Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Whoo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!
I finally finished my Kiri Shawl. Only took me two years! It is so pretty. When I first started knitting it, I bit off a little more than I could chew especially since I had never worked with mohair and I had only knit one shawl in my life. It definitely challenged my skills. I will post pictures at a later date. It is really lovely if I must say so myself.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Knit from your stash.

I have decided to join in on this great ideal. My stash is growing by leaps and bounds so I really need to knit some the projects that I bought it for.
My Rules:
1. All projects must use the yarn in my stash.
2. I can not buy any yarn except for on my birthday in March(if I get a gift certificate or something).
3. I can still buy books and magazines, never know when a stash busting project might catch my eye.
4. I will be free on September 16th from all yarn buying restrictions and will post my pictures of my finished projects.
5. Rule number 3 does not include the shawl and sock yarn clubs that I currently belong to, I just can't join another. It also does not include the yarn that will be purchased for my commissioned projects for other people.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Sometimes all I think about is knitting. Lately in my mind I've been trying to figure out a way to make this cute little doll that I saw in a cartoon that I was watching over the weekend. I'm sure that the doll was made out of material but I have an overwhelming desire to design a knitted version of this doll. So this week I plan on drawing it out and looking at some teddy bear patterns to help me out.

Friday, January 12, 2007

The new year has started and I have decided to complete some of my UFO's of years gone by. Starting with the Kiri Shawl. Then I will move on the Shale Water shawl. Notice a pattern, it is all shawls that I have started then abandoned when the going got tough or a new and more exciting pattern came along. So now I hope to finish these projects along with a summer lace sweater that I started at least two years ago. Wish me luck!