Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Nothing going on here...

Not much going on lately just cranking away on the Kiri shawl I am on the 6th repeat on chart 2. Its looking pretty good if I do say so myself. I am also waiting for a package to come in the mail of yarn from elann.com I guess they didn't have my complete address...Hopefully I get it soon I want to start the pinwheel sweater for my niece. Free pattern is also available at elann.com and a knit along at annypurls.blogspot.com. Well not much to talk about today maybe in a couple days. Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A work in Progress

Here it is my very first Lace project. It only took me 5 times starting over and almost 1/2 a ball of kid mohair ...but I finally get what I was doing wrong. To top it off I ran out of ink in my printer so I had to write the pattern and chart out free hand. Its well worth it. I am having fun knitting lace. The pattern is Kiri. You can get the pattern for free from www.alltangledup.com . The yarn is kid mohair 80% mohair, 20% polyester from Wolle Rodel. So far so good. Let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions that will help make this project extra special. Thanks and Happy Knitting.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Welcome to Punky Purls

Hi Everybody welcome to punkypurls. I have been wanting to start a blog for a while and with a little of encouragement from my lovely sister here it is. This blog will mostly be dedicated to all things crafty, mostly knitting and crochet but I also like to scrapbook and make candles. Haven't done much scrapbooking or candle making in a while I have been stung by the knitting bug... I love love love to knit. I have only been knitting since December 2005 but I am completely addicted. I taught myself through books and internet, gotta love the web. My friends think I am nuts! I try and explain but they just don't seem to understand my passion.
I have been crocheting off and on since the age of 16 and I am currently making a baby blanket for my niece. I started this darn blanket in February but my mind keeps going back to "what can I knit?"...Poor Sadie might not get the blanket til she has kids of her own. Just joking Shane I wont make her wait that long :) Here is a recent picture. I am halfway there, 3 more rows to go.

There are a few projects that are finished under my belt, but the majority of my knitting is unfinished. I guess I get excited when I find a project that I want to knit or a yarn that I want to use. I don't know if anyone else is like that. My friend tells me that I should finish 2 of my projects before I start a new one but I just can't help myself. I guess I like variety. Most of my finished projects are socks or hats or bags, quick knits I guess you could say. Fast and satisfying. Ya Know? Here are a couple of my finished projects.

(sorry about the pictures being off center I cant get it any better...I will keep tinkering with it later.)

Well enough of this for now I will be back in a couple of days. Thank You for visiting my blog I hope to see you back!
Happy Knitting!!!