Friday, September 28, 2007

A box...hmmmmm....

It's Friday, and I have finally finished Scarlett's swap items. They are packed all safe in a big box that I am sure she will appreciate. It waits on the dryer, by the back door, and I will go to the Post Office before work this afternoon.

No Scarlett, I won't post pics of what is inside till you get the package. Saying you won't peek is not good enough. And I don't know how to do a Confundus Charm like you did, so the box is all I can give you!
I am excited and can't wait for the packages to arrive! I think I am more excited about what you are getting, than what I am! That will come soon, though.....

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I would love to, but...

Its a bright, sunny, fall day here, and I wish I could go out for a ride. My sis-in-law called and asked if I wanted to go to Erie shopping with her and my nieces. I would love to, but....I have to be to work in an hour and a half, so I can't. (sigh) I guess I'll go knit something....

Friday, September 21, 2007

No pics yet...

I want to post pics of my most recent craft projects, but I don't want to give away the surprise for my swap partner, Scarlett. So, no pics yet.

I guess I can talk about what I have been reading, as that is my other passion. I just finished "The Rule of Four" by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason. I liked it very much, and expect that this pair will go far if they keep on like this one. I would call it an intellectual thriller, along the lines of Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose" and "The Quincunx" by Charles Palliser.

I like stories with historical settings, and although this one is set in the modern day, it is all about history. I would recommend it to anyone who likes deep, thoughtful plots.

I am just starting "Bridge to Terabithia" and have had several "over the shoulder reviews", all of them good. I love children's literature, for many reasons...but that is for another post.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I am busily working on projects for my swap partner, Scarlett, in the Yahoo! Harry Potter crafts group.
I started with a pile of fabrics from my stash (which is more extensive than I had thought!).
I cut them up in pieces,like this:
Then, I went to my sewing machine...
but that is for a later entry, as I don't want to give everything away!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Finally Felted!

My bags are finally felted, and the look awesome! I was very satisfied with the cable bag. I could have felted the small bag further, but I liked the way the subtle stitches showing made it look more heathery.

Shown are pics l-r: unfelted small bag. felted cable bag, and felted small bag.

The bags are not dry yet, but were dry enough this morning to take pics of them, and I couldn't wait to share!
Small bag: 4.5"w x 5"h
strap: 18.5"
Cable bag: 13" w x 11.5"d
strap: 40"

Friday, September 7, 2007

All knitted...

Here is a progress pic of my soon-to-be-felted bag. I have leftover yarn, so I'm making a smaller bag to hold my new mp3 player.

Monday, September 3, 2007

I couldn't help myself...

This is my bag...

I am working on a felted bag at the present, and it is a pattern I designed myself. It is made with Paton's Classic Merino in a beautiful heathery light blue. I have bound off the top edge, except for the stitches that will be the handles. I have begun one of the handles, made as I-cord-5 stitches.

There are cable panels in front and back. I have never felted cables before, and I am looking forward to doing this one.

I knit to relax and destress, and it has kept me sane over the years, not to mention it has kept me in bags, scarves, hats, socks and other fun items. I have even made a couple bucks selling what I make.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

My friend Snert...

My First Post...

...on my beautiful blog.
I'm not sure I have much to share that the world wants to read, but if you do, welcome to my place. Leave a word or two, and let me know what you think (no flames please). The pic is my best friend Snert.
I am a crafter, mostly knitting. I lurve Harry Potter, and make replicas of items from the books and movies.
I am an amateur genealogist, and birder. I love the outdoors, and almost any kind of artwork/craft.

I'm a Ravenclaw!