Tuesday, July 21, 2009

time on my hands

With the oldest two in Missouri, I am finding so much extra time to finish up things. Although, I miss them dearly, it is a relief. I was just beginning to feel like I was drowning, again.
I finished the sweet little knitted vest today, I LOVE it. So soft and little. I hope mama and baby enjoy it. I already have another one cast-on such a simple pattern and quick knit. Plus I know ALOT of babies coming soon. In fact, one of my closest friends told me today that she is expecting. So exciting.
I also worked on a few new appliques, I was fairly pleased with them. Judah was my creative helper while I was doing this. He kept helping me pick out fabrics. He has been such a different kid since Gabe and Averie left.

Well, off to bed. Tomorrow I am hoping to start out with some cleaning and end with some sewing and knitting.

Friday, July 17, 2009

sweet tiny little things

Today I stated the sweetest little vest from this pattern using gorgeous organic cotton in Tomato. Sooo soft. I love when you start a project and you are just thrilled with how it is looking/feeling. It makes up for all those things that you start and then lose steam over. I do that alot it seems. I get all gung ho about something then I putter and moan and stop. Maybe I run on crafting adrenaline? Who knows, but this is one sweet little vest. I love it.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

sweet picnic and birdies

today after a chaotic morning that included some lovely sleeping in (until 8am thanks Miss Ruby!). I packed a lunch and we headed to Plamann Park to explore some bird trails and blow off some energy. It worked. We all enjoyed it plus we got to pet some super sweet little baby goats and Judah loved the tiny baby pigs.

I recently re-discovered this blog and am feeling very inspired after struggling with finishing old projects and rummaging through totes full of fabric I forgot about. Now I feel much better. I also found a seriously adorable little vest pattern that is calling me and I am going to try my hand at doublesticthing. Shouldn't be hard, I have cross stitched before so it has to be easier than that!
Also loving this site

Monday, April 27, 2009

Project updates

So, I finished the cap-sleeve top that I was knitting up with my wilton/KoolAid dyed Jamaica colorway. LOVE how the color knit up, but it is too short so I need to frog it and add about 2-3 more inches. I may do some increases as well as binding off with MUCH bigger needles.

I added a picture of the Shrug I am making with this GORGEOUS Bamboo/cotton from Jo-Anns, so soft!

And lastly the Kaia Babydoll sweater I am making out of some really nice Acrylic yarn, Lion Brand Soft yarn I believe. I love the colors. I made the 12 month size to fit her this fall as well.

Friday, April 24, 2009

tgif :)

This week I finished the scrappy shorties. I am happy with the color but the gusset is all kinds of funky! It will work just fine, but they just aren't my favorite item. Which is too bad the colors are awesome! I need to block them and then get some pictures up. I started a sweet little cap sleeve top out of my "Jamaica" kool Aid/Wiltons dyed Merino from Knitpicks. This yarn is beyond soft! It's is a pretty quick knit although I may try something different along the bottom. It is the same pattern that I used to make Averie's rainbow/purple sweater.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Scrappy Shorties

I cast on a pair of shorties for Ruby last night. It's my second pair of shorties, first pair of scrappies. So, let's see how this goes shall we?
I started with a cascade 220 medium/rosy pink and am using that for my ribbing and cuffs, the scrappy yarns I have are Three Irish Girls Fiona, Tara and Quinn as well as a Rainbow Bright HC yarn, a scrap of mystery single-ply yarn, a pretty pink multi that my friend Janelle gave me and a Dashing Dachs Birds in the basket. Oh and Purewool Joanico. I am excited about it. Hopefully it will be girly and pretty. It's sort of a shame I have enough to make a ridiculously cute pair of longies.
I will be using a mix of the Adorabubble and Sheepy Pants patterns and pretty much winging it, in typical Sara-style.
ETA: Got some more done on them this afternoon, although with Ruby teething it may be a slow process.

for starters

I am hoping to use this blog to share and look back on my projects, also to show the progression and modifications I make to patterns.
I typicallywork with yarn, fabric, and black & White photography. But I love to try new things.