Friday, September 14, 2007

Another Friday Update

I have been busy this week with just random projects for charity, swaps and Christmas gifts. There are a couple things I worked on that are not pictured here, one is a secret but is the toy for JJ and the other is the scarf for my partner in the scarf swap at the Ville.

I started this today and it is a butterfly doily that I am making for my mom for a late birthday present. I am going to block it then frame it for her to hang.

Here is my SIL's purse, unfelted.

Here is the purse after being felted but still without the straps and closure.

Here are 4 12" squares I made for the Football Charity Challenge at the Ville.

Here is an 8" square, I had to make 5 squares for the challenge, this one is done in pink for breast cancer in memory of my grandma who passed from complications caused by the cancer. I will be sending this with (hopefully) a bunch of other ones to the Traveling Hook II.

This is the first two rows of the Cebelia overtop sweater I am making for my mom for christmas. Instead of using two strands of 10 thread I am using Bernat Baby fingering weight which is only slightly off but after blocking should be fine.

I have been a busy little bee this week :o)

Friday, September 7, 2007

Friday update

My first finished WIP was the baby round ripple for my cousins baby, just have to finish weaving in a few ends and I will be done!!

My sister in laws knitted and soon to be felted purse made in caron Felt-it in Heathers colorway.

This is a block from the 63 cable squares but mine is double in size to 12" without edging. It's hard to see the actual cables but they are there, I promise.

My second finished WIP is Danny's round ripple, it will be a christmas present for him and it is huge!! About 53".

I was going to post a picture of my scarf for the scarf swap but I am a bit worried that Clementine would come here and see it. Anyways that's all I have been doing this week besides taking care of the boys.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Update

So here are my weekly update pictures....

Here is a scarf I started using Patons Mosaic.

This is the progress on JJ's Dino ghan, I am almost half done with the first square!

This is the finished sweater for my cousins baby and the strip is the start of the matching hat.

This is the Round Ripple for my cousins baby, I am now done with the last color change until the edging. Only about 6-8 more rows to go!

This is Danny's Round Ripple which is on it's last color change and 6 1/2 rows to go then the edging will be bright red.

This is the the knitted soon to be felted purse for my sister in law.

And here is the yarn I got for my stash today the Jiffy black was only $1.87 a skein and the sugar and cream was $1.19, not really on sale but look at how pretty it is!!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Toy Swap

Ok so I joined the small toy swap at the ville' and got the most wonderful partner ever Donna, I had to beg KnicKnac a bit but I am glad I did :o) I had so much fun making toys for her girls and getting to know her better, turns out we have quite a bit in common.

We actually got our packages at almost the same time, just within a few hours of each other!!

So here are the pictures:

JJ jumped right on the box as soon as I brought it in, he was so excited!

Donna made a cute little toolbox for Danny that had crocheted tools like a hammer a ruler a wrench and a screwdriver. She also made him the dragon which is amazing and adorable and might have to go live with my dragon collection :o) And yes that is me half dressed, I was waiting for my pants to dry so I was wearing my Pirates of the Carribean pajama pants.
JJ got a "John Steer" tractor and was absolutely in love with it!!JJ also got these awesome dinosaur magents done on plastic canvas! As soon as I told him they were magnets he ran out and put all of them on the refrigerator where they are going to live for ever :o)
And this is the box for the magnets!! How adorable is that? I have got to find myself some plastic canvas patterns!!

And if that wasn't enough Donna also sent me some gifts!

The Annies Crochet is a replacement for one that I have that JJ got a hold of and drew all over. And the other pattern book is by far the most awesome book!! I already have patterns marked to make :o) and some delicious strawberries and creme lifesavers that I LOVE. And also the most amazing smelling cherry candle!! What can I say Donna rocks!!

Ok so I know this is a long post aready but I thought I should post up pics of the toys I made for her girls, which was so much fun to make, I just wish I had a girl of my own!

This was the first toy. I made it for her oldest daughter along with...this tote bag, this side is the tic tac toe side and the other side is a checkerboard.

This is the baby I made for her youngest and I also made a cradle purse for the baby too but I forgot to take a picture of it.
This is the second toy for her youngest, a drawstring toy bag with.....
These adorable finger puppets inside!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

What I have been up to.

So I mostly have been just working on toy swap stuff and it needs to be done and shipped by the 24th so that is my main priority. Hubby has been gone since the 11th and will hopefully be home soon*fingers crossed*

Ok so here are a few pictures for the week.

Danny ran away with one of the toys for the toy swap. He was rocking it and shhhing it and patting it's back.

Then there were the booties that I made to go with the sweater and hat that I made (posted below).

These are the "saltines" I have been making for Jons WindWalker Afghan I can't wait to get the first square together to see how it looks.

And the baby sweater for my cousin all I have to do is add the buttonhole band and then sew the sleeves together and onto the sweater.

And the RR for Danny.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Look what I finished!!

Ok so I told a lady over at the ville I would make this for her to give to her neice for her neices preemie.

I used a G hook and Caron SS for the sweater and the blue hat and then Red Heart Soft Baby in white for the edging. The other hat was my very first knitted project ever.

And here is a picture of the poka dot buttons. I really hope the parents and baby enjoy the sweater as much as I enjoyed making it.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Friday Update

Ok here is my update for the week:
So for this week I only worked on a few projects, I attached 4 squares to Janets comfortghan but didn't take a picture. I also started and got halfway done with a toy for the toy swap, but no picture for that either, don't want Donna seeing :o) I worked on the baby round ripple and got 6 rows done this week on it so heres the picture:

So the last row of green and the two of yellow and green and all of the yellow is what I did this week. I am really happy with the way it is turning out!

I also worked on the baby sweater for my cousin and here is the picture:

I did all of the one sleeve and then started on the other sleeve which is what you see at the bottom. I have 22 more rows to do on the sleeve and then that is done and I have to do the ribbing around the neck the end of the sleeves and the button and button hole parts on the front and then I have to make the hat to go with it.

And the last thing I worked on this week is this:

Yep Homer Simpson doll! I found the pattern on and thought to myself, "JJ would love that seens how he is a huge fan of the simpsons and we watch it every night it's on, I need to make this" so I did!! I am almost done and was hoping to have it finished by the 27th but hey I will get it done today and will post another picture of the finished product! JJ loves it and keeps asking me for his "Simpson".

Oh and hubby got me a digi camera for our 6th anniversary! He is a wonderful guy!