Sunday, December 30, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Personally, I think this "Tooth Fairy" MUST be the daughter of the original. Either that, or the original has gotten so old her memory is shot. She's somewhat of a ditz. Takoda has lost 7 teeth, and of those 7 the Tooth Fairy has forgotten to show up about 5 times. She makes up for it a day or so later, but forgets nonetheless. A couple of weeks ago, she had to dish out double the money. Takoda was lucky enough to find a ziploc baggie with his name on it. Inside that baggie? Yep, his baby teeth. What on earth was this fairy thinking? A: leaving her paid merchandise behind was extremely irresponsible B: it put some major doubt in regards to her existence within this innocent 9 year old's head.
Thankfully, Ms. Fairy heard our plight and made up for her mistakes. I'm just really hoping that she won't mess up this one tonight. It's Sagan's very first tooth and he is so beside himself with excitement. Just look at that adorable toothless grin.
On the knitting front, guess what I made?? MITTENS!!! I used Malabrigo Worsted and Knitting Pure and Simple's Basic Hat & Mitten Set For Children. They were my first pair and took less than 24 hours to complete!! WOO HOO! I guess it helps that they are for L and are tiny. I started a pair for T and I'm done with the first. Can you guess what everyone is getting for Christmas this year?
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
How absolutely beautiful and thoughtful, Georgianne!!!
And, since Halloween is over, I thought it was high time to get a new display up in the case. You really should come see it in person, it kind of has an "I spy" feel to it, just a little more pretty LOL
Sunday, November 11, 2007
The last one is a major action shot!! It was really hard to hold her for the photo shoot! Sorry about the picture quality. . .
Monday, October 22, 2007
Purl. She's not so much a project, though LOL.
Isn't she soooo sweet?
The very first time using "cheap" yarn. I never wanted to use acrylic, but in order to knit something for my 5y/o it HAD to be washable and I didn't want to spend an arm & a leg on it. I'm using Plymouth Encore worsted. It's definitely not as bad as I had envisioned and I will use it again. Since this photo, I've bound off the bottom and finished a sleeve. I will be using a darker purple for the applied I-cord trim and collar. It's gonna be cute! And it fits like a glove!! Whoo hoo!
I'm using size 6 bamboo needles and Rowan's felted tweed. I'm loving it sooo much!!!
I'm at the point where I need to put the garter on scrap yarn and start the sleeves! I would've been much farther along had I not started the Girlfriend, but Cobblestone has until X-mas ;)
Sunday, October 21, 2007
The name was a bit of a challenge. Takoda wanted Halo Kitty (a sort of play on Hello Kitty and the new game Halo 3 ~ which I may add, he'll NEVER play!). Sagan suggested Sarah, which was very suiting and we all thought was very cute. Eiley really liked Princess Leia and Lilla didn't really have much of an opinion. Obra wanted to wait a bit to get to "know" the kitty before naming her. What about me? Well, I had her name picked out even before I knew which kitty we would be taking. Hands down, it was going to be "Sparta" after the ever famous 'Mean Kitty Song' kitty. The kids and I could watch this video over and over and over again. Cory Williams (aka Mr. Safety) is hilarious, cute, and shares the same name as me!
And, although the kitty does have an ever so slight mean streak, she was nowhere in the same league as Sparta. So, we all agreed upon "Purl". It is extremely fitting.
Also, Auntie Kay is in town, for 2 WEEKS!!! WOOT! It is so wonderful to have her here. We all love her dearly and she is literally kicking my butt into shape. My house is rather small and terribly cluttered. She's taken on the challenge of MISSION ORGANIZATION CORY'S HOUSE. It's a huge task and she's hanging in there like a trooper. We took a nice break Saturday night and had girlie movie/knitting night. It was wonderful. My mother, my aunt, and myself just hanging out knitting and crying our eyes out to chick flicks. No stinky men and no kids. Who could ask for more??
I have some progress pics to share but it will have to wait until tomorrow.
Friday, October 5, 2007
As promised, here is a pic of my mini Wicked. I used size 3 bamboo DPNs, CO 36 sts, and followed the pattern as best I could for the size I wanted. I just wish you could see the cable better, but I think I needed more repeats. I made it for the Shop, I plan on putting it in a frame. I think it's incredibly cute, hee hee. I'm also contemplating a mini Argosy for another frame. I know, I'm super cheese with the whole mini thang, but it's so quick and EASY!!
Yep, it's bigger than a bowling ball!!!
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I work Saturdays at the Shop. It didn't take long for me to become a full fledged addict. Being around all that fiber all the time and checking out the latest IK and hip new patterns that come pouring in, seriously, how can one not become hooked? I have a terrible tendency to start way too many projects at once, however. I can't tell you how many unfinished projects I have at this very minute. It's pathetic, but I know that there are many like me out there. I have taken on this "hobby" like second nature. It now flows through my veins and I'm constantly thinking about what I'm going to make (or finish) next. For a good while the "regular" customers would know not to ask me the techinical questions, because, honestly, I had no flippin' clue. But now, I do believe I've gained the confidence of quite a few and I find myself answering the tricky questions without even thinking. Okay, okay, so I'll never touch Intarsia again or I can't begin to explain how to do Fair Isle, but I'm alright with that. Right now, I don't need or want to do either. And, guess what? I'm a TEACHER!!! I can't begin to tell you how much fun it is to teach this wonderful craft to great people. I'm even designing my own classes on items I've actually finished. I LOVE IT!!!!
So, enough knit blabber for the moment, and a little on who the heck I am. My name is Cory and I'm a knitaholic. *sigh* See, I can't even talk about myself without knitting getting in the way. My name is Cory, I'm 33 and married, and I have 4 wonderful children, 2 boys and 2 girls, more of them to come, I'm sure.
Before I close out, I do want to leave you with my completed project of the day. I'll post a pic tomorrow, but envision a teeny Barbie sized Wicked in Debbie Bliss baby Cashmerino in color 002. It is too flippin cute if I do say so myself.
Till tomorrow my new knitting friends. . . .