Saturday, September 29, 2007

Still Knitting!

I haven't been feeling well for the past week, but I haven't stopped knitting!

Yesterday, I bought myself a dozen roses to help me feel better, and it's working! :)
Roses for Me

Here's a wider view, showing how they look in my craft room:
Roses in Craft Room

I think those roses would make ANYONE feel better, don't you?

So, here are some views of my latest knitting endeavors.

I've started another Oddball blanket in the Knitting Help Forum, using Plymouth Encore for my section. I'm ready to mail it to Canada, so chan58 can knit her part!
Oddball Lapghan #2 - Beginning

Here's an easy baby blanket I've been working on while I was sick. Nice and SUPER SOFT! It was easy to pick up and knit mindlessly while watching TV. I'm using two yarns held together throughout - Red Heart Plush and Lion Brand PolarSpun.
Cushy Baby Blanket

Here's a closer view:
Cushy Baby Blanket up close

I've almost finished making a sleeve for an iPod Nano, for the parent of two of my piano students. I used a free pattern online, and TLC Baby yarn in "Powder Pink Sparkle".
Handknitted iPod Nano Sleeve

And I'm still plugging along on the Sockintine Socks. I finished both heels!
Heel Complete on Sockintine Socks!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Making Some Progress on 3 Knitting Projects

I'm finally getting somewhere with some of my knitting works in progress (WIPs).

I started a different scarf for the Red Scarf Project 2007:
Red Scarf 2007

I finally turned the heels on the Sockintine Socks I'm making for a person in the Knitting Help Forum that never received her socks from her swap pal:
sockintine socks blue heels turned

And, I finished the back, and started the front of the orange wool baby sweater I'm making for the new baby of one of my Knitting Help Forum friends:
Orange Baby Sweater

Monday, September 3, 2007

Baby Dress is Finished!

Today, I chose the fabric to use for the baby dress. I picked the pink fabric with butterflies and flowers. (Reminder: I used the "Buttercup Sundress" pattern, in the book entitled "Cozy Knits for Cuddly Babies" by Elanor Lynn.)

And here is the finished baby dress!
Baby Dress Complete

Here's the back:
Baby Dress Back

And here's the label I added inside the dress, that says, "Specially Hand Made By Sandy":
Baby Dress Label

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Knit Baby Dress

Now that my craft room is pretty much set up, I can go on with making things again!

Way cool! :)

So, here's one of my current knitting projects: A Baby Dress with a Fabric Skirt.
I found the pattern ("Buttercup Sundress") in the book Cozy Knits for Cuddly Babies by Elanor Lynn.

I've finished all the knitting, and now I have to add the fabric skirt. I originally planned on using some pink fabric with butterflies and flowers. But, now that I have all my fabric displayed in my craft room, I have found two other fabrics that work well with it also.

So, now I have a dilemma. Which fabric do I use for the baby dress?

Option #1:
Baby Dress Pink #1

Option #2:
Baby Dress Flowers #2

Option #3:
Baby Dress Purple #3

Saturday, September 1, 2007

My Craft Room is Almost Finished!

Finally, my new craft room is almost completely set up. All that's left is deciding where to put some boxes of things that are sitting in the middle of the room.

Last night, I set up my sewing table. Woo Hoo!
Sewing Table Set Up

I also hung some art on the walls. One is a framed work of embroidery I found for sale at Hobby Lobby. So pretty! The other is a cheap print of a work by Renoir.
Framed Embroidery Hung

Fake Art on the Wall

And today, I covered all the yellow and black boxes with some pretty shelf paper I already had. (I got that shelf paper a couple years ago at a Goodwill store.) So, I didn't have to buy anything to make the boxes look nicer.
Shelves with Covered Boxes

Do you see the hat boxes on the bottom shelf? I got them at a Christian book store the other day. They were part of a stationery set that was marked down half price. They only had two of them left, so I bought them both. They are so pretty in the room...I'm so glad I found them!

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