Sunday, January 25, 2015

I won some yarn!!

Won this on a blog post contest.....thanks to the bijous Basin Ranch.
It's 50% yak and 50% cormo....It came with a cute little bag and a pattern for some mittens.
It's kinda bright....and a bit more coarse than you would expect, but it'll be fun to play with.

In other news, still working on the blankie and waiting for the first installment of the shawl pattern club I joined. (that should be next week). I'm also anxiously waiting for the flower show and madrona. They're both on the same weekend this year.....what's a gardening knitter to do??
(go to both, of course)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

working the blankie

and other crafty things......
This week, I made some progress on my scrap pics, you'll just have to trust me.
And I finished this.......

my dragonfly on a bowling ball! It's all grouted and dry, and it just needs a coat of sealer in order to go out in the yard. I think it turned out pretty darned good for a bowling ball.

I recently acquired two more bowling balls, thanks to my sister who stalked the goodwill for them. What's UP with the bowling balls?? They're nearly impossible to find. Maybe everyone else has the same idea??

I'm hoping to score a large lot of stained glass soon.....details to come.

This week, I might have to work on my new bowling balls. I might pour the three stones I have waiting to go, and I'm planning on re-grouting a bird bath that fell apart in the weather.

I'll eventually get bored with the blankie (probably sooner rather than later), and go back to rooting in the stash for something interesting to do. We'll have to see what strikes my fancy.

As you can see, miss kitty is not amused.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

firestarter socks

so, for my post holiday knitting, I decided to do a bit of something for myself....
these firestarter socks have been in the works FOREVER. Like, they've been in my que on ravelry since I joined there. So, without further ado.....

After finishing these, I went back to the blankie for a bit.....I'm going to try to do a little on it every week. We'll see how that goes......

Now it's off to the stash to find the next knitting project, although I've been bitten by the glass bug too.
Yes, that's a dragonfly on a bowling ball. It needs to be grouted, but I think it turned out pretty darned good. Next up, I have a plan to do an owl.....way more complicated, but I think it will be cool. The key to these is small pieces of glass, patience and time. You just have to work on them a bit and then walk away for the day.  the other trouble is finding the bowling balls. All of a sudden, there seems to be a rush on used, beat up bowling balls at the local thrift stores. WHAT's up with that??