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granny style

November 10, 2010

There are quite a few stereotypically old lady/spinster activities that I engage in and enjoy:

    Now I can add crochet to that list. I mean, it wasn’t a huge jump – I already own enough yarn to drown in – but it was daunting all the same.  Last night I crocheted my first actual thing that looks like it’s supposed to look and will likely end up as part of the finished object.  I’m sure it’ll even improve a bit after blocking.  I have one granny square down and a few dozen to go before my crocheted Christmas garland comes together.  I’m a little more proud of myself than I probably should be. Whatever, I’m pleased. Thanks for the help, Linda!

    granny square

    Next up on my granny list, a shawl.  So I can rock it granny bandit style.

    Also, because they’re far prettier than my crooked granny square, below are some awesome belated wedding gifts we received earlier this week. Thanks again, Ellie.  I’ve been lusting after these PataPri towels for 3+ years, so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to use them to soak up kitchen messes.



    i can’t get no… motivation

    August 4, 2010

    The heat & the lack of circulation in my craft room has made sewing and ironing just seem unbearable, so I haven’t been getting much accomplished in there. Though my stash could desperately use some thinning as my fabric hording has gotten just a BIT out of control.

    fabric horde

    And I’ve only been working on my doll quilt for the swap in small increments. Progress is being made. Slowly, but surely.

    dqs9 progress

    The living room isn’t much better, with no ceiling fan and a vinyl sofa, but we do end up camped out there in the afternoons watching reruns on the Roku.  So, I have managed to finish up a knitting project that I’ve been working on for almost 2 years – socks for myself!

    cable twist socks

    trading public speaking for knitting

    February 23, 2010

    The scarf I traded for public speaking turned out beautifully. It was a bit hard to give it away, but I hear the new owner really likes it. Maybe I’ll make a similar one for myself some day.




    Details on ravelry.

    crafting as chore

    February 10, 2010

    I’ve been something of a crafting machine lately. I’m still trying to finish up some quilts that I started last summer, which involve cats, dragons, deer and flamingos. Not together, however. That’d be too much even for me. At this point they are very late christmas gifts, but I’m hoping to have them all done by the end of the month. They’re on the back burner until the end of the week while I hurry to finish this beauty up by Friday. I’m gifting it to a coworker who is gifting it to his partner. It’s my end of the trade that got me out of least favorite job duty.

    feather & fan progress

    I did take a short break from the furious knitting to sort through my vintage sheet stash and select a few prints to contribute to vintage sheet fat quarter swap that rosey little things is hosting. I could seriously sort and fold my sheet collection all day. I love the smell and rediscovering prints I forgot I even had. This swap has encourage me to finally cut into a few prints that I’ve been hoarding for a while. The majority of my vintage bedsheets are actually still in one piece and I am hoping this swap will be the motivation I need to get started on quilt with all the beautiful vintage fabric.

    vintage sheet fat quarter swap 2

    Oh, and while running errands on Saturday I ran into a crochet superstar at the LYSLinda Perrman! I owe her an email, so I better get on that before I forget again.

    sweet potato hat

    December 29, 2009

    I won a pattern giveaway from cosymakes a few months ago. Although I finished the hat last month, I didn’t take a photo of it until just before it was boxed up & whisked away as a gift to my godson. This is the 3rd winter hat I’ve knit him and the 2nd from one of Cosy’s patterns. I love the simplicity & whimsy of her hat patterns. I’m still pretty much in love with my Train Tam that I knit last year to take on our honeymoon.

    Details on Ravelry.

    sweet potato