Monday, November 23, 2009

Many thanks to give!

This holiday season I just want to take a minute to thank all of my current and past customers. Thank you for allowing me to knit for your child and having patience with me as we dealt with many changes to our family this year. I truly appreciate the opportunity to create items for your children.

Kimi - working on legs
Becca - working on body
Tina - will cast on at some point this week
Joanna - Hat is done just need to get tassles on it

Please be sure to check out Their Own Knitted World on Black Friday for some amazing deals like this sleep sack knit that comes with a free gift (the hat) until Monday.

Or maybe these large longies are something you would like to bid on? The auction starts at the cost of yarn.

These longies are going to be auctioned starting at the price of yarn as well! Be sure to stop by and check out some of the other awesome deals my congo mates have!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

All kinds of sharing :)

I have lots of pictures of finished object to share! I finally have a few free minutes tonight to update with pictures here as well.

AJane - Shipped
Drop stitch scarf - Shipped
Hat and Mitten set - Shipped
Kimi - working on body
Becca - waist band is cast on
Poppies longies - waiting on trim yarn (being dyed)
T.G - will start longies early next week

A.J. - Nurturing Threads Iced Giraffes hat and cabled longies set, Mosaic Moon Turning Leaves

Charity drop stitch scarf Mosaic Moon Synchronicity

Sugarbubbies Second Chance Cabled YPI longies available on Their Own Knitted World

Charity hat and mittens set - Three Irish Girls Meg

Mosaic Moon Samhain Skies

WWbN Bonnie Cargo Star Pocket longies

Mosaic Moon scrappy pants

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Knitting time

Drop stitch scarf is finished and is blocking now pictures to come soon!
J.A. - hat is almost finished will quickly block and get these shipped to you as soon as it is dry sometime Mon-Wed.
Joanna - will cast on tomorrow

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Keep on knitting, keep on knitting

S.A. - shipped
S.L. - shipped
A.J - finishing up hat will ship at the end of the week
Drop stitch scarf for charity - 1/2 way through the ball of yarn

Finishing up a YPI instock item for Thursday and then I will be casting on K.C's longies and L.C.'s second tunic.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm back

Got the laptop back, and I managed to get everything loaded so it is back to normal!

S.A. - scrappies are done and washing should be ready to ship later this week or this weekend
S.L. - Bonnie star longies are drying right now should be ready to ship later this week or this weekend
AJane - will be sending you pictures soon to make sure you like the cable I am doing, splitting for the legs this evening
Kim - mitten 1 done finishing up second mitten
Elizabeth - got your yarn today will start your scarf this weekend

I am working on getting some pictures of up of items sent out while my computer was being repaired.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hey Hey

Another quick chance to update this week.

S.L. - just about to split for legs
S.A. - began working on body
AJane - Turning Leaves is dry, pictures have been taken but working on getting them uploaded

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Quick update

Computer is still broken hopefully it will come home soon.

AJane - Turning Leaves is finished and drying pictures to come soon (if I can get the computer to cooperate). I will be casting on Iced Giraffes next week
S.A. - Scrappies are cast on will begin working on body soon
S.L. - Cast on and began working on body
LilaC - working away on the sweater :)
Erica - getting some help with the design from a friend

I have a lot here ready to ship the YPI longies are finished and drying and will be ready to ship soon and the rework of the Campbell Shore longies are almost dry and will ship in the next few days. It's been rather damp and raining off and on here the last few days so the wool is taking a bit longer to dry.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Me again!

S.A. - shipping tomorrow, all other yarn has arrived just waiting on trim
AJane - need to PM you for the style of ruffle you would like one leg will be done once I add the ruffle :)
Samilyn - shipping tomorrow

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Quicky update

Had a chance to hop on today for a quick update:

S.A. longies are ready to go and will be shipped Saturday when I can get to the PO (can't print postage right now without our laptop). Winter Solstice and MM scrappies are here.

AJane - I was fighting some pooling and color stacking with Falling Leaves, I finally have the colors looking nice and am breezing through the body hope to be ready to split for the legs tonight.

Samilyn - hat is drying now from blocking

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Computer issues

My daughter has managed to crash our laptop -- it needs to be sent in to be repaired so communication may be a bit sparse until it comes back to us. I will do my best to keep customers updated

S.A. - longies are drying and will be ready to ship soon
AJane - working on turning leaves longies
Samilyn - finishing hat everything will go out this week

Monday, August 31, 2009

Where does the time go?

My kids are growing up so fast and while knitting for others I have realized I haven't had a chance to knit for my kids, so recently I decided that I was going to take weekends off to knit for my family and some friends. This was the first weekend following that plan -- I knit on the Night Rider pair on Saturday but cast on a pair of newborn longies for a friend Sunday.

S.A. - Finished legs today, working on cargo pocket and then they will be washed and lanolized and ready to ship out late this week, early next week
Newborn longies - on hold until the weekend :)
NT instock YPI longies - cast on hope to be ready to preview
Sleepsack for baby girl (or for instock if mama's procrastination means it no longer fits baby girl) - arms and collar left

Waiting on yarn for a few more customs as well :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

"Knit two, purl four, carry the one, divide by pi, square root…"

I laughed out loud when I heard one of the characters saying this on a show the kids like to watch "Johnny and the Sprites". Figured it would make a good title.

