Friday, September 23, 2005

Magda Crochet Jacket

This is inspired by the Anthropologie Maisie Crochet Jacket.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

New Stitch Markers

I must have just been lucky to have gotten the best stitch marker swap partners.  I ended up with some of the coolest stitch all I need is something cool to keep them in.  The top 4 are from Montana Mommy.  I didn't realize how hard it is for me to get a really good closeup of how pretty these are.  I want to wear them as earrings.
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These are from Brandee....I just love how practical these are.  I usually use safety pins as stitch markers and now I will have some cool ones.  I have also used them to hold my seams together when making a garment.  These are great.

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Orange you jealous?

My secret sistah sent me this great package a few days ago...with some of the nicest orange yarn I've ever seen.  I can NEVER find any good orange yarn.  2 skeins of Sensations Bellezza Collection Stellina yarn (I know only one is photographed here, but I just had to try some), 4 skeins of Fuzzy Fur in orange tones.  I guess my secret sistah was inspired by all the orange and just did a cool orange theme, including orange crush lipsmaker, a nice orange spiral notebook that snaps shut and a lamb tape measure (I can never have too many of these, I always misplace mine).  Thank you secret sistah.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

I've been tagged!

I'm not sure how it works, but I was reading Deneen's blog and realized she tagged me, so here goes:

Five things meme....

10 years ago: I had just moved out of my mother's house into my first apartment and was in a relationship with "Lou" who I was absolutely crazy about and had no reason to be

5 years ago: I decided to finally give William a chance and we started dating. I wish I'd know then what I know now

1 year ago: I was excited about buying my first home and had been in the house for 4 months and had no idea how many leaves were about to fall in the yard! I'm dreading it and this is my favorite season, maybe not anymore.

5 snacks: Yogurt & granola, poppycock, animal crackers, peanut m&ms and trail mix.

5 songs I know all the words to: Rollercoaster (everything but the girl), Life & Soul (Sundays), Stronger than Pride, Haunt Me (Sade), Buddy (De La Soul).

5 things I'd do with $100 million: I'd pay off my house and build onto it, buy my mother a nice house (not too close to mine); buy my sister a house; open a yarn shop; travel.

5 places to run away to: Paris, Hawaii, Jamaica, Amsterdam & New York

5 favorite tv shows: Everybody loves Raymond, Sex & the City, Knitty Gritty, Sensible Chic and The Real World.

5 biggest joys: This one will be tough, being creative, selling something I make, finishing something I started, Fridays, and thunderstorms.

5 Favorite toys: Yarn winder, crochet hooks, paint brushes, computer, digital camera

Sunday, September 11, 2005

She's done!

I'm nearly done tweaking the pattern...I need a few more photos and to review it again, but I think it came out incredibly close to the original design. I decided to keep this one too and that my new thing was that if I designed something, I was keeping the originals. I might wear her tomorrow.

Thursday, September 8, 2005

Bolero emerging

This is the shell stitch pattern I'm using on the latest sweater I'm working on. I am hoping to have it done before Monday.