Monday, January 21, 2008

My Celebrity Look Alike (Ha ha)


I'm going to go try another picture and see....

Here's the hubby...hee hee

Monday, January 07, 2008

Tag...I'm it

**U P D A T E**

I've been tagged by LStone. (Lisa, you can email me about your blog design)

7 Weird or Random Things about Yourself

1. I like to eat peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches It's so good you must try! (No need to be prego)
2. I cry happy tears when people win big on TV game shows
3. I have a ton of sewing projects on my to do list but do not own a machine

4. I like the labels on food containers to be face out in the pantry & fridge
5. I say "uff da" Even though I grew up in Minnesota and am mostly Scandinavian I didn't say this until I met my husband's family (nor did I know what Lefse is or eat it but do now). I picked up this phrase by osmosis from my mother-in-law who is 100% Norwegian. Here's more nighttime reading about Uff da
6. I want to run a marathon sometime before I turn 45
7. In my next life I'm going to learn how to tap dance

If you read this consider yourself tagged :)

Welcome 2008

I really have been knitting during this momentary posting lapse. Unfortunately I didn't take the time to photograph the gifts I gave to family and friends...except for a couple.
One thing I have learned this past holiday season is that if you want to give knitted gifts, starting projects in December isn't a good idea. I really should start now to be ready for next Christmas :)

Here is a project that was intended for my almost 3-year old but ended up fitting my almost 8-year instead. She was willing to wear the hat for the picture but I don't think she will head to school with it adorning her head.

Pattern: Snowman- Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson
Size: Largest size (2 years and up)
Modifications: I used Berroco Comfort yarn instead of GGH Samoa; buttons for eyes instead of knitted eyes; changed the scarf color (Susan's was red)

My sister and I took an embellishment class by the very talented Marie Mayhew. We made felted tree ornaments and Marie taught us how to add beads and sequins and how to felt yarn and roving on them. It was a ton of fun but overwhelming. So many choices that I just stayed very simple. Polka dots were fun and easy and SIMPLE. I'll definitely make more of these and will try to jazz them up with a bit more effort. I loved meeting Marie and seeing all of her cute designs. I have discovered that I love that crafty kind of stuff mixed with knitting, whereas, my sister loves knitting garments and after taking this class she will avoid all projects that involve "embellishing". We had a good chuckle about it though.

The ornaments were a gift to my very special grandmother who is very crafty herself. It was fun to see her expression when she opened the gift.

A couple of projects in the works...felted heart baskets and a vest for moi!!! Are you the type that knits for everyone else but yourself? Other than the first few beginner scarves I've made everything else I have knitted was for someone else. (I don't mind..I wouldn't do it if I didn't love it) This vest has been on my needles for quite some time so this month is dedicated to finishing it! Picture to follow...