Friday, June 30, 2006

Look up 'mistake' in the Thesaurus:

Error, misjudgment, blunder, gaffe, botch, clanger, howler(my personal favorite), goof-up, flub, debacle... Oh alright then, I made a little miscalculation - twice!
Here are two photos of purses. One is too big, yes Gracie it is already felted. The other is too small. These were to be Molly's birthday gift...she is still waiting.
I am currently working on a third, with smaller needles and a plan. to eat more yarn.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

silk baby sweater

Oh yes, a silk baby sweater. I knitted this one for a local yarn shop...BananaBerry...where we have our knitting nights on Wednesdays. It hangs next to the yarn from which it sprung. We figured you would spend this much on a baby gift for someone you really like ( if you don't really like them, make it with acrylic). So with a bit over a ball of silk at $14.00 a ball and the baby sweater pattern from the Mason Dixon Knitting book...voila!
Silk it up

Saturday, June 24, 2006

herding sheep, shrinking purses, Irish curls

Well, I am supposed to be at a friends party but... When I fulled the handbag (last night) I had knitted for her it came out more like a coin I was at the Irish Fair and festival in Irvine Meadows today (see photo of young ladies wearing outragously sequined dancing dresses and outragously curled wigs) with my son who was in the Irish dancing competition (though he wears neither the dress nor wig) I tried to knit a new one. Alas, I don't knit that fast so, no gift. Now after a long day outside in the heat with two kids, nachos and shave ice, listening to accordians and 'Bad Haggis' I am tired. Therefore I am not at my friend Molly's party. BUT while at said festival I was able to watch an amazing demonstration of SHEEP HERDING. One of my favorite subjects, sheep...wool...fiber on the hoof...yipppeee! It was up those sheep, not the Bad Haggis.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Eye Candy

I am currently nalbinding two pouches for my SCA King and Queen, as well as knitting a bag to felt for my friend Molly's birthday, Saturday. So I thought I would rest my eyes on the flowers growing in my garden. Here are some lovely hydrangeas . Fiber is fun but don't forget to smell the flowers....oh, and many can be tossed in a salad! eat them up.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Food for Feet

I finally finished nalbinding my second pair of medieval style slippers. These are for a friend in the SCA.
They are done in the finnish stitch and are a bit rough. I still need more practice with all of the shaping and getting them to look alike....I will just have to make a few more pair!
I love the yummy it up.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Father's Day...

Today is Father's day, and.... I just received two new nalbinding books. Good 'ol Larry Schmitt's Hats and Mittens books. gggrrr.... what is a yarn hungry gal to do?
Nalbind.... or Familial obligations?
It looks like I will have to wait for a midnight yarn snack.... eat it up, later.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Nalbinding at Night

If you are dreaming about taking Excedrin for a migraine it's gonna be a doozy, and it was. I spent the day in a migraine way so at midnight I taught my self a new nalbinding stitch.
The stitch on the left is the Oslo stitch, on the right is the Finnish stitch. I like the look of the Finnish stitch much better but the Oslo is much easier, more flexible and faster.

So, what am I hungry for...
Fast food or a good sit down meal? it up.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

wool and sand

Today was my oldest son's promotional from 5th grade. After that we all went to the beach. Yes, I the sand/sun/beach hating person set up camp with an SPF 50 beach umbrella, a bag of wool and my nalbinding needles. The sand was .... sandy but the view was it up.

beach scene

Wednesday night is stitchnbeach night in Long Beach. This night one of our lovely ladies brought this hand loom....note in photo the two baby booties she wove while there...infront of our eyes! We all now covet the little hand them up.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Two hats of nalbinding. They were for a baby girl that turned out to be a baby boy. So... off I go to nalbind two blue ones. Oh rats, I have to do more nalbinding! it up

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

trying to get this thing going

Today was my son's 5th grade picnic. I was so up set I had to leave and buy a new camera. Then when I returned, all I could do was sit and knit. I felt much better. Maybe I can get some photos up on this blog with my new Nikon!
That is if I can figure out how.
the it up.

Monday, June 12, 2006