Friday Favorites!

Posted On October 30, 2009

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Picnik collage 1030

All of these items are from the blog Purl Bee, which has been my favorite website for years. It’s based out of their knitting/quilting store Purl Soho, located in Soho, NY. You should check out their website Purl Soho, as they have many amazing fabric and yarn choices. The blog features project how-to’s and tutorials for many different types of projects, not limited to just knitting and quilting. The best part is that you can buy all the things you need for the projects on their website. The items above feature some of my favorites.

From left to right:

A: Whit’s Knits Felted Christmas Trees

B: Whit’s Knits Holiday Gift Ideas for Yarn Lovers

C: Colorful Crafting with Jen: Rickie’s Sashiko Pillow

D: Whit’s Knits Icarus Scarf

Have a good weekend!!🙂

Plucky and Ephran say helloooooo!

Posted On October 28, 2009

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I just thought I’d share these cuties with you! I made them a few years ago when I first bought my sewing machine and recently pulled them out because they remind me of Halloween. How can you not laugh at them? The yellow guy is Plucky and the purple one is Ephran.

Plucky

Plucky

Ephran

Ephran

Speaking of Halloween, I’m going on a haunted ghost tour of a really old historical town. Those of you who know me, know that I usually tend to stay away from such things. However, I think that being with the right company always helps in these situations. I’m sure it’ll be a blast! Have a fun, safe Halloween! And take some pictures!

“Come into my world, I’ve got to know…know…know you…”

Posted On October 26, 2009

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If you haven’t stumbled upon Regina Spektor, I’d recommend you do so! Her music is sooo good. My favorite song of hers is “Hotel Song.” I’ve been listening to her a lot lately while knitting up a storm!!! Realizing that it’s already the end of October has sent me into the fury that I often find myself in this time of year. Around the beginning of September, I gingerly think ‘I’m going to make Christmas presents for everyone this year.’ Around Halloween, I start to panic… Every… Year. Anyway, here are some of the things I’ve been working on…

Lace Ribbon Scarf- Mystery FO #1

On Ravelry here.

Mystery FO #1

Cabled Irish Hiking Scarf- Mystery FO #2

On Ravelry here.

Mystery FO #2

Deer Fornication Mitts- Mystery FO# 3

On Ravelry here.

Mystery FO #3

Other than knitting, I’ve been traveling a lot! I went to Bedford, PA to visit my sister. I was surprisingly impressed by all the shops in the town. It’s filled with antiques, country crafts, and consignment shops. We ate at a little cafe that totally reminded me of Alto Cinco in Syracuse, NY. I ate the best Pumpkin soup I’ve ever had there! I’ve also been going to West Virginia a lot lately which makes me all too happy!🙂 And somehow, I’ve gotten myself addicted to collecting antique hardware. I love the look of old hooks and knobs. My favorite place to get them is Anthropologie. More to come on what I’ve been doing with these knobs…!

Stay happy🙂

Some Recent FO’s and WIP’s

Posted On October 6, 2009

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I’ve been looking to knit an afghan for quite a while but I’m really picky about the pattern. I wanted one I could “put together,” which would allow me to work on the smaller pieces while I travel and come home to piece it together. I also wanted it to be knit out of the gazillion balls of Cotton- Ease that I have stashed. Finally, I came up with this and so far I’ve got this:

Mitered Squares Blanket

 Mitered Squares Blanket

And the Cristmas knitting marathon begins…

Posted On October 1, 2009

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On Tuesday, my mom and I took a trip to Towson, MD so she could get fabric for more pillows and placemats for Seabliss. While we were there, we stopped at Black Sheep Yarn Shop in Cockeysville.  After buying $160 worth of yarn, Christmas shopping is officially done! Now it’s the annual knitting marathon to get things finished by Christmas! Here are some sneak peeks of what I’ve been working on…

Noro Striped Scarf

Noro Striped Scarf

I’m using Noro Silk Garden and Cascade Yarn Eco Alpaca for this. It almost seems crazy that such a simple pattern can produce such a gorgeous result!

Dane Shawl

Dane Shawl

This is going to be for my mom. I’m using Blue Heron Soft Twist Rayon that I got at a trunk sale at Lovelyarns in Hampden, MD. I think I’m going to go up a needle size so the leaves show up better.

I’ve got homemade tomato sauce and meatballs in the crockpot and it smells soooo good! Once it’s finished, I’ll post pictures and the recipe!

Annapolis Show

Posted On September 30, 2009

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Last weekend we went to a craft show at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD. The show started out pretty slow (probably due to the weather), but picked up as the day went on. The volunteer venders were really nice and kept coming around to see if we needed to take breaks during the day. I was talking to one volunteer and found out that she is a weaver and I just got my mom’s old loom. I haven’t set it up yet but the woman gave me a great beginner book and was very helpful!

Seabliss Display

Seabliss Display

Shell Mirror

Shell Mirror

Candlesticks

Candlesticks

I finally realized that the color swap button on my camera has been pushed for a while and that’s why all of the stuff looks pink that I’ve been photographing lately. It’s not supposed to be pink, even though I think it looks pretty cute!

The highlight of the show was meeting Elise Miller, a spinner and fiber artist based out of Bowie, MD. Not only are her designs beautiful, but she helped me a lot in figuring out what type of wheel I want and she even helped me spin my own little ball! I’ll take some pics of the little baby ball and post them soon!

If only…

Posted On September 25, 2009

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…I could just knit all day🙂 I would be a happy little lady… Here are some of my recent FO’s:
Ballband Clutch

Ballband Clutch

Ballband Clutch

Ballband Clutch

Felted Inside

Felted Inside

Stripey Clutch

Stripey Clutch

Felted Inside

Felted Inside

Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless Gloves

Swarovski Scarf

Swarovski Scarf

Sock Scarf Blocking

Sock Scarf Blocking

Seabliss

Posted On September 24, 2009

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Last weekend, we went to Annmarie Garden- a sculpture park in Solomons, MD for their annual artsfest. The park itself was amazing, and the show was even better. It was packed with 160 venders, great food, and some kick ass folk music. My mom set up her Seabliss tent and I snapped some pictures before they opened. Solomons is SUCH a cute town and I would be so happy to go back and visit someday. It’s crazy how many cute towns there are within a mere 2 hour drive from home!

Seabliss