S.A. Night Rider longies - half way through leg one sending pictures this evening it is looking great!

Instock small longies for Their Own Knitted World are finished and almost completely dry. These are knit on Nurturing Threads Gaia Bulky in their Patience colorway. It knit up beautifully and I had a chance to try my had at some fibonacci stripes, I think it suits this colorway perfectly.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I should go to bed

First I need to update!

E.M shipped
Instock - finished pictures to come tomorrow
S.A. - ready to split for legs

Monday, August 24, 2009

Under the fence, around the sheep, bring it through and off it leaps

Working away and beginning to teach my oldest to knit (which explains my title). Right now she is just getting the hang of things but in a bit I bet she will be knitting.

These will be shipping out tomorrow. They are Southwest Spectrum Mountain Glow for E.M.

NT instock for Sept - splitting for legs
S.A. - working on body took a small break to get the body of NT done

Friday, August 21, 2009

Blissfully knitting

All of my kids fell asleep by 9 this evening so I have managed to get a full night of knitting in.

E.M - Longies are finished and will be washed/lanolized tomorrow. Watch for a final picture and shipping soon!
S.A. - waistband done and just starting to work on the body
Erica - charting and knitting tonight the embellishing is my weekend project goal
Instock NT for September - cast on and waistband begun.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sunny Days

It has been beautiful weather here so I have been able to get the kids out and sit and knit while they play. The baby has been cranky at night thought so I haven't been able to knit much at night which slows me down a bit.

E.M - First leg finished second leg begun
S.A. - Night surfer cast on
Erica - embellishing this weekend

Monday, August 17, 2009

Just chillin' and knitting

Another hot day today so we are chilling inside (literally I put the AC's on and I haven't done that all summer) until it cools down enough to take the kids out this afternoon.

E.M. - split for legs and working both of them
Erica - charting the design still didn't get much time to work on this this weekend
S.A - will be ready to cast on in the next two days

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Feelin' hot hot hot

Phew it has been hot here today -- and my kids have been super crabby because of it!

The AK Apple Orchard longies for Cinderella08 are shipping tomorrow. They came out wonderful!

E.M - Ready to split for the legs and body progress shot e-mailed as requested.

Erica - All dry I am working on charting the design tonight.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Late night knitting

House full of cranky kids here today -- why is it they are always cranks on the same day?

E.M. - Cast on
Cinderella08 - finished drying today will be shipping Friday
Erica - longies are done and blocking, will begin embellisments when they are dry.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Changing things up a bit.

I feel like I sometimes fall behind in communicating with customers. I have found it takes a lot of time for me to take pictures and upload them so I am going to change the blog format a bit. Form now on I will post pictures of items when they are complete and just do written updates until then. The only exception will be if customers really want to see progress pictures posted frequently to the blog in which case that is not a problem at all, you just need to let me know.

So progress update for today:

E. Montes (HC Custom) - yarn arrived this afternoon and will be wound into cakes and cast on either tonight or tomorrow

Cinderella08 - Longies are almost dry and on target to ship before Friday

Erica - second leg should be finished tonight, then they will need a bath before I begin the bum design.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Working along!

Still working on the Alligator Knits Apple Orchard colorway on Marr Haven. I plan to get these close to done if not completely done on vacation!

I also have one leg done on the special longies -- plan to finish the second leg on vacation!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Back and in the groove

It's been a bit since I last posted but I've been very busy. Since my last post we have welcomed our third girl to the family. Rosalyn Elizabeth was born June 15th after 3 hours of active labor but about 3 weeks of prodromal labor. It has taken me a bit to get back in the knitting groove with a family of three but I think I finally have it down!

I have been knitting while I was gone though -- these capris stocked (and have since sold) on Their Own Knitted World they were knit with Southwest Spectrum's Prairie Rose on Cestari Superfine.

These stocked as well and are still available this is an unnamed Southwest Spectrum on Gaia Merino.

This set was stocked on Their Own Knitted World it is Alligator Knits Elliott colorway on BFL.

This was my July custom slot it is Hippy Pippy Pippy Longstocking on Cestari worked into a small pair of longies. It knit up beautifully and they have been shipped to their new home where they will wait for a new baby to arrive!

I will be stocking these with a shirt in a collaboration with Apple Dumpling Gear, they are knit with A Twisted Stitch Carousel colorway on Cestari in size Large/18 months. I just need to weave some ends in on these this evening and they will be ready to go for the August 13th stocking.

And some yarn I recieved today this is Panda Bear on BFL by Nurturing Threads -- stay tuned for what this will become for the September stocking of Their Own Knitted World!

I also recieved Patience by Nurturing Threads this will also become something for the September stocking.

This yarn arrived today for a custom Alligator Knits Apple Orchard on Marr Haven. I will be casting this on tonight so look for some work in progress pictures soon!

