Getting Back on Track

Posted in Blankets, Whatever Else, WIP's, yarn on January 16, 2009 by yarnoverheels

Well, it has been sometime since blogging.  Since, my last post my daughter has started Kindergarten. I been knitting quite a bit. I kinda lost some interest due to I guess feeling limited on what I could do using Word-press. 

So, I have lots of new pictures to be posting. I have started up socks. I have a new obsession with sock yarn. I just added the sock yarn blanket to my queue and also going to start a knitted Barn Raising Quilt. I been wanting for sometime to make blankets for my daughter. I started a Granny Square blanket in Tahki Cotton Classic that is now hibernating.  So after spending a ton on Tahki Cotton Classic. I will have to maybe beg my mother to please finish the squares and I will put the labor into sewing  it up and putting a border on it. I love Granny Squares but have came to the conclusion I am just not that great with crochet. I can knit so much faster and it is easier to me.

Paybacks are a B**ch!!!!!!

Posted in Trixie, Whatever Else, yarn with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2008 by yarnoverheels

I dunno what to say….. I have been going nuts trying to find Julia yarn by Nashua. Well, I found some on Ebay. I ordered 10 skeins. I picked 4 different colors. So, this is what Trixie, did to it. She got her scissors out to do crafts. I gave her a ball of Peaches and Cream she could totally annihilate, do whatever she wanted to. I guess it was not good enough or she got bored. She it cut it to pieces and glues it to paper and so on. Well, She was quiet and I thought I should check on her…. Well, she swiped my brand new precious Julia in midnight blue (1 of the 2 I ordered).. I guess it could be worse. It wasn’t her hair. No one is hurt. I just started letting her have scissors again. She recently in the past experimented on her bed sheet. I was upset. I found after washing them that there were tears or cuts. I look closer and realize that they looked too perfect for the washing machine to have eaten the sheets. So, she finally admitted to me she made the cuts with scissors. Then a week later I found more cuts when I laundered the sheets again. She admitted again. Uggg.. She is making me crazy. I love her so much. I just wish she would stop with the scissors.. It has just dawned on me writing this post, I guess this is my payback. My Mom had to hide all the scissors in the house when I was little. When I was her age my friend left all her Barbies at my house. She was so mean to me all the time. Kinda bullyish. Maybe, she didn’t deserve it but, I gave every last Barbie she had a haircut. Yeah, I was in trouble for that one. I was allowed to go to her house and play the following week and all her Barbie’s had wigs! I thought it was funny for years after that later. I guess paybacks are a B**ch sometimes. Well, the cutting never stopped in my case. I became a hairstylist and scissors are my weapon of choice.. I am glad now that I did not yell at her or punish her. We had a long talk about it though.

Oh Confection ;)

Posted in Baby Items, Patterns, Pictures, Ravelry, Stash, yarn with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2008 by yarnoverheels

I just wanted to share the lasted Test Knit called Confection. It is a new free pattern from She-Knits. I have blog listed on my blog roll under blogs I read. It will be available on Ravelry as a free pattern soon, so be watching for it. It is a Baby Shrug. This is a size 3 month. I used some yarn from my stash called Bazic Wool. It is a Superwash wool by Classic Elite Yarns. It was a great knit and fun to do. The shrug still needs to be blocked. Which I will get to and post about later. I dunno if it is a good idea or not, but I think I am going to Kool-Aid dye it. I will post about it tomorrow or the next day. It will be my first try at this process.

Birthday Swap

Posted in Noro, Patterns, Pictures, Ravelry, Stash, Swap, Whatever Else, yarn with tags , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2008 by yarnoverheels


Birthday Swap

I got my Birthday Swap in the mail yesterday. I got my picture and wanted to tell everyone how much I liked my gift! First, Thank you Marisol. You did really well picking out my goodies. It’s scary how well she did without knowing me. There is 2 skeins of Noro Kureyon, a skein of lovely Malabrigo. There is a knitpicks yarn dying pattern and yarn. That will have to be a project for a warm day. There was also, addi turbo’s, Holiday Interweave Knits, cute leafy stitch markers and some M&M’s! The Noro is actually a color pattern I picked to do my Kid’s Club skirt in. So, I all ready know exactly what I will be doing with that yarn. Making a hat or a Booga Bag to match that cute skirt. I think I will just keep the Malabrigo as a pet for awhile to stroke since it is so soft. Thank you again! I just wanted to gush over the goodies! They are still on my table, nicely placed. So, I can drool when I walk by and try to decide what to make! Yay! I’m so excited!

Review Wednesday! Cupcake Mitts!! Who Say’s You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!!!

Posted in Fingerless Gloves, Fingerless Mitts, Gauntlets, Patterns, Pictures, Pink, Ravelry, Uncategorized, Whatever Else, yarn with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2008 by yarnoverheels
Cupcake Mitts

After seeing these and getting the pattern. I wanted to include these on my Wednesday review. I know I usually talk about yarn. I could not resist doing this pattern today and it does tie in with yarn. I had to get this pattern after seeing these on Ravelry. I think they are so cute. Don’t you? They look like a lot of fun to make. The beautiful yarn is Nashua Julia. It is a blend of wool, alpaca and mohair. The colors are to dye for! The softness of the yarn makes it a pure pleasure to knit with and wear. I will be starting my children’s version of the Cupcake Mitts today. There is an additional post about the children’s pattern right below this one. I will blog about my process soon 🙂

I had never purchased from Etsy and wanted to tell everyone how easy and nice it was compared to using ebay. This was my first purchase from Etsy. I will certainly go back to shop for more. Karen, I hope you keep writing cute patterns. You’re so talented. If you have to have these too you can purchase the pattern from karedipity.etsy.com  on Etsy. I also have included her link to the right in my Blogroll!  Psst… Tell her I sent you! Enjoy 🙂

More Cup Cake Mitts

Posted in Crafts, Fingerless Gloves, Gauntlets, Patterns, Pictures, Pink, Whatever Else, yarn with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2008 by yarnoverheels

Cupcake Mitts

This is a picture of the children’s Cupcake Mitts Pattern, by Karen Neal. I will be starting to knit a pair today! I think they are so adorable. I think that my daughter would love these. They are so cheery and bright.  Perfect for the little cupcake in your life! I will post my progress to show the world!

 This pattern can be found on Etsy for purchase from karendipity.etsy.com  BTW, tell her I sent you!

Just one more!

Posted in Pictures, Tiffany, Trixie, Whatever Else with tags , , , , on February 17, 2008 by yarnoverheels
 

I just had to add this to my blog! I love that smiling face! This child just makes my day every day! She is such a joy to us. This is her true personality just shining though. It melts my heart every time! Let’s face it. We all love to see our kids succeed and reach their goals.  Everyone should have goals in life.