Monday, January 24, 2011

Funky Scarf

I have finished another one! This is out of one of my fun yarns from a previous post. Was not too fond of the needles, they were pretty slick and make it hard to keep even stitches. I will keep practicing with them. I have a couple of others started...don't know how long this knitting fetish will last but at least I am getting something made and having fun! Staying warm also!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fireplace Finished!

The fireplace makeover is finished ! Just need to get a cover on the outlet and my decorations on the mantel and this room will be back in order. I was taking the first picture when hubby pulled up with an insert. He got the insert in and we have a nice roaring fire. There is a blower on in insert and it makes the room warm and cozy but, It is not heating much but the room it is in. He hoped this would heat more of the house then just the one room. He is going to have to do some tweaking and maybe this will heat more. Rosco likes laying in front of the fire also!

Friday, January 21, 2011

I need help!

O my! I think I need help. I seem to be very addicted to fiber right now. Maybe because it is so cold and colorless out right now. I long for lush texture and bright vibrant color. I paid a visit to a yarn shop down town and I should stay out of there. I think I could buy one of everything! I have also been buying some different size knitting needles. I can't wait to make something with this cool yarn and new needles. I have two knitting projects started right now! I don't know when this addiction might pass, maybe when it warms up or my beads or dolls start calling for me to create with them?
 There is a fiber fest in March that I am planning on attending. Who knows what I might bring home from that....maybe a fiber producing animal! Stay warm!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Knitting Again!

I can't stop knitting! I made another wrap for a gift. I could not find the colors in one yarn so I used two different yarns together. While making it my daughter loved the colors and ask me to make her a scarf. So I got them both finished today. I have a doll I need to do a little work on and hope to get finished and listed soon. I might even make a scarf to put in my shop. Enjoy


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Just like crystals!

I woke up this morning to this beautiful crystal looking wonderland. Mother nature does some amazing work at times. I am getting a little sick of winter but this is hoar frost is just breath taking. I love the sparkle of crystals and this makes me feel like I am living in a crystal wonderland. Some of my pictures a not the clearest, if I would read the directions to my camera I might be a better photographer! LOL!


Friday, January 14, 2011

I am dreaming of...........

I am dreaming of this

And this...

and one of these........

So I can make some of this !!!

This is my new craze I would love to add these wonderful animals to our family so I can make some of my own wonderful yarn. The funker the better....I love fiber that is multi textured like this and is my new dream!
Wish me luck on this one! I think I will have to do some real sweet taliking for the goats and alpaca. The rabbit might not be so hard we already have two. Just an extension on the rabbit condo. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stepping out of my confort zone

I am so excited, I taught myself something new in knitting! I am not any kind of expert when it comes to knitting. I make simple things with using the knit stitch. One of my goals was to learn to read a pattern this year. I was looking a some way cool scarves and wondered "How did they do that ?" " What kind of stitch is that?" After searching and searching I discovered it was a drop stitch. I did not give up and found a pattern. Since I don't understand patterns real well I could not quite grasp what the were trying to say to do. I searched more and found a video showing how to do it! Bingo! I can do this. Went to my yarn stash and found some half used skeins of yarn and I was off on a new adventure! I tried it with two yarns, just because I like to think outside of the box. I wished I would have had a bit more yarn to make it longer, I was just experimenting. I love the out come I will be making some more of these. I will also be learning and trying some new stitches. I am so in love with fiber right now......I can't get enough of it. This is also turning wheels for what I hope is a new adventure soon to come. Stay tuned  Enjoy


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hubby's Artwork!

The fireplace came together pretty quick this weekend. Hubby worked very hard this weekend to get most of it done. He still needs to finish the hearth and we hope to find an old barn beam for the mantel. I have
 mopped the floor several times and still have motor dust on it. It will take me forever to get everything cleaned up. It is worth it in the long run I have a much bigger and better looking fireplace. Hopefull I will post one more picture of the finished product. I am lucky he does this for a living and it doesn't cost me anything!


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Just Knitting

With it being so cold I have been in the mood to knit. It gets so I dislike the cold more and more. I made the scarf for myself. It was started last year and did not finished. One of my words for the new year is to follow through. I am going to try to stop starting things and not finishing them. So I went back and finished the scarf. The second is Makayla modeling my sisters neck warmer. Some of the looks that girl gets on her face! I am working on another wrap now for my niece. I hope to get it done very quick. Her Birthday is in February and would love to give it to her early. I have big plans to be creative this weekend, I hope I can accomplish it!


Monday, January 3, 2011

Last day of break and a little knitting

Well today is the last day of break, tomorrow is back to school/work. I don't think we are ready to go back. We went out to eat and did a little shopping for our last day off. It is a long time until Spring Break!
 I have been doing some knitting, no I am not an expert by any means. I mostly make scarves and wraps, simple things. I got the notion to make my mom a wrap for Christmas. I made her a different style several years ago. She loves it and wears it to church a lot and get lots of compliments. Here is the one I made this year. She came over today to pick it up, I had to add the fringe and make the polymer button. So here is my 88 year old mother modeling her wrap. Doesn't she look cute? I keep her in jewlery and styling things to wear. She is a peach! One of my goals this year is to learn to read a knitting pattern and make something a little more complex. Enjoy

Hugs to all!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year New Fireplace!

Well hubby decided to demolish the fireplace today. He wanted to do this a couple of weeks brefore Christmas, no way ! I could not deal with the mess and have everyone at our house.Today he started his makeover. He is making it bigger and bringing it out more. The opening will be more square so we can put an insert in it. All the dust is hard on the old sinuses but it will be nicer once it is all done.

Hugs for now!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

After Holiday Blues!

Well it is hard to believe the difference a week makes. Last week my house was lit up like a winter wonderland, full of family chatting and laughing and tons of food. There was also over 3 inches of pretty new snow. Yesterday it was about 60! not normal for Indiana. Today the snow is all gone and there are some pretty cold temps back on the way. My house is looking kind of bare, no more Christmas trees and decor. I am packing the boxes for another year. I get a little sad that it is all over. I not one to get depressed, but I get a little bummed that it is all over plus it is gloomy out today. I usually leave some snowmen out for a while, but not sure if I am going to this year. The weather outside is making feel like decorating for Spring! I know winter is coming back tomorrow and more snow will be on the way. I have 3 more days of vacation left and it is back to work. I guess I better make the best of them and do something productive. I have a room to paint do I want to start that? Should I go to my studio and create? Should I go play some Wii? I will figure out something to get my mind off of being bummed about the Holidays being over. I chose this picture because it makes me smile, this guy is just too cute! Enjoy

Big Hugs and Big Smiles :-)