Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Moving, Spring Cleaning, Stressing and a Guessing Game

Well we moved again! Hopefully this will be the last time that we have to move for a while. I haven't blogged in awhile because I had to move, clean, and unpack (I'm still unpacking), & take a child to the ER. Needless to say it has been a busy, stressful and crazy couple of weeks. Travis is in the field and should be home tomorrow, thank goodness! I have taken care of the kids by myself before and have been through alot of stuff while Travis is gone but for some reason these past weeks have been really stressful! Anyway enough about that things are on the upswing and I can't wait for Travis to come home tomorrow.

As I was unpacking the many boxes in my house, I notice that I have ALOT of yarn. So I think it's time for my first destash. Let me know if you are interested I have posted these on Ravelry and I will be adding more soon. All yarn comes from a smoke-free home. I do have 2 small dogs but they don't go anywhere near my stash.

Both of these are Regia Sock yarn. I have started to knit socks with them and have frogged. I am more of an indie yarn kind of girl. They have both been wound into Center Pull balls. I will sell them together for $10 plus shipping.Duet Sock yarn in DK weight. Colorway is "Aubergine Meadows" I love this colorway but I don't think that I will ever knit it up I will sell for $25 plus shipping or Trade for another some Skinny Duet Sock yarn.Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silkie Sock yarn in "Walking on the Wild Tide" I got this in last years Rockin Sock Club. I started to knit a Diamond Fantasy Shawl but it has since been Frogged and wound into a center pull ball. Will sell for $19 plus shipping***Pending***Here is another sock yarn that I got during last years Rockin Sock Club in "Firebird". I started to knit pomotomus' with it but never finished the first sock so I frogged and wound into a center pull cake. I will sell this for $18 plus shipping.And last but not least Sundara Sock yarn in "Graphite". I bought this a couple of months ago. I have tried a couple of sock patterns with this yarn but can't find anything that makes me want to finish. I will sell this for $20 plus shipping or I will trade for another Sundara Sock yarn or Yarntini Sock Yarn.***Pending***

In case you didn't notice there is actually no knitting content, maybe the next post. Oh yeah and I will have some big new in the next post too. No I'm not Pregnant but let's see if you can guess what my big news is. If you guess right I will send you some sock yarn (none of the ones listed above) and other goodies. No hints yet but maybe if none of you get even close I will put a hint up on Friday. Enter as many times as you want. Good luck. Contest ends Sunday May 3rd ***Special Note**** Shane you know the secret so you can't enter ;) besides I am already sending you some lovely yarn.

Friday, April 18, 2008


Mother's day is coming up and what better way to make your mom happy then to give her what she wants right?! Well my mom wanted a "Punky Pouch" for her makeup and I made one. This is the 3rd bag that I've made and I think I've worked out all the kinks. I also made some coasters for her and now all I have to do is go to the store and fill up her bag with some goodies. Hope that she love it as much as I do.

Well Travis is gone for a couple of weeks and I was tired of sitting around the house so I took the boys and Cierra to the Puyallup Fair gound for the Spring Fair. They had fun. Yay for free military. I guess being part of the military does have some perks. Here are a couple of pictures of the cute little animals that we saw there today. There were so many spinners there too, to bad I was so infatuated with watching them spin that I totally forgot to take pictures of them spinning. Silly me I know. It's been a great mail week this week. My lovely sister sent me some anklet socks. They are so cute check them out here. I haven't taken pictures of them yet but I will soon. Thanks Shane I love them! I also added to my stash. I ordered some more Shibuiknits sock yarn in Wasabi colorway. I know that you have all heard me say this before but I really love this yarn and I really love this colorway!!! Perfect for Project Spectrum, don't you think?
I also got my first installment of my Woolgirl sock club. If you want to see pictures then click here. I don't want to quite ruin it for everybody yet. I love love love this first package. I loved it so much that I had to get the yarn ready and find some needles (notice I had to use dpns, I usually am a magic loop knitter but all my circulars are occupied, that's another story all together. Let's just say I have major startitis
Well that's all for now. Back to my sewing machine gotta make a super cute bag for my sister.
***update...started and finished my sister tote. Pattern is from Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. "Simple Tote"is the pattern name. Hope that she likes it!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Lots of WIP's