This is a special pair of longies I began work on during a car trip this weekend. I am just about to join the natural color for the body.

And lastly a new find. I ordered this project bag from Blue Tulips on Etsy and it is wonderful. The perfect size for carrying around your project, the drawstring top keeps the ball of yarn inside while you are working with the yarn and it has a fabulous clear pocket on the inside for keep all the bits and bops you need handy while knitting. This bag has the project you see above and at little more then 8oz of yarn, a measuring tape, stitch markers, and a pair of scissors! The work is top quality and the price can't be beat, I plan on going back for a few more as soon as I can to keep all of my working projects in!

Monday, May 11, 2009

I haven't been posting for a bit, but that is because most of my work has been for instock items for Their Own Knitted World. I do have a few items to share though.

I just finished these shorties last night. They were pictured about 2 weeks ago and I was waiting for trim, when the trim came I wasn't happy with the way it looked at the ends of the legs so I quickly frogged the shorties and started over and I am very happy with how they came out. Hopefully the mama and little cutie they are for agree! The cord has been finished for these and they are drying so they should be ready to ship in the next few days!

This is the set I am currently working on, a pair of capri's for the June stocking at Their Own Knitted World dyed by Southwest Spectrum this is Prairie Rose on Cestari Superfine.

Don't forget to check out the grand opening of Their Own Knitted World this Thursday at 9pm! Be sure to take a sneak peek everyday this week for lots of great free for shipping lotteries!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The MM Dragon Moon shorties are done. They are drying now and will be ready to ship soon!

I also finished a pair of free for shipping shorties that are blocking right now -- pictures to come soon!

Monday, April 20, 2009

A few finished projects to share.

Shorites on Sugarbubbies Marvel.

A sneak peak of longies that will be listed as part of a set for the grand opening (May 14th at 9pm) of my new congo Their Own Knitted World. These are knit on Three Irish Girls Tierney the yarn is Galenas Merino and makes perfect newborn items. More previews should be coming soon!

Align Left

Friday, April 10, 2009

I haven't had much of a chance to update the blog but I have been knitting away with plenty to show.

None of these have been blocked yet. The finished shorties are all going for their wash in just a bit.
This first pair is Belladonna Retro with matching trim on BFL.

The next finished pair is Disco Baby's Uranus on BFL.

These shorties are waiting for some trim to finish them up. These are done on Sugar Bubbies Gaia Bulky in their Brodie colorway. Wonderful to knit with and the colors are so nice.

I am working on this pair in between projects. This will be part of a newborn set I am stocking at the grand opening of my new congo (stay tuned for details)! These are knit with Three Irish Girls Tierney on Galenas Merino -- perfect for a new baby. They have a cable down that side and will have some matching booties and a hat.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

These are drying now and should be ready to head out the door later this week or early next week. A pair of shorties done with Mosaic Moon Elements on Targhee.

This skirty is also heading out the door this week. This is the large skirty done with Three Irish Girls Meg on Lindon Merino with Cascade trim.

And these two skirties with matching headbands will be heading out as well. I am not sure who the dyer is (will get that information and edit this post).

Just a heads up for folks I am shipping to, my youngest is pretty sick right now so getting postage printed and dropping the package off at the PO (so it gets scanned right away) may take a few days -- thank you so much in advance for being patient!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Some finished skirties that will be heading to their homes this week:

First a large skirty done with TIG Meg. I just finished this for the second time, after I blocked the first time I wasn't happy with the soaker placement (it was off center) so I frogged the soaker and re-knit it -- much happier with the placement now. It just needs a quick re-blocking and it will be heading home. Sorry for the small picture, for some reason when it is larger one of the corners is cut off.

And two newborn skirties with matching headbands -- these are so tiny and absolutely adorable!

Hopefully I can grab some better pictures before these all head out it was a bit late in the afternoon so the shadowing is bad!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Check out my Mom!

My Mom taught me the basics of knitting about 5 years ago, so she gets all the credit for what my obsession has become. If you ask my Mom, really if you ask anyone who knows my mom if she knits they would probably look a bit confused. See my Mom doesn't knit she quilts, and she quilts a lot. I convinced her awhile back to start a blog about her quilting, so go check out the beautiful work my mom does! You can find it all here:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Just a few pictures of the massive amount of snow we got last night. When I went to sleep my van was red with no snow on it -- when I woke up at 7:30 this morning here is what my van looked like (my husband shoveled the right side of the van so he could get out to go to work.

The top of this ladder was clear last night -- I didn't measure but that is at least 24"!

And a shot of the backyard - very pretty this was super sticky snow so it has that winter wonderland look!

And now the woolies -- making progress on the skirty, this is one skein (well I haven't knit the last foot of it). I plan on adding the second one as soon as I am done with the soaker for underneath. I needed to add the soaker to get a better idea of length -- skirty length can always be decieiving especially with these twirly skirties because they don't lay flat until you get the soaker done.

And a shot of how far I have gone on the soaker -- this should be mostly done by tonight so I can get back to work on the body of the skirt.