Saturday, May 22, 2010

Artsy Saturday

I went to a couple of art shows today. One was at the Nassau County Museum of Art. These sculptures are all over the landscape of the Museums grounds. It was an Art & Crafts show. I saw some beautiful things, unfortunately everything was out of my price range. The only thing I could afford was this hank of alpaca yarn. It is so soft, there are 220 yards. The woman had 3 little alpacas with her, I think they were young because they seemed smaller than what I have seen on tv. I forgot to get a picture of them. They were already shorn.
There were supposed to be demonstrations at this show but I didn't see anything so I was a little disappointed.
I plan on travelling Long Island this summer, I can't really afford a vacation so I will go to some places here on the Island and this was my first trip.
I 'll be blogging about my travels, I am thinking that Montauk Point will be my next journey, it is the farthest point east on Long Island and has a lighthouse.
Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Anyone else do this??

I have 10 books in my knitting library. I have only made one thing from them all, a burp cloth from Mason Dixon. After looking at them stacked on my shelf I have decided to try and use them. My first thought was to pick a book and knit some or all of the patterns in it. I didn't really like that idea so I have decided to knit one project from each book. This will be my spring/summer project. The first book I picked (its really more like a leaflet) is by Cabin Fever, it is called "Baby-V, No Sew Knitting: Top down, v-neck cardigans for preemie to 18 months". I got it from Patternworks. I am doing the first pattern in the book, I'm using Bernat Baby softee in Peach. This book has good directions. It contains patterns for 8 different sweaters. They all use DK weight yarn and size 3 & 5 needles. At the end of the book are hat and sock patterns to match the sweaters. I picked the simplest sweater to start with. Just a basic cardigan. I'll post some pictures of it later, I messed up the buttonhole so I have to frog 2 rows and fix it. Well, I guess I should get back to knitting.
Have a great week!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Contest Progress

How is everyone doing with the challenge? I have about 14 outfits done. I am trying for 25 so I guess I'm a little behind. I'm also a little tired of making them so I am on a blanket break. Also, I've been knitting some red, white & blue preemie hats. Then there is the fabric that needs to be made into little blankets and bubble rompers. It was too nice to stay inside today and will be tomorrow too. But they are saying rain for Tuesday so I'll try and get some sewing done then.
Enjoy your week!

Friday, May 14, 2010

My First Knit Shawl

I made this shawl using mill ends wool I got from Brown Sheep, I have no idea what it is. I just know that its wool. This used about 5 hanks. Its knit from the tip up to the widest part. This will be sent to an elder on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Don't you just love this blanket? Its made in strips instead of squares. I used "I Love this Yarn". I'm not really sure how much yarn I used because I used partial skeins. Its been sitting in a bag for a few months waiting for the last strip to be knit. I didn't think I had enough Ivory to finish. I have been waiting for Hobby Lobby to put the yarn on sale but they haven't.
Well the other day I got sick of looking at it so I figured I would work the last strip until I ran out of yarn and maybe I could find a ball in my large leftover collection to match. As it turns out there was enough Ivory with about 2 yards to spare.
I just started another one using Pound of Love in off white, light blue and denim blue. It is supposed to be a gingham look which I didn't do with the brown and green. So I thought I'd try it in blues.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Baby T-Shirt

I have put up a pattern for a boys outfit at the website.
You can make it with my shorts pattern and you have an adorable going home outfit for a little boy. Change the colors and you've got a girls outfit.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Azalea Dress

I just added this pattern to
Here is the link Azalea Dress.
Its for a newborn, I used TLC Baby in Girlie Girl.

Blanket Drive

It's time for Bella's Babies annual blanket drive. Check out the "Winter is Coming" post at our website.