Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It's almost October!

Here are a couple of photos of ATCs I did for a swap on atcsforall.com
I couldn't let September go by without at least one new post. I'm not sure how I lost my mojo and stopped blogging, but I intend to remedy that.

I've been getting interested in fashion and deciding that I need to pay more attention to how I look and how I present myself. Clothes shopping to follow. I love reading some of the fashion blogs that are out there, though I doubt I'll be venturing into fashionista territory. Check out my favorite: Camille from childhoodflames.blogspot.com

For the past couple of weeks, I've been getting together with Aimee and Lori to do ATCs. It's been a blast and I know I'll be doing a blog post with lots of photos of ATCs from these get-togethers. We took a class at the arts council together and have been getting together for dinner every few months or so, but we decided we should get together and do art. We have two weeks to go.

I've just started making paper beads. I hadn't had much luck doing it in the past, but I found an old catalog at work that has colored catagory edges in all different colors. Perfect for making beads! And this time they are turning out great! I will post a picture when I get them made into a necklace. I found a cool idea involving recycling t-shirt material into jewelry.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Just keep knitting, knitting, knitting...

These are the fingrless mitts I just finished knitting for Jarod. He LOVES camouflage and when he saw this yarn he just had to have it. I used a standard mitten pattern and just bound off the thumb before decreasing for the end and knit the mitt portion to equal the thumb and then bound that off too. I think they turned out great and he loves them. The yarn is Bernat Camouflage Ombres in Renegade. It is really nice soft yarn for an acryllic worsted weight. I used size 4 needles.

I am half way through knitting this Peaceful Leaves Knit Yoga wrap. The yarn is Red Heart Ltd. Eco-Ways in Aquamarine. The pattern isn't tough, but I have to keep track of every row so I don't lose my place in the pattern. It's also a lot of knit one, purl one. I started this in May and hope to have it done before the weather gets warm again.