Monday, November 28, 2005

Bobbi Bear

And here is the teddy bear from below. I'm still trying to get the nose and eyes spaced out right!
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Corkscrew Hat

My project on the trip to Michigan for Thanksgiving/Wedding. I also finished a smaller pink one that still needs the corkscrews! Fun, easy to make and oh so cute!
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Sunday, November 20, 2005

A side thought about Noah's Stocking

I just realized that this very ROYAL blue stocking is going to the son of the Kansas City Royals BIGGEST fan... so perhaps it is fitting after all!
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Noah's Stocking

Here it is! The most advanced project yet -- Noah's Stocking. Actually it's called "Winter Wonderland", but since it's for Noah Campbell I refer to it as such.

I'm not sure how I feel about the colors (neither do Noah's parents) , but we had to start somewhere! They've actually grown on me... but that tends to happen when spend a month continuously knitting something. And let me tell you it's WAY more interesting than the plain old red ones I've done. All it needs now is Noah's name in the blank royal blue part up by the snowman dangles and it's all set to go to its new home in Kansas.

I've decided that I love Fair Isle (seen here in the snowflakes)! It was so much fun to do! And I think the next little Campbell will probably get less blue in his/hers. I'm just glad that it actually turned out OK and that it was done prior to December 24th!

I also finished the Teddy Bear, but gave it away to Baby Keyser without taking a picture. Ooops. Mommy Keyser promises to let me take a picture of it, though. Someday I'll get around to it. Now I just need to finish the slippers for my hubby, knit up another bear for the littlest Gabel, and I want to make a few hand-knitted mini-sweaters for the Christmas tree. Good thing I've got 10 hours of flying over Thanksgiving! Sleep?? Who needs sleep??
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Monday, October 31, 2005

Current Projects

Well, I have about 4 going right now. I am almost done with a pair of felted clog slippers for my husband for Christmas. Had him convinced they were just a pair of socks until about a week ago. I left the pattern out with the picture on it... ooops. I am also working on a Winter Wonderland stocking for one Mr. Noah Campbell. My first Fair Isle attempt. So far, so good.

And on the needles today... thanks to 10 hours of plane rides this weekend... a Bobbi Bear. Supposed to be for Miss. Sarah Gabel, but I have a baby shower this weekend and since he's pretty fast to knit up, this one might be going to the future Baby Keyser. We'll see!
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Mr. Flurry

This is Mr. Flurry.... he can't see yet and he only has a scarf thanks to Ms. Mandi Godwin who took pity on him one evening before dinner. He's in progress and once I get him all gussied up, I'll show you how cute he is!
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Ok so it's really hard to find time to take pics and post when you are running around substitute teaching all week. But if you find the right position, it also leaves you with LOTS of time to knit!

I've had a pretty busy month. I learned to knit socks.... I haven't actually finished one that an actual person could wear, but in theory, I could do it! I am working on a regular sized pair, but I'm running out of time for Christmas present knitting so the sock knitting has been put on the back burner for now.

I have also almost completed a fun little project know as Mr. Flurry. Mine can't see yet, but thanks to Mandi Godwin (a student of my husband), he now has a scarf. I'll put up a finished pic if I ever get to it.
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Monday, October 03, 2005

Felix with the Stocking

I couldn't resist posting this! Felix, our baby, loves to curl up on these stockings. I turned my back to type... and he went right to sleep.
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Another stocking...

Here it is. My second finished RED stocking! Sorry about the pic -- I can't figure out how to get it upright! So I'm now a stocking pro and sick of red yarn. Looks a lot like Matt's stocking, but the texture and color in real life is completely different. I got the COOL striped yarn for Karin's stocking, but am taking a short break to knit a Mr. Flurry (that's a snowman).

I also signed up to take a sock class next week. WOO HOO! I can't wait to learn to make these puppies. I've also started a knitting wish list/Christmas list for my ever patient, darling husband to use. He'll probably need help, though. His eyes just kind of glaze over when I start talking about needles, yarn or what not. But he pretends to listen. We had a very rough year last year so he's just happy that I've found something that I love to do and by golly, I actually am pretty good at!

I organized a weekend meeting of a local knitting club. We'll be meeting on Friday evenings -- can't wait to talk knitting with others who love it! We also went to an arts and crafts fair this weekend. Very, very little knitting. I wonder if that's because it takes so long to make anything, or if it doesn't sell.... hmmm.....
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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Christmas stocking

This is my latest creation. It is for my almost brother-in-law, Matt. Turned out very well. It is the first time I've used good yarn from my YLS (rather than getting something at Jo-Ann's). LOVED, LOVED working with good yarn! It just gets expensive pretty quickly. I'm working on another one for a friend and ordered striping yarn to make one for a sister.
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Moving on to footwear (kind of)....

I found this pattern on-line and fell in love! I'd never attempted anything other than knit and purl, but I HAD to make these. Turned out pretty cute. Noah's mommy is a huge Wizard of Oz fan and she's promised a girl next time around so these are for her. Made with Lion Brand Glitterspun they are just adorable. I just need a new camera and some photography lessons.
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My first baby blanket

This is a baby blanket that I knit for Mr. Noah Campbell in Kansas City, Kansas. Noah was born March 10, 2005. I knit this on size 6 needles starting in mid-January and I thought by the time I got done, he'd be about 4 months old. But luckily the blanket it made to Noah's house a day before he did! I'm learning that I need to take better photos of my projects!
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My first scarves

Scarves I knit for my sisters last winter! The pink one was for Michelle and the blue for Karin. They loved them and I was pretty happy with my first knitting endeavor!
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This is "us" at a church picnic this past summer. Aren't we cute??
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Just testing this out....

So apparently I can post through email. Just testing this out!

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Trying it again!

Another blog that is! This time one about my most recent obsession -- KNITTING! I am in LOVE with this craft! Finally, something I can "express" myself through and who knew, I'm actually pretty decent at it. I started knitting sometime last fall. I taught myself through a $2 booklet purchased at Wal-Mart. With a little bit of phone help from mom, I soon finished my first scarf. That is, once I learned that if you use bigger needles and chunky yarn, you can actually finish something in less than a month. After knitting everyone I know scarves, I started on baby blankets. I've since moved on to my first set of baby booties and am now in the throes of Christmas stockings. Someday soon I am going to start a sweater and a pair of socks! I will try to post pics of my projects.
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