lucky dog knits

Monday, September 18, 2006

It's a Pincushion!!

Isn't this the cutest thing you have seen? I spied this at a cute yarn/quilting shop in Rochester Mn. This summer while attending Gold Rush Days. our annual fleamarketing trip.

I thought it was a great representation of both sewing and knitting as it is rolled up felted roving really really cool!!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

What is it?

What is it?? anyone have a guess?

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Check out my LOOT I'm gonna be busy!!

HI All Check out my Loot! My final package came from my Fabulous SP8 across the pond. Claire AKA Is my more than generous secret pal 8. Check it out! First is the adorable red polkadot organizer I have it hanging on the door to my office. inside is a treasure trove of goodies. 2 yummy bars of chocolate, some soothing tea and hand soak after a hard day in the garden. Next cubby down is some Scrumptous scarlet color Jager Mohair ART, 2 of the softest skeins of beautiful multicolor baby blue and shades of brown sockyarn. next cubby down are 3 skeins of gorgeous nubby recycled silk! next cubby down bath leaves and funky arrow shaped "you are here" book markers. next cubby down 2 skeins of Sirdar Dune in fun shades of white and lilac. Next cubby down (I know it keeps coming!) 6 skeins of Trends Van gogh om blues and silver metallic. Can you believe the haul! Claire you have been a great pal and more than generous. Hey everybody go check out Claire's Blog! Thanks.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Monkey's off my back

Please don't get me wrong I don't mean this in a bad way whatsoever!! But I had 3 projects due at the same time. I finished Oliver's sweater for the shower and at the same time I was finishing up both my Secret Pal Gifts. I kind of cheated a little bit but I loved the way the first bag turned out for my One skein pal Marisol. so I made a second one for my secret pal 8. since I don't believe she has received her's yet I won't spoil it yet. let's just say she needs a little cheering up.
Anyway they were fun bags to make, time consuming and a little putsy but a lot of fun and great scrap reducer!! I used a variety of yarns mostly lambs pride worsted and cascade 220.
I hope they both enjoy them!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Whew! just in time for Olivers Party

Why do I do it? Everytime I find myself at the last minute trying to finish a project as a gift that involves a party!! so here it is Oliver's sweater for his Mom's baby shower Tomorrow Whew Pattern came from Rowan Classic Babies 4 . Yarn is Rowan Cashsoft and it is SOFT! I knit up really nice and I think it's cute. I wouldn't recommend the sleeves with such a drastic amount of shaping I think I would have made it more boxy but Oh well It's done and ready to go!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

What Happened to the Cowboy?

Well I frogged it. I frogged the whole damn thing! I just came to realize that not only do I hate intarsia but I am no good at it. After ripping and starting and ripping and starting I just realized that knitting should be enjoyable not painful and intarasia is painful to me so frog away. Here's the replacement and I'm much happier with it. I did notice when I laid it out to take the picture that the armholes are quite shaped. HUH? you don't normally see a baby sweater with such shaped armholes but there is no time to second guess because this sweater- weight on my shoulders- has to be done by Wednesday.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

I'm hiding my head in the sand

Do you ever feel like you're hiding your head in the sand? I do! I really should be working on my little cowboy sweater but I just can't bring myself to do it. I have tried and tried but I just HATE intarsia so much. I have had to rip back a couple of times and I really think that I am just not good at it. I was thinking well I'll just go ahead and knit something else, but I purchased the yarn specifically for this project and so I don't what else to knit I am just frozen over this!!
So I did what any other frustrated knitter would do....... Start another project. I started Lady Eleanor from Scarf Style by Pam Allen. I am using Noro Silk garden that I purchased for this project on E-Bay. I love the colors but I have to say I don't think I am a big lover of Noro yarn. Like I said I love the colors but the yarn itself is kind of scratchy and then there's the issue of the farm waste that seems to be spun right into the yarn. I dont know I'm sure it will be beautiful when it's done but I don't think that I will run out and buy a bunch of noro again.