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Here’s to productivity and a bit of planning finally.  What am I referring to?  That would be an idea that come from one of the Ravelry group I’m in.  Year Long Gift-a-Long in which you spend the whole year making gifts for those on you long list so you don’t spend the last minute rushing to complete those gifts.  So here’s my list for the remainder of the year as posted on Ravelry:

May~ Birthday Cowl, Lacie Lady Socks, at least 4 washclothes

June~ Lace Wrap for my Mother this will be my first serious lace project so it will have my undivided attention.

July~ Tudora hoping to make several of these in varying colors so hopefully I’ll get at least 3 made

August~ Wristers for my oldest DD and maybe Fetching for her also

September/October ~ Would like to make several Shrugs for my daughters to prepare for the cold weather which will be here by then.

November/December ~ more washclothes, scarves, hats to give to charities and my family

Now that I’ve put my list up for all of you to read along with my fellow Ravelry gift givers I have an obligation to get this done.

I had talked about my SWAP partners socks for the Sock It To Me 3 SWAP and I heard from her that they were the best socks that have been made for her.  That really makes me feel so good knowing that I had such anxiety about getting them right.  That also confirms the mentality of a crafter that every stitch, chain, thread and all have to be perfect.   So I know for sure from a fellow crafter that I managed to create a well made pair of socks.  Thanks Cary for the kind words and appreciation of those socks.

Hello everyone,

Yes, I just realized that it’s been almost a month since my last post.  There has been a great loss in my life the other week.  My friend and little (play) sister passed from Breast Cancer and left behind 4 sons ages 2-8 yrs. old and a very caring companion.   Please remember her family in your prayers and pray that her undying devotion will remain in the hearts of those children.

I’ve managed to complete a quilt, a pair of socks and that’s it for now.  I have a pair of lace socks on my needles and have finished my Sock It to Me 3 SWAP.

Here’s a pic of my projects.

this is the quilt I made for a family’s new addition

these are the lace socks I have on Magic Loop.

Hopefully I’ll get my blogging mojo back soon as there are a lot of projects being done but getting them done keeps me from sharing them with you.

Until next time be Creative!!!!

Well…there hasn’t been a real in depth post for a while and I felt this was a good time while I have the time.   First off, let me start off by saying that there has been some researching going on over here as I have some new projects that I would really love to venture into but need to learn more about the techniques, the proper language of the craft and what’s appealing to my creative taste.

Here I will cover all areas of my creative endeavors.  First let’s take Knitting I’ve been knitting socks for the SOCK IT TO ME Swap on Ravelry for the past month and there’s 1 pair completed as of last week and I have another pair on the needles.  As it has been stated in previous post it’s hard for me to knit for people I really don’t know and that’s why I keep getting into SWAPs.  I view it as my chance to push myself out of my comfort zone and think outside of what I would do for myself and hopefully at the end of the SWAP there will be growth, new discoveries and hopefully a new friend to keep in touch with.  So here’s a little history of my sock knitting journey.  I started out on DPN’s, then I found Cat Bordhi’s Socks Soar on Two Circulars and that really made sock knitting fun, then I discovered ML(Magic Loop) this was were the fun and action really happened for me.  After that it was learning how to knit 2-at-a-time and I conquered that, then it was Short Row Heels and now that’s in the bag also.   During this winter I discovered cowls and although I’ve only made 1 so far they are the next big thing for me.  They are so fantastic as a quick gift idea and also a wonderful way to make use of the infamous 1 skeins that we fibers lovers get just because. I also want to knit some shrugs as cover-ups for the spring/summer season.  I’m in the process of looking for patterns that are a quick knit that maybe able to get done over the course of a weekend.  I know that’s wishful thinking but it’s the only free time I have.

Now let’s move onto Crochet there’s been nothing going on here at the moment but as always I’ve been looking for inspiration for a a few Spring lace pullovers or shrugs.

In the world of Quilting there’s been some planning for a few applique quilts using my Cricut Expression to make my words and new applications.  This will open up more options for art quilts also.  The biggest obsticle now is time.  So stay tuned.

Next is the one craft I really need to jump back into.  Sewing and if you keep up with my blog that has been pretty non-existing since the summer.  I do however have 2 outfits on the cutting table with all the notions, linings and ideas ready to go.  This has been bugging me because since I started my job there hasn’t been any real time to just sit and sew or to do any crafts to my hearts content.

Last on my list is my newest interest, Scrapbooking this is one that I’ve been wanting to get into for several years now and just jumped into over a month ago.  There’s still so much I have to learn about this craft and have yet to become truly inspired other than being in awe of my Cricut Expression and what it can do.  I would like to learn more about layouts, embellishments and journalling.

