Friday, April 25, 2008

One of my FO's and a QAL KAL!

I'm organizing my first KAL! We're doing Queen Anne's Lace by MMario. The pattern is available through joining the MMario KKnits Yahoo group. You can also join the QAL KAL on Ravelry. The pattern is absolutely lovely, and a joy to knit. This is my first circular knitted object, so after only about 15-20 false starts, lots of advice from my laceknitters Yahoo group, from MMario KKnits, and a video, I finally figured out how DPN's work. I think this circular lace stuff is going to be addictive. Unfortunately, I don't have any pics to post yet, even though I'm on round 33 now.

Heirloom Baby Full

I finished my Heirloom Baby Blanket (available on last week sometime, and it is absolutely beautiful. You really have to pay attention to the pattern, and not do the things I do (like assume I know what the repeats will be and just start making up what I want to do myself), because then you'll have to rip out three rows and do them all over again. Of course, these will be the rows where you've had to join new yarn and have already woven ends in as you went. I do have to say, though, that the end result is totally worth it.

I made it for the grandbaby of a very sweet lady that I used to work for. Little Wyatt was born premature and weighed only a little over two pounds. According to his grandma, as of his one month birthday he had more than doubled his birth weight, and is off of his ventilator. I'm sure if he turns out to be anything like his grandma, he'll be a real sweetheart.

I have some new features planned soon, such as a list of the resources I've used to help me learn to knit, and some of the free patterns that I like the best. However, soon tends to be a relative term with me, so don't hold your breath too long. I have to teach myself how to create hyperlinks and how to do some other fancy footwork, too.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Stash Cash!

Hey, there's a new site called Revolution Money Exchange. It's like PayPal, but they don't charge fees for selling...which is great if you want to sell off some of your stash. Also, if you sign up before May 15th, they give you $25.00 free! I've already got mine and am eyeing even more wooly goodness! Click the button below if you're interested.

Refer A Friend using Revolution Money Exchange

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ravelry, here I come!

I'm on Ravelry now! Yay me! Since I've begun Ravelizing, I'm hoping it will give me incentive to blog more often. I also have a grand total of one friend, the lovely Vixen. She's swapping me my smurf butt blue mohair for some laceweight yarns she has. I can hardly wait!

I have a new pattern in the works! It's a Flower Trellis Shawl in Knitpicks Sweet Peas colorway (discontinued :( ).

Note the lovely picture on the right of my carpet. There's not much to the shawl just yet. If all goes according to plan, there will be 630 flowers that are 1" in diameter (across petals) making up the body of the shawl. It's crocheted, and I haven't decided whether to add a chain lace edging or to make it a love knot edging. I may save the love knot edging for the first knitted piece I design...which won't be any time in the near future.

Anyway, I'm queenmamajen on Ravelry, so look me up if you get the chance! I'd love to meet other knitters and crocheters!

About Me

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Missouri, United States
I am a full time stay-at-home mom and a complete yarnaholic. I'm married to my favorite husband and we have 3 beautiful daughters and a handsome baby boy. I learned to crochet at the age of 11 and have been doing it off and on ever since. I love crocheting and want to learn how to knit eventually.