Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for December, 2008

window decorations


window decorations
Originally uploaded by moonfroggy

Read Full Post »

waiting for my yarn

i am excitedly waiting for my yarn to get here and making all sorts of plans for it. one thought i have is that maybe every time i get a new skein of yarn i will try and make 1 12″ x 12″ square. this is related to my short attention span with knitting and lack of ever making anything big. my thought is that eventually i will have a bunch of squares and will be able to make a blanket! it would be so nice if when Dmitri is ready to have his own bed he could have a blanket made by me that is all for him. I think we will be co-sleeping for a long time still at least i hope we will but knowing how i am with knitting i will have to start soon to have a blanket done when the time comes!

Read Full Post »

this morning while browsing etsy i stumbled upon a secret sale of my favorite yarn and had to order some and then i had to go and browse ravelry and drool over patterns. while doing this i was thinking about how i don’t really like wearing scarfs i prefer not to have anything around my neck and while i like hats i tend to find they make me to warm and i often take them off and have to carry my hat around plus lately i wear my hair up (i use my knitting needles to hold it in a bun!). i was a little bit bummed because i prefer to knit quick easy things that don’t use much yarn. i have rather expensive taste in yarn and a short attention span. this has left me with a love of hats but being as how i never wear my hats it seems silly to keep knitting them. rob likes hats and he has trouble finding hats to fit his big head and dmitri will wear a hat if it is windy and cold but i want to knit stuff for me to. then i came across this pattern and i think this is something i would actually wear! it will keep my ears warm which is important because when i have cold ears i get a really terrible headache but i can wear my hair in a bun and it probably won’t keep me to warm. now i am browsing ravelry for more patterns for head scarfs and headbands and yay they use even less yarn!

Read Full Post »

Pile of crochet motifs


Pile of crochet motifs
Originally uploaded by namolio

this pic makes me feel a great need to learn how to crochet.
aren’t they pretty!

Read Full Post »

another window star


i am realizing that i am not into following directions with these but i am having a lot of fun making them. this one is made from kite paper and it is so nice to work with. easier to fold than tissue paper and holds it’s shape better.

Read Full Post »


i got a book called Magical Window Stars and it is a neat book full of instructions for making specific stars. i am not big on following instructions though and besides i didn’t have all the tools needed on hand and i was having to work quickly while D was needing me and then happy to be with his papa and then needing his mama again and so i just sort of free hand did my own window star and this is what i came up with. i am very happy with how it came out. i’m not sure if i will keep the book or not. i did learn a few things from it but i really like doing stuff free hand and so i may not use the actual diagrams in the book. if i don’t keep the book it will probably be gifted to one of my friends. anyhow i am pleased with my free hand star and once i can get some paper in other colors i will be making many more. i might even post directions for some of them along with how to do a free hand window star. do you like it?

Read Full Post »

slippers

i have wanted to knit slippers since i was a little girl and i saw some my grandma had made for herself. i have the patterns she used for hers. she gave them to me several years ago. anyhow my big challenge with knitting is that i often have to abruptly stop to do mama related stuff and then can’t remember where i was. my other challenge is that i am not fond of perling and i like really easy simple patterns. and i found a pattern that will work great for me it is super easy if i stop abruptly it will be fine. no need to have specific yarn and needles to get some specific gauge. super easy. so my next project may be these slippers you can also see them here

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »