Friday, January 