Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sweet Lil' Sweater

So I am trying to learn how to knit ~it only took me three months to do my first solo project a scarf. Well I just finished up project #2 this month and got it delivered to the person it will fit the best. I used cheap yarn on this project in so when I didn't finish it wouldn't be a huge waste. I also got the pattern from a library book once again so it wouldn't be a huge investment and some ugly reminder sitting on my bookshelf let me know I failed.
I think it turned out alright ~the cheep yarn did give me fits and I am pretty sure I am banded from borrowing knitting books from the Boise Public Library from here on out because I had this book checked out for four months ~with all of the renewals I could do.

So here is the finished project modeled one warm winter Sunday by Bottsie.

Here are the details:

Pattern: Jacket with Seed Stitch Bands

Source: Baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss

Yarn: Lyon Brand Yarn "Micro Spun" Lilac

Needles: US 3 & US 2

I am so not a knitter just yet but this next project I think will make me one~

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day & the sort...

I recieved my valentines card in the mail this week from home it had a $2 bill a valentines tradition in my family and it was thoughtful as always in it's sentiments except for it was signed

Love, Mom &

~Dad forgot to sign it before he mailed it.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Schmidty Quilt

I love to quilt ~I like to pick out fabrics I love to use my rotary cutter and I love what I get in the end even if it is just a little much. ~I also give almost all of my quilts away ~this year was no exception I made seven quilts and kept one for myself ~and how many of the quilts that I gave a way did I remember to photograph ~one. So I have asked a couple of people to do their best and send me some photos here is one that I got back of "the big zig" I made from Denyse Schmidt's Book.

I made this for Grant & Brit's wedding ~Brit is a real live photographer so the photos I got from her were a little awesome. ~Love makes everything a little awesome.

...and I just can't help myself but have you look at this and it's price tag ~not exactly what it cost me to make this little beauty.