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It's been a while...

I think the last time I posted, I was just announcing my third pregnancy (I found out around 4 wks), and I am now less than a week from my second trimester. So it's been a while! :) But I'm back now. I was too nauseated for a few weeks to do more than the bare minimum on the computer (or anywhere else, for that matter), and then we went on vacation (which was great), and then last week I had Kids' Discipleship Day Camp at church (I was one of the leaders)...but I am finally home and feeling… Continue

Added by grapesonthevine on June 22, 2009 at 8:34am — 3 Comments

My Most Recent Finished Project

I made the Knitted Kitty (pattern on ravelry)--and I love how it turned out! :) (Got the eyes & nose from Hobby Lobby.)

This one is for my 25 year old sister, who I will be seeing in just a few days! :)

Added by grapesonthevine on May 26, 2009 at 5:52am — 5 Comments

Interpretation, please?

Cast on 16 sts. K 1st row. In the 2nd row, K 10 sts and turn (leaving 6 sts "unknitted"). 3rd row K (this row is shorter now). Repeat these 3 rows 3 times.

Please help? :)

Added by grapesonthevine on May 20, 2009 at 7:31am — 5 Comments

The "Mousies" and the Blanket :)

I finally have pictures of the girls with the mouse stuffed animals I made them for Mother's Day! I got the design from lion brand's website--it's free, and you can find it by doing a search for "super fun critters." I also have pictures of the baby blanket I've started! I'm making it with boy colors (after all, we have two girls already), and I figure if we end up with another girl (which would be just fine as well), then I'll just make another! After all, it's a good excuse to buy more yarn,… Continue

Added by grapesonthevine on May 14, 2009 at 5:46am — 4 Comments

Pics of My First Stuffed Animal :)

Okay, so this mouse looks kinda funny, but the girls will love it. I've got one down, and one to go. Fortunately, they are quick knits. I love learning new stuff! :) So here are the pics:



Front--The ears are the same size, it's just the angle of the picture

Back

Wait! How'd that end up in there? :)…

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Added by grapesonthevine on May 5, 2009 at 7:06am — 8 Comments

Translation?

Anyone know how to translate a crochet pattern to a knitting pattern? I learned how to crochet a little over four years ago, but I haven't done it in probably about three. The Lion Design catalog has a bunch of cute stuffed animals on its cover--ones that I'd like to make--but they are mostly crochet patterns. I'm nearly done with one of the knitted patterns, and it's going to be cute (City Mouse). I prefer to knit, although I have the crochet hooks necessary for the patterns. Just not sure I… Continue

Added by grapesonthevine on April 30, 2009 at 6:05am — 3 Comments

Having Withdrawals

I miss being on here! This last week we had problems with our internet, and then ended up having to re-format the computer completely...only to have more problems with our internet!

I have to go for now, but I wanted to say that I hope to catch up with you all soon!

Added by grapesonthevine on April 28, 2009 at 4:31am — No Comments

I hope to catch up soon!

Sorry I haven't been on lately--my three year old was sick with a stomach virus all last week, and I had to take her to the ER on Saturday. She's pretty much back to normal now--just super skinny from puking for four days--but I just haven't had time to get on here yet. I can't wait to catch up with every one though!



I finished the hat, and I'm back to work on my blanket. Here's the hat:



I should have added about another inch,… Continue

Added by grapesonthevine on April 3, 2009 at 7:55am — 6 Comments

Pics of the Bag, and my new UFO

Okay, so I enjoyed making the bag so much that I put my blanket on the back burner for a little while. I have always been strict with myself, finishing one project before starting another, but blankets take such a long time, and it's been so much fun to do something quick! I will be finishing my blanket soon, but I wanted to try making a hat first. So now I have some pictures:





I made the bag according to… Continue

Added by grapesonthevine on March 28, 2009 at 7:13am — 4 Comments

I did it!

I made something other than a blanket or scarf--and I learned new things along the way. I learned how to pick up and knit, knit in the round, and I learned how to make an I-cord. :) Ready for a picture? Here it is:





I'm thinking about making straps to put on the back of it--then my daughter can carry it like a back-pack. So I have a question. The book that taught me to make an I-cord gave instructions for making a three-stitch I-cord.… Continue

Added by grapesonthevine on March 23, 2009 at 10:43am — 9 Comments

Patterns, Anyone?

