Thursday, June 30, 2005

knit night & pants!

knitting night with the girls tuesday went well. i finished about 4 more inches of the dreaded sweater. its coming along nicely and i'm trying not to stress out about when its ever going to be finished. a couple of new friends joined us which is always a great thing.

last night i stayed up extra late to finish ali's pants, my first sewing with a pattern project. i admit that initially i didn't think i'd finish when i didn't quite understand most of the pattern, but i just trucked along and tada:

they fit and ali loves them! hooray!

Monday, June 27, 2005

more swapping & some completing

I finally finished the 'unbiased' bag from knitty that I wanted soooo badly to make. Its pretty, I had some difficulty with the weird yarn and the pattern, but it turned out good. I'll try to post a photo soon.

My swap items for my first swap are coming along nicely. I feel like a really accomplished crafter: sewing, knitting, embroidery.

Today I cut out the pattern and fabric for my first sewing pattern. Its a little pair of capris for Ali. I'll start sewing, maybe tomorrow.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

craftster swap #1

i'm participating in my first craftster swap: knitting needles swap. i'm going to try to make some diy ones that i found here:
i'll post pics of my package before i send it out to littleone.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

i can sew?!

i sewed this little square-bottom bag up a mere two hours after buying my first sewing machine. i didn't even have a pattern. . .

current projects (or projects I'm about to start)

Darci scarf from Knit Wit by Amy Singer - fabric in hand, may start today

A knitted garter for a friend's October wedding - little lace on little needles, a little mind numbing
Unbiased bag from - just the strap to go

A patternless sunglass holder - inspired by Nicole

A sweater for my sister - a long story, may be addressed here soon

tinsel from

a little bag for the smallest princess or your best friend who lives in tinseltown. pattern available at winter 2004 issue.

four feet

maryjanes inspired by craftster post


i have recently broken free of just knitting and have started sewing and embroidering as well. i'm going to post photos here of each completed project. and some ideas and thoughts to make it interesting.