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There’s no place like home! September 27, 2007

Posted by Karen Elizabeth in Camp, Crafting, FO's, Knitting, Sewing, summer.
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Blog, it’s sooooo good to be back!!

I took an extended break from blogging over my amazing summer, and then forgot my password! But now I’m back with a big update and a promise of more blogging!!

Here is my story, if you don’t want to read I don’t blame you!

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I’m ready now spring! June 10, 2007

Posted by Karen Elizabeth in FO's, Knitting.
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Now that I’ve finnished my leaf tie cardigan from Fitted Knits, I’m ready for spring! The cotton acrylic blend is perfect for a lightweight cardigan I can throw over a dress or a tank while the weather isn’t crazy hot. I haven’t had a chance to model it yet, but I couldn’t wait to show it off!

In other news, there are two new BbW Simplicty patterns! One is for a knit/jersey fabric dress or shirt, and the other is for a hoodie and dress. I really want to make the hoodie, it looks amazing from the tiny little pattern picture I found online. If only I weren’t making a vest in textiles……….. maybe I can still convince my mom to buy me fabric?

Bye for now!

New Beginnings November 20, 2006

Posted by Karen Elizabeth in Felting, FO's, Knitting, WIP's.
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I was very sad to discover this weekend that one of my favoit LYS had closed. I was on the search for some black, feltable yarn to make myself a litle cloche. I went out to my two favorit yarn stores, to discover one had been turned into a quiliting store! I was so sad, it carried my favorit brand of circular needles and had some very nice yarn (Cascade, Debbie Bliss, the list could go on..). However, I finnaly got a chance to go out to a new LYS that has thaken the place of the one I just lost.

It is amazing. One wall of Cascade 220 in a rainbow of colours. Plus Koigue(spelt wrong I’m sure, but this is the first place that I have found to carry it!) Plus Lorna’s lace, Debbie Bliss and much more! I also saw roving, lots of books and self-dyeing kits!! I could only spend a few moments there getting my yarn, but I can’t wait to go and spend hours there. Plus, they wind your yarn while you wait in the line to pay!

So far, so good for knitting. I finnished that blue scarf, and have decided to keep it. It looks nice with my red coat and is very warm. I also started the I Live On A Farm hat, but I don’t think I will do the optional band, I love the look of seed stitch! And the little white scarf is on hold, because I found an adorable cloche hat pattern on Craftster saturday night, which lead me on my yarn hunt. It is in the washing machine at the moment, and I really hope it works about because it looked a bit small to be felted………. oh well I have plenty of yarn if I need to make a bigger one. I’m always nervous when I felt things but I love felting.

jupiterjessica, the pattern for the Hermione hat can be found here:
http://knit.atypically.net/hats/hermione/

Isn’t it beautiful? There is also a matching mitten pattern! I just love Harry Potter knits 🙂

Well that’s all for now, I will update you about the hat and will add pictures of my two recent FO’s.

~K~

Weekend update November 13, 2006

Posted by Karen Elizabeth in Cats, FO's, Knitting, WIP's.
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Sadly my three day weekend is almost over. It was very relaxing, especially with all my easy knitting projects. I can’t believe I have two scarves on the go, but I can’t help it. I am also hoping to knit myself another hat. My friend had her neighbour knit her a Herminone hat (like the one she wears in POA) in red and I would like to knit myslef one in grey. I want to know how to make those cute bobbles and I think it’s a really great hat pattern, even if you aren’t obsessed with Harry potter.

So onto my knitting. I am almost done my basic ribbed scarf. I was knitting it peacfully by the fire until Suzie came along. She has this thing about natural fibers, she just has to chew on them!! Oh well, I guess I need to add cat toys to my list of things to knit. She is a very lucky cat to have someone knit for her!!! Also, I started a double seed stitch scarf, using a pattern from I live On A Farm..  I just discovered this blog and I love it!!! I made the scarf a bit wider than I would like so I am going to continue knitting it (becasue I don’t want to frog my work) and will just fold it in half and sew up the edges when it’s done.

Finally, I have a FO that is long overdue for a blog entry. I made myslef a blanket in October when I was inspired by a fellow knitter I worked for over the Thanksgiving weekend. It is purple and very warm for acrylic. It took me a little under two weeks and it’s amazing. Very quick on big fat needles and the cats love it. So now when I watch tv and knit on the couch, I have the blanket and a cat to keep my company.

That’s all the updates I have for now. I am supposed to be knitting a hat for my school’s knitting club to donate to charity, but I need to cast on again because the first time I made it way to big!!! Maybe I can donate one of my scarves so they know I am trying to knit for others as well as myself. Oh, and I still want to knit those Snicket socks from Mag Knits as soon as I find grey sock yarn. Wish me luck!!!
~K~