Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Here there be Pirates (arrrrrrg)

If you be thinking these ain't real pirates well think again...they be real alright...just slightly dead and girlyfied with ribbons and beads and some fancy embroidery. (Click on the picture to see the skull duggery details n stuff)

This is the sample for my Pirate Skull Crazy Quilt Kit which will be available for sale on etsy.com next week after I get done working for Sharie on the NetZero Energy conference.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Crazy Quilts for Gabe and Matt

I had to make two wall quilts, both in the same color scheme of brown and teal/blue. One is for my oldest son, Gabe, and one is for my nephew, Matt who is getting married in March. I think they turned out pretty good...this may be my new fav color combo too!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's a Nice Day for a White Wedding

"Don't move to Colorado...it's cold there!" Uh.... yeah... that's why these people are out in January dressed like this....Don't get me wrong...it gets cold...it just warms up whenever the sun is out. Hard to explain to the flatlanders back in Illinois.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Knitting Obscure Things

I belong to a group on Ravelry who knit obscure patterns....These Swirling Gauntlets were only marginally obscure but I wanted to make them anyway. I used a stash yarn in 100% wool. I cast them on DPNs first and got clear up to row 13 of the cables when I let about 8 stitches get off the needle and couldn't get them back...bad feeling! Ripped it all out and started again knitting flat. That went quickly until I noticed again around row 13 that I had crossed a cable the wrong way around row 6....hmmmmmmm......should I cave in and give up? NO!!!!!!!! I ripped back to the ribbing and started yet again...this time I conquered and behold....my Swirling Gauntlet Mitts. I kinda like them. I'll be doing the Tantric Puzzle Top next.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Great Minds Think Alike

I re-connected with a friend who moved to the Netherlands... she gave me her blog addy....LOL! you gotta check it out! Hmmmmmmm look familiar? Karen, we all miss you!!!!!!!!!! (She's the fastest knitter I know. I swear she knits at Mach 2 and doesn't even have to look down)


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Messing with the Lights aka Fireworks setting on a digital camera

It's way cool, eh? Just put your trusty camera on the fireworks setting then move it in a spiral pattern while pointing at your lights.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Still Busy Gifting

I don't make a big deal out of Xmas but I do give gifts to my friends almost weekly depends on how fast I knit/bead/quilt/sew. Here's me in the doofy hat and fingerless gloves I made for John in South Carolina...They are partying without me in North Carolina at WinterJam 09 soon:( . At least I know my doofy hats will be well represented and I BETTER GET SOME PICTURES DANG IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!