Posts Tagged ‘ravelry’

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so much work done

December 29, 2009

I got everything but my cross stitch done.  Thankfully, I was able to find a gift for my aunt and uncle because I never got around to the cross stitch projects.  The first one that I was able to finish was Emma’s Frog Princess.  It was suppose to be a Frog Prince but because of the recent movie that came out, I thought that the Frog Princess idea would be very cute.  All I did was add a braid under the crown, but it made it very cute.

Emma's Frog Princess

I also got Michelle’s scarf finished.  I kind of pooped out at the last minute and only let it get long enough for it to go around her neck and wrap through once.  It still looks very nice, especially with the coral-colored buttons!

Michelle's Wave Scarf

Melissa’s mittens turned out great too.  The pattern has you use both US 5 & US 7 needles for them, but I kept the US 5 on the whole time because I forgot the US 7 dpn’s at home.  They turned out great and she LOVES them!

Melissa's Subway Mittens

Because my mom was off from work on the Monday before we left for Pittsburgh, I wasn’t able to get either of her projects done.  While we were in Pittsburgh we went to Knit One, which was just an amazing yarn store, we got some Ozark Handspun and I made her a wonderful cowl out of it.  This ended up being a replacement Christmas present and it turned out just wonderfully!

Mom's Ozark Handspun Cowl

That was all of my holiday knitting that I got done on the trip.  Because I got my tonsils out yesterday, I will have even more time on my hands to get more knitting projects done.  I can’t wait to get to them and be able to share them with you as well!  Hope everyone had a wonderful and  Merry Christmas.  If I don’t post before New Year’s Eve, Happy New Year to everyone as well!

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falls church stitch ‘n bitch

December 15, 2009

So, I’ve gotten to the point where I  really don’t think that I can make sure to finish knitting projects without some support and since the two closest Stitch ‘n Bitch groups were in Reston and over the bridge in DC, I figured why not start one right here in Falls Church??  I think that we’ve decided that we’re going to have our meeting place at the Panera at Bailey’s Crossroads — this is only tentative.  I’m hoping to be able to meet some great new people and even make some wonderful new friends!  Check out our brand new group on Ravelry and join us if you’re in the area.

Falls Church Stitch 'n Bitch

Hopefully we get a nice showing!  Does anyone have experience in trying to start up a knitting circle?  Any advice you think is really important?  I look forward to hearing from you!

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such an amazing pattern, it must be shared

December 15, 2009

I am going through my usual list of blogs and this time I can finally respond to them with a link back to my own blog!  I happened to stumble upon one of the most beautiful sweaters I’ve seen in a while.  The original pattern is September [on Ravelry here] but she has made some wonderful alterations [on Ravelry here] to it that I’m going to have to cast on as soon as I finish my holiday knitting.  For those without Ravelry, which just seems crazy to me, here are a few pictures:

     September Sweater

 

Now if that isn’t one of the most beautiful sweaters you’ve seen, you’re just crazy.  But anyways, it’s time to get back to my blog commenting — yay!  Hope everyone else enjoys this sweater just as much as I have so far and I’m sure that I will once it’s finished and on me!