Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One Leg....

is warm, while the other is cold!




One leg warmer done, working on the second one. Shawl still in progress....

I did some other crafty things today, including making pumpkin bread:



Then I made some strides in decorating the apartment. We've lived here about 4 months now, and have some pictures up on the wall, but the bedroom is pretty bare, and a corner above the dining table...


I have a bunch of canvases, but rather than paint something, we went to the Joann's to look at fabric. (I know, I got him to voluntarily go to the fabric store!!). We found some winners, and today I went to the Michael's and got some canvas stretcher strips to mount them.

Here is our new art in the bedroom:



Then these guys will be going up above the dining table on one wall:




And then these two will either be on the perpendicular wall over the dining table, or somewhere else, haven't picked yet:





Hooray for productive days!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Greetings from cold and rainy Virginia....

Yep, it is POURING here today.

So in a few minutes I'm going to put down the computer and try and add a few more inches to the Seraphina Shawl, because it's a perfect day for curling up with Yarn.

I also started another project (well DUH), this time breaking out the knifty knitter for another pair of leg warmers. This time a double strand of black wool ease, and since I have more than enough of this, they're going to be longer and hopefully look better than the last pair (they're warm, but they don't look like much...)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Brrr!

It got cold here fast!!

It's not quite freezing yet, but cold enough for me to want my thin fleece gloves. Except that when I cleaned out for the last move, I got rid of them because they had holes in them. DOH!

So, time to make new ones!!!



I had some fleece laying around, so I did some tracing, and some cutting.
I hand sewed these because I didn't want to drag out the machine for such a quick project.




Why yes, those are mittens....except for one sneaky detail...



The pair:


Just enough to keep the wind off my hands, and enough to let me still work the radio. :)


Did I mention I LOVE fabrics that don't ravel when you look at them????

Friday, October 10, 2008

Is there anybody in there?

I finally got the tracking stats for this thing working, and I saw page hits that aren't mine! Wheee!
(the inner geek in me is truly delighted)

So, hi everybody. :)
(including any RSS subscribers that I can't see)


Feel free to leave a comment and let me know you're here. I like feedback. Just don't be mean. I wouldn't be mean to you, I expect the same respect...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

And then? And THEN? AND THEN???

And then along cames Jones.
Wearing a stylish Divine Hat designed by Rheatheylia




I bought 10 skeins of wool. I used most of nine. So with the other, I made a hat!!




I'm getting better at this lighting thing...





Is it just me or is Blogger's picture posting process annoying?

Really done, not just pseudo done...

Pictures!



Oh my stars, it's finally done! I shall swoon!


Wait, what's that out there?



I need to go buy two more of these and put them on, THEN I'll be really truly finished with it:


Stitch pattern:



Yay! I'm so happy I'm finished with it!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

woohoo!

The Pseudo Kimono is done!!

Well, it still needs buttons, but that will have to wait a few days till I go to Joann's.
But all the crocheting is done and that's the important part. :)

Pictures forthcoming in the next few days....