Onto the next thing.  I had a knock on the door yesterday and this is what I got from my SWAP partner Annie

My gifter is really thoughtful and gave me a wonderful gift box full of new projects, tape measure, circs, 2 stitch markers and a skein of Pink yarn in fingering wtg.  The box is called Winter Knits Kit- instructions and tools for 25 Cozy cold-weather projects.  I also got a skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Ravenswood.

Well now that we’ve had this time to share, my request is for you to share with me any tips or favorite quick patterns, tools or sites to inspire me to take it to the next level.

Well it’s the end of another week and there has been just a little bit of creating going on around here. I’ve been wanting to give my girls a scrapbook highlighting their life from a Mothers point of view.   So here’s The Princess’ first page this story began almost 20 years ago.  Stay tuned as her story unfolds.   I’m still reading and researching ways to be inspired through this process so hit me up with any tips.

Project Materials:

  • 12 x 12 Glitter Paper
  • Heart Breaker Glitter Embellishment
  • Cricut Cartridge in Doodlecharm for the mounting shapes and to journal
  • page projected by 12 x12 top load projector

Here’s my almost completed socks for my SWAP partner.  They are your basic ribbed socks with short row heel made from STR medium wt.  in Thistle.  I’m really hoping my partner will like my effort.   For me the hardest thing about SWAP’s is meeting someone’s  standards but I try to give as I would like to receive.  But choosing patterns is really hard for me as I’m still learning so many  new things to try.

The rule was to create at least one pair of socks for your partner and this is my warm up pair.  I have another pair that I will send in the last installment of our 3 SWAP installments.  This SWAP has been even more fun because the partners here are sharing what they are using the yarn they recieved with the group.

Well this is all I have for now but there are a few projects in the works.  I even have some sewing projects that I hope to have ready to share with you all soon.

Bye, Bye

Bye, Bye

Originally uploaded by Knitgirlll06

This was made for a co-worker who left yesterday.

Materials Used:
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge
Colorbok Bubble Stickers
DCWV Glitter Cardstock on White cardstock

Still working layouts and working my way up to my scrapbooking pages.

Happy Birthday Daddy

Happy Birthday Daddy

Originally uploaded by Knitgirlll06

Here’s more creativity. Let me know what you think? Still getting my mojo workin’.

I signed up for two SWAP’s so far this year and it’s one of the things I do becuase I like to meet new people that I may not actually good at picking projects to make for someone else always but for me it’s the challenge of stepping out of my comfort zone.  So although I have been a crafter and blogging for a number of years last year was the first time I actually even considered getting involved in SWAPs.

Why am I talking about this you may ask?  Well there were 2 SWAPs that caught my attention on Ravelry the first is Sock It To Me 3  where you send a package to your partner for three months; with your packages being sock related and by the last package you’re required to make at least one pair of socks for your partner.  I really love this idea as I like sock knitting but for some reason am having a hard time finding the right pattern for my sock yarn I chose.  Here’s what I got in the first installment of the SWAP Annie feed my yarn lust and my desire for a new technique I love it.   The Harmony Guide to Lace and Eyelet knitting just what I had on my Amazon wishlist and from KnitPicks a skein of Essential  Wine kettle dyed yarn and 2 skeins of Andean Silk in Cinnamon.   Thanks so much Annie I love my package.

I also participated in the Celebration of Life SWAP on Ravelry and this is where you have to make items to donate to a Women’s or Single Mother shelter that services babies and children.  My partner was Nikki and she was wonderful.

To move onto the thoughtfulness here’s the package I got from Nikki

My package included a deck of Utah playing cards, a washcloth in earthtones, Cashews, Cheez-Its, a bookmark, sticky pads, colored pens, Herbal Tea variety box and mini pattern book and 2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft Eco in TWIG 0005.  We participated in the Celebration of Life SWAP on Ravlery.

Now onto the planning I’m still working on finding just the right project to make my first lace project.  I’m thinking of a lace scarf to wet the whistle  and then maybe onto the shawl I dream of presenting to my Mother for christmas this year.  More on that in the up coming months.

Finish Object Friday on a Saturday.  I have only completed 1 small project this week and it’s really a small item.  There was a Celebration of Life SWAP I signed up for on Ravelry and we were to knit items for our local shelter for new moms and babies.  So here’s the 1 thing I actually have finished for this

I know as quick as this could be it’s shameful that there’s only 1 and it’s made from Caron Simply Soft.

On to the Exciting news~ I have secure 2 wonderful ladies that allowed me to interview them for Feb. and March’s instillation of the Podcast Review.  The February interview is scheduled to be up on Feb. 11th.

Until next week stay focused, be productive and most importantly be creative.

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