How I Do Love to Knit

I’ve been busy with a lot of yarny things lately and haven’t had a chance to share them with you yet! Before I do that though, I must share this stunning tree with you.

This park is just over a mile from my house. It’s beautiful in the fall!

The color of this tree caught my eye every time I went by. Anywho, on to the yarn!
I’ve had my arm warmers done for some period of time now and just haven’t posted about them. They’ve already been used many many times on the cold, dark mornings when I don’t want to wear a coat. They keep me warm until the sun comes up and then I stuff them in my purse until the next morning! Perfect!

I also had a chance to work up that super woolly Malabrigo Rasta I bought at the Wool Gathering.

My first mobius.

Have you ever made a mobius anything before? Super weird! I suggest giving it a try at the very least. If I managed, anyone can do it. Youtube tutorials are a wonderful tool 😉 This cowl is very thick and snuggly; I look forward to wearing it this winter!

Something new also happened to me this past week. I had my first booth in a craft fair! I had a lot of fun talking to the other people there, seeing the other booths, and selling my wares. Nothing big, but still a nice experience.

My table

My delightful mother and sister came to keep my company throughout the day and to help with my table whenever I stepped away. Sara (my sis) helped me with something special while she was there.

She was wearing one of my scarves since the room was a bit chilly.

This multi-colored yarn was part of a wonderful package I received from Lucy at In the Sky. I’m not quite sure what I’m going to make with it, but I’ll figure out something. Along with the homespun came some adorable little wooden buttons and some very nice embroidery scissors! Thanks so much Lucy!

There were more buttons but I just grabbed a few for the photo. The scissors are freakishly sharp!

Now that the craft show is over and I can take a break from making up stuff to sell, I can go back to making fun little things for myself again. I’m still trying to de-stash a bit though…There are several balls of leftover wool sitting on a shelf in my living room that need worked through. I am excited to say I’m finally making something from my birthday book! The Little Book of Knitted Monsters is finally in my yarn bag 🙂

Don’t worry, I have other tiny balls of this yarn for when this one runs out!

I have started the body and I’m curious to see how my first monster turns out! I need to find some little eyes for he/she when my project is complete.

Ok, now that I’ve got all of my projects out there I can relax! I’ve been wanting to share them with you for a while. It’s getting harder to get good pictures due to the lighting in my dark little house. It’s that time of year when the sunlight is disappearing faster and faster as winter draws near! You can see how the change is affecting my poor Mina cat.

Face plant!

She is a very sleepy Mew once the sun starts to set. I do love having her around when I get home in the evenings. Bryon is normally in bed when I get home since he works night shift. She keeps me company 🙂

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! See you all next time.

~Lacey & a sleepy Mina

 

 

 

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All Fixed and Up To Date

Happy Wednesday!

I am happy to announce I am posting this from my very own, finally fixed computer 🙂 A BIG thank you to Mike who does all of the tech work for our local hospital. He’s a gem. Another happy thing is a small pot of tulips I got this week to grace my kitchen table. I saw them while getting groceries and couldn’t resist. They’re my favorite flower!

I’ve been a busy little bee lately with various things. Our church has joined with another and seeing as we now have two worship teams (instrumentalists/singers) we’ve had a couple extended get-to-know-each-others and practices over the weekends preceding our first combined Sunday. The folks from the other church have been great and I look forward to singing and hopefully playing (I’m excited to be able to break out my saxophone again) with them all.

My cousin has also had her baby! Little Luke wasn’t so little either. Ashley was induced and he was born 5 days after his due date weighing in at just under 10 lbs! I’m very excited to get to see him this upcoming weekend and take his blanket to him along with the little booties I decided to hook up using the extra yarn from the blanket. I hope they fit him!

I also had another little project begin this past weekend. As much as I love my scarf I’m (still) knitting up, I’ve really been feeling kinda twitchy about my knitting lately. I finally took the time to go through my small collection of knitting books and bookmark the items I would like to try make. Just for fun, I decided a little purse/clutch out of some leftover sparkly yarn would be a good first out-of-a-book project. (The main sparkly project will be revealed soon!)  I got all excited and had to pop over to Jo-Ann’s to find a pretty button for the clasp.

I’d never bought buttons for a project before! Some may find it rather sad that I get all excited about something like finding a perfect button for a project, but I know there are some of you out there who understand my simple joy!

Currently my purse is about halfway done. Granted, it shouldn’t be taking this long but once again my over-active brain got sidetracked into starting something else the same night.

It’s a fuzzy tube scarf. One of the teachers I worked with during my student teaching course wore these all of the time. She paid another teacher to make her various scarves to match different outfits. Fast forward to when Alethia and I went to The Spinning Turtle back in this post. The shop owner making one of those style scarves on a tiny knitting  loom intended for making raffia flowers. I thought “Hey, I could do that! A perfect generic scarf to put up in the craft fair at the hospital!”

While button shopping, I naturally found myself back in the yarn section of the store and what do I find? Lo and behold, there is a tiny flower loom on the wall calling my name! I had been looking for one of those suckers for months and hadn’t been able to find one. Needless to say, it ended up at home with me. So there I was: itchy hands, a new loom, and a bag of fuzzy yarn from this post that’s been waiting patiently in my yarn stash for that very moment. I’m curious to see how much length I can get out of one skein of the Fun Fur yarns.

I also added a “1Up” mushroom to the red one! The base connects better to the cap on this one and I tried to leave some white in the eyes like my brother asked so I could see how it looked. I think he’s pretty good but I think I still have a bit of a soft spot for my first one 😉 Well I think that about sums up my yarny business as of late. Another time-muncher has been a large 1000 piece mosaic puzzle I’ve been wanting to do. Bryon and I enjoy puzzles a lot so we were given a challenging puzzle as a gift a while back; we’re finally starting it! Ever tried to do a puzzle made out of thousands of little individual pictures? It’s ridiculous! Here’s the progress as of tonight.

Here is a close up of the eyes so you can see the mini pictures. They are all images from various Disney movies.

See where there is a piece missing in the top border? Can you guess where it went?  I’ll give you a little hint……

Yup! She ATE the darn thing! She had been trying to sneak pieces out of the box, which makes sense for her. I was surprised though when she attacked the connected pieces on the floor and ran off with them! We weren’t able to rescue that one piece before she had chewed it down. It’s a good thing those pieces are small and bio-degradable. So now we have a puzzle under a blanket on our floor, weighted down by books and other items (or else she just gets under the blanket) until we finish it.

Have you started any new projects lately? Do you have any animals who simply live to get into your stuff? I’d love to hear some fun stories if you have any 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

~Lacey

PS: I’m now up over 1000 hits! Thank you all so much for popping in to visit my corner of the blogiverse 🙂