Thursday, October 27, 2011

Holy Freakin' Felting Cow!

This is a picture of the French Press Felted slippers all knitted up.

All sew together.

Now time to felt it can't be that hard so I looked it up online. Ought oh I don't have a top loader! Okay look up how to do it by hand here
Okay cool I buy myself a brand spankin' new plunger and get to work. 
I practically broke my back doing this. By the time I finished I was in shorts and actually in my tub straddling my bucket.
It is not easy, so I put my kids to work. What's that, child labor laws...what?
Anywho I am really worn out truly it's so hard. My arms kinda feel like jelly.
The slippers are blocking now and need the flaps and buttons sewn on. 
Hopefully tomorrow I will have an FO for my Friday.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WIP Wednesdays

Socks for Mom
Pattern: Duckies by aquaknits for sKNITches
Yarn: ONline supersocke 100
Colorway: Melange
Needles: US size 4 dpn's

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Tracy's Christmas present
Pattern: French Press felted slippers
by Melynda Barnardi of French Press
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted
Colorway: Fairy Tale
Needles: US 15

Friday, October 14, 2011

FO Friday

Sophia's Headband 
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Mulberry Merino
Colorway: 5605
Needles: US size 10

 Gift socks for the Man who walked me through life and made it possible 
for me to walk my own children through life.
Yarn: 1 skein ONline Supersocke 100 
Colorway: Linetto
Needles: size US 1

Now I get to look for a nice sock pattern for the Woman who also walked me through life.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WIP Wednesday

This is not your average WIP Wednesday, but who wants to be average anyway? Because I promised myself that I wouldn't start a new project until I finish dear old Dad's socks, I really don't have any 'knitting' wip's to share. I do however have a work in progress.
My Craft Room!
Really I should say that this is my honey's WIP, but it's for me. When he gets past the hard part, I will be the one to paint it so it's kind of my WIP right? 
I get to do fun things in it, like ball yarn with these fun tools I just got.

And I will fill the walls with shelves full of yarn. Like this fun yarn I just ordered to make French Press Knits slippers.
And of course I do other crafts like sewing and some occasional low key scrapbooking.
I am so excited for it to be done I hound my honey often, poor guy!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Passing on the tradition

Not this weekend but last my sweet niece came up from Mona to stay with me for the weekend. My little ones just love her and request her often; so when I needed a babysitter for Zac's since Max would be coming with us to the dreaded (I dread them, the kids love them) arcade for the party, Lydia came immediately to mind. She is such a sweetie and gets along with everyone in the family, I've always thought of her as a little bit mine even though she has a 
wonderful mother ( my awesome sister).
So it was conference weekend and while the men went to priesthood meeting us girls did girly things and the kids played. Lydia taught me how to make jewelry and feather headbands and while watching conference on Sunday I taught Lydia to knit. 
 Zac took some goofy pictures of us but notice the cute feather earring I'm wearing and the cute feather headband on Lydia's head.

Listening to the spoken Word on Sunday
I bought Lydia some essential notions, but we'll have to visit the lys soon because Hobby Lobby didn't have the needles and of course the yarn I like!
She learned quickly and I wrote her a pattern for an easy bag that we'll later sew to some liner fabric for a notions bag. I can't wait for our next lesson, I love passing on the knitting tradition. 
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