March 2004 Archives

March 28, 2004

Our first day of the grand opening was definitely a success. The shop was very busy and I got to see several bloggers. Hi Wendy, Kerry, and Robin!
I'm working through the ribbing on the short-sleeved ribbed lace sweater for the Vintage Knits-Along. The yarn I'm using is light pink Venice by Passport Yarn Co.
While watching basketball today, I also finished this shop project.
The hat is crocheted using Rowan Cotton Braid and is made from the Mailbu pattern in the Cotton Braid Collection.
I finally got in to get my hair chopped off and I'm really happy with the results. Here's before

and here's after.

Posted by crsattic at 6:10 PM | 6 Comments

March 24, 2004

Tangled Up in Blue...

yarn that is. I'm plowing ahead trying to knock out a couple of projects in my WIP list. First off is one finished brother glove.
Now that I have one glove to work off of, I think I'll be able to finish the second glove pretty quickly.
Next is the first sleeve of the DB baby sweater.
One more sleeve, and this project can join the shrug in the seaming pile.

Posted by crsattic at 11:54 PM | 2 Comments

March 23, 2004

Bedroom Shoes

Here are the finished shoes.


They're made with Rowan DK Cotton and are very quick to make up. They'll be making their appearance at the shop Friday or Saturday.
I've also started seaming Charlotte's shrug.


So far it looks like it fits fine.



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March 22, 2004

UFO progress

I finished the front of the DB baby sweater.
Now I've just got the sleeves, collar, and sewing up left on this UFO.
I found some charms I liked at the craft store today and decided to try making stitch markers. Here's the finished product
-four dresses and a hanger. (They look better in person.) I'm hoping to replace all of my yarn scrap markers.
It's getting very hard to keep Charlotte out of my knitting. She's smart enough to know that most of what I make is for her, so she wants to try on all of my WIPs- no matter where I'm at in their progress. She's also getting tall enough to reach my main storage spots. It's time to raise everything up higher again.

Posted by crsattic at 8:13 PM | 3 Comments

March 20, 2004

I had a great time today working at the yarn shop. In between customers, I worked on a crochet sample.
It's a bedroom shoe from Ericka Knight's Simple Crochet. All that's left is the edging.
I also got to meet the very cool Wendy from wendyknits. She was working on her latest sweater which looked even better in person than on her site. I've never seen such a complex fair isle being knitted up. It's amazing to watch the color design form.

Posted by crsattic at 7:42 PM

March 17, 2004

Wednesday Night Meetup

The knitting meetup tonight was lots of fun. One of the newcomers is also a SAHM of a small child. I'd love to get some other SAHMs together for a knitting group. My knitting time tonight was enough to let me finish knitting Charlotte's shrug. Now I've got to sew it up and add the ribbing. Luckily, it's not as much ribbing as Kristine had with Lola.

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March 16, 2004

Crocheted Purse

As promised, here's an update on the store sample. I'm making a purse out of several crocheted flowers. Here are the flowers so far

and here is what each finished flower will look like.

The pattern is Flower Garden Bag by Nancy Brown. All of the yarn changing is slowing me down a bit on this project, so I'm afraid my reputation for speedy store samples will be shot with this one.
I'm not the only one crocheting flowers; they're blooming all over the place! Check out Georgia and Laurin's sites to see more.

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March 15, 2004

The stray cat we were caring for is now in an Advocats foster home. If you live near Madison or Falls Church, VA and are looking to adopt a cat, Camellia is a very sweet and loving girl and would make a great addition to your home. Her picture and information will be posted on the Advocats site later this week.
Did anyone watch the ACC tournament over the weekend? Most of the games were very exciting, especially the final one. Congratulations to Maryland!
While watching basketball, I worked on Charlotte's Easter shrug. The pattern is Poppy from the Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora book. I've finished the back and am working on the second sleeve.
I'm also working on a new store sample- progress pics tomorrow.
On Saturday, we came home from the store to find a package from my secret pal! She sent two hanks of yarn, some bamboo circular needles, and a handthrown vase.
Thank you Secret Pal!
I had some server issues over the weekend, so my blog and email were unavailable over most of the last two days. Everything is back up and running, so now that I can get to my links list, I'm off to check out what 's going on with everyone else.

