Friday, February 29, 2008

Norway Sweater Bag

Norway Sweater Bag
Originally uploaded by Judy's Pics58
I made this bag from a sweater that was made in Norway. I washed it in hot water and actualy boiled it in my big soup stock pot for extra shrinkage. It finally shrunk to the size that satisfied me. I took this bag out and about and I sold it to Lisa who just loved it. This is making me think that I should go with more of my ideas. I must say, there hasn't been anything in my life that has given me so much satisfaction than making something and selling it. This of course does not include that amazing experience of giving birth and nourishing a child till they are ready to be set free. I have been loving this knitting we will see where this goes. Really, this is fun!!!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Weight Watchers

Well, I started Weight Watchers and am somewhat dissappointed in myself. I thought the last time I was on weight watchers that it would be my last diet. I lost 23 pounds and felt awesome. My clothes fit, I could bend over and tie my shoes without feeling like I would loose my lunch. The worst part of gaining the weight back is that I snore even louder than before. I was a snorer but the heavier I got the louder it became. This is what my dh says. We also want to do more hiking and we are planning a trip to Mexico next year, soooooo... I know I would be happier if I would loose some weight. I'm 156 pounds and 5' 1" high. So I plan on getting to 130-135. This would be ideal. So I am in week one and have not lost anything yet. I walk everyday and follow the Core program on Weight Watchers. So wish me luck!!! Anyone else out there with some advice?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Birthday Socks

I made these for Lisa's 22 birthday. She is my oldest daughter and one of the last people in my family of 6 to receive something made by her mother. These are the famous Monkey socks from Kitty. I have made many pairs of these socks and have never gotten bored with the pattern. It's so simple but yet creates this lovely and complicated looking pattern. I used one of my favourite sock wools called Austerman Step with two 2.75mm circular needles . The more you wear them the softer they get. I also made a pair of fingerless gloves with the leftovers. I will post this picture later.

Erin needed a cover for her Nano. She was waiting patiently for the one she bought on Ebay and asked if I could make something to cover her MP3 player in the mean time so it wouldn't get scratched. It's 3 1/2" X 2 1/4" and its my own pattern. Interested?

My sister-in-law had a birthday and so I made her these Face Clothes. Its actually a free pattern called the Chevron Dishcloth of which I added a single crochet edging. The cotton used was rescued from a local thrift store.

Friday, February 8, 2008

The Constant Companion

Halfway done. Yeah. This thing is really big!!!
Drying on a form by the fireplace.
A finished bag.

Hanging on the outside bench that my Dad made for me.

This pattern came from knitkits. It took alot of wool but the end product is a nice big bag for the beach or shopping.