Tuesday, October 26, 2004

I love my new yarn!

Here's a pic of it (courtesy of toadal from ebay):

I wound it into a ball before I could take a pic. I'm making a skinny scarf out of it but I'm not sure if its too skinny. I cast on 16 stitches, and then I'm k2 p2 with size 10 needles (the biggest I have right now). Not too original but hey, it's my second knitted thing. My next scarf will be cables. I'm debating whether to frog it and make it a little thicker. I'm just worried about running out of yarn. Then again, she does have more in this color, but since it's hand dyed it may vary. Any advice??

I love the colors!! It has dark pink, light pink, orangey color, and almost a camel color. It will look great with my new black/off white reversible Old Navy coat, or even my camel colored pea coat. I'll post a pic of my progress later.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Pics! YAY!

The two following are vinegar bottles:

This is a wine caddy, put it on a bottle neck and put glasses in the two small notches:

A stool I did for a friends baby (I didn't take a finished pic, DUMMY!):


A box- the top will be lemons:

My blanket edge:

"Pink Sugar" type candle:

Red afghan:

My crafting corner in the den:

I TRIED to take pictures

But my battery needs to be recharged. So later on tonight I'll post pics of the blue blanket I FINALLY finished, and some glass items I painted. I have to try and do some more painting tonight. I figured I'd paint one of each item, each with a different design. Then I can give the option of custom painting the items with whatever pattern they choose. This way I don't have too many pieces wasted, and have to go out and buy more surfaces.
I had a problem with my warm vanilla sugar votives. The sides had black markings on it from the votive molds. I don't know why, I had cleaned them. No biggie. I just have to clean them better, and remelt the votives and try again. The tarts came out ok, so that's how I know it's not the batch of wax I used. Hmmmm, what scent should I make next?
My moms mad that I can knit. LOL My mom and I were talking about how we'd like to learn to knit. My mom was thinking of taking classes at the local AC Moore. I'm more of a do-it-yourselfer. I learned from reading the book. So I emailed her to tell her I can knit now. Now she says I have to teach her.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Oooo new yummy yarn!!!

I just bought some Colinette One Zero yarn, it says color 56 but I don't know what it is. It's got pink, yellow maybe, all different colors in it. I want to make a scarf or hat, or both. I'll post a pic as soon as I get it. I got it on ebay from my favorite yarn vendor so far, toadal. I've gotten yarn from them before with no problems at all. I can't wait to get it!!! I want to check the LYS to see how much they sell it for. I plan on getting more Colinette, I just LOVE their colors!

Friday, October 15, 2004

Him and his big mouth

My husband was at a street fair outside his office with some co-workers. They passed by some ponchos that the girls liked, and he goes "Oh, Tracy can make even nicer ones." So now a couple people want me to make some. And I have my co-worker wanting a shawl. And I have my show coming up. AHHHHH! I'll try and get some painting out of the way before I start the ponchos. Now for pricing. I'll have to research on ebay, and take in account the yarn cost. Maybe charge the yarn then a tiny bit for labor, since they are friends, sort of.
It's time to post more pics. I'll take some of my Town and Country poncho and the scarf I'm knitting.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Another thing finished

I finished my Town and Country Poncho, just have to sew on the flower. I love this color. I have a whole skein and a half left over, so I can make myself yet ANOTHER scarf. I'm going to have a scarf for every outfit. I have one in Homespun Regency. Making another in Homespun...ummm... shoot i forgot the name of the color. And I'm knitting one in Wool Ease Wheat. And I'll probably make one in the Baroque color. I have to get myself a black winter coat so I can make any color scarf I want. Right now I have an olive color coat, so it can be tough finding pretty yarn that wouldn't clash. (Clashing could be a fashion statement, couldn't it? BAH to matching I say!)

I'm ALMOST done with my blue afghan, but one part of the border is really stumping me. I'm at the second to last round of it.

I think I should hold off on the ponchos right now. When I told my husband I was going to make the Town & Country one, he says "No more! We have no room!". LOL Silly man. I guess my two shawls and three ponchos will have to do. (Until I find a new pattern that I just HAVE TO make).

I'll take a pic of my town & country when the flower is put on it. I hope to wear it this weekend. We're going to Virginia for a 30th birthday party. It's chocolate themed!!! MMMMMM! Everyone has to bring their favorite chocolate dessert. I'm making "Chocolatey Raspberry Crumb bars " from Nestle (making them without nuts in case someone is allergic). My sister in law makes them and they are OH SO yummy. I love anything with chocolate and raspberry. I would have made my real favorite chocolate dessert, fudgy brownies with chocolate chips (or hershey kisses), NO NUTS, but I'm sure SOMEONE will bring brownies. I wanted to make something different.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Here are the pics.

Hiawatha Poncho

Bag for $4


Town and Country Poncho in Baroque and my ebay buy came today!!! YAY! All my hooks fit in it. Very roomy.

Yarn for scarves and afghan

Painted stuff for my show

Monday, October 04, 2004

Another great ebay find!

I bought myself a new crochet hook holder for my Crystalites hooks. I have that ugly blueish Boye hook holder right now thats holding my Bates metal ones. But I got one from.... maybe I shouldn't share so you don't outbid me hehe... I plan on getting a knitting needle one too. (ok fine, it's from seller boogybags) They are so cute! Here's a pic. I should probably get another one so I can get rid of my Boye one.

I'm going to run to Michaels today since Homespun is on sale. I want to make the Lion Brand town & country poncho. Don't know why since I don't like the ponchos I've made so far. I'll keep trying till I make one I like. I had made one out of Divine yarn (asymetrical type poncho, two rectangles sewn together), but I don't really like the way it hangs. Too bulky. Guess I could have used a larger hook, but I didn't feel like frogging it. I'll keep it as an around the house poncho. The Hiawatha poncho isn't coming out as nice as StitchDivas picture. It's too bumpy in the back, it doesn't hang nicely either. Too stiff, maybe acrylic would have been better? Maybe blocking it will help with the bumpyness. We'll see when it's finished. It's almost done. I also want to get some WoolEase to knit myself a scarf. I hope to get my needles from Joanns this week.

I got a Barnes & Noble gift certificate for my birthday. I want to get a nice crochet or knitting book. Something modern.

I've been procrastinating with the pics. Sorry. I'll post some pics tonight of the bag I got for $4 at ACMoore. And maybe of my two ponchos. I'll also take pics of the stuff I'm working on for my private show.

Which reminds me I have to go to Bed Bath and Beyond tonight to buy some cake plates, olive oil bottles, trifle bowls, and anything else I may be able to paint. I'm going to try and concentrate on glass stuff for my show since it's a lot easier to prep and paint. I'll post pics as I finish stuff. So far I painted a lazy susan with poinsettas, and a vase with holly, pine needles, and stripes. I'm so stressed about getting stuff done in time. The show will probably be early November. I also have to think of games to make it fun. Make it like a PartyLite party, or Home Interiors. I think I'll make giveaways and hostess gifts. I'll paint tons of votive holders. I'll probably sell candles too. I need to get laid off so I can do all this!