Monday, December 20, 2010

Soldier Boy

I saw a knitted hat made with thick yarn.  They knitted it flat and sewed it up when it was finished.  I normally do not like the seam, but I wanted the lumps, bumps, and unusual threads and texture to show.  I used a batt that I called Soldier Girl and a very thin English long wool as a second yarn to ply it with.  There is some sparkle in the wool, but I think it is still very masculine, especially since I plied the fun yarn with a plain, narrow brown yarn.  I knitted two strands together for the hat and tacked toy soldiers on the hat randomly.  The green looks gray in the picture and the soldiers look blue, the colors are much brighter in color and more green or beige.  What do you think?  If I had it to do over again, I think I would look for the parachute guys.  The guns are a no no in schools.

I saw a new term for knitters and crafters that have a major material/fiber surplus.   It is called S.A.B.L.E.

I normally do not decorate a tree.  I had a small pink one stored, but it discolored to peach while in storage.  I looked at 5 stores before we found one to replace it.  I found this 3 foot tree at Wal-Mart with pre-strung lights for only $25.00.  It was the last one and the display model.  I placed it on the tea cart in the dining room area and decorated it.  I still need a topper for the tree.  It says Christmas to me.  Does it say Christmas to  you?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Heart Hot Pads

Simple heart shaped hot pads made with pretty pink fabrics. Both the front and back are made with the same fabric.   These are lined with cotton batting.  Each hot pad is 100% cotton except for the plastic ring and the polyester thread.
Thanks for reading my blog.  I hope you and yours are well and enjoy all of the wonders of the season.  Dawn  

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Gag Gift Soap

One thing lead to another and I made a prototype soap.  It is called Mr. Hairy Dingleberry.  Hairy is  from the joke of placing a hair a bar of soap and calling it Wild Hair.  Then someone mentioned dingleberries, and I had learned what they were.  I found out that they are the small amounts of poo that is occasionally retained by anal hairs. Well, here it is, (the soap).  I put both ideas together and  I used a few sheep fibers and dried fruit berries, (actually fruit).
I also spun a very small skein of angora rabbit.  It is white and plied with a light gray color.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bell Ringing Time

What Bell?
You  can tell that it is the holdiay season when you  hear the Salvation Army bells ringing.  My parrot Albert is practicing to work for the Salvation Army.  Off and on all night long and tonight he has already started.  It is like a kid that puts away a toy and discovers it again.  lol
Made with lace weight Merino wool.

I also finished another pair of fingerless gloves.  Theses are mine.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Knitting and Crocheting

I have made several items lately and I thought I would display them.  Bruce is modeling his new scarf made with brown Merino wool.  It is dyed to make some areas less dark than others giving the scarf more texture.  I made a fingerless glove and cowl set using a Merino wool and dyed with various colors, but the main color is green.  The last item is a shawl made also with a Merino wool and dyed with varied colors.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Family Members

We have added three angora bunnies to our home.  Meet Ruby, Oliver, and Sebastian.   Doesn't Sebastian look like a koala bear?

Weekend Trip to Las Vegas

My favorite purchase!

This is made from jelly beans.


I took a weekend trip to LasVegas.  I saw many sights and found it very different from Kansas.  It was very crowded, to see the sights a person had to walk long distances, , there were outdoor escalators, there was a lot of noise at all times, and there was smoking inside of most places.  It was a little culture shock.  Everyone was friendly and I had a great time.  I picked up a few souvenirs.  My favorite was from the Pink Flamingo gift shop.  

Spa Feeling

 A few months ago I showed you how a local restaurant gave the bathroom a spa feeling with the use of river stones.  I tried the river stones, but I settled on something different.  Well, maybe it is more of a bling feeling instead of the spa feeling.  lol

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Saucering a drink!

I had an elderly resident from my place of employment visit with me about some childhood memories. She said they categorized pie at home as a finger or a fork pie. A cream pie would be a fork pie and a fruit pie with two crusts would be a finger pie. Also they saucered their coffee. I guess the coffee was too hot and by putting it on the saucer it would help to cool it off.   They would slurp/drink it from the saucer. Things have changed, but stayed the same.  We can have iced coffee to drink with a straw or just in a cup and we can eat a fruit pie from Dolly Madison, (or various other bakeries), with our fingers.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Another Pair of Fingerless Gloves

I finished another pair of fingerless gloves.  This pair is for me.  I used lace weight merino wool.  They feel wonderful and look divine too!  Of course that is my own opinion.  What do you think?