Monday, July 30, 2012

Wash On Monday

and Tuesday and every other day of the week.  It's one of those never ending things.
But now it is a bit more fun since my laundry room is almost done.  We just have one more project that we can't quite figure out yet.

Sink!!!  I have even washed some of my hand knits in there!!

And here is the cute little chandelier.  It makes me smile every time I walk into my laundry room.  Which is several times a day.  :)
See the pink counter there?  That is the last part of the project and the one we are not sure on.  I saw some paint that covers countertops but hubby thinks we might just replace it.

And outside the window is my ugly greenhouse and the nice ladder that we are using on our roof.    Too bad I don't have curtains up to hide the ugly!!!!

Hope you enjoyed my little tour.
Happy Crafting!!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Camp Loopy 2 is Finished!!!

Basalt is finished!!!  This scarf (or maybe it would be better to call it a wrap) is heavy.  I won't be cold when I wear this. 
I used the Neon Rose color for the edging, which went much faster than I thought it would.  One and a half episodes of American Ninja Warrior and it was done!!

I was planning on getting some sewing done this week because I got my Camp project done early.  But nooooooo, it had to get sunny so that I could mow the lawn and do all the outside stuff.  But seriously, I will take the sun because those days have been few and far between!!

Tomorrow starts Camp Loopy 3 and the Olympics.  I am excited to cheer for the USA!!!
Happy Crafting!!!

Yarn is Madelinetosh DK

Friday, July 20, 2012

I'm Here to Enable You...

I thought I would show you some of the pretties that have visited my house in the last few months.  I don't have a LYS so any yarn has to be ordered.  I do have some quilt stores that I try to shop at, but lots of times they have different styles than I do, so I end up ordering fabric too.

Gothsocks... don't you just love self striping yarn???  I was lucky enough to catch an update that happened late one evening, my time.  Usually things just fly but I think most of the rest of the US was sleeping, so I got lucky!!

Bad Amy... more self striping yarn.  With a little contrast skein!!!
I was lucky enough to join her sock club when she first started it up.  Amy comes up with great colors and I love every single one of them.

Indigodragonfly... You just have to go to her site and check out her color (or since she is Canadian: colour) names.  They will make you laugh.  And then her colors, sigh.  so gorgeous.  This is her newest sock club shipment. There is always something going on in her Ravelry group, KAL's, fundraising, something.

Now that I have done my enabling duty, it is back to my own knitting.  The 27th (Camp Loopy deadline) is coming fast!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

I'm a Sheep

I just can't help it!!!  I fall in love with every new thing I see.
Thankfully, (but sadly) it has been a while since I have had time to check out all the fun blogs.  I suppose winter must be a better time for me to do that.
I'm sure you have all seen the gorgeous Hexy MF quilt.
Well, I might have bought some fabric.  Hmmm, this is for sure going to be something that I work on in the winter.

I got some Kona Iced Frappe for the background and  High Rise Grand Hotel for the hexies.  I plan to use more blues and greens from my stash also.  And yes, this will take me about 100 years!!!

I've been trying to do some organizing in my craft room.  I had all my fabric folded by color on shelves but then I would pull one out and before you know it...mess.  I have been slowly buying some of the Martha Stewart storage boxes and they look very nice and neat.  Only problem is, I have more yarn and fabric than I have room for.  Ooopppppsssss.

Time to get to work on my scarf!!
Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Camp Loopy Progress

I'm making some progress on my never ending scarf,  Basalt.  It is a super easy knit, which is what I need right now.  Everyone is taking time off at work, so my little two day a week job is right now a 4 or 5 day a week job. Yes, I love working there but I really wasn't planning on working that much.  I feel like a gerbil on a wheel, running but never going anywhere!  haha

Basalt has an I-cord edging that goes on the long edge.  Since I hadn't planned on making this pattern, I didn't order a color for the edge.  Of course, when I started looking I just couldn't decide.

I'm partial to the pink (surprised??) and hubby likes the orange/red.  Which is your favorite?

In this picture you can see how the colors blend.  I was so excited that they actually went together like I was hoping they would.  It is hard to choose colors like that on a monitor.

I hear that the I-cord edging takes a long time so I had better get in gear and get the main part done!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Camp Loopy 2

Well, posting from my phone just didn't work.  I downloaded a few more apps and they SAID that they had posted but I sure don't see them!  So, they must be out in cyberspace somewhere.  Freaky!!

I've been trying to get a few rows done each day on my project for Camp Loopy.
I had planned on making Caprio with this pretty yarn,

but.... I got almost through a pattern repeat and made a mistake that I couldn't fix.  And of course, I hadn't restrung my lifeline since the beginning of the repeat.  Rippppp!  I was worried about trying that pattern in such a limited time anyways.  I am not a good lace knitter.
I changed patterns and now I am doing a ton of garter stitch.  I had to use the same yarn so I chose Basalt.  I think it might even be a better pattern for what I am trying to do.  I wanted to do an ombre' look from the darkest blue to the gray.  I just finished the gray and am working on the lightest blue again.  This is going to be a Big scarf.  My oldest daughter keeps eyeing it and says how much she thinks she will wear it this winter.  I will share, I suppose.  :)
Then it gets an i-cord edging.  I have two colors to chose from, a neon pink and a tomato red.  I just can't decide!!!

We have been having the most miserable weather lately.  I tried to get a picture of the scarf in progress but it is just too nasty out.  I will try again!!!!

Happy Crafting!!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Just A Test

Since it is summer and I am not finding time to sit down at the computer I thought I would try a blog post from my phone. Please let me know if it works ok. How was your fourth of July? Did Thursday feel like a second Monday to you??? We went to Seward to watch the running of Mt. Marathon. Oops! First snag in the plans. Gotta figure out how to post pictures!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Big Bang

Did you hear that big BangBoom last week???  It was me.  I fell hard at Sunshine Yarns last week.
Here is how it goes:
I see something in the Shop Updates Thread that I just need!  Ok, want but this is my story.  :)
I am at the gym, I see it is almost 9:00.  I take a potty break, (I am not working at this point, working out).  I grab my phone and hide in the bathroom.  I refresh, refresh.... only this time, the pretties that I wanted were almost the last to go up.  So, I stick a few things in my cart.  Yup, those will be sold out by the time I get done.  My phone is so little and it is so easy to click on stuff.  See, this is my story again.  Sometimes I hold my phone up way high to get better reception.  I'm sure the other ladies think I am insane.  Whew, there is that pretty yarn I wanted.  Check out.  Run back to my class.  They all must think I have crazy bladder problems.
After I get home, I check to see what I got.  Gack, tons!!!!  I need to knit faster.

See that pretty green one on the right.  All it's fault!!!
It's called Emerald City and I just fell in love.

Dani at Sunshine Yarns is also having a Colorado Wildfire Fundraiser.  She is putting together some great prizes for anyone who donates.
This is dear to my heart because we have so many wildfires each year in Alaska.  If we weren't so sparsely populated we would have the same situation.  Most of ours are just left to burn out because we have so many dead trees from the spruce bark beetle infestation.  But each year some homes are lost when they are started in populated areas.  I have memories as a child of watching my parents hose down the house and yard as a fire burned right across the lake from us.  The helicopters would scoop up the water from the lake and dump it on the fire.  If you've been wanting to help, this is a great way and you might win some goodies!!!!

I had a change of plans on my Camp Loopy 2 project.  The other one just wasn't working out!!!!
Update soon.  :)
Happy Crafting!!!