melknits

I figured I would join in the fun since my Mom and sister are doing this too! This will show my current projects and how I am progressing.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Looks Like the Ocean

This is probably my favorite bag so far!  I had to include my big seashell in the picture, because this bag reminds me of the ocean.  I used 1 strand of Cascade 220 in torquoise and 1 strand of Manos del Uruguay in varigated shade of torquoise and greens held together.  The pattern I used was a variation of the Pink Lady Bag from Designs by Shelley.  The dimensions are (without the handle) 5" tall and 8"wide.  I have had so many compliments on this bag.  Now I need to get an outfit to go with it!  Or knit a cute little sweater or tank top!
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Saturday, February 04, 2006

A Unique Baby Wrap

My friend is having her third baby any day now. It will be her second girl. I wanted to do a little blanket for her, but I was not very excited about all of the pastels in the baby yarns. So, I went with the Stria by Manos del Uraguay. It is so soft and the colors are very vibrant. The bummer is that it has to be hand-washed in cold and dried flat, but it is so beautiful that I could not do this blanket in anything else! I love the contrasting colors.
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So, I gave it to my friend along with a couple of very cute burp cloths made out of cloth diapers with ribbon sewn on the ends. Another friend of mine makes them, so I gave her some of the yarn and they matched great. Very cute! My friend was thrilled and even her husband said how cool it was! (Note: the beautiful tulips in the background are from my hubby for our 10th anniversary!)

I will definitely use this yarn again, except it will be for something that I can wear!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Late Christmas Gifts

Yes, it has been a while since my last post.  But, I have been very busy with work, kids, etc.  These bags were started before Christmas for my sister-in-law and niece, but they were not completed in time.  I was about a week late getting these out, but that gave me time to take pictures!  Anyway, they were both made out of Cascade 220 and another novelty yarn for some fun!  The purple is a beautiful color called "Wisteria" and the black is, well, it's black!  I used the Booga bag pattern, but modified it a bit to change the size of each bag.  It was fun to see how they turned out!
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Secret Pal Gift!

Wow, did I ever get spoiled!  My secret pal, Leah, sent me all of the goodies below!  Included in the package was:



sock yarn - probably enough to make 3 pairs, the ball is beautiful hand-dyed in deep purple, green, teal, a book with a bunch of patterns for my pups, a notebook, pen, and sticky notes (which my son has claimed), a calendar, a candle, bath fizz, a collectable doll (which my daughter has claimed for her room already), oh and I can't forget the chocolate, mmmmmmm! 



This package was loaded with great stuff, and I truly appreciate everything!  Thank you, Leah for your generosity, you were a great secret pal! 
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Another Gift 2

And here is the finished look!  This one felted faster than the red bag.  I think the water was hotter with this one that with the red bag.  I think the kids teachers will really like their gifts!
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Another Gift

This is the other bag for my son's teacher.  I used Galway in a Christmas green color.  I added a gold metallic ladder yarn around the top of the bag.
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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Teacher Gifts 2

And here it is finished.  The top was going to fold over, but I didn't like the way it looked.  You can still see the stitches a little bit, but it still came out nice and firm.
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Teacher Gifts

So, my kids wanted me to make felted bags for their teachers for Christmas.  Here is the first one, pre-felted.  I use Galway double-stranded and added in some Lion Brand novelty yarn.  It took a while to felt and I probably could have kept it in longer, but I think it came out fine!
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Thursday, October 27, 2005

CHECK OUT MY LOOT!

My secret pal did a great job shopping for me!  My favorite colors, chocolate, a new knitscene magazine, a purple Tinkerbelle fleece throw, ect.  Woo-hoo!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you Secret Pal!
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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Markers from Mom

As promised, a picture of the markers from my Mom!
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Finished Booga Bag

Felted and ready to go!  I am really excited about how my first felted bag turned out!  I already have the yarn for 3 more bags!  Hee Hee!  I  will show this one off at work tomorrow!
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