What a week! Julie brought this quilt of Barbara's to Vintage Stitchers on Thursday:
She had finished the quilting. Barbara inherited it from a friend who passed away.
Barbara also showed us this lovely confection she had just finished piecing/appliquéing.…Continue
I am trying to drown myself in projects it seems. I already have three knitting projects and one spinning project going. In the next few weeks I'm adding Tour de Fleece to the mix. Oh, there is this shawl project for a friend I want to start. Do they make a pill for this?
I was once was a die-hard knitting in pieces knitter. But in the last few months I sat down and learn to knit in the round. I kept watching Meg Swansen's DVD's and new things came to me. I got copies of, Circular Knitting and Knitting in the old way. Both books are very good at explaning how to's. I remeber asking Kelley for help all the time for knitting in the round. I kept telling her that I could never do it., So I gave up.…Continue
I saw the cutest thing in a crochet magazine the other day and decided I had to make one. It's a wheel cover crocheted out of yarn!
I decided I could do that too since I've always wanted a custom spare tire cover for my ten year old convertible Kia Sportage..
It's all yellow with two eyes and a smile! Mr. Smiley car!
It has taken me what seems like forever to get this thing done! I began in single crochet to get the face right, now I've moved on to double crochet to go…Continue
My friends and I have been finishing things this past week. Here's Janet's latest quilt top:
I am so excited. My hubby this morning mentioned dates for our yearly trip to South Dakota to see his parents. There are a few reasons for this excitement.
1. I am ready for a vacation.
2. Last time we went he mentioned it Monday night and we left Friday - so this time I have a little warning - he is looking to leave 22 days from today.
3. From Birmingham, AL to Pierre, SD is about 21…Continue
Added by Molly Lerew on June 4, 2013 at 12:39pm — No Comments
Wow! What a week! Monday we shopped the Memorial Day sale at Hancock Fabrics and got the fabric to recover the seat cushions and pillows for our porch furniture:
Get Started: Knitting by Susie Johns
Wanted to review this book because I am an avid charity knitter and always looking for new patterns and ideas.
What a treasure this book is from the very beginning: starts out with the material you will need and all the current up to date…
Added by jbarr on May 23, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments
I belong to an awesome knitting and crochet group called Needles and Hooks... we are a small group, with about 6-7 regulars, and a few others who show up when they can. We all have a lot in common, plus we have our fiber... Our leader came up with a wonderful challenge in March... each of us was to bring a yarn to the meeting that we had not found a use for. It could be one skein or ten... and each member would select a yarn and make something with it. We will have independent judges at…Continue
In spite of a busy week, there was some progress on several projects. The appliqué part of the Delectable Pathways quilt is coming along.
I worked on it some during the Common Threads meeting, which took place at…Continue
This is just a quick post to let you all know I have started a new blog that is for knitting and for my business adventures as I work on starting my fibery business. :) I launched it today and there is a knitting book giveaway you don't want to miss. :) Here's the link.
Also, on my last blog post here many of you said you wanted to see pics of the kiddos since my family has multiplied greatly since I was…Continue
Yesterday I was in my LYS and was being asked by someone that I taught how to knit why the pictures in the book look so different than how I showed her how to knit/purl. I told her that there are many different ways to do it and that my philosophy was that you do what works for you, you stay consistent and it will usually work. When I purl I wrap the yarn clockwise around the needle instead of counterclockwise. The lady at the store almost lost it and I was treated to a 10 minute rant…Continue
Added by Susan Pierce on May 14, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
Our daffodils bloomed just in time for Mother's Day!
Currently I am struggling with project management. I have work projects, knitting projects and then the house/garden projects. Luckily the work projects can usually be limited to working hours. 7 to 5 Monday through Friday and a weekend here and there. Knitting is for when the hubby drives and when I am otherwise not busy working on the house/garden projects/those weeks when it is my turn to drive. Right now there are a lot of these projects and they all are vying for my attention.…Continue
Common Threads met at Georgette's this week, and we had some varied projects. Margareth had finished this woven wrap: