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.