Sunday, July 30, 2006

Sizzle it, Just a little bit

I finished Sizzle. It feels like I haven't actually finished knitting anything in a long time. But I'm beginning to reconcile with the fact that I love to make lists and I love to start projects, but finish them...that's another story.

I didn't have any problems with the pattern, which was great after the (Blue)Green Gable fiasco...that one's on the backburner for now. The Sizzle pattern was so easy to follow that if I didn't have about 150 or so projects en queue, I would make another one.
I also made another handbag. It's McCall pattern #5151.

Yeah, so what if this one is denim, too? I must have bought all the denim in the store that day (being that I also have enough for a skirt)...well, at least it's getting used. This bag is for another swap that I signed up for on Swap-bot. Do you know of this site which is my latest obsession? I think I'm currently signed up for 10 swaps. Go check it out when you get a chance.


Friday, July 28, 2006

Feelin a Little Moody

Today I went to Mood Fabric, the shop they always go to on Project Runway. That place is fabulous! There is bolt, on top of bolt, on top of bolt (I could go on) of fabrics. And they have all kinds of designer fabrics, too. I spied some Pucci prints that will have to wait until I am much better with the Kenmore. I did pick up these pretties though and they are in the wash right now.

They'll be dresses one day, soon hopefully.

Monday, July 24, 2006


Over the weekend, I got together my package for the Aug Color Swap. This month's colors are the colors of the rainbow. I made this Swing bag (pattern by Amy Butler) from random fabric I found at P&S.

It's reversible but I like the denim side out the best. I think I'm going to try one more skirt pattern and then tackle a dress pattern. I've been looking for an adjustable dress form, man are those things expensive! I refuse to pay retail for one (I rarely pay retail for anything..I guess cause I've always worked in retail in some way or another), so if you know of where I can get a deal on one, please pass on the information.


Friday, July 21, 2006

Project Spectrum: Purple

Again, no FO to show you and I have very few things around that are purple. This SWTC yarn was just recently purchased to make the Ms. Marigold vest over at Zephyr Style.

Sizzlin' update:
Here's the back. Hopefully I can get a lot done on this over the weekend.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Too Funny To Not Pass On

Someone was handing out these flyers yesterday in Penn Station:

At the bottom of the flyer is a website to go to:
Now I understand that more than likely this is a hoax, but it is pure entertainment! But who has time to put this all together? Not sure, but I will be checking it daily to see how it all ends up.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Wolfen Cam Monday

Photo shoot at the park

Sunday, July 16, 2006

On My Way to Cabo

Ok, well I was actually on my way to City Bakery for my book discussion group, but I was wearing my newly finished Cabo halter. The zipper wasn't all THAT terrible to put in, and yes it's a little wonky, but I can live with it.

This IS the first garment that I made all by myself. I might make another one of these as I've definitely caught the sewing bug...especially when I have people like Erica to inspire me.


Friday, July 14, 2006

She Made a Bold Faced Liar Out of Me

I went back to Suss. I know I said I wouldn't go back but all week I had dreams of all that cotton I saw when I went on Tuesday. Of course none of that cotton was there when I went back today, the last day. And going back in the last hours of the final day was really part of my plan to keep my purchases low. I still managed to walk out with with lots of Perle cotton and a Katia magazine.

After spending only $20 on 12 skeins and a pattern book, I headed over to the Point where I formally met the Spiders...I read their blogs and it was nice to meet and greet today.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Is All That For Me?

I got tons of presents today. First, I got my yarn from Yarnmonster today, hand delivered nonetheless. Isn't it purty? It's the Sailing colorway, can't wait to knit up some stripey socks.

Check out her etsy shop, such great customer service!

I also got some Berroco Denim Silk that I want to make into Sizzle.

Lastly, I received my Coloriffic swap package where everything had to be brown and light blue. It came all the way from Portugal! There was yarn, a handcrafted needle roll and pin cushion, lots of other goodies and some treats for Wolfen too!

Today turned out to be a VERY good day!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Go Directly to Suss!

It will be worth your time. Unfortunately, she is closing her Manhattan store but fortunately she's getting rid of her inventory. And the prices are good...real good...i want to go back... Here is what I walked away with, and I am promising myself right now, with you all and God as my witnesses, that I WILL NOT go back and buy more.

First up is the Fishnet that I had been eyeing for a while and the shrug I plan to make with it:

Next is the Ull that I bought a boatload to double up and make the Central Park Hoodie in the latest Knitscene:

Then, we have some Ultrasoft, that I plan to make into the Tulip cardi from Knitscene:

I also got more Ultrasoft in this color to make a top that is another Suss design.

It's batwings and off one shoulder, very open fabric...Can not wait to get started on this!

And lastly, some random yarns.

The blue didn't have a label but maybe I can make a small lace something? It was $1/skein, come on! And the green is for my One Skein Secret's silk, that's all you get!

I think a yarn diet is IN ORDER!!!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Wolfen Cam Monday

Who's that sleeping in my bed?

Saturday, July 08, 2006

I Meant What I Said

about not knitting on Fridays. This past Friday I made jewelry...which I haven't done in AGES.
I joined the Colorific swap at Swap-Bot. This month's color theme was brown and light blue. I made this set to go in the package I sent.

It's turquoise and tiger's eye.
And I made this for a friend's birthday.

I picked up some tubes with different kinds of seed beads, bugles and rocailles and triple-stranded them. Here's a close-up:

I'm also almost done with the Cabo halter. I just need to sew in the zipper and hem it. I had to order an invisible zipper foot, I've never put in a zipper before so I figured I should get the correct equipment so things will go as smoothly as possible. I went to Hancock's and Joann's websites and couldn't find what I needed at either so I found one on just gotta love ebay!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

How Was Your Fourth?

My office was closed from Friday afternoon until this (Wednesday) morning. I was really excited to have a mini-vaca where I would get soooo much work done, you know, crafting work. Well, let’s see, I did a little sewing on the Cabo halter and I finished the back of the Buttercup shrug and started a front.

This little piece of front was a lot of work. You can’t tell from the pic but there are lots of picots involved…but my picots look like mini bobbles and I hate the way it looks. I just decided that I’m gonna rip it out, leave out the picot bobbles and put a seed stitch border on it instead. I think I’ll be much happier with the end result and it should go much faster without all that cast on, cast off business. So, to sum it up, I didn’t get as much work done as I had hoped. I was very busy, mind you, but busy doing what I can’t tell you, I have nothing to show for it.

Edit: The color of the yarn isn't that vibrant. It's softer but still very colorful.