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Photo Challenge Day 25-27

In community challenges, knitting, sewing on October 27, 2013 at 5:10 pm



I made both project bags as prototypes. I was also trying to become one with my sewing machine. I think I did a good job. One is a humbug bag and the other, a drawstring bag. I’m not sure how to freestyle quilt on the sewing machine, perhaps someone has suggestions / tuts?

Day 26: MUG & Day 27:CHAIR


Ok, this mug is not necessarily my favorite but I think it’s cute. I also haven’t found love and don’t think I ever will. I don’t even know the people who got married. I just went with someone. I remember at this wedding I was starved to death. Horror story.. . Let’s just say that the food served all had faces… Literally.

Now, although you can’t see this chair in its entirety, it’s a wing back chair. I searched high and low and even went to the wackest borough in NY (take a wild guess where that is!). But I eventually bought this off Craigslist and I had it reupholstered. The plastic is for the animals. I had to reupholster it twice because the cats were being naughty. This is my knitting chair in the living room (I also have a knitting chair in my bedroom).

Long overdue :
Donated squares by salpal1(coralesque color) row and Cynthia (pink).

Sock update : I didn’t have them made, but I did find my lost socks. The sock monster was me! Lol I found like 9 pairs! Smh.

Photo Challenge Days 22-24

In community challenges on October 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Update: Day 21 was Finished Object. Just a repeat picture of my b r o o k l y n hat.



Chia seeds are my favorite thing to add to soups, oatmeal, porridge, tomato sauce, smoothies and pancake batter, amongst other things.



I love Sharpie! I love Sharpie mini’s! They have beautiful, saturating colors that keep me inspired.



The infamous, buyers remorse yarn, taken to update my Ravelry stash. I like it, but I still don’t know. My perspective will probably change when I swatch it up and start knitting with it.

A little something, something

In community challenges, knitting on October 23, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Some brief notices:

– As delayed as this is, I want to publicly thank (1) Cynthia for her square for my cousin’s blanket which I received on Saturday and a second one is in the works (picture hopefully tomorrow) and (2) salpal1 for her contributions as well. Three squares is what I received this afternoon (picture hopefully tomorrow. They are all beautiful! Thanks to you both!

– I’ve been running behind on my photo challenges, but I’m shooting for tomorrow to be my catch up day. I have to do Day 22 SPOON, Day 23 INK and tomorrow, Day 24 SHADOW.

– I’m delayed with this testing of Dapper Man. I’m trying to trade for yarn on Ravelry, but no luck. If nothing by Sunday, I may have to cave.

Fable Fibers KAL commences Nov 1, 2013 and concludes Dec 1, 2013.  We’re doing accessories…everyone pick your own and make it.  There are prizes to be won too and coupon codes to buy yarn for the KAL (but you can also use stash). I’m using my first Yarnbox yarn and making a few things hopefully. Although my thumb feels better (somewhat) I’m not pushing myself and I’m not doing anything complicated.

Photo Challenge Day 18

In community challenges, knitting on October 18, 2013 at 3:48 pm



This is a sleeve from my fall project Hettie (aka Tilted Duster). The imperfection is from the Russian join I did. I blocked it but I don’t think it worked. Maybe I can trim it up some.

Photo Challenge Day 17

In community challenges, knitting on October 17, 2013 at 11:28 pm



I love the beauty and delicate nature of lace, but admittedly, I am not for creating this fabric. It’s too complex and too unpredictable. I really don’t like it. It’s unstable. This is Spanish Lace from a stitch pattern book. I think I actually saw a sweater in Macys with this pattern several years ago. Very elegant. I still hate doing it. Carry on.

Photo Challenge Day 16

In community challenges, knitting on October 16, 2013 at 4:52 am


This is a key to my work drawers and cubby.  Unfortunately, it does not actually work.

Photo Challenge Day 15

In community challenges, knitting on October 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm



This plant is from Bissel Garden and one if my friends who works on the garden gave it to me. The name is not something I remember, but if you recognize it, please tell me. I think its purslane or something like that. Its supposed to be a bit peppery. This needs to be repotted in the worst way.

Photo Challenge Day 14

In community challenges, knitting on October 15, 2013 at 2:27 am



I reused a picture from my trip to New Paltz a few weeks ago when I went apple picking. This is outside a candy shop in the “mall.”

After I posted the above picture on Instagram, I realized that I had a better picture..Two on fact.
Part 1

Part 2

These pictures I took of a magazine article someone brought at a knitting meetup a while ago. I thought it was interesting to take a simple thing and transform it into a knitted form. This is s brilliant concept! I was fascinated and I hope you are too!

Photo Challenge Day 13

In community challenges, knitting on October 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm



This is a chart I drew out and colored myself from Alice Starmore’s, Charts For Color Knitting . I have another idea for this chart… A bag. This book has given me a lot of inspiration and hopefully would encourage you to use your imagination.

Photo Challenge Day 11 & 12

In community challenges, knitting on October 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm



These are the cardboard insides of tape, for which I have a fabulous upcycle idea in mind. Hopefully during my time off my vision can be executed. It’s rather simple, but I think it would be worth the effort.

Day 12: A is for… ALPACA


There us a fabulous story behind these hanks of Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk. Well, it’s very simple really, I went to my first yarn exchange and I got this exquisite yarn. It was one of the first “fancy” yarns I owned. I haven’t yet found a project for it. I was contemplating a shawl, but that involves lace so I’m not sure about that.