Saturday, March 28, 2009

A new hobby

Well I used a 40% off coupon that I got from Borders books to buy a book and beading loom that I had my eye on for some time now.  I have posted a photo of a completed project and one in the works.

Monday, March 23, 2009

It's been a while

Hello all,

I haven't posted in a while. I have been busy though. I have knitted another baby sweater and an adult shrug. I took photos of several beannies that I have completed and two backpacks. I promise to post photos as soon as I figure out how. The family went down to Laguna Beach this weekend and browsed around one of my favorite stores "Arte for the Soul" which gave me a few ideas for some upcoming art projects of my own. So stay tuned and I will keep you all updated.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sweaters, Sweaters and More

Well as promised, I am posting pictures of my baby sweater. I made this first sweater at the 5-hour baby sweater class that I took at the Knit Affair. I didn't get it done in five hours, but I did get it done in about 8 hours. It came out very cute and I only used 1 skein of yarn (200 yards per skein)  I bought a second skein because I wasn't sure if I could get it done with only 1 and I plan on making a baby beannie to match and maybe some booties too.  

Anyway, the class was so easy that the next day I made a second sweater.  Again using only 1 skein of yarn.  The first sweater was with size 8 needles and the second sweater I used size 7 so it came out just a bit smaller.  

My husband sent me a text message that a coworker's wife had a baby boy and since these sweaters are clearly for a girl, I whipped together this Blanket Buddy for him.  The Buddy also used one skein of yarn and is so easy I have now made several for various coworkers.