Friday, February 19, 2010

52 Fridays Week 8/52

52 Friday's Week 8/52

Seriously! When did it happen?!

Ravelympic Sock progress

I've been knitting away on my socks for the Ravelympics. Turns out they are a titch too small. hmm.. I've since frogged the one with the yellow toe and started over with orange and size 2.25mm needles instead of 2mm. I shoulda know my guage was off. I actually did, but somehow thought it would work out. Lesson learned. Items will not stretch to guage. I also knew that. I will be frogging the other one soon. I have until the 28th to finish them.

Friday, February 12, 2010

52 Fridays Week 7/52

This whole taking photos of myself thing is getting easier. I do need a tripod though. So much easier than trying to stretch your arm out at long as it will go.

52 Fridays Week 7/52

This weeks photo is in celebration of the Ravelympics beginning tonight. 9pm my time. I'll be watching the Olympic Opening Ceremonies and casting on my Toe-Up socks.

I'm also trying to get a lot of sewing done this weekend. I've challenged some folks to try and sew as much as possible and called it Sewing Olympics. Here are my lofty goals.

Sewing Olympics this weekend

Keep in mind I'm a professional list-maker. Not so much a list follower.

Happy Weekend All!

Friday, February 05, 2010

52 Fridays Week 6/52

I'm gearing up for the Ravelympics over on Ravelry (a.k.a Facebook for Knitters). We are to cast on our project at 6pm pacific time when the Olympics Opening Ceremonies begin in Vancouver. That will be 9pm here. Gonna make some striped toe-up socks with funky bright yarn.

52 Fridays 6/52

But really the pattern I'm using is not from this book, and I'm nearsighted so I don't need glasses to read...but they do make me look studious don't they?

I am currently trying to finish these socks before the Olympics. They are from the above book. So it's not a total fake-out.

Socks for me!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

One from the Archives

I made this quilt last spring for our quilt guild's challenge. The theme was Old Mcdonald had a farm. They gave us some fabrics: rusty barn colour, sky, sunflower print (i used 1inch square of it on the centre flower) and the grass. The rest is from my stash. I took the idea and ran with it. I really love how it worked out. These were my first letters and free piecing. No patterns used here.

my McDonald's Quilt

I need to challenge myself more often.