Thursday, September 29, 2005

I need ideas

I have found myself, yet again, dreaming of opening up my very own LYS. This is something I have been dreaming about doing for about a year now. Realistically, I wont start doing this until my youngest is in school full time, so I've got a few more years of planning and dreaming ahead of me. But, in the meantime, I'm having a blast researching (yes, I'm a geek) and planning. So, my fellow yarn addicts, what do you love the most about your LYS? What would you love to see in a LYS? What is your dream knitting environment? Any ideas for a store name? Come on, I need INPUT people!...lmao

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Hannah's Hat

I wanted a quick project to do this past weekend, and I need to knit winter hats for each of the kids, so I knit up this hat for Hannah. It's a basic hat. The yarn I used is Knitpicks Wool of the Andes. The main purple color is Violet, and I used the Asparagus and Rain scraps from my moms booga, with some snickerdoodle, for the stripes.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Finished Booga

The Pic is a little dark, but here's the finished Booga Bag I made for my Mom. It's going to be her Birthday present. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Last night I started a pair of socks for myself. I'm using a basic sock pattern and some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport yarn in Bucks Bar. I am absolutely in love with this yarn. It is so soft and the colors are really beautiful.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Waiting to dry

I know I promised this one would be done a while ago, but I kept putting it off. Then I said 'fuck it' and waited to felt it until my moms booga was ready to be felted So I could do both at the same time.

The Sophie Bag for my sister, Dawn, Is FINISHED! Well, almost, it's still wet. It usually takes 2-3 days of hanging around for my felted bags to dry completely. I will be giving this bag to Dawn for her Christmas present.

Below is a pic of the Booga I made for my mom. It too is drying. This was an experement in making the booga larger. The pattern calls for CO 34 and K34 rows, and the sides are done in the round for 64 rows. I just picked a 'magic number', 20, and did a CO 54, K54 rows and the sides were 84 rows. I think it's a great size. Now I need to wait for it to dry so I can put the strap on it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

One Sock down...several to go

I finished one of the socks in the pair I'm making for my mom's Christmas present. I love this sock. I want to keep it for myself, so It's a good thing my mom's feet are bigger than mine & the sock is too big for me.

As far as socks go, I have the other one of this pair to knit, I need to finish the pair for my friend Sarah, I need to finish the blue baby socks, I want to knit a pair of socks for my niece's Justice, Laney & Morgan, and I also want to knit pairs of socks for Dh and I.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Booga for my Mom

The knitting for the bag part of the Booga I'm making for my mom is finished. All that's left is to knit the I-cord for the strap and felt them. My mom loved the booga I made for myself, but wanted one bigger. Un-felted, it almost completely covers the top of the 18 gal storage tub I keep my yarn stash in. My almost 6 year old ds can sit down inside it and have just his head poking out of the top. I can't wait to see this felted.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

So Many Projects, So Little Time (and yarn & money)

I need to disconnect my internet connection or something. Whenever I get bored, I look through free patterns. I keep seeing so many beautiful things, and I NEED, I mean really NEED, to make them. OnTheEdge on Sybermoms posted this link, I MUST make this dress for my dd. Then, I looked and Alisage on Sybermoms posted that the Fall Knitty was up. I need to make the Arisaig & the Josephine. Not to mention all of the beautiful things in the archives section I want to make. I found Sock Bug this morning while looking for some more sock patterns. I AM IN LOVE.

I need to get a job to support my habbit.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Current Projects

This is the yarn for the Booga bag I'm knitting for my mom. I am trying to finish it quickly so it can be her Birthday Present. The Yarn is Knitpicks wool of the andes in Asparagus, mulled wine, rain, hush, and at the bottom is mist.

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This is a Sock I'm making for my mom. The pair will be her Christmas present. The yarn is Knitpicks Simple Stripes yarn in Vineyard.

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This is the begining of a baby sock. Using the North Country Cotton baby sock pattern and Sugar & Cream cotton yarn.

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Yep, another sock. My friend Sarah loved the blue ones I made (see my 'adventures in sock making' post), so I'm making her a pair in orange.

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This is a baby blanket I'm making using the baby fern stitch dishcloth pattern from The Dishcloth Boutique. I am using Carron Simply soft yarn and I think the color is dusty rose or antique rose or something like that. I can't find the label right now, actually, I just don't want to look for it.

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Another dishcloth. This one is the DW Cloth pattern from Knitting Knonsense, using Sugar & Cream cotton yarn. Most of these dishcloths I've made, I will tie in rolls with a nice ribbon, and put them in a basket for a Christmas present for my Aunt Jan.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Yarn, Yarn and More Yarn

<- And here is my KnitPicks order. The Mist, Mulled Wine, Rain, Hush and Asparagus colors of the Wool of the Andes are going to be a Booga Bag for my Mom's Birthday(maybe Christmas....can't decide yet) Present.

The picture below is of my yarn stash before adding my most recent KnitPicks order. That is an 18 gallon plastic storage tub.