Saturday, January 19, 2013

Back log of recent creations

I just finished Jennifer Hansen's rebel lace cardi and I am in love. Do not sleep on this pattern. At first when I saw that I couldn't buy the stand alone pattern I was thinking, I don't need no stinking classes I just want the pattern but it was totally worth it. The new Craftsy platform is a well thought out site for learning. Ten out of ten, I would do it again. And here is my cardi in all her glory:

And here are some other projects I have finished recently that I wanted to share:

A fan lace scarf for Ann

A glisten scarf for me

A fern lace cowl for me

A wiggle scarf for me

An last but not least, that Dr. Who scarf I've always wanted

That's it for now. Right now I'm going to bask in the glory of finally finishing my rebel lace cardi and enjoy the rest of my Saturday.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Still alive

I have been missing in action, yet again. A little stress and a cross country move will do that to a gal. I have still been knitting, crocheting, and sewing just not so much sharing. I've got some projects in progress that I am looking forward to posting about. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

stress and sharing

First of all I want to apologize to those who read this blog because I am not posting very much.

Sorry guys.

I've had some life changes that have caused me a little stress so consequently I don't tend to share as much as when life is cooperating.

Nothing brings me more joy than sharing with others because, thanks to the likes of Youtube and Ravelry, I have already learned so much from others who have shared. I am still obsessed with knitting, crochet, and sewing (Don't worry). I am working myself back into "sharing mode" as the stress in my life becomes less and less. I have some machine knitting demonstrations I want to film and I'm trying to write up a pattern for my copycat hairpin lace top to share with everyone who has kindly asked me to.

It's coming, I promise.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

All done

I finished my take on a hairpin lace top I saw on Etsy. It isn't an exact replica because I wanted it to swing at the bottom. I'm looking forward to my next project.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Yes. I am a copycat.

I know that it has been a long time since I last posted but life has been playing with my emotions again. I have been knitting and crocheting but most of the rest of my free time has been spent job hunting and play the feeling sorry for myself game.
Anyway, I was cruising Pinterest a few days ago and came across this crocheted gem on Etsy by The Sunroom UK.

The power of the want was strong within me but alas it was already sold. So I decided to try and create my own version. I love hairpin lace and I had some yarn in my stash that would fit the bill already. This is how it's looking so far.

Not too shabby. I've been working on it for about two days. Most of that time was just spent staring at it though. It hasn't taken long at all to crochet (that is the beautiful thing about hairpin lace). It won't be identical to the original but it will be cute. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I've finally gotten back to my knitting. Life throws you curve balls sometimes and you just have to go with the flow. Things are a little more calm now and I'm back to knitting with great fervor and shawl love. My knitting machines are still in storage and I miss them terribly but their time will come again. Probably in the fall.

I've made four shawls in the past month or so and I am in full on addict mode. I'm waiting for some Kauni to come in the mail that I am really excited about.

Anyway, show and tell time.

And last but not least my charcoal Lazy Katy shawl

I love the shape and construction of this shawl. A lot of people seemed to be having trouble with the crochet bind off so I did a quick tutorial to show how I did mine and I hope it helps because it is such a pretty shawl I would hate to see people being put off by the slightly confusing charts.

I'm sure I'll have more to share soon. Happy knitting everyone.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Blue Bird Necklace large by yasminellis on Etsy

OMG, I need it. I need it or I will explode. Why would I not need a bluebird necklace made out of a measuring tape? It is full of cute. And I am full of squee.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Struggling and stranded knitting

I don't think it is too strong a statement to say I hate purling in stranded knitting. Hate it.
I think I'm going to try switching to knitting backwards on the purl rows. I'm pretty proficient at doing it so we'll see how it goes. I have never tried doing it while changing colors but it has got to be easier than this. Blah.

I made a short video of me knitting backwards:


This is a great skill to have in your repertoire especially for things like short rows or entrelac.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I am filled with knitty giggles over this



I am a sucker for stop motion. Add knitting to the mix and I am just a mess.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010


I found my knitting needles! And it only took me a week.

*gently nuzzles her knitpicks needles and whispers "hello lovlies, I missed you."*

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Listening in on an interview with Gary Vaynerchuk

I love this guy. He is loud and intense, but inspiring. Check him out at

Crush it, baby!

Thank you Rich German for setting it up.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hiding things from myself

Don't you hate it when you "put something away" and you put it away so well you dont remember where you put it? I've got some test knitting to do and I can not for the life of me find my knitting needles. I have turned this house upside down and it is making me feel a little loco. My knitting needles are mocking me.

I think this medication is making my brain fuzzy. Or I'm just getting old. Whatever.

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