Sunday, September 11, 2005

< i have been uninspired


I am suffering from a serious inspiration block..when will it end. Uninspired in life, knitting and blogging.
Is it a summer slump, let's hope.
I have knit a bit, nothing exceptional

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

yeah...fall is here my favorite time of year..Time to knit...knit..knit.
I have been practicing my modular knitting, I learnt in class, it is fun but at this point less than perfect, I will post some photos soon.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

I just speed two wonderous day in knitting classes at the Gibsons Landing fiber Arts Fest.
Day one was modular knitting...As shown in picture below and also making a shawl with yarn over and increases. Oh My God...I have left my scarf days behind.
The instuctor Wendy Henderson, who is published and amazing, was such a good teacher.
that is her work in the picture. Now, many were fast little fingered and brained girls, but I plugged along and even at my less than speedy knitting, I learnt so much. I now look at a pattern and it is not a foreign language. I really makes you feel like you can move to the next level, what ever level you are at.
The second class was Fear of Finishing, we learn to do an I cord and a attached I cord for trim,a three needle bind of..And so much more. In my case it was more Fear of Moving On to New Things.
I was wiped out and my head is swimming with new info and reasons to buy new yarn. (of course)
Every one is a a different level so it is great because people were so helpful.
It was definitely a top ten in my life, I was suffering from scarf doldrums and questioning whether I should knit or not. I wish I had taken classes ages ago.
Of course the class was filled with charming and funny woman of all ages, we swapped emails and I am sure will be swapping knitting stories for a while down the road.

Modular knitting... Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 13, 2005

I have been so busy, that I have not posted in a while, next week I take my knitting classes at
Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Fest. I am excited and look forward to learning new skills.

Friday, July 29, 2005

CJ's mom and my son dated years ago when he was just a wee lad and when they broke up, CJ and I decided not almost 4 years later we are still best buddies...I made him a pair of comfy video playing shorts...

ooops he is sideways..oh well

i have not been knitting much...It is here and I am all puffy and uncoordinated, sew I have been sewing..I made this fun tote bag...

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

This Sunday, I decided to go into our local market and I sold a recycled sari silk scarf and a hand bag...I was quite happy and had a fun day in the sun..It was great to get positive feed back on some of my projects..I think I will go again next Sunday

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

a better shot of bowls...

Miss lovely fat cat...or as my friend calls her Large Marge

almost done...

they are fun to make and I am getting better at least I try and tell myself that...

Morning ugly face...

Quick get me a coffee and a smoke I will be fine...

I have a display counter in the store but no one can ever see any thing because it is always covered in yarn and projects..This is Paton Mosaic..Which looks like camo and is super soft. I stick to scarves and such while at the store because I lose track of what I am doing..when those dreaded money spending customers come in to harass me..

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Funky hand bags sewn with knitted trim or knitted with sewn trim..

A cloth bowl with fizz trim just sewn on..this is the first bowl I made and it was fun and easy, I have ordered some fun asian inspired materials to make more..this one is square obviously but can be made in various shapes and trimmed with bling or yarn...

I have sore fingers from knitting so I had to apply bandaids to this normal???

Sunday, July 10, 2005

It is be pushing 50... Posted by Picasa

PS>>>> I really never planned on becoming a knitting...middle aged woman with too many small dogs in tow...I was a crazy club girl till I was 40...then it just happened...first the weight around the middle,,then the grey hair..then the knitting...then the dogs.. Posted by Picasa

Oh My God that Shopping was exhausting...please go home and knit now... Posted by Picasa

she knits wash clothes all winter to sell in the summer.. Posted by Picasa

One Reason I am FAT...Bettie's Banana Bread...she actually hide a few under the table for me on Sunday's...I quit eating bread so what's a few butter tarts instead.. Posted by Picasa

Two of my Favourite Ladies...the knitting Diva's of the coast...every Sunday Rain or Shine...Mary and Bobbi...with their baby booties and such...Bobby taught me how to knit my first scarf...I have not stopped since. Posted by Picasa

Our Quaint Little Sunday Market filled with amazingly gifted women and a couple of men.. Posted by Picasa

I can be serious TOO...ok not... Posted by Picasa

When Mom's go grocery shopping ...I have a gaggle of giggly girls who like to visit...the eccentric Patricia in her goofy little shop... Posted by Picasa

Have needles....will knit...yes that is a pierced eyebrow...Who says you can't be middle aged [getting old] and funky Posted by Picasa

Goofing off in my store with a couple of cute Hula Girls.. Posted by Picasa

< Ahhh Sunday...

Today is susie homemaker day...
I have decided to organize my craft area and my ever growing yarn stash.
Whilst doing this I realized just how bad and desperate it has become.

1] I do not own a coffee table but a chest that doubles as a coffee table so I can stuff it full of yarn and my significant other thinks it is just a coffee table..
2] I aquire more and more "knitting bags"...Oh the $100.00 uber bag I bought with the million pockets, needle case is not enough..Every tote bag I see becomes another knitting can never have enough bags...right
3] My sudden love of baskets...round baskets, square baskets, covered baskets, little baskets, big baskets...I feel like I am in a Turkish some exotic, it is just my bedroom.
4] The perfect shelving unit..."But dear this is perfect, just put it together and it will help me be organized"...I promise it will really help...till I stumble apon the next perfect solution.
5] Zip up laundry hampers...sneaky yes...cleverly disguised as innocent laungry hampers, can be placed in any corner...stuff with balls of yarn..
I spend my money on yarn...I don't own enough clothes to fill the hamper..
6] I do not need a sock drawer...I live on the West Coast...socks we don't need no stinking socks...great place for yarn.
7] Books and Magazines...look at my shelves and you would think I've never read a novel in my life, but ask for a back issue of Voque Knitting....I'm on lightening fast...
8] The worst...not actually being able to part with your screwed up, messed up...nightmare experiements...they can be coasters..pot holders...yarn stash day I will connect every square I ever knitted in to a warm and fuzzy blanket to cover the entire world...honest I will....

Do you show any of this symptoms...

These are my friend MaryLou's amazing bikini's..she crochets with Paton Grace..
I carry them in my store...she can't make enough, they sell like hotcakes....
I could use the tops as elbow pads....

Saturday, July 09, 2005

ok I need help...I can not figure out how to put the little picture button beside the link....someone help....thanks

Friday, July 08, 2005

I made a couple of bags with needle rolls...

I finished the halter top I was one of my regular customers to model it...I like it...I wish I could knit me a body like that....