Thursday, October 25, 2007

I found this while purusing a few blogs today, specifically this one. i won't wait to be tagged. i think it is kind of fun! enjoy:

Open the book you're currently reading to page 161 and copy the fifth sentence on the page, then tag 5 bloggers.

"She wanted him to tell her he'd love her to the end of time, with or without a child."


so now to the obstacle of tagging. if you are reading this and you have a blog, consider yourself tagged. if you do indeed do this please leave me a comment with a link to your blog so that i can enjoy as well!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Odds and Ends

this post is going to be filled with the odds and ends things that have been going on. the first is the stitch marker exchange that i joined earlier in the summer. i signed up for 3 swap partners. i sen tmy markers nearly a month ago now, but i just recieved my first set today! they are so pretty! i am so sorry about the picture quality...i just can't seem to photograph stitch markers well at all. if anyone has any tips i could use them! these are from laura (i can't seem to find her blog link on the website!). laura if you are reading this...thank you! ok so the small little balls...i have an explaination. i promsie. here it is. on the stitch marker exchange someone made stitch markers out of small felted balls. check them out here. i think they are just super cute! i just had to make them! i also think that they would be super cute as earrings. i am thinking about making them tomorrow! i will show pics for sure if i get to that! there is a tutorial that i found about making them: here. i may have to make them smaller next time. they may be a bit big for earrings, but i am going to try!
below is a baby hat. the yarn is encore colorspun worsted. i can't believe how it knitted up with all that pooling. i kind of like it and i kind of don't. it is a little bigger than i would have liked it to have been, but babies grow right? i did the top like the umbilical cord hat from the stitch 'n bitch book by debbie cute.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Finished Object!

i love those words! This is the most fun project i think i have ever done. it is a prayer shawl. i loved all of it. i loved picking out all the pretty purple yarns espicially! so i cast on 175 stitches and changed yarns after knitting each row. this creates its own fringe! so cool. the idea came from a scarf in Sally Melville's book: The Knit Stitch. i already have a blue one planned!

this particular prayer shawl is for a sweet friend of mine: Susan who lost her father last week.

here is an upclose look at the shawl:

stay tuned: i am working on a fun felting project AND tomorrow is knitting at the library! lots of friends coming! very fun!