Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I'm singing praises to the land of Ravelry. I got my invite on Friday and have since fallen in love with this site. It is a great place to show off what you have made and come up with more ideas of what to make next. The number of groups that are available is just amazing.

Ravelry is one thing that all knitters, crocheters should be apart of; for anyone waiting for their invite to come, or those unsure about signing up? It is well worth the wait.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

My most recent Completed Project

Here is my most recent completed knitting project. It was a two part project. A Cabled baby set http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60604A.html?noImages== and a baby blanket: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60160-1.html?noImages==; oh and a pair of knitted baby mitts too. This was yet another one of my favorite projects. Baby items are so fun to knit; they are so small and they go by so quickly. Now all that is left for me to do; is package it up and send it off. Knitting sure is a fun hobby!

Friday, October 5, 2007

A completed Purse

I am so happy that I finished the Brea Bag! I was able to figure out the reverse single crochet (I think) and even tried making the lining on a sewing machine. Let me just say a sewer I am not... but who sees the lining anyway. This project took me a week of on and off knitting. Casted on last week during Survivor and finished the final sewing in of the lining during this weeks Survivor. Here is a little peek at my lining ...

Now that this is finished I need to finish a Baby Blanket and then get started on some items to wish people a Merry Christmas.
I am also anxiously awaiting my ravelry invite only 2909 people are ahead of me on the list. This seems like it is a great knitting community to belong to and I can't wait to be apart of it. More later......

Monday, October 1, 2007

A New Favorite Pattern

I have found myself another pattern that I love, this one differs from others because I can actually see myself making this again. It is the pattern for the Brea Bag; http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/brea/brea.html . In one of my online knitting groups someone decided to do this pattern as a Knit along (KAL). So I thought yeah, I'll join in; of course, it took me awhile to get started, that really didn't surprise me. Last week though I decided I was going to start. So I bought some Cascade 220 yarn during a recent yarn store trip and planned on knitting this ASAP.

On Thursday night, I decided to start; what a surprise by Friday night the back panel was completed. Of course I did run into some problems with the directions. Those dreaded "knit the knits and purl the purls as they face you"; but being the nerd that I am I charted out all those even rows (let me just say that helped 100%). After finishing the back I decided I would work on the boring part of the pattern the dreaded moss stitch gusset which I did in a little over a day of on and off knitting. Then came time for the front piece which was started last night and finished today. But once I had the pieces finished I needed to do some 'reverse single crochet'; I knew how to do single crochet; but had never heard of the reverse type. Though, I found some help on that matter; and who knows if I did it right or not it looks good enough to me. So now all that is left is some blocking (YUCK!) and seaming (UGH!) oh and of course a lining; then I'll be done. But hey I think I can consider this a finished object after all I'm close. So here is a little preview please ignore the yarn holding it together...I really need to invest in some safety pins.


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