Friday, July 27, 2007

Back in Business

*** Warning*** Lots of pictures to follow!! (in no particular order!)

So I've been off for the last two weeks, I have two more weeks to go. I've wanted to keep busy and feel like I've accomplished things during my time off. Noey and I have been on the go just about everyday; swimming lessons, art classes, gymnastics, playdates, birthday parties, Seaside Lagoon, parks, picnics.....I could go on and on. The nice thing about most of her activities is I can knit while watching her.

As you'll soon find out, we have Sophie over to our house quite a lot to play. One day last week while she was here I made a purse for each of the girls. Now they carry them with them whenever they're together. (which is a lot!)

Please disregard the mess in the background....the girls were very busy that day!

French Market Bag

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I think this was my first FO during my blogging absence. I had made a French Market Bag from this same pattern a couple of years ago and it has been my most used knitted item.

Pattern: Frugal Knitting Haus free pattern

Yarn: Lion Cotton - less than one skein

Started: June 2007

Finished: June 2007

I think I got the yarn on sale for $1.25, and the pattern was free! (I'll have to mention that to Joe!)

Current WIP

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Wow, these are posting in wacky order!

I'm currently working on a Cropped Hoodie for Noey. She is a big fan of the camouflage although this is turning out like I thought it would. Noey is really in to clothes and fashion at the moment. Hard to believe it starts this early.

Karyn's Purse #2

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This is actually the second purse I made for myself. (I thought I emailed these in the right order!) So this will make more sense once you read the next post. We had Noey's friend, Sophie, over again yesterday and I made this purse. I purchased the fabric in Hawaii many years ago, I think it's barkcloth. I bought the handles for a knitted purse, but I didn't like the way it turned out.

I'm on a sewing roll at the moment. I made the cutest aprons for Sophie and Noey. (made one earlier in the week and one today.) Sophie's birthday is in August and we also got her the Williams Sonoma Kids Baking book.

Karyn's Purse

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We had Noey's friend over last week for a playdate and while they were off playing Barbies, Polly Pockets, and Littlest Pet Shop, I sewed this purse. My mom, Noey, and I had gone to the Tall Mouse a couple of weeks ago in search of yarn and I found this Michael Miller** fabric and the book Handle With Style instead.

**One of my best friends growing up is named Michael Miller!

Noey's Bolero

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Pattern: Knitting Pure and Simple #275 Children's Neckdown Bolero

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Brites - Watermelon - a little over 1 skein

Started: End of June 2007

Finished: Beginning of July 2007

I love the neckdown! Fast and easy, and always fit Noey well.

Even though we're having incredibly hot and muggy weather, Noey has already worn this once. We went to her best friend's dance recital one evening and it was a tad chilly.

Whew! I think that catches me up with everything I've been working on during my absence.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


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A Picture!! I finally figured out a way to get pictures on my blog! I emailed the picture to my blog via Flickr. Seems a little convoluted to me, but at the moment it's the only way I can do it!

So this is a Beret I made for Noey from the leftover yarn from the Bolero I finished a couple of weeks ago. It's made from Caron Simply Soft Brites (and it is bright!) Noey really does like the Beret, she just didn't want her picture taken. (or maybe she was just unhappy wearing a beret in this heat!)

I have been knitting a lot, but haven't been taking pictures, so now I need to go back, find all the things I've been working on, and take pictures of everything. I have been sewing too.

In other knitting related news I got my Ravelry invite yesterday and have been spending way too much time over there. I've seen posts about how addicting it is and I have to agree! It is an amazing sight. My Ravelry name is Noeysmommy, what's yours?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Um. Hello? Anybody remember me?

I've taken a little break from blogging due to the lack of picture posting problem. I just can't get excited about blogging when I can't post pictures of my work!

Anyway, I have one more day of summer school and then I have a month off. Hopefully I will have the time and motivation to figure out how to post pictures again. (by the way I have tried Picasa, Hello, Flickr, and Photobucket, and none of them work for me!)

So in the meantime, I have a question for anyone who is still out there! My pattern calls for a heavy worsted yarn, but has an alternate choice of lace weight yarn. For the lace weight it says to "knit at the same guage" as the heavy worsted which is 4 stitches to the inch. Does that mean to go up needle sizes until my laceweight is 4 stitches to the inch? That's what I think it means, but I just want to be sure.

Well, take care. Hope you're all having a great summer. I hope I'll be back soon with pictures. (although I did seriously consider giving up blogging altogether!)