Monday, January 31, 2011
The first Treasury book is an absolute gem. I found it to be easy to follow (and I'm a relative newb to knitting... a knitting knewb) and the stitches within are the same pay-to-purchase-patterns that I've lusted after on Ravelry. Honestly, I feel any additional stitch pattern books would be superfluous now that I have these in my library.
As a bonus, I think they look quite nice on my bookshelf ;-)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
1. Finish this shawl
2. Finish Lily's baby blanket
3. Finish a crochet motif baby blanket
4. Make knit boots
5. Design and make a slew of felt crowns (birthday gifts) for the birthdays this year
6. Design and make an advent calendar
7. Learn to wash, card, spin and dye fleece, roving, yarn
8. Make something (tea wallet, bag, whatever) with reverse applique
9. Design and post at least one knitting or crochet pattern
10. Design and make Nora a new, smaller, softer baby doll
11. Make fabric houses/carry-alongs
12. Make a real quilt square
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I love that, unblocked, the yarn makes it look like moss.
On another note, but related, I've been researching carding and spinning my own fiber (wool, alpaca, angora, etc) and I came across this give-away on The Fiber Cooperative Blog. Perhaps I should add hand dying as #2 on my craft resolution list...
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I wonder if she wants dip with that chip?
Thursday, January 20, 2011
2. I'm a fan of owls (as, I find, most people are unless they've experienced a traumatic owl-attack in childhood) and I love this owl needlebook. Recently I've been obsessed with making tea wallets and would like to cough*steal*cough reproduce this design in the form of a tea wallet.
3. Yarn Swift!! Mr. Z built me a yarn swift for Christmas and I love it. I'll have to find the link to the tutorial but, the design is simple and folds up very small; it works beautifully.
My son (Jonah) loves to work the ball winder (Jonah added the blocks to the top of the wooden pegs for no reason apparent to me, but he claimed they were very necessary).
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
It's a happy day in the house that is my head. I received my confirmation today that I'll be going to SAW for the Spring 2011 session. I believe I was lucky enough to get into all of my first choices.
This is happiness alert level 11, people!! Commeasurable with threat level purple!
I'm going to make something for the occasion- a bag? a shawl? flip flops? bolero? cheese curds? ...probably not cheese curds.
More updates to come when my head comes down from the clouds.