Friday, May 28, 2010

Finally finished

I finally fished this dress. I made this before mekhi was born and he is almost two. I made one for me and one for lela. Mine is now a skirt and I put on a black top and I keep on going.  Need to make another set and coordinate something with mekhi. Like he can wear a red or white top with some black shorts. Yes let me work on that. We can take pics on memorial day. I need some yarn. A cotton hip length halter top would be so cute. Even caron simply soft. As you can see I am in design mode.  Just need two skeins of caron and a swatch. Do scoop neck maximum coverage. Now that sounds cute. You would not be able to tell me anything.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

something new

This dress I know I can make on the knitting machine. Here is what I am thinking. A line dress thigh length (thigh length should hit above the knee on me if not wear some tights or not) short sleeves and scoop neck. now I am not sure if the neck is going to dip a low as hers but that is ok too. ribbing on the bottom of the dress sleeves and neck line sounds pretty easy. the author used bamboo cotton I was thinking Comfort. it is going to take akot of comfort for my size.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I love this fabric

I am lining my bag with this beautiful fabric but I also want to make as many summerlins I can. It has a coordinating fabric as well so cool!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer summer summer time

Ooh! Summer Time. Once it stop raining it's time to break out the linen and the bright colors. I am ready!

Friday, May 21, 2010

A complete project

Get out of town I completed a project. This was fun to make. I am very proud of myself for turning it into a machine knit pattern. I really need to work on my sewing skills. The recipient's mom wants one to fit her. Sadly I do too. I was thinking I can make it a tube top. It doesn't need to have straps. Yes, I need to work on that. It's all about the numbers right. I tried to make some soakers on the bond using my different number but I did not have enough cotton so I am thwarted by non suffient amount of yarn. It ain't the first time.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My summerlin

I did it . It needs a button then I will present it to my co worker. Hope she likes it and it fits her little girl.

This is it

This is some very pretty fabric for a very pretty clutch I still need a closure I was thinking a zipper too but do I have to get a colored zipper?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Machine Knit Summerlin Top

I made this top on the knitting machine click the link to acess it. I liked how it turned out. Making one for my little next. Pink. She loves pink. need fabric for the yarn but i think i know just the fabric.

Monday, May 17, 2010


The kx350 is smoking I made a hat and two pairs of socks this weekend. I love how comfort knits up I need some comfort sock yarn man that is going to be soft I hope the receipent of the hat and socks likes it. Haven't made anything for oneelse's baby in awhile.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The pair

Here ya go a set within a night. I do need more practice. I thought I want a neater cast on so I tried crochet instead of double e yes stick with double e crochet has no give.  Also my grafting is the worst really need more practice.  But all in all not bad for two hours worth of work.


I made a sock onthe brother 350 go me now make another.

Cold treat on a hot day

I am very glad  have an ice cream maker. I made some kool aid and put too much sugar (easy to do) I thought it would make great icees so pull down the ice cram machine I did!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Shredhead May Challenge

I exercised yesterday we did a mile on the last lap I timed us we did a half mile in 7 mins. Not bad for pushing and stroller accompanied by a 6 year old who really just wanted to get back to the tv.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Anthropologie clinging blossom cardigan

I am making this cardi by following presser foot sewing blog using felt. This will match the childrens pink and white outfits. I am still working on the fiona top on the last repeat of the back. Stay tuned.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Matching baby genius burp cloth

I made another one this time I pushed the stiches of the reformed st in so the ribbing looked more like the mason dixon one.

Machine knit baby genius burp cloth

Very easy to machine knit must make more.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

May challenge

I just started shredheads may challenge. The challenge is to workout everyday in may. I only did a mile but I did something and I am wore out shame shame.

Monday, May 03, 2010

So far so good

I am at 7th lace section. Yes any problem I had with the pattern was all me.  The pattern is going smoothly. I will be finshed before mothers day. They will probably wear light colored jeans and a white top. Lela actually has a pair of light pink jeans. I am glad I bought the pattern $9 and all. It is a very pretty top. Maybe make a navy blue one for christmas? Comfort comes in the prettiest colors. Maybe by then I will have the guts to knit it in the round.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Taking a break

So far so good here is where I am taking my break for today. 3rd lacepattern- section row 5. I was going to try do this in the round but I am not ready I barely know how to do this straight. Maybe with more practice I can do it in the round. Trying to see what she is going to wear with this tunic.

I am back

And just like that I am back. Did some research online found a calculator that does the increases for you. Thank you knitting fiend. So I am up to the first back part. I read after the third something then join in the round. It is late I will look it up tomorrow. But after that one hurdle it was a breeze.

Mother's Day top

I am trying to make a dress and matching vest for my children by mother's day. I broke down and bought the fiona top. I read many people who bought the pattern say it was not a really good pattern but I figured v6 the bugs would be out. Tell you the truth, bugs are probably out and I just don't know what I am doing.  Sent a tweet to ravelry. Emailed the designer and a message to someone who already made the top. I am pressed because I don't have much time. I do need to make a swatch for mekhis sweater. Am I going to do ribbing or garter stitch to match the dress?