Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wrapped in Color

Greetings to my fellow yarn lovers!  It's a cool rainy Sunday afternoon here, which suits me just fine.  Summer has been brutally hot and dry.  Today we are welcoming the's good yarn weather!  This rain makes me want to cozy up the house, have some soup and curl up on the couch with some yarn.  It's lazy and I LOVE it!

How do you like my latest?  Another wrap!  This one is a little shorter than the last one I did and I really like it.  It's versatile and fun to wear.  And just look at that color!
Does it not look gorgeous on my niece with that scarf pin!  I am still amazed at how all this variegated yarn works together. 

My niece especially liked it worn as a scarf.  Can't say that I disagree.  It looks adorable on her. 
Here is a closer view. 

I have already started my next wrap.  A customer wants two.  One down, one to go.  I am doing something a little different on the next one.  Experimentation!  If I don't like it I can always unravel the thing.  When I sketched it out on paper it looked great, now if I can just knit it up. 

Here's hoping for a good week ahead.  This week I started out under the weather.  Geesh!!  Now that that's behind me I can focus on doing creative things. 

I tried my best to get a picture of Phoebe today while I had my camera out, but she was so uncooperative.  She detests that camera.  But I'm not giving up...I'll get her.

Bye Bye Now!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sundays, Yarn and Puppy Dogs

Time seems to be moving faster, and I seem to be moving slower!  I was hoping to get a posting up last week, but it just didn't happen.  Since it has been a couple of weeks, I am loading this post up with some pictures. 
So here is a little up close and personal look at my latest WIP.  I was asked to make two of my Bhuja Wraps!  Why of course I can do that.  While working on this I am also working on writing up the pattern as well.
It is coming along well and hopefully by the end of the week wrap number one will be done.  The picture has it looking very "pink" but in fact the color is quite warm and looks more red.  I am working on getting some better pictures.
Phoebe completely gives it her seal of approval.  Can you resist that cuteness??  I cannot!
She has gotten so fluffy here lately.
Just look at those stubby feet!  They are adorable!
I have also found a few hours to crochet up this little shrug/wrap.  I used this yummy cotton.  I wish I had a live body to show it to you on, because it looks so much cuter on.
I am sure I will enjoy wearing it this Fall. 

Since I had the camera out I snapped some pictures from around the house.  I have been slowly adorning corners here and there for Fall, my favorite season of the year.

Well, Phoebe is telling me it's time for her supper!  LOL!  It's hard to type with a little doggie trying to get on my lap!  Bye for now....

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cabled Neckwarmer

Suffering from a bit of burnout, I decided Friday evening I needed to shake things up and start a new knitting project.  And I wanted something different.  So I found this pattern on ravelry.  It had this pretty cable in it, and didn't require a lot of yarn!  Ka-ching! 
So, I delved into the world of cables!  My first time!  And now I am so obsessed with anything that has a cable in it.  Whatcha think??? This pattern is called Chunky Dunky.  I actually worked this up in one evening.

I enjoyed it so much, I knit another.  I bought this yarn last year at SAFF and have been saving it for just the right project.  I have another skein of this waiting to be used, and was thinking of changing up the pattern just a little bit. I must say...I'm ready for neckwarmer weather!

Time management has been out of control these days!  I cannot find enough time to do all that I want to.  After spending the day at work, I'm too tired to get anything done in the evening.  I've ramped up the vitamins and put myself on a diet, cutting the caffeine down and upping the water.  Hopefully this will help.  I am now a firm believer in "Stress Tabs"...they really do help!

Bye for now...