Hi everybody...just wanted to show you all what's on my needles. Of course you all know how I am....lots of WIP's at one time, I'm sure I'm not the only one out there Right?! ;)

Dream in Color Smooshy: Happy Forest
Pattern: Twisted Flower by Cookie APagewood Farm Chugiak Sock yarn: Meadow
Embossed Leaves from Favorite Socks

Sundara Yarn: Grape over Grey Violet

Pattern: Roza's socks by Grumerina

Vesper Sock Yarn: Astro
Pattern: My own sock recipe 64sts with Picot cuff on size 1 needles

I cast on for this sock ages ago, before Cierra was born. It was supposed to be my "mindless knit" in the hospital. Needless to say it has been sitting on the needles for awhile now and I finally finished it the other day. Now to cast on for its mate. Wonder how long it will take me to finish that one ;)

Dream in Color Classy: Deep Sea Flower
Pattern: Wicked by Sarah and Rachel for Zephyr Style

This is my contribution to the Dream In Color KAL for the Loopy Ewe. So far so good. I love this yarn and the color.
Also some stash enhancement. DkKnits Technicolor dream toes in Hawaiian Hibiscus

Some fabric stash enhancement. My mom saw the Punky Pouch that I made for my sister and wants one to. She said "Hey that looks like it would be a perfect makeup bag" So I went out and bought more supplies.

I also figured that I could pick up a couple of Fat Quarters and make some coasters for her, my sister and myself of course. The pattern is from the "Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts"book.After I finished some of these I decided that I should start my moms bag but realized that I was tired of not having a safe place to put my pins while I sew. I had been putting them on the table. This pattern is also in the "Last Minute Patchwork+Quilted Gifts"The only thing I did was use 4 different peices of fabric instead of 8 and I added a button, just cause I had one laying around in my sewing kit that would match. The fabric is part of a Jolly Pack that I had bought before Cierra was born from the Fat Quarter shop. The pack came with 35 different 5" blocks that I had planned on using to make a small quilt for Cierra for Valentine's day. Well that never happened so I use them for this. I have plenty leftover. Maybe I will make more Pincushions. :)Well that's all for now. Happy Knitting, Sewing or Crafting in general. :)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

2 FO's in 2 days.

I'm on a sewing roll. When I realized that my Niece's 2nd Birthday was coming up I wanted to try my hands a actually sewing something she could wear. (I could have knit her something but there is not much that I could knit her that her momma couldn't.) I bought a pattern for Sadie and Cierra about a week ago. I had planned on making them tank tops for this summer. I changed my plans and made her this cute top.
But what kind of fun can a 2 year old have with a top? So I went to borders and bought "Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts." A super cute book by the same person who wrote "Last minute Knitted Gifts." It has a really cute pattern for a stuffed Elephant toy. His name is "peanut, the wee elephant" He came out kind of wonky but I don't think that Sadie will mind do you?
Well I still have to make Cierra's top but I'm in no hurry.
In other news, My family and I will be moving AGAIN. This time for good (or at least for 3yrs or so) We got a house on post now. Yay!!! My husband is happy that he wont have to wake up at 3am everyday and come home at around 8pm anymore. Puyallup isn't that far away from Frt. Lewis but it's a waste of time and gas going back and forth in the mornings to change after his morning work out with his soldiers. So we will be packing up again in about 2 weeks. We didn't think that we would get a house on post as soon as we did. They had told us at least 6-8 months wait.
Well gotta be going. Next post should have some actual knitting content. Happy knitting or sewing or crafting in general ;)