Friday, August 31, 2007

Knitting Needle Caddies

The knitting needle collection was becoming a little unruly so... out came the sewing machine to bring some order to my life, er knitting implements. =)

One for the many smaller DPNs...

And one for the straight needles and longer DPNs and the crochet hooks finally got a home.

I even whipped up a little bug bag for all the tiny pieces that might get lost otherwise.

I feel so organized! I'm sure that feeling will pass. =)

"Suede" Baby Booties

And from a few days ago... "suede" baby booties! These came out SO cute!

Pattern: "Suede" Booties from DIY's Knitty Gritty
Yarn: Berroco suede in pink and Caron bliss in white

A great, quick project for the next baby on the way!

Manly Cabled Dog Sweater

Thought I'd share a couple of recent FOs.

I decided my boy needed a new sweater before winter hits since he's doubled in size since I knit his first back in February - no way he's squeezing into that one again! Now that he's full grown - all 11 1/2 lbs of him - I wanted to make him something nice, but manly. He is a boy afterall. No frilly, foofy sweater for this guy! Enter... the cabled fisherman-style sweater.

Pattern: Made up as I knit along and sized to fit him (I plan to write this up sooner rather than later.)
Yarn: Lion Brand 100% wool in ecru and sage
Modeled by: Reilly, my 10 month old MinPin/Chi mix

I almost can't wait for it to get cold! =)

An Intro

Yes, I may seem all domesticated from a distance. I do a lot of things that would make me a appear to be so, but I refuse to give in completely! I have aspirations of traveling the world and never settling down.

However, I do knit... and sew. (Evidence of my crafty progress can be seen here.)

And cook and bake. (more evidence of domesticity)

I've been vegetarian since the age of 12 (roughly) and am bordering on vegan these days.

I also tried my hand at container gardening a bit for the first time this year.

I love to read a variety of books from reference-type stuff (photography, knitting, gardening, etc) to fiction (humor and fluff mostly) to nonfiction (travel, biographies). One of my favorite things to do is just browse in the library to see what catches my eye.

Another of my passions is photography. I love it. I'm rarely without a camera in hand (or at the least, in purse/pocket). I love capturing a tiny piece of the wonderful world around me and being able to share that with others.

I hope to share just a little of my world and maybe even inspire someone to try out a new project (crafty or culinary) in the process.

Welcome to my world.