Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cute Picture of the Day

This is one of my kitty cats. All he does is sleep and the night I took this picture, he fell asleep on the phone. Me and the hubby joked about how he's on hold with the cable company and I figured, hey I'll take a picture. 2 minutes after I took this picture, my youngest son woke up the cat and he went running into the kitchen to eat (his other past time)

Today's update

Today i went to this great fabric store http://www.lifabricdepot.com/index.html
If you happen to live on Long Island, go check it out. The place is small, but they pack it with fabric. It all really nice fabric too. The people are really nice and they have a great selection and a ton of notions.

This is the current knitting project I'm working on, another top down raglan. So far so good. This is the yarn i'm using. I love Red Heart yarn. it's cheap, on sale more than any other yarn, comes in tons of colors, and best of all, machine washable. Look, I have kids, I don't have the time to hand wash some sweater and block it while it's drying.

Last night I went to Target and got this cute bunny pen in the $1 bin and i also got this kickass hat. i love this hat, and i don't even wear hats.

I just noticed, my damn fingers are in almost every shot. I really need a manicure.

Happy Crafting people :)

Monday, January 28, 2008

I did a knitting recon!

I got this great sweater from my sis in law for christmas, the only thing was that the sleeves were too short. Store bought clothes are the things that push me to keep making my own clothes. I'm somewhat freakishly tall and thin, that i can't just go out and buy clothes. I have to try everything on to make sure i'm not preparing for a flood that's not coming. That's why i make all my own clothes. it's easier for me to make my own clothes than embarass myself in the store. anyhoo, I just took out my trusty DPNs and used some white yarn and continued on 2x2 rib until they were long enough. I have another sweater I want to do this too.
Happy Monday :p

Lookie at what I got today!!

Look at what i got in the mail today!! it's a buttonholer for my Singer. it's a add on to your machine so you can make perfect professional buttonholes and eyelets.

This is the buttonholer on my machine. Looks crazy doesn't it? sometimes you have to look ugly before you can look beautiful, right?

and this is my beautiful buttonhole!!! All i had to do was set up the buttonholer, put in my fabric and pressing the foot petal. It's like magic but soooo much better!! there is also a monogrammer i want to get too. it looks a lot like the buttonholer, but it monograms. There are all kinds of feet that i want to get too. i want to start making clothes to someday sell on eBay. i have been knitting too, i need to take some pics of that and post them too. Happy crafting everyone!!! :)

Sunday, January 27, 2008

i've been doing a lot of thinking lately

and no, i don't have a headache now. I've been on a sewing kick. i want to learn to sew my own clothes and my youngest son's clothes too. there are so many things i want to make, but there are so many things i have to buy. i was looking on eBay yesterday and i saw all these feet for my machine that i really should have. i think i am off to a good start though. i have a a good serger, and a great sewing machine. so far i have made all of my son's sleeping pants, my sleeping pants, a bunch of long sleeve shirts, a but load of sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens, and a jacket. i want to incorporate more sewing into my knitting. i was dreaming of making a pair of pants (yup, that's right, not of a lot of money, or Godzilla taking over the world) i wanted to knit yardage on my knitting machine, and attaching knit interfacing to the knit fabric and making a pair of pants using my sewing machine and serger with front, back and side pockets with magnetic closers

Sunday, January 13, 2008

1st FO of the year

i love how this came out. this is after i wore it all day at work, and it still looked great. i used Loin Brand Homespun in Barrington. i used this pattern, http://peonyknits.blogspot.com/2005/11/anthropologie-inspired-capelet-fo-and.html
i just knitted it down to the length i wanted it to be. i also knitted long sleeves too. i did some increasing at the waist and increased at the hips. i'm really loving how this came out. and, yes that's my little munchkin. he has to be in everything

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!!


i hope everyone didn't drink too much new year's eve. me, i slept right through it. i live on long island, and i have seen the ball drop in manhattan before, and no, i have never stood outside in the cold like a crazy person.
my little munchkin is finally being potty trained, it's been 2 weeks since we started and he has had 4 accidents and he only uses diapers when he goes to sleep. i also need to start taking more pictures. if i had more pictures, then i can really work on my blog more often
so you guys will be difinately be seeing more of me and my smart ass attitude