Friday, October 17, 2008

Japaneese Knot Bags

I found a cool pattern on the web I have made 3 bags one for me one for Becky and one for a prize I still need to finish another bag for the other prize it is cut out I just have to sew it together. A Strand of Purls, my favorite yarn shop is having a Halloween get party, I have to work so I wont be there. It is the last day of my training so its OK. I use my bag for a knitting bag Becky wants to use hers for a purse. The bag was easy to do once I figured it out. As par with me I didn't follow the directions the first time and confused myself a lot. Seam rippers are a great thing. I think sewing for 35 plus years sometimes hurt me......... well anyway here they are, I think they are cute! The web address for the pattern and directions is ( I was thinking about enlarging the pattern to make a bigger bag I will have to try that later.

Hot Mamas apron.......

I have finished making one of the little presents for the gift portion of the swap. Its something knitted I found the pattern on a yarn site and adapted it for the season I think its cute. So did Becky, Logan just looked at me like I was weird. Well thats what a teenage boy will do! I will have to get some coffee, coco or tea to go with the package after all it is a Hot Drink theme, and something sweet because that is what makes us happy. There is a apple festive in one of the neighboring towns this weekend maybe I will see something there............

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I am so lucky!!!

80% Coopworth 20% Mohair
"Wild Rose"

My sister just sent me the most wonderful birthday present. My sister has been knitting for years and also has a spinning wheel and makes her own yarn. I called her last month to see if she had any yarn and would send it to me. I thought it would amazing to knit something with her yarn. She said she had some in her stash but it was earmarked to make a sweater. She said she had some roving but didn't have the time to spin it. I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me tonight when I got home from work. It was not one but seven skeins of yarn, and a little lamb that she had knitted. I am so excited I can't believe she sent it, I wanted to jump up and down with joy, but I couldn't because it was really late and I would wake up everyone. So Thank You Carol!!! I love it and I can't believe what a great present it is. I believe I will enjoy every stitch, every strand of yarn that passes across my hands while I make my creation.....

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hot Mama Apron Swap

I am in another apron swap this one is the Hot Mamas Apron swap -- hot drinks for the fall. I am excited I am in the process of putting it together I went looking for fabric and was not impressed with what I found, so I am looking at other stores for just the right fabric. I will know it when I see it. I have the pattern and am ready I just need to find the fabric. My lady is a coffee lover and I am too so I figure if it makes me say "look at that" I will have found what I am looking for. The deadline is the end of the month so I have some time.