Friday, May 25, 2007

Opinions Wanted

I have been a busy sewer bee lately. I bought some fabric from Purl Patchwork awhile back to make this:


Out of this print:


This is going to be a great bag for the park and beach. I customised the inside pockets to fit my cell, ipod and wallet. After a long hiatus, I finished the sewing early this morning. Thinking that I had the day off, but most places would be open, I walked up to Steinlouf & Stoller to have some grommets put in, only to find out they were closed. I then spent a better part of the day cruising the garment center trying to find a place that could put grommets in for me, while I waited, in the right size and color. I didn't think it would be so hard.

So here is my question. Should I forgo the grommets and just make small buttonholes for the straps? Or should I wait till the next time I will have a chance to get to S & S (which could be a really long time as they are only open M-F, (9-5)?

Way to go JenWen!

Johanna, Mary and I went to go check out my "little sister" aka PassionKNITly the other night. Luckily, Mary's camera has video capabilities. Check her out!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Finished Object Alert

Say it with me…awww, so cute.

Baby Bonnet Side

Baby Bonnet Back

I finished this hat for a co-worker. She isn’t due until August, but she is moving at the end of the month. She’s moving to the mid-west, where they have very cold winters, so a hat is perfect for her. I hope she likes it.

So it’s back to the cream tank. I am almost to the armholes. Just about another half an inch. I should be done soon. Then back to Robin.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Quick Update

Here is a picture of Robin as she stands now.

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And a close up

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Nothing worth a picture on the cream tank (yet to be named, any suggestions?) But she is moving along nicely. I slipped half of the stitches onto a spare needle last night and tried her on. I am about half way to the armholes. The trouble with using size 2 needles is it takes a-l-o-n-g time to get an inch of knitting done. But I hope to have this finished soon as the college has a lot of functions coming up, and the pink suit is dyeing to get out of the closet.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007


Well, there has been knitting going on, but there are no pictures to prove it today. Robin (aka the Essential Tank from Lace style) is rockin' along. I am about half way to the armholes. The lace pattern is pretty easy to memorize and goes pretty quickly. And I have only used about 2½ balls of the yarn I bought. I subbed the alpaca it called for, instead opting to use Kogiu (I heart Kogiu) and although the math tells me I need 10 balls of Kogiu, I think I will have a lot left. Good thing Purl believes in exchanges.

I also started another tank, this time of my own design. I purchased some Knit Picks Gloss in bare (I really need a basic cream tank). I am planning on reverse stockinette stitch with some garter lace trim at the neckline, but didn't want to do all that purling. So instead I am going use stockinette stitch and turn it inside out when I am finished. Such a cheater, I know. I have a vision of the tank under my favorite pink suit. I must knit faster, spring is already here!

Pictures to come soon!