Archive for May, 2008

Sewing

When I made my new banner, I included sewing as one of the subjects of my blog. My mom taught me how to sew when I was about nine years old, and I loved it. I made a large quilt about six years for my bed, and I still use it today – it’s the best bedspread I’ve had. It was a very simple quilt where I took squares, sewed them into strips and sewed the strips together. I’ve never actually done quilting – for this quilt I took lengths of yarn threaded through a needle, and tied them through the three layers of the quilt to keep the batting in place (I know this method has a name, but I don’t know what it is). So, last summer I started a ‘real’ quilt.

It’s taken so long for the simple reason that a sewing machine just isn’t portable like knitting is. But, I’m hoping to get back to the quilt, and sew some clothing this summer, also. I got a few patterns for a skirt and blouses last weekend, and now I’m on the hunt for some fabric. Any references for a good on-line fabric source would be welcome.

With regards to knitting, Glee is coming along nicely.

The sleeve stitches are now on scrap yarn, and I’ve joined the body for knitting in the round.

Lastly, I finally got a skein of Noro Sock yarn.

It’s color s164, and I can’t wait to cast-on.

I probably won’t blog again until next week, so I hope you all have a great Friday and weekend!

Catching Up

I haven’t been blogging very much lately, so I have a few things to catch up on.

First, my sister, Priscilla gave me the ‘You Make My Day Award.’

I’ve been enjoying baking quite a bit lately. It’s a good thing, because just about all I was doing in my free time was knitting. That wasn’t a bad thing, but when you wake up in the morning and your left thumb is asleep and a bit painful from so much knitting you need to find a few other things to do in your spare time.


So I baked cookies last night. It was fun, and the peanut butter cookies are absolutely delicious!

Wicked is blocking for the second time (more on that later), and I’ve cast on for two new projects. First, the Waving Lace Socks from Favorite Socks in Socks that Rock Rose Quartz. I’m really enjoying the yarn and pattern.

And, of course, I had to cast on for a sweater.

This is Glee, in Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy. I really like this color. I must admit, though, that I’ll probably cast on for something else, soon – my current projects are on size US 4 needles or smaller, and I’d like to have something on larger needles to work on!

Lastly, about three weeks ago, my sister Priscilla got a new puppy.

He’s a chocolate lab and his name is Lewis (our other dog’s name is Clark). He’s darling and we all love him. He’s developed a love for my knitting, though.

This is some of what he’s done. I’m just glad he hasn’t cut any yarn yet! He took two bags of yarn out from under my bed the other day, got a skein out of one of the bags and left it under my sister’s bed. His other favorite thing is my sister’s pair of Crocs. He hasn’t ruined those yet, either, though – we’ve gotten them away from him in time!

Hope you all have a great weekend and Mother’s Day!

Sunday Favorites


1. Zoe, 2. spring blossoms, 3. bluebells portrait, 4. Macro May- Beginning, 5. must.be.going.now, 6. Conwy, 7. Weekend Pullover, 8. marseilles 5, 9. dovetail pullover, 10. a beautiful thing, 11. Fairy Wings, 12. Lizard Ridge in flight, 13. Cabled Patchwork Blanket, 14. truly finito, 15. Tweedy Open, 16. feather and fan afghan, 17. the right half, 18. baby quilt, 19. Rainy Day Socks, 20. IMG_3709.jpg, 21. Naomi’s I Spy, 22. Garden Party, 23. chocolate cupcakes stuffed with strawberry chocolate ganache frosted with chocolate glaze and buttercream, 24. Sweet Lew, 25. one of the many reasons, 26. sparreholm, 27. Babydoll Dress, 28. a keeper, 29. Pimlico Shrug, 30. IMG_3548.jpg, 31. Gathered Pullover, 32. Untitled

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Flickr favorites from Sunday.

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Knitting & Baking

Hi everyone, I didn’t mean to be gone that long. There has been knitting going on, and some baking, too.

First, here’s Wicked.

It’s actually finished and blocking now. I’ll post finished photos when it’s dry. Top down raglans have to be the fastest knits ever – I think it took about two weeks to knit this sweater.

I finished the Embossed Leaves Socks.

Details here.

For quite a long time I didn’t really want to bake. I used to bake pretty much every weekend, and then my sisters started baking more and I wanted to do nothing but knit. But, I’ve been baking more the last few weeks, and I’m really enjoying it.

1. Grasshopper Cupcakes, 2. Cranberry Pumpkin Bread, 3. Giant Ginger Cookies, 4. Classic Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies, 5. Chocolate Cream Pie, 6. Thick Coconut Custard Pie

I’ll share my new projects, and hopefully more baking, next time. Have a great weekend everyone!


Ron Paul 2008

Current Projects

  • Babette Blanket
  • Toe-Up Socks
  • Meida's Socks
  • Bird-In-Hand Mittens
  • Josephine Top
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Future Projects

Sweaters
-Tangled Yoke Cardigan
-Refined Aran Jacket
-Demi
-Salina
-Swan Lake Cardigan
-Cable Down Raglan
-Dollar and a Half Cardigan
-Henley Perfected
-Venezia Pullover
-Ivy League Vest
-Autumn Rose Pullover
-Tilted Duster
-Equinox Yoke Pullover
-Ariann
-Cobblestone Pullover
-Hourglass Sweater
-ZephyrStyle Tree Jacket
-Enid Cardigan
-Union Square Market Pullover
-Top-Down Arwen Cardigan
-Counterpane Pullover
-Colette Pullover
-El Sol Pullover
-Tweedy Aran Cardigan
-Gathered Pullover
-Printed Silk Cardigan
Accessories
-Hemlock Ring Blanket
-Flower Basket Shawl
-Noro Striped Scarf
-Arctic Diamonds Stole
Socks
-Entrelac Socks
-Roza's Socks