Sunday, May 25, 2008

No Pic Update

I have no pictures to show you today. But I am working feverishly on several things....

The princess doll, my nemesis, is currently having her hair done. It's a tedius process to do it strand by strand, but I think it will be worth it in the end. My baby girl will be less likely to be able to pull it out and it will be fuller than if I just sewed a bunch to the top of her head like the pattern suggested. She does have a face now to go with her completed body and about a quarter of a head of hair.

I did about 5 more rows on my Go for Baroque from Debbie Stoller's The Happy Hooker. Still not sure about the sizing. I think I will have to finish up the upper portions around the neck before I will know for sure if the fit will work. It's kind of hard to tell right now, so we'll see.

I'm also way behind on my testing project. So I will have to kick it into high gear on that this week.

The back of my first knitted sweater has actually been done for a couple of weeks now. But before I cut the thread, I really want someone to take a look and make sure I haven't bound off the shoulders to tight. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get to the local knit nights or the LYS for help yet. We just had a visit from my MIL and 2 SIL's this weekend and I'm expecting my brother at the end of this coming week, so I probably won't be getting help on the sweater till June.

I started on an Amineko this past week. I've just got one leg, the ears and the muzzle to do before putting it all together. I also had started on the bowling set from Vicki Howell's New Knits on the Block. I've already had to put it on hold though. I realized halfway through the first pin that I forgot to pick up some pellets for stuffing it on my last trip out for supplies. And since I also need those pellets for the Amineko, they will both probably end up on hold till June as well.

But that will give me time to work on the testing project, the princess' hair and my mini scene project. Oh, I haven't told you about that yet???? Well, it will have to wait until next youngest is running a fever and I have to go comfort him. :D

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

A few FO's....

Ready for a shock.....I have finally finished one of the 3 knitted toys that were supposed to be Christmas presents for the kids last year! :D This one really could have been done in time for Christmas, but I didn't want to give one kid their present and not the rest, so I held off on it. Well, now I'm determined to finish these darn things so they'll quite staring at me and I can add more WIPs! :D I just got a really good deal and stocked up on a lot of yarn for projects I really can't wait to get too.

So without further ado, here is the finished turtle.....

Isn't he cute???? I decided to leave off the hat though. I just thought it was too cute without it and I didn't want to cover up his adorable little face. :D So one down, 2 more to go.

I have also finished up the body of the princess (sans hair and face). But she is all stuffed and sewn up. Unfortunately, I don't have an updated picture yet. I'll wait to get at least her face and hair done before I do new ones. And I haven't worked anymore at all on the monkey....yet.

And I can now post about my very first ever garment! I made the Short and Sweet by Angela Best (from Debbie Stoller's book The Happy Hooker). I turned it into a Short and Sweet Thank You / Birthday present for my SIL. She's done some really nice things for me recently and I wanted to do something special for her in return. I used Red Heart Soft Yarn in teal, cause it's her favorite color and was really the only yarn I found that was the right shade. I may have better luck finding the shade in a different yarn when the fall yarns come out, so maybe I'll get to make her another something for Christmas.

I was really happy with the way it turned out. It went really fast (minus the time it took me to get to the store to get more yarn that is) and was a really fun pattern. I haven't heard yet whether or not if fits, so I'll keep my fingers crossed on that one. I asked my brother to send me some pics of her in it when he gets a chance (provided it fits). I also told him that I would make her another one if it didn't fit. BTW, Georgia (the mannequin) is a much bigger girl than my SIL, even at her smallest, so it definitely doesn't fit her as well. But it's still pretty cute!
That's about it for today. I've got to go get my oldest ready to go to a party. Until next time.....

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

To all Moms everywhere

May you have the best day ever!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

First Pattern Finished!!!!

YAY! My first officially written original pattern is finished and ready for submission! My CLF Patch ......

This is the new and improved version (and yes, a picture on the bomber jacket is coming). I made several changes to the original design. One was to not graph it on knitting graph paper! LOL The yarn ball came out more ball like this time instead of the egg shape on the previous patch. The new patch is slightly larger than the previous one, but I think it is better balanced and definitely cleaner. I'm really happy with it!

I am submitting this for the first ever Crochet Liberation Front book. I'm hoping it will make it in, that would be too awesome! I promise to let you know as soon as I hear!

I would also like to send big THANK YOU's to my testers, Gabrielle, Sandy and Krystal! Their input was fantastic! (Sorry, I don't have a blog address for Gabrielle. She may be too busy with her studies to have one right now. :D) And I really appreciate them taking time out o their busy schedules to do this for me! I've got something up my sleeves to do as a Thank You for them too! :D

Happy Crafting!