Friday, September 28, 2007

Birthday gift

I just got home from work and thought I would post pictures before going to bed. This is the little felted purse that I made for a classmate of my daughters who is turning 8 on Saturday. I added a few special items for her.. lip gloss, nail polish, pen and notebook, and what every gal likes..... chocolate. I think that she will love it; I know my daughter does and is begging me to make here one. Little does she know that she'll be getting one for Christmas.

Monday, September 24, 2007

I finished my first felting project

Wow, I can not believe how fast this bag knit up, I think it took me longer to actually get the darn thing to felt than to knit. I started and finished knitting this bag yesterday and started to felt it last night at 11pm and finally got it felted at 2:30am. I put a box in it and went to bed. I finished it this morning after I took my two oldest to school and took the car to get the oil changed. So here are some pictures of it.

Booga Bag

Closer picture. The colors are brighter in real life.

Trinity modeling it for me

this is a picture amazingly taken by Trinity my 2 year old. I can't believe that she actually did it.

At first this was going to be a pocket but then I decided to make it into a case for my iPod.

Project details
Pattern: Booga bag
Yarn: Noro Kureyon color 156 ( I think that this is discontinued) It took 3 skeins
My thoughts: I love this bag, I will be making more of these. This is the first time that I used this yarn. I have heard alot about it and I have to say that I love the way the colors stripe but I think the next time I use this yarn I would use two strands so that it is thicker.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I finally finished the second chocolate cherry sock

Wow, that really went fast, I started the second sock last night after I finished my Jaywalkers and I just got it done. I have to say that SSS set in with this pair because the first sock (Left) is a little tight but the 2nd sock fits much better, I don't know if I knitted this one a little looser or what, regardless I do like them and will where them alot.
Yarn: Claudia hand painted yarn
colorway: chocolate cherry
needles: crystal palace US size 2 bamboo circulars
finished today. Started in July or August

Monday, September 17, 2007

Jaywalkers done

Originally uploaded by inlovewithalpaca

Pattern: jaywalkers
started: Sept 5
finished: sept 17
yarn: fearless fibers
color: hendrix

I love these sock they are so soft and fit nicely for me.

Now I'm going to start my woolgirl sock club sock. Yeh!!!!!!


I can't believe it!! all the goodies, I am Sooooooo glad that I was fortunate enough to join this sock club and I will be joining again for the spring 2008 club. I just have to get my jaywalkers done and then I'm casting on these. The yarn is so soft that you just want to fondle it forever.

Got to go, I've got knitting to do :))))))

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I'm officially a loopy groupie

OMG, I was waiting for my first shipment of my woolgirl sock club to arrive and well It did not but, I got this instead. WHoooo hooooo. I ordered a skein of yarn nerd in raspberry sherbert and a skein of cider moon in albatross. the other goodies that I got are....... 2 skeins lornas laces in purple club, some soak and some mints. Well and of course the loopy groupie bag. I guess this makes up for my not getting my woolgirls sock club yarn. I guess I will have to wait till Monday.

Knit on

Friday, September 14, 2007

My final bead choice for secret of the stole

Originally uploaded by inlovewithalpaca
Ok, I finally found the perfect bead since there were so many of you that commented that you liked to brown beads but yet likes the blue so I came to find these beads from stone mountain gems and beads and I am just in love with them. the picture really does not do it justice. they are a small amber triangle shaped bead with rounded edges and a teal/bule center. they are just awsome in person. I have not had a chance to swatch per say but I have everything ready to go. I would love to know everyones thoughts on this one.

Knit on

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Secret of the Stole Bead choices. What a decision!!!

Ok, So here are what I have for options and I tell you this is a tough decision. I have them numbered from left to right.

1. ( first one starting on the left side) Honestly I like this bead color probably the best but the only problem is that it is Just to big. So this one is out.


2. is a very clear almost ocean blue like color.very beautiful here's a closer picture

3. is a verigated lot of beads. here is a better picture of them

4, is so close to color #2 that I could actually mix them together and you would never know.

5. is more in the greens, take a closer look

these do have a touch of gold brushed on the outside of the beads. This is actually from a kit and I just dumped everything in so I wouldn't have to take the time to sort them out. I'll do that latter so that's why there is all the other parts.

and last but not least

6. the tortoise beads

So what do you all think. here is another picture of them all.

I would love to hear what you have to say so please leave a comment.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Update on sots yarn choice

First of all I would like to thank everyone for there comments and thoughts about which yarn to do the secret of the stole in. I have decided that I will be knitting the brown cashmere. Although many of you have suggested and wondered what blue beads would look like on the brown. Sooooooo, I have ordered some beads from fire mountain gems and beads and then tomarrow I will be traveling to Cedar Rapids to check out some stores and see if I can find something that may be an option. I'll let you all know with more pictures when I get back tomarrow and after I go to the doctor( I picked up all the crud that has been going around at work this weekend) So, I'll let everyone know and I just may need more help with bead choices :))

knit on.....