Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Finished 2 Things!!

Well I finally finished the back of Gianni's sweater thanks god now I will work on making a sleeve then do the front the the other sleeve. Well I took my DPN class and was having a blast because I learned how ti use DPN's well my hat ended up with a nipple. Yes I said nipple you can stop laughing now ok! Anyway Michael said honey if you used deep chocolate brown yarn you'd have a hershey kiss hat. Anyway I call it my elf hat and think it's cute, I'll just put a pom pom on top and she's good to go. Not much to add today have been busy get rid of more "junk" in the house and it feel good to get rid of things from the past. Not good to carry extra, useless baggage when it is not needed nor wanted. I have also been working on my cable knit purse and that was another fun class that I took at Yarntopia. I tell you I just love my LYS.

I did get some awesome Hand Maiden Angel Hair in Glacier and Beery and they are slated for beautiful lace shawls. There is enough yarn so that I can make 2 shawls from each bowl now that is awesome ya think lol. The Glacier shawl is going to have the beaded ends. I found some very nice irridescent beads to give it a little extra sparkle. I am not sure that I will bead the ones madewith the Berry color though. The yarn is soft it is 70% Kid Mohair and 30% Nylon. I think next I will make something using a Rowan yarn I think they have one call Haze Kid silk. I want to make one using thier Wicked color number 599. That is such a rich black too. Well enjoy the pictures will post more later this week!



Thursday, February 1, 2007

February Already!!!

Well as you can see I have made a bit of progress with my projects that I am doing lol. I am very please with the way that the lace is turning out. I just wish I could knit faster!! I am almost done with the back section of Gianni's sweater and I am very excited about that one. It is my "first" sweater for me. I am only taking 2 classes this month at the LYS. One on learning to knit cables and the other is learning how to use DPN's. Have to save for the "big" weding and reception in May. It will be neat to see my dad in a Tux.

Now as you can see in the next picture Sir Angus is checking out the
2 cakes/balls of Cascade Yarns Quatro #9434. It's a nice soft 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. This will be used for a lace shawl. I will make that for a very special friend who has a serious health issue. This will be light enough for those cool nights in the desert, and can be used year round which is nice. The next picture shows the 2nd panel of 5 tht is part of a throw for my FL friend. I was teasing her. I said yeah I am knitting something for you in your favorite color "GREEN". She hates green but I couldn't resist I just had to bust her up about that one lol.

This photo here shows one of the pieces of jewelry that I make. This particular bracelt is made using red tiger's eye beads and sterling silver link beads and clasp. I am still trying to figure out what I should sell it for. Anyway I am hoping that tomorrow is a better day weather wise. I am not fond of driving in the rain. Oh yes I finally got a TX license. Talk about getting stressed. We ended up going up to the College Station/Bryan area because it was easier to get in and out. The one in Houston was a nightmare and after trying for 3 days to get a road test we headed up north and it was worth the 90 minute drive up. Now I can drive my Christmas present and Michael gets to sit in the passenger seat. I told him if he makes to many remarks or comments I have no issues with pulling over so he can get out and walk lol. Have a great week all!