Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
A few days ago, I found this gorgeous motif and just had to try it out. Saturday afternoon, James and I trekked into Kennesaw and picked up my choices of yarn - hot pink, lime green, bright yellow, and orange. The entire bag is made of 17 hexagons, each measuring about 5" across the flats. Hopefully, I will be able to post the "production" photos soon as the seaming is rather difficult to figure out. The clasps are Velcro dots.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Yesterday I was pretty bummed about my lack of cotton yarn to keep me sane between large projects. While waiting for my baking to cool - at 1AM again, I had an amazing epiphany. I only had small remnants of Red & Green Cotton, but not enough to make a full project… until now. Out of my cheerlessness over my lack of cotton came this absolutely adorable Yarn Eating Apple. Hooraaay!! To make this apple I used Peaches & Creme 100% Cotton for the apple (brick red) and leaf (light green) and Red Heart Super Saver for the stem (buff) because it dries faster. Used up all of my red and some of my green remnant.
I'm still looking forward to the weekend when I can get out to the stores to purchase more cotton (I've already created a huuuuggggeeee queue of projects I want to work once I can build up my stash).
(Yes the Apple is on my Dell laptop. One can dream of a magnificent Apple computer!)
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Since I have been home during the days this week, I have been creating lots of new dinner dishes for James and myself. Tuesday I tried my old-favorite creation, "Pizza-roni". James was a pretty big fan!! Today, (Wednesday) I planned to make tacos, however when I went through our cupboards searching for shells, I found none -- only nacho chips! Sooooo, I improvised and came up with a delicious Taco Dip!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Knitting Love is an idea I came up with in January 2010. It stems from my compassion for mission work, giving, helping and serving others.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The project took me a lot longer than expected due to our two week early move, but I'm glad it's finished and is going to be sent off soon!! I hope Maddy likes it!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Hey everyone!! This is my new pattern posted on Ravelry! I call it "The Cornrow Dishcloth" The Cornrow Dishcloth pattern is very easy and is useful for fine tuning knitting and purling skills. It can be completed using any color yarn and looks great in both solid and ombre.
This is my first pattern. After some careful thought, my husband and I came up with the name “Cornrow Dishcloth”. The unique stitching in this cloth creates a look mimicking cornrows. During our honeymoon trip to Jamaica I got cornrows, thusly spurring the idea for this unique cloth.
The cloth has a garter stitch border to help keep it from curling with a nice scrunched center to really scrub your dishes. It can be made in any size by manipulating the number of stitches in the “Cast On” row.
I do not mind if you make this pattern and sell it, but PLEASE do not mass produce your product. Also please do not sell this pattern or re-produce to post on other media. If you wish to link, please refer back to the “Ravelry” page.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Here's my latest project!! A sun hat for an Auburn University baby. Made of 100% cotton in Navy and Sunburst Orange, this hat will shield the baby's face from the harmful sun rays. Sized to fit a 6-9 month old (head circumference 16").
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
On my last post, I mentioned a project which was a surprise for my mom. She has finally received it in the mail, so I can now post pictures -- its a Boston Terrier dishcloth! I found the pattern on Ravelry, "Boston Terrier Portrait Dishcloth, by Evelyn A. Clark". It was a fast and easy knit, I very much enjoyed this project.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Wow, the last few weeks have flown by. I haven't done loads of crochet or knit work, but I have managed to complete a few small projects (all Boston Terrier themed).
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Tawashi is the name of the traditional Japanese scrubbing brush used to wash off dirt. The background on this piece is made with acrylic yarn to give extra scrubbing power for tough stuck on food, while the flower scrubbers are made of cotton for your more delicate dishes.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Laminin is the cell-adhesion molecule. It shows that even though God is so big he still cares about us enough to be “intimately acquainted with each one and is literally holding us together,” (Louie Giglio).
Colossians 1:15-17 says: “He is the visible image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers, rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things and in Him all things hold together.”
Psalm 139:13-14 says: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Here is the first released picture of the "Super Secret Special Project". The first person who is able to correctly identify the picture will receive a free "Super Secret Special Project".
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
It has been a while since I have posted any new items to my Etsy. I have been so busy making gift items for friends and family, I have become waaaaay behind on my shop.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
However, in my first year of college, I was challenged by a friend to knit him a scarf for a Christmas gift. I complied and once again sought the direction of my nanny. She 're-taught' me the basics and I was off. During that two and a half week break in 2008, I had successfully completed three scarves, two of which had cables. I was hooked on knitting.
During the second semester, I made many more scarves, dishcloths, potholders, and even a dog sweater. My 'addiction' has continued and two years later I am still knitting, and have even taught myself crochet. Both of my grandmothers have always been quite clever with yarn, and I guess I have acquired their talent.
Recently, I have started to create my own patterns and have received lots of praise from family and friends for my work. I hope to keep up with this blog and my projects so more people may enjoy the wonders of knitting.