I want to make a couple cute little bags for my girls. They don't have to be very big--but it would be nice for them to be big enough for them to carry in place of the diaper bag--as they are getting bigger now, and they think it's cool to help out. I'm thinking something that's big enough for a sippie cup sized water bottle, a small snack, a couple pair of panties (for just in case), and maybe one spare shirt and pair of shorts. The girls are three and a half and almost two and a half, so… Continue

Added by grapesonthevine on March 21, 2009 at 4:48am — 2 Comments

First Strip Done

I finally finished the first strip of my blanket. It's actually the center strip, but that's okay. For those that are wondering, I'm not using a specific pattern--other than doing the whole thing in double seed stitch. Just kind of playing around with different ways of doing things. This is a blanket for myself...so I'm experimenting and just having fun with it. :) Anyway, here's the first strip:…



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Added by grapesonthevine on March 19, 2009 at 6:14am — 4 Comments

Getting There

It's been a week since I got my braces (this afternoon, anyway), and I'm finally starting to feel back to normal...painwise, anyway. :) I think it will take me a little while to get used to having all this in my mouth. :)



I've been getting a lot done on my blanket lately...I think I might be nearly done with the first strip. I just have to decide if I want it to be length-wise, or width-wise. If it's width-wise, I'm nearly done. If it's length-wise, I probably need to keep going for… Continue

Added by grapesonthevine on March 10, 2009 at 6:45am — 3 Comments

Slowly But Surely

I got several more rows done on my blanket last night. It's been tough the last few days because I haven't felt like doing anything--but I have two little girls to take care of, so there's no choice! My mouth is finally starting to feel better though, so hopefully most of the pain is behind me. I'm hoping the first strip of my blanket will be done by the end of next week, but we'll see. The other strips will be fewer stitches across, so they shouldn't take quite as long as this first one did. I… Continue

Added by grapesonthevine on March 6, 2009 at 8:31am — 6 Comments

Metal Mouth, Nimble Fingers

I'm getting more nervous by the minute--I have an appointment at 2 to get braces put on! I'm excited because they will fix all the problems in my mouth--and who doesn't want straight teeth? But I am nervous too. I've been told that my mouth will be sore anything from a couple days to a couple weeks! Maybe I'll finally lose that last 20 lbs of baby weight. ;) But I guess if I can handle labor twice (heck, I'd even do it again!), braces won't be so bad. :) Unfortunately my appointment falls… Continue

Added by grapesonthevine on March 3, 2009 at 7:05am — 2 Comments

Blankets & Angels

Here are the pictures I promised! :)



Trav's blanket, spread out over two recliners.

Trav's blanket, draped on one recliner.

What I have of one strip of my blanket so far. :)



And just for fun:

These are my two new angels. They are currently very small, so they are in a 2.5 gallon tank… Continue

Added by grapesonthevine on February 28, 2009 at 4:26pm — 7 Comments

Sweet Relief...

Well, my company is finally gone. The visit went relatively well, and since we watched movies or episodes of Smallville (second season) at night after the girls were in bed, I got a lot of knitting done. Not as much as I would have done if they were not here, but better than I was expecting.



I know I'm new here, but I missed being able to get on and check up on things regularly! My blanket is coming along--slowly--and I hope to take pictures and post them here soon--as well as… Continue

Added by grapesonthevine on February 28, 2009 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

Company Coming

I have company coming in tomorrow night, so I may not be on much (if at all) over the next week. I will be back though!

Have a lovely week. :)

Added by grapesonthevine on February 18, 2009 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Not enough time to knit...

Nap time is almost here, and I am looking forward to it. The girls have been really good today, but I will be watching Monday night's episode of Heroes, and knitting more on my blanket. I'm more excited about the knitting than watching the show for once--it's been a bit disappointing recently. I can't wait to get done with my blanket. I've promised to make blankets for my girls (but those will be smaller, since they are smaller!), and then I can try something new. I'm excited about that… Continue

Added by grapesonthevine on February 18, 2009 at 8:47am — 2 Comments

My Blanket

I recently started my third blanket--the first I made for my husband, the second for my sister, and now I'm making one for me. :) I'm using a double seed stitch (Row 1-2: *k2, p2, rep from *; Row 3-4: *p2, k2, rep from *). My two previous blankets were stripes all the way across, so this time I wanted to change it up a little. Since I'm a beginner, I decided to do the blankets in strips, and then connect them. Here is one of the strips (what I have so far):…



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Added by grapesonthevine on February 17, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

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