Saturday, September 23, 2006

Birthday presents for my niece

Well, here is what I made my niece Katie for her birthday. I just kind of did my own thing with the purse. It came out really cute and if you look closely on the bag I did a wee bit of "embroidery" with some green yarn. I kind of swirled it to attach the flowers. I made her a little change purse to match. The other picture is of a scarf. It worked up so quickly. I used size 13 needles and cast on seven. Just did garter stitch until the yarn was gone. She seemed to like them. I think the other people at the party liked them more. A few hinted for their own, and I'm talking about the adults. LOL Other birthday news, I turned 40 on 9/21 so I guess I better update my profile. I received some wonderful gifts. I'll have to take some pictures to share all of my "stash" with everyone. I'll make sure I do that for my next blog entry. I also started my log cabin afghan. DH took me to my LYS and I purchased the yarn for it. Twenty four skeins of Galway, what a guy! That's it for now, I'll be sure to post some birthday stash pics!

Monday, September 18, 2006

I have been a busy knitter!

Okay, it's been awhile since I posted and I have been a busy knitter. I love the Mason*Dixon Knitting book! Here are some photos of some of my FO's. The top (I hope), is the baby Kimono, it is my first completed clothing item. The next picture should be the lime green/purple dish cloth set. It has two ballbands, the nine patch and with the extra yarn I just did some stripes. All four dishclothes are shown in the next photo inside the felted box from Mason Dixon Knitting, which stitched up in a few hours. In the next picture includes a MDK inspired dishcloth. I used the log cabin technique and enjoyed doing it. Can't wait to start a log cabin afghan! In that picture is also my first attempt at cables. I am pretty pleased with it and enjoyed it so much! I have written the Irish Hiking Scarf KAL to ask to join. I love that scarf and would like to join the KAL. I have also entered my request to join the Secret Pal 9 exchange. I think it would be great fun! I have a request from anyone who reads this. I would like to add buttons to my blog, but I cannot figure it out. Any help would be appreciated!