Tuesday, October 30, 2007

'Tis the Season

Something about the crisp, cool, autumn weather brings out the crafter in me even more. Getting onto Ravelry has also inspired me to pick up old projects and start new ones. :)

I frogged the Good Guest Dress I was working on for Molly, mainly because I'm pretty sure I was working on a size too small for her. She just turned 8 on October 22, so the 6/7 probably wasn't the best choice. Oops. Anyway, I decided on modifying a basic sweater pattern and came up with my own, appropriately titled : Molly Sweater. Maybe once I see how it works up, I'll work it out for different sizes and offer it to others. Its a half length sleeve, keyhole front with 3 buttons. I was thinking of a simple, single band ribbing collar, but now I'm thinking a longer one might look good, like polo shirt style? We'll see.

Searching Ravelry's pattern database, I found an adorable baby sweater. The Kipling Baby Sweater, in newborn size only, is adorable. Although it called for a "nice" worsted cotton, I decided to go ahead and knit it up with "dishcloth" cotton. I'm using a variegated pink/white yarn. I just cast it on last night and did 4 rows. I'm just now almost at the back armhole shaping. This will be a quick knit. :) I may keep it for the little girl I'm expecting or give it as a gift. Haven't decided yet. Heck, if its that quick a knit, I may make up a few. :)

Not much else going on right now, aside from rampant sickness in the house. Right now I wish I could gouge out my eyes to relieve the sinus pressure. Oh, and moments ago, Molly started vomitting. Thank God she's old enough to get to the bathroom consistently!! I'd rather see my kids bleeding than vomitting. Nice mom, huh?

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Is That a Choir of Angels I Hear??

I got my Ravelry Invite today!!!! Yay!!!!! There were over 36,000 ahead of me when I signed up. :) I think I've made use of the "Antsy" check your status page every day for a while now. LOL! My chosen username is madcraftermom and I can't wait to get started checking it out. I'm a bit under the weather right now, so if anyone were to actually see this today and go check my profile, you'll only find the most basic stuff. But hopefully I'll learn my way around this week. :)

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Friday, October 26, 2007

What a Slacker I Am!!

I can't believe I've let my craft blog slide for so long! Of course, it has been a busy time over the summer with all the kids and such, but still..... shame on me.

I'm sure I can't cover everything in one update, but i'll skim everything that comes to mind.

Sahara

I frogged the whole project. Not sure what I'm going to do with the yarn right now. Why did I do this??



Dishcloth KALs

I've done most of them this year, just need to catch up on my photo taking. I'll post them later. I did participate in my first Quarterly Dishcloth Exchange back in August. I was so thrilled to do so!! This is my package I got:


Exciting New Yarns


I won a "Rent-Me" auction for hand dyed wool on eBay. Basically, I won all the yarn that the seller could hand dye in a 4 hour session, minimum of 10 skeins. You don't get to pick the colors, but I was happy with what I got. Here are the skeins I got and 3 of them after I wound them into center-pull balls:




Sewing Project

I took an old, footless pair of Michael's jammies and made him this cute little bear that he promptly named (big surprise here.....) Jammie Bear! :)


Upcoming Project



A friend of mine pointed me back to the Sexy Knitter's Club, telling me that they had a pattern that would work for me to wear while pregnant. Wow! She was right!! The KAL started on October 15th, but I just downloaded the pattern for Juliet last night and ordered the yarn from Knit Picks. I'll be knitting it in Wool of the Andes Bulky in Sky:


So, that's about it for now. Hopefully I'll be making more updates soon. Of course, there'll probably be baby girl projects galore. LOL!

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