Posted by crsattic at 3:53 PM | 1 Comment

March 10, 2004

The Heart Socks

Much to Charlotte's delight, the heart socks are done. I managed to keep her still just long enough to snap a couple of pictures. Here's the main sock shot
and here are the heels with the hearts.

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March 9, 2004

Another Scarf

Here's my second finished scarf which Charlotte was kind enough to model for me.

This scarf is made with Fiori by Skacel. When knitted up, the yarn looks like flowers growing up a garden trellis.

Posted by crsattic at 8:15 PM | 5 Comments

March 8, 2004

Store Sample

Here's my latest sample for the store.
The scarf is made from one ball each of Lana Grossa Doppio and Estivo. This yarn is a dream to work with - very soft and silky.

Posted by crsattic at 6:34 PM | 2 Comments

March 5, 2004

Another Knitting Quiz

You like autumn sock yarn. You are a child of nature.  You love being outside.
What color of sock yarn do you prefer?

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Interesting...while autumn is my favorite time of year, it's not really the color palette I use for knitting.

Posted by crsattic at 11:49 PM

March 4, 2004

Knitting and College Hoops

I got in some good knitting time last night while watching the GA Tech/ Duke game. I'm a Tech fan, and I can't believe we Duke! It was very exciting, but I think I get more knitting accomplished when I'm watching something boring. Now I'm past the front split on the DB sweater and over halfway finished with the foot of Charlotte's second heart sock.
Have you seen the Onde knitalong on Bonne Marie's site? I'd become infatuated with this yarn and then I found a gorgeous sweater in my favorite colorway. The sweater is Onde Crochet Sweater #20 pictured here. Plus, this store provides English translations of the Phildar patterns. I think this project just leapt to the top of my wishlist.

Posted by crsattic at 3:48 PM | 3 Comments

March 3, 2004

It's a Wiggles Dance Party!

We've discovered the Wiggles at our house. Charlotte loves the show; all of the music gives her plenty of time to practice her dance moves.
While she's busy dancing, I'm getting in some knitting. Here's Weekend

and DB Blue.

Posted by crsattic at 3:37 PM | 3 Comments

March 1, 2004

Good News

We've had a very eventful weekend. Here are the highlights:
-Our meeting with the babysitter went well. Charlotte's first stay with her will be next Thursday.
-A foster group has agreed to take in the stray we've been caring for.
-My test results came back normal, so I might not have anything wrong with me. I go back to the doctor on Thursday.
-MagKnits came out yesterday. My favorite pattern is the Sassy Stripes top. I just bought a pair of pink capris that would look great with it.
-Sandy kicked off the Secret Knitting Pal program. I'm going shopping on Friday to get my person's gift.
-My yarn diet is over!
Even with everything going on this weekend, I was able to squeeze in some knitting. I finished the first heart sock and am just past the heel on the second.

The back of the DB blue sweater is finished.

I even got in some rows on the Weekend sweater- pictures tomorrow.
February was not a very productive month. I finished my husband's gloves, the Warm Up America squares, and the Wavy Ribbon Tank, but failed to complete several other projects. I've added a few other projects to the list which need to be finished soon including a UFO for March. This is an afghan that I started in January 2003 for a person at my mom's work. She had received a lot of yarn when her grandmother died. Because she didn't know how to crochet or knit, she had my mom give the yarn to me. She was very close to her grandmother, so giving away the yarn was very emotional for her. I've been working on this afghan using her grandmother's yarn as a thank you and would like for her to go ahead and have it. I'll post pictures later this week.

Posted by crsattic at 8:37 PM | 1 Comment

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