Sunday, January 23, 2011

Twilight Swap

While the Twilight movie played, we drew names for the swap. Amy was the lucky recipient of my Bella mittens and cowl and once again, I drew Becca's name for a handspun drawstring bag, knitted apple cozy and some candy. Appropriately for the evening, I handed out vampire teeth for some silly, knitta fun -- Bite Me, Knitta's!

A Twilight Knit

My knittas and I are getting together tonight for a Twilight themed project swap. If you watch the movie closely you can spot many different knitted items ranging from hats, mittens, scarves and sweaters and the knitting world has replicated those patterns. I found the pattern for my chosen projects to swap on Ravelry for the Bella mittens and matching cowl working feverishly all day yesterday to get them completed on time.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

More Winter Knitting

Hello, Mason Dixon. If you were a friend you'd be a BFF. Instead, you're a favorite knitting book I find myself turning to time and again for inspiration and great cotton projects.

It's winter and that means the needles are clicking along. My own projects are sitting in the sidelines for baby blankets and fun acts of kindness like these cotton baby burp cloths above. I delivered some cotton dish cloths to a friend and have a gift swap coming up soon. I'm wishing for more snow so I can stay in, watch movies with my love and knit the snowy days away until spring.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Winter Headbands

My friend and neighbor, Shawndra, sent me a picture of a red and black headband she liked that she found on the internet. I knew she had a birthday coming up so I searched around for a pattern that resembled it, made a modification for a flower (Irish Rose) and came up with the crochet headband on the left. I had some leftover yarn so I knitted myself a similar headband on the right. Just perfect for the snowy days ahead.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

January Spinning Saturday

I spent the day with my friend, Laura, at her yarn shop, Sugar Bunny Boulevard in ElDorado for Spinning Saturday. I took my portable Ashford Joy wheel to the shop along and some odds and ends dyed wool fiber that we ran through Laura's carder. I added some bits of recycled silk and like magic came out with a nice batt for spinning into a great handspun skein of yarn.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Goodbye 2010

It's a new year and that means it's time to take down all the holiday decorations. I wanted to save a little something from this year to look back on from our cozy Christmas and say goodbye to 2010. I'm ready for a new year of hard work, learning new things, outdoor adventures and time to spend with good friends and family.