Sunday, May 29, 2005

Almost baby time!!!

Dad and Sasha are due pretty soon, within the next month or so I think. I went into panic mode because I started knitting this blanket about 3 months ago and as of 3 weeks ago was only about half-way done. So I busted my butt and finished it off in record time.

Close up of the center pattern:

And close up of the border, done in seed stitch:

I used 100% cotton yarn so it's nice and soft and washable. I'm so excited to give it to them tonight!!!

I also had some time and odds and ends of cotton yarn to make some adorable little hats:

I've been sewing a baby quilt for them too but it's not done, I'll post pics in a few weeks.


I wanted to take the chance to post pics of some older projects:

This was the first purse I made, my first (and so far, only) felting project, AND my first time knitting in the round. I got the pattern out of the book "Stitch 'n' Bitch". The purse has this really cute little change purse attached to it with a cord, but I haven't gotten around to putting snaps on it yet so it's really quite useless to me so far. I think next time I make one of these I'll make the handles thicker and maybe even add some felted flowers.

And this is a really great backpack, though a bit rough around the edges. I used a pattern in the same book as a basic template, but modified the design on the back. The pattern called for some weird hello kitty monkey thing which isn't my style so I drew out a star on graph paper and voila! This is my first real intarsia project, and at least now I can think of a bunch of ways to do it easier and better. The most challenging part of this project proved to be getting the liner and the zipper in, I've never been a big fan of zipper sewing. Anyway, I use the bag all the time, it's perfect for when a purse is too small and a normal backpack is too big and I've gotten tons of compliments on it I guess mainly because there aren't really any others around!

Thursday, May 26, 2005

First Post

Okay so I'm home sick from work and finally decided to take on the task of setting this thing up so I can proudly display my creations to the world for judgement etc.

Now if the silly photo software didn't keep crashing my comp I'd be able to post some pics.