Wednesday, December 11, 2013

FO Sweater

Just a quick update and more photos/details to come.  But my holiday sweater is done!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sweater Progress!

Are you wondering how far along I am on the sweater?  I've finished the body and I'm this far on the first sleeve!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sock Knitting Machine

I've always wanted an old fashion factory so k knitting machine.  I finally broke down and bought one (that has been re-finished of course).  

What is interesting about these machines is that they take a precise hand and a lot of practice.  But once you figure them out; I've heard they go super fast (9 minute per sock).  I'm still practicing - but liking it a lot!!

This was my first test sock.  Not really a sock and Zooey just wanted to play with it!

Friday, November 8, 2013

WIP Sweater

Do you remember this sweater?

I started it last December.  I hate the pattern and the instructions are crap- but I think I will like the finished item.  So I continue to try and finish it.  My new goal is to have it done before December 12th this year!

Also remember this sweater I made a long time ago??  It finally fits Zooey!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

FO Kevin The Stuffie

Here is another holiday gift for Zooey.  

Project Details:  a kit from my LYS.  I started on November 2nd and finished on November 6th.  Quick and fun.  Size 8 needles and a piecing nightmare!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

FO Bike Tire Repair Kit

Mike wanted a kit for dirt biking.  Here is what I came up with.  He is really happy with it and I made a second one for his friend!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

FO Owl Stuffie

Another holiday project finished!  This will go in Zooey's stocking.  It is the baby version of the adult stuffie I did for her last year.  This came as a kit from KnitWhits - and took one day to knit.  The assembly took a while!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

FO 2014 Mittens

I like to do a pair of mittens for Zooey each year.  Here is 2014 pair!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Costume

Well it turns out that people see a kid in green and say - cute boy.  They also don't look closely.  No one knew what Zooey was even with her roaring.  I will not stop making her costumes - but maybe people should have a bit more imagination!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

FO Eyelet Scarf

Another holiday gift done!!

Project Details:  Started on October 17 and finished today October 26th.  I didn't just work on this, but I did focus on it the past week.  Went really fast.  I used size 8 needles and all the yarn I had left from the last fingerless mittens.  Now ... onto more holiday knitting!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

WIP Scarf!

Another holiday project on the needles.  After this is mittens for Z and stuffies for her!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

FO Toast Mitts

Just a quick holiday project as a gift of course.  200 yards with 40 sts cast on.  Hope the person who gets them likes them!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Spinzilla Finish-line!!

Here are all the pretties I finished.  2058 yards in one week.  It was a fun week!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

FO Halloween

The rest of Zooey's Halloween costume.  Photos when she has it on.

FO Thunderstruck Shawl

Project Details: This was a mystery shawl KAL.  Super fun and pretty fast.  Started on September 4th and finished today October 13.  I used two skeins of DK yarn on size 7 needles.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Spinzilla - Day 3

Plyed last nights 4oz and got done singles done!!

Day 2 Spinzilla

I finished plying and got singles from another bump of 4 oz.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Spinzilla -Day1

I'm spinning this week for the challenge Spinzilla on the team spin-off.

Day 1 I spun and plyed 4oz and I spun another 2oz single.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

FO Sock Rug

I made this from a 110 mini skeins and a few full skeins.

Project Details: Started on august 30 and finished last night October 5th.  6000 yards on sock yarn was used.  The patter calls for holding 8 strands together.  I only held 4 for mine.

Zooey and the cat love it!!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sewing a little.

I needed little bowl covers.  Do I sewed these little beauties this weekend.  I might be back on bowl covers!

WIP Clue 4 Done

Here is clue 4 finished for my mystery knit. I hope this gets a boarder!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

WIP Update

First I gave finished clue 3 of my mystery KAL.  Waiting for the next clue.

Next I've been working on Zooey's rug.  I have 3 more bags of yarn!

Finally Spinzilla is happening soon - so keep an eye out for spinning!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Slightly behind on clue two!  I need to finish it tonight!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

FO Halloween Hat

Project Details: Originally queued: November 22, 2012.  Started on September 13 and finished on September 15.  Super fast and fun knit.  I wanted something fun so I used a yarn with bling!  This is part of Zooey's Godzilla costume for Halloween. It is hard to get a good picture of it (since Zooey is just running around with it on).  The only modification I made was making the hat 3" from the ribbing before starting the decreases.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Come join!  My friend Heather is having a giveaway.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Update on sweater!

I found these fantastic vintage buttons at the Salida Fiber Festival!  

Friday, September 6, 2013

FO Tiny Tea Leaves Sweater

Project Details: Started on August 13 and finished today (September 6th).  I used 4 skeins of Misti Alpaca Worsted solid yarn (425 yards).  I still need to find buttons for it (there are two holes).  But, this will be Zooey's Christmas sweater this year.  I made no modifications to the pattern.  It was perfect.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


I'm working on Zooey's holiday sweeter and a rug for her room!

New KAL starts tomorrow!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

FO T-Shirt

Because of project 333 I decided to repurpose this shirt for Zooey (plus it would be a great time to test out my serger).
 I looked high and low online for a free t-shirt pattern and couldn't find one that was the right size and/or style.  I decided to wing it.  Here is what happened!

I wanted it longer - the serger didn't work like I thought and the sleeves were a bit big in dimension - so I pleated them a little.

Overall I learned a ton and will be ready for the next one!

Friday, August 23, 2013

FO Scarf/Shawl

Project Details:
This is one of my "must knit something with handspun".  I started on May 17th and finished today August 23rd.  The pattern is Emerald Starling.  Super fast and fun to knit.  I've decided that this would be a birthday gift for a friend.  This was the TDF handspun from Into The Whirled - Starcrossed.  The stripes are a bit much for me - but overall I think it came out pretty.