Thursday, February 25, 2010

Today. 2/25/2010

Knitting projects I'm currently working on.

  • Knitted Messenger Bag (see yesterday's post for picture.)

  • Stupefy Socks

  • Kelp Scarf

Knitting projects on hold.

  • Frankensocks + 4 or 5 more pairs of socks

  • Herringbone Scarf

Knitting Projects to come.

  • Civil War stuff

  • Something out of the Hand painted skein of Top of the Lamb.

Tunisian (Afghan) Crochet....Too many to list.

Sewing projects.... Let's not go there. Way to many besides the corsets.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pictures of Things I've Knitted...

The first sweater I ever finished. Made from Knitting Pure & Simple, Children's Neckdown Pullover. Yarn is Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill Medium/Worsted Weight Kaliedoscope Yarn, Northern Lights.
These socks were made with the left over pink from the Guitar Messenger bag.
The Little Girls Shrug I made back in December for my daughter. The pattern I used is from Knitting
Pure & Simple (#288). Yarn is Dark Horse Yarns Fantasy, color 40.

The little cardigan I made for a friend for her daughter. The pattern is Kid's Top-Down Raglan from Ann Norling (#53). Yarn is Sirdar Spree in Riviera.


Knitted Messenger Bag

Finally finished the front flap, flap lining & Back. Still need to do the back pocket, front, sides, bottom and strap. Might, be able to finish it by Sunday. (I've only been working on this since December 2008!) Picture doesn't do it justice, it is a much brighter shade of purple.
Okay, back to the sewing machine. Later.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Socks are finished!

Just finished another WIP for the Ravelympics.

And one other pair that I finished back in January and finally took pictures of.
That's all for now. Later.

Another week....

Spent the weekend working on a couple of knitting projects. Both are for the Ravelympics. I've got about 12" done on my lace scarf and have part of the foot and the entire toe to do on the one pair of socks. Hopefully, the socks will be done this evening. Now it's time to get to the sewing machine. Later.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Okay, I actually have three WIPs that are socks left to finish for the Ravelympics. I also have a bag to finish.

I got my Ravelympic medals for the items I've already gotten finished!

Later. More sewing and knitting to attend too.


Last night I finally finished a knitting project that I've been working on since September 2008! Yippee!
Only three more WIPs to finish for Ravelympics, two are socks, thankfully both projects have one of them already done. Oh, then there's the lace scarf to finish (hopefully!)
In the meantime, I've got corsets to finish today so I can knit tonight!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Busy Weekend....

I didn't get everything done that I wanted to. But I did get quite a bit done. Two of these were wips for Ravelympics. The other was a new project for the sweater event. All three are done and will be for sale at Originals by Kay.

Yesterday was also Valentine's Day. My daughter and I had some fun dipping strawberries my husband had bought in chocolate.

Today's schedule - draft boy's pants patterns for a special order and work on corsets.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I haven't fallen off the planet.... Really, I haven't.

I know it's been a long time since my last "real" blog. So, here's what's been going on. The economy tanked (I know everyone knows that) but it has had somewhat of an impact on my business and that of my friend's. It does look like things are slowly starting to turn around though.

Last month was the Midwest Civil War Civilian Conference in Springfield, IL. It went really well. I think we had more people there than at any of the other ones. I hope that we keep up the momentum! We had great speakers & topics! I hope everyone who attended had a great time and I look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Last night the Olympics started, unfortunately, on a very sad note. My prayers are with the family of Georgian Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died during a training run yesterday.

On a lighter note, in the last couple of months I've rediscovered Tunisian Crochet and have been working with a friend to translate 1860s knitting and crocheting patterns from German to English. I'm in the process of making them into sizes that modern people can wear. Along with that I've also become active on again. I've joined Team BAU (Criminal Minds fans) for the Ravelympics ( I've decided to enter 7 wips (works in progress), 1 shawl, 1 sweater, & 1 lace. Here's the progress so far. I started this this morning and already have the vest & belt done. (Did I say I love Tunisian Crochet - I find it's faster than knitting!) My goal is to have this one & the other two that are wips finished by tomorrow evening. My new needles came in the mail today so now I can get started on the lace piece for the games.

Along with the knitting & crocheting I'm still doing Civil War costuming. My focus has shifted some though from period riding habits to boys' clothing (ages 8 & up).
Hopefully, I will do better at updating my blog from now on! That's all for now!
Go Team USA!