Jeannie (my lovely knitting buddy) and I broke in my new winder...what a Hoot! We laughed uncontrollably as we set up the winder and swift without written instructions! Once we thought we had the sophisticated equipment ready to go, we proceeded to wind our first skein. The situation then went from pitiful to pathetic, in case you don't believe me just look at our first ball! Jeannie's beautiful Vesper yarn is actually held together with a rubber band..at least we are a creative team!
We were clearly two women on "A Mission" and the day was certainly not a waste. Check out the skeins we wound....and these are just from my stash! Oh yeah, we did rewind Jeannie's Vesper yarn and chucked the rubber band.
Monday, August 27, 2007
My first sweater was a very simple V-neck cardigan using a Knitting Pure & Simple pattern. I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca yarn in off white. The yarn was a dream to knit and the pattern was a wise choice for a beginner....like me! The garment is a tad big on me (actually the sleeves are long enough for a monkey) but so warm and cozy that I simply roll up the sleeves and it really doesn't bother me. Check out the buttons, I looked for them for weeks and think they are to "die for" with the pewter and gold finish!
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I can't get enough knitting bags. I purchase bags, I knit bags! I love big knitting bags, I love medium knitting bags and I love small knitting bags!
These are a couple of felted bags I knitted for (what else) knitting projects. The red bag is perfect for small and medium size projects and such a "Happy" bag to carry. I designed the pink, black & lime tote, this was my first experience knitting leaves and flowers....and check out the braided handles!
Friday, August 24, 2007
My first cable project was The Chip Bag! I used Lanines Du Nord "Cleo" yarn and have 2 other colors waiting for my needles...does that tell you how much I love this little bag?
My Noni Medium Carpet Bag is knitted with Cascade Heather Shades with medium and small Camellia Flowers. I think the heather shades are so rich when used together and the silk lining really "Rocks"!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Dusty is my 5 year old Papillon. What an independent little guy, he can entertain himself for hours! Dusty is without a doubt the smartest of our three dogs and physically the toughest! His coat is fabulous, it is silky, shiny, long and requires very little maintenance. I simply love him too too much!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Aren't they Sweet? Jazz is on the left and is 7 years old and Nicholas is on the right and is 6 years old. They both are major "Lap" dogs and truly are sole mates! Jazz is so needy while Nicholas rules the entire household. On my next posting you will meet our third love, Dusty.