Monday, November 29, 2004

Another couple of gifts completed! I made the Umbilical Cord hat from SnB the other night. It is soooo cute. I love it. I hope that the little girl getting it likes it too!! I also completed another pair of felted mittens. They are so easy to do. The last pair I did I ended up sewing some design around the cuffs....just to take the plain-look away. They turned out awesome. I'm still trying to figure out what I can do to the grey ones to spruce them up a bit. I had fun doing the hat. It was my first time knitting on circular needles and it was my first time doing an I-cord. The only problem with the hat pattern was that I didnt' have a set of 5 DPN as the pattern called for....so I had to use a straight needle and then transfer the stiches back onto a DPN. Fun stuff. Oh well, it slowed me down a bit, but the hat still looks sooooooo cute!!!!



Now I'm knitting a pair of thrum mittens. I hope that these turn out. I haven't pulled the roving yet. I'm still a little unsure about what i'm supposed to do with this stuff. I'll figure it out though, i always do!! Oh ya, I knit the fire hat out of snb as well for the bf. He like it cause it fits good under his ski-doo helmet. Now his friends have requested that I make them all hats too!! AAAGGGGGGG!!!! So much knitting to do! I have to try and get as much in as I can this month, cause once January gets here, i'm going to be way to busy to knit. I've got a baby due in January and I have a 14 month old already. Ya.......when am i going to have time to knit???!!! I have a couple more pairs of felted mitts i need to make before christmas too. Busy busy! So that's all the knitting news for now. I gotta get back to the needles..........actually i'm thinking more like having a nap right now...zzzzzz :)



Friday, November 19, 2004

I also made a little trip to Singer last night and picked up some Briggs & Little wool and Roving to make those thrum mittens I was talking about. And I found a nice pattern for Convertibles (gloves with mitten flappy things). So all in all it turned out to be a good trip! And I was impressed by the prices there too. I only spent $20. Trust me though......I wanted to spend more......but baby steps! One project at a time.........

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I wish I knew how to post more than one picture at a time!! Anyways, here is the cell case...........isn't it purdy!!

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I felted for the first time! And it was not as bad as I thought! I was so scared that I would ruin my mitts and cell case. I felt like a watch dog at the washing machine! I ended up felting the cell case by hand. For some reason it was not doing what it should have been doing in the wash. And I stuck a phone into it for the night to help shape it. The mitts turned out really really well. I'm so pleased. I think I'm going to get some white yarn and sew in some snowflakes around the cuff though. Just to give them some more colour. Either way, somebody is really gonna like them for christmas..........along with the cell case. I cant say who they are for cause you never know who's reading your blog!!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Knitting time is running out!

There's not much knitting time left before Christmas. I'm starting to feel the pressure. My little hands cant knit any faster! I started a pair of felted mittens the other day. I'm half way through mitt #2 now. Hopefully they will be done and felted in another day or two. And I'm so excited! I found a place in Fredericton (closest city to me) that sells roving and different yarns!! YAY! I'm going to join that Thrum along and knit up some mitties! AND......I ordered the new Stitch n Bitch Nations book from my local book store. They say it could take up to a month to get in....*sigh*......i hate waiting. I'm such an impatient person when it comes to stuff like that. There's a parcel waiting for me to pick up today at the post office......I'm hoping it's the other knitting books that I ordered. I cant remember what they are called now.....but I'll be sure to let you know when I get them! There's not much more knitting updates to give you. I've never felted before, so I'm a little nervous that I'm going to ruin these mitts. If anybody has any pointers to give, it would be truly appreciated! Otherwise, wish me luck and I'll let you know how it goes. The mitts look so funny right now.......they are HUGE! I couldn't imagine having hands that big! hehehehee. I'll post a before and after picture as well.

OK, Cassidy is down for a nap....so i'm gonna go take a shower and get knitting while I have some quiet time!! Did I say she was napping...ya right. She's in her crib giggling to her teddy bear and singing. What a little monkey!



Friday, November 12, 2004

I finished the hat I was working on and it didn't take as long as I thought it would. The picture sucks.....my digital camera is a flop so I had to take the picture with my wecam.....not so good. Anyways, you get to sort of see what it looks like!! Now I'm on to my next project. I'm going to try and make felted mitts. My stepmom bought me a pair from Newfoundland a couple of years ago and I love them. If these turn out they will make a really nice gift for somebody!!!

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Monday, November 08, 2004

THERES A NEW BOOK!!!!!!!

I dont know if I'm behind with the times or something.....but today as I was going through some blogs I came across somebody talking about the new Stitch n Bitch Nation book!!!!! I couldn't believe it. I am sooooo in love with the original one! I am jumping in my chair. I need to get to town and get this new book RIGHT NOW!!!! I want to call everybody I know and spread the great news.....mind you, they will probably all lift their eyebrows and be like "ok tanja.......you'll be alright......." but I dont care!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!
Here is the detail of the ear piece....you can see the seed stitch good here..........

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Well I started making a hat for my fiance's godson for christmas. It's from a book my stepmom gave me full of hats and scarves from the 70's!! The pattern is really nice though. The ear flaps are made out of seed stitch (never heard of that before) and the top has got something like a cable stitch, but without using the cable needle. And the hat is coming out nice and thick too. I think it's going to be perfect for a 2 year old playing out in the snow!!

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Thursday, November 04, 2004

Here is my very first knitted sock! I'm sooooooo proud of it. It took me about a week to do.....working on it here and there. Now I've got one really happy foot and one really sad foot! I've got to get back to the needles and start sock #2.


A fresh start

Well, I had to start my blog all over. I dont know what I had on the go.......but the confussion was just to stressfull. I'm hoping that things will start to make sense for me now. Like I had said with the first blog.....stick with me!! I'll get it all figured out eventually.

Anyways, I'm not going to write to much right now. I want to see if this actually posts ok.

Bye for now.......and wish me luck!!