Monday, December 17, 2012

Eclipse hat....

My daughter finished her first hat a few months ago, before she went back to school, and ....so now it's Christmas break, and she's got the bug again for knitting.. She bought these 2 skeins from Michaels and started her knitting again,....I love these colors, a rich navy and white Bernat Alpaca hat.  So soft and lovely!  I can't wait til it's done!



and so we knit on!  This is what I did, I used 2 1/4 skeins of Cozy wool by Loops & Thread to make this GAPTASTIC cowl! I love it!  It is a new project for my Michaels Discover Knit program! I am also working on another cowl that I made up for my daughter which I still have to look for buttons...!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fair Isle Cowl

 Happily knitting I am on my way to finishing this baby....ah, fair isle cowl.  It is turning out really lovely, but ...of course, when you do this at night and 1/2 asleep..errors are made
 So, while I am sitting at the Los Al hospital area (it had a nice coffee shop) which..sadly, I forgot my wallet and $$, so I sat on the cold bench and table..and then.. I realized....I MADE A MISTAKE!
 So, pulling out my stitch markers,  I marked the last row of correct-ness...ugh. Lots of rows to pull out!
 to illuminate my ocd....again, maybe you can see the error....
This is what it is SUPPOSED to look like!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Circle Vest

It's an easy knit to make!  I love this vest and so quick!



If you would like to make a vest like this....go to Michaels at the Long Beach Town Center!!! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Burberry inspired cowl...another project added to the queue

http://www.thegartergirl.com/2009/12/04/free-knitting-pattern-burberry-inspired-cowl-neck-scarf/

Monday, September 17, 2012

Intro to Fair Isle Knitting!

This is a nice simple, easy project to learn how to add color to your knitting!  It teaches you how to knit and to keep the tension, and to change colors without a lot of fuss.  If you've been wanting to learn how to do this, fair isle knitting, you can take a class at Michaels!




Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My new shoes!!!

I got myself a birthday present...I know..I spent way too much but these are sooo cute!  I love them!
My other dansko as the slip on clogs, so these are much more comfortable than I thought they would be!  My fat stubby feet fit into them! (better than I thought they would!)

                                                       Happy Birthday to ME!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Lampwork Stitch markers

I decided to make my friend some stitch markers and I saw these with little donuts and coffee cups and thought of my friend Mary...I wrapped the wires and these are made for size 10 needles, but I wasn't brave enough to make them larger....

Maybe next time I will try it...

:)
it is fun trying something new!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

STOP me from buying Yarn!

I don't need any more yarn. If I died, it would be so embarrassing as to how much yarn I have. I have tons of stamps.  oh no. I am a hoarder!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

What I am working on...

So...I think that I have neglected ALL of my blogs!  I have been knitting and stamping and just keeping myself busy over the last few months.  Now that I am teaching at Michaels, my needles haven't stopped..!!!!  This was knitted with Peaches N Creme, similar to Sugar N Cream cotton yarn.  This particular one will be for the yarn bombing project at the OC FAIR!
 These 2 blue rectangles are for Warm Up America.  I'm going to be helping with the project which is November 6th. (I think..) It should be fun putting them together for charity!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Girl can Knit - Michaels Demo Buena Park!

Since I am teaching at Michaels, I decided to make a facebook page for my stuff for Michaels...  I'm trying to get more people signing up for classes as well as purchasing more yarn at the 2 stores I work at....

So, today I demo'd the Sashay yarn

I love the effect of the ripple (Ruffle) scarf yarn!  Come take a class, or better yet..BUY yarn!!!

FACEBOOK <----click!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Never on Tuesday!

Never on Tuesday!  er...Tuesday Morning that is!  I went ..and I saw...and I ...bought!
OOOH NO!  I don't need more yarn but this was really calling to me.
I love the wool yarn, by Aslan TRENDS - Del Sur, 5 skeins of BRIGHT ORANGE YARN!
How pretty this is even if ORANGE is NOT my color!

 I also saw this varigated pink yarn by Aslantrends called BARILOCHE. it is so pretty pink and I just LOVE IT!
 Louisa Harding has this lovely seafoam green yarn that has silvery flecks in it, there were 4 skeins of this!!!  :) purty!
 I also found 1 sk of this..not sure what to do with it, but...I like cotton and this is Pima Cotton by Aslantrends (pima clasico)
This time, I found the best find of all!
LEATHER PURSE STRAPS!  By CLOVER!
I love them!  I know they were the most expensive of all of the items I bought but these were definitely worth it!
These knitting needles were for 1.00 each set!  (and a lavendar purse strap that was .79)
what a bargain!

I Love Tuesday Morning..but I really don't need to go there.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Project - Halter dress for baby

I am working on this cute little dress/pinafore for a baby, and it is coming out really fun! I wasn't sure how the varigated colors would look but they're coming out ok. I love the purple!  I am adding the bright green to the top part of the halter to brighten it up!  it is called Kayla Jade. I like it!

to see the pattern, click here!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Duct Tape (DUCK) Ditty bags!

 These little bags are made from....DUCT TAPE!  Duck tape Duct tape! 
I'm having fun making them!


 The ones above are the colors I used. The solids have more yardage, the printed ones only have 10-yards.
 Cute penguins
 Cute Hello Kitty!
 Yes, even Sponge Bob is a Duct tape!  But I didn't get any of Sponge Bob
 My little basket with my choices!  I like my choices..and I know my daughter will too! (*above)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Michael's yarn (new and discontinued!)






















GAS..!!! how did this get in here???  Well, it is how much we're paying for gas for our car...at 4.19 a gallon...for Memorial day weekend!

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