Thursday, November 29, 2007

Excuse me ....I felted

Well I tried to anyway - about a month ago I bought some felting supplies at Brooklyn General
to try my hand at felting (yeah like I NEED a new hobby) Well this was my sad little attempt:

some funky swirls and dots - after a little while I realized this hobby isn't for me, but Court picked up the needle and some funky wool I had laying around and look at this:



She's a friggin natural! She didn't even look online for tutorials or anything - just went right at it - I'm impressed. The baby dragon isn't finished yet - I can't wait to see it all done.

Speaking of finished - woo hoo the Twisted Tweed socks are done. Well they've been done for a while now hence the fuzzies on the sock from wearing them all over the house.

Project Stats:

Pattern: Twisted Tweed - I did them toe up and only knit the pattern on the leg.

Yarn: Trekking XXL

Started: September 25, 2007

Finished: November 16, 2007

Here we go - my list of WIP's

1. Log Cabin baby blanket - as with all log cabins it just keeps going and going. I love it though and it is the best TV knitting...knit, knit, knit

2. Mitered square baby blanket - a long time ago I bought up a ton of GGH aspen at 2 bucks a ball - I decided it would make the most squishy fun baby blanket. so here I am cranking out squares - again good tv knitting.

3. New sock - My own pattern and my new 3 ply sock yarn. Umm I don't want to toot my own horn but umm...I really love this yarn. I'm knitting this sock up on 3.25 mm needles - I started on Tuesday morning and I'll be done tonight with the first sock. I'll be writing the pattern up while I knit the second sock. Hopefully making the PDF will go as fast - although unlikely!

3. Spinning - yup it's been a LONG while since I've posted any spinning around here. I'm spinning up some BFL/Merino which will stripe pink and rainbow. I'm not sure if I want to keep this as singles or ply it with a little BLING - i miss the bling - it's been a while!

Ok, these silk paintings were not done by me - but the person who did do them doesn't think they are any good - can you please let her know she is crazy! I think they are lovely and she should continue to play with the medium and create, cause not only are they already beautiful but I can see how much more potential she has. The first two were inspired by cave paintings, and the last one by a picture of an art quilt.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Well I have a lot to show you'll have to wait till Monday I'm just too busy with all the cooking and baking to show you the FO's, WIP's and new crafts...

In the meantime, I am having a Thanksgiving sale at the STORE - all yarn is 10% off - I need to make room for new stuff. I've got a brand new 3 ply squishy sock yarn that I'm just dye-ing to show you!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Breaking News...

In an amazing act of solidarity, all 4 cats conspired to take over the entire bed. They demanded tuna in abundance and many kilos of cat nip before they would return the bed to their human caretakers. Fortunately strife within their ranks, in the form of Gina trying to eat Doug's tail, forced them to back down and they settled for control over the other 95% of the apartment.

Now back to your regularly scheduled program - Attack of The 50 ft Ball of Yarn....ahhhhhhhh

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Store Update

Just a quick post to let you know that the STORE has been updated - go take a looksie and see if anything strikes your fancy.