Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Open letter to my knitter friends...

Please stop adding projects to your Ravelry queue and favorites....every time you do I add to mine and there is NO WAY I CAN KNIT ALL THESE PROJECTS.

And the more time I spend looking at your queue and favorites is less time than I can actually spend knitting.

Thank you.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Twenty minute Simple Skirt Tutorial AND GIVEAWAY!!!!

Twenty minute Simple Skirt Tutorial AND GIVEAWAY!!!!: "For this project you will need"

I always like the idea of sewing stuff, but I hate to measure and cut out fabric, so this project is so up my alley!

Knit Duster Cover in Action


Knit Duster Cover
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
Pixel is smitten with this project.

Anastasia Socks - turned the heels!

Last night I got the heels done on both of the socks, so now I'm making my way up the legs! I aiming to make these knee high socks. This would be a first for me. I normally lose interest in the socks about 5 inches up the leg.

Last Friday after knitting a small group of us took a trip to Michaels and all picked up the free "swiffer" cover pattern, so I got one of those knocked out last weekend. It's made with the Sugar 'n Creme cotton and really worked well for picking up dog hair. I think I'll make a couple others just to keep my hands busy while I'm watching movies.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sam the Sheep


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Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
We went to the Estes Park Wool Festival this weekend and I met the nicest sheep named Sam -- and it turns out that he lives on a farm about 5 miles from our house. :) We also met yak farmers who are nearby who invited us out to the farm to meet more of the animals.

We actually enjoyed the animal tents more than the vendors. There were a lot of nice items in the vendor area but nothing that screamed "take me home", so believe it or not I came home empty handed. Shocking, eh?

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Anastasia Socks


Anastasia Socks
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
Here they are!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Anastasia Socks - Back in the saddle

I've been carrying these socks around in my knitting bag with the thinking that they might knit themselves. Thus far this hasn't happened.

Since I'd like to wear these socks at some point, I pulled them out last night and started working on them again. I forgot how small a needle I am using (US0) -- and it felt teeny, teeny, tiny after using a US9 for the last two projects!

I'll snap a photo of the sock progress later tonight.