Monday, March 27, 2006

A new camera means pictures of my knitting!


Clapotis
I was about halfway through the increase section.

Friday, March 24, 2006

I finally got my bunny ornaments today. I am excited about it, but I think I need to practice my embroidery stitches before I actually start work on them. I don't want my bunnies to look like poo. But maybe I will get to start on them this weekend. Yay!

Monday, March 20, 2006

So, of course, the big excitement in my recent life is that I had my purse and knitting bag stolen out of my car last week. This was a traumatic experience for me. I've never really had anything stolen, at least not since my friend J stole my Pepperidge Farm Goldfish when we were in the 3rd grade. Thankfully, not everyone in the world sucks. Someone found my stuff at a rest stop and returned it to me, minus a few items that weren't worth very much anyway. I still feel violated, but at least I got most of my stuff back. It could be a lot worse.

One of the side effects of this incident was that I realized just how truly lucky I am. I have some of the best, most generous, loving, supportive, and wonderful people for my friends. I feel loved.

Monday, March 13, 2006

The snowmen heads had to come down, so I made this little bunny to help decorate for spring.

Bunny head

Felt Bunny
Camera batteries are dead, so the bunny subjected himself to a scan instead (hence the flattened face). Still, I think he is rather cute.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

I started my Clapotis this week. I have pretty, fingering weight, self-striping yarn, in greens and blues and purples. I am very happy with the yarn choice, but thus far am not happy with my progress. My tension is all wonky, especially the stitches to either side of the markers. I am probably going to frog it tomorrow and start over, using some tips from the knit-a-along group. *sigh* Stupid knitting.

Progress on the mystery shawl, is that it is currently also waiting to be taken apart and restarted on smaller needles. I think the last clue comes out next week. I probably will still be working on the first one. It may be that my real problem is that I am knitted out at the moment.

In other news, I ordered these bunny ornaments last week, and am waiting for them to come in. Yes. I am a dork. If you put a bunny on it, I will buy it. =) But I think they are sweet, and I've been wanting to do some more embroidery. I haven't done crewel work in years, but I think the techniques are so pretty. I've been thinking about picking it up again, mostly because at work, we have a couple of new crewel embroidery designs coming through, and I find a couple of them strangely appealing. There's one with all these flowers on it, and they're crazy colors, and not at all the sort of thing I should like (or at least, not the sort of thing I should admit to liking), and yet, I do. Very much. I am weirdly attracted to color these days. Go figure.

Monday, March 06, 2006

I managed to have a fairly productive crafting weekend, despite a severe case of apathy. I finished heathertea's fingerless mittens, and should get those in the mail this week. =) I also started on my mystery shawl, though having gotten partway through the second chart, I am not pleased with the way it is coming out, and plan to frog it and start over. Double pointed needles are not my friends. Having met with mixed success with the knitting, I turned to cross stitching, and actually worked on a long overdue project.