Hy everione! my mommy wanted mee to tell you that you have onlee until midnight on hallow-een to enter her blog burthday give away. i hope even when the blog burthday is over you still give lots-o comments beecuz she told me she likes them. xo casey blue
This weekend I spent a lot of time sewing, I finished up some little projects and worked on some larger ones. It actually snowed yesterday so I didn't feel bad spending the day indoors. This pencil pouch is for my niece who asked for eraseable colored pencils for her birthday, I had to give her a little more than that. This is the first time I've sewn a zipper into anything and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be...it's even lined!
And I figured Casey needed a new Halloween collar so I whipped this one up. The bats glow in the dark too!
Pattern: Gruesome Knitted Eyeballs by Mary Jane, Midge & Mink Yarns: Panda Silk (black), Shetland Spindrift (blue & green), Mandarin Petit (white) Needles: Size 2 1/2 Bamboo DPN Started: October 11, 2008 Finished: October 24, 2008 Knit for: Me & one of my lucky readers!
Just yell if you want to get into the drawing for 2 green eyeballs...
This weeks prize is a pair of my favorite scissors and of course, a pack of Orbit gum. This particular flavor is my most favorite bubble mint! The winner of this weeks prize is Emma! Congratulations Emma! It looks like you need sock scraps for your sock yarn scrap blanket. I'll send a scrap or 2 along with your prize.
Our entire weekend consisted of trimming our trees, burning what we trimmed off the trees and helping our neighbor trim his trees. It was a perfect weekend weather wise so we couldn't have timed it any better. I even snuck in some knitting while tending to the fire yesterday!
Let's face it, most things we knit are for cooler weather. I miss my hand knits over the summer and look forward to pulling things out as winter approaches. My favorite projects to get to know again are my big red mittens (Ravelry link). They're not to practical for fine motor skills since they're felted and quite thick but boy are they warm!
What items are you looking forward to getting unpacked for the winter?
I saw gas for $2.49 / gallon today, I never thought I'd see the day when gas would be < $2.50 / gallon again. Let's hope it stays this way.
I received my teams dishrag tag box today! All these goodies were stuffed inside the tiny box. I get to keep everything and in return I knit the official dishrag tag dishcoth with the yarn given and send it along with some more goodies to the next person. Luckily tonight is my weekly sit in front of the TV night so I had no problem getting the dishcloth finished. It's ready for the mail in the morning!
I am feeling especially nice this week so I decided to give away 2 prizes! The 1st prize, a dishcloth, dpn holders / point protectors and a pair of my handmade stitch markers all in a little case goes to tahra. And the 2nd prize, the Frankenstein Washcloth + Orbit gum goes to Valkryie Knit This. Please email me your addresses (email button on sidebar) and I'll get your prizes sent out asap! Congratulations, and remember there's 2 more weeks of prizes.
I missed a few of the All Hallow's Eve Dishcloth Exchange Topics but I'm back on track. This weeks topic : If you could go anywhere at all to enjoy a wonderful fall vacation - where would you go and why?
I think I'd probably have to pick somewhere in the Northwest US such as Oregon, Washington or Idaho. I've never been out that direction and from what I've seen in photos it's a lot like Minnesota (with mountains) which I love in the Fall. I can't get enough of all the colors.
This is the prize for week one of my 4 week blog birthday contest. It's a wee sock knit from Crown Mountain Farm Sock Hop in the Great Balls of Fire color plus a pack of my favorite gum, Orbit. Sangria Fresca just because the package matches the wee sock. The winner of this weeks prize is - Kym! Email me with your address and I'll get it sent out...my email button is on my sidebar. Don't worry, you still have plenty of time to play! Who knows what the prize will be next week...
It's getting to be the holiday season and I think we all know what that means. Get yourself on over to etsy and buy some handmade goods. I recently updated my shop with quite a variety of goods & supplies. Splatgirl is always listing fabulous things and some of my favorites are Fawnfredrickson, allysonhill and HomeStudio. Who are your favorite etsy sellers?
I just love Halloween so I was tickled when I found the pattern for this Frankenstein's Monster Cloth. Unfortunately this weekend I've come down with a cold so I've been lounging around catching up on TiVo'd shows and knitting a bit too. Today I started a mystery socktoberfest knitalong on Ravelry and I may pick up a UFO or 2.
One of my local quilt shops gathers baby doll quilts for donation over the holidays. This summer I picked up a few fat quarters and just recently sat down to make the baby doll quilt. I'll be dropping this off in the next couple weeks and feel pretty darn good about it.
I cannot believe that it's already October! One of the fun things October brings is my blog-birthday, four years in 2008!
To celebrate my 4th blog-birthday I'll be giving away a prize each week for 4 weeks. Prizes are undetermined at this point and may be anything from something I made to a favorite of mine and anything in between. All you have to do is comment. Each time I post and you comment, that puts you into the drawing for the week. If I post once in a week, you have one chance. If I happen to post 24 times in one week you may have up to 24 chances (note : this is highly unlikley). Easy peasy. Weeks consist of : Oct 1 -7 Oct 8 - 14 Oct 15 - 21 Oct 22 - 31 Midnight - Midnight CST
I am a 30-something dental hygienist living in MN with my Weimaraner Casey, and missing my Boxer Flea. My husband Kyle is my best friend. I drive a 10 year old truck and a 9 year old motorcycle. My brother is currently serving in the US Air Force stationed in New Mexico. I love Rice Krispie bars, all things Tangerine/Mandarin Orange and Pistachio, Peanut M&M's, caramel, Jelly Bellys, comfortable shoes, cowboy/rodeo fabric, warm blankets, handmade quilts, soft pillows, really good chocolate and lazy days. I dislike litterbugs, dry hands, burned popcorn, slow drivers, below zero days and poor service & dirty silverware at restaurants. I'm currently enjoying my new Android phone, working on my UFO's and reading Recalculating on my nook.
I'm looking forward to Christmas!