knew that this could be so exhausting?! Thanks to ravelry I had it easy. But then I made it more difficult on me now by adding photos of the colorways. But it will be good later because I will know exactly what I am looking at when I am designing something. It also helps with inventory. I better get off here before my eyes cross. So many things to make so little time! Oh eating would be nice.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Aqua Terra Bag

Here's a bag that I did in a few day's tell me what you think.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Yay for Etsy FEST Blogs

Well I was interviewed for a blog a month ago and they just posted it yesterday. I was reading it today and I got a few chuckles out of it, I also thought,"I said that?" Well without further adieu here is the blog link, also check out the cowl I posted!

FEST Blog Strawberry Shortcake Moebius Cowl Neckwarmer

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fingerless Mitts

Yay for finishing, through sweat and tears I finished that second mitt. I kept losing my spot looking at the other mitt and instead of finishing by lunch I had already ripped it out twice. What really threw me for a loop, in the bad sense was the fact that I bound off and woven in the ends and then put them next to one another and realized I had bound off too soon and had to rip it out again...that would be the 5th time. Needless to say I am done and absolutely thrilled at that, its just an added bonus that I made a pair of fingerless mitts for me and they look beautiful. Now on to making beautiful things for other people.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Fingerless Mitts

So I had an extra skein from the sock project and I thought hmmm what to do? Well a friend was working on cashmere gloves said, "why don't you make fingerless mitts, you've been wanting to do them anyway." Brilliant, so I made up a pattern as I went and voila one mitt is finished and I absolutely love it! It is so soft and it is keeping my hand warm but also allowing me to move my fingers freely. I think I will go make another one now so that my other hand doesn't feel left out! I'll post a final picture once I'm done!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Top Down Slipper Socks Complete!!

Say yes to the socks for they are done! Jordan loves them and my kitchener stitch at the toe, to die for if I do say so myself. But enough of that here's the picture.

One Sock down One to GO!

I should probably be sleeping or knitting but I just had to show you my first sock!! Now hopefully the second will match or I am going to have to find a pirate with a peg leg to wear my sock. Also thought-if hubby is a stinky face before I finish the second sock he only gets one...see how far he can get on one sock, ha. Pardon the pajamas and studio room explosion behind me, that should be fixed tomorrow. I should have taken a better picture but for goodness sakes is after midnight and we all know the saying about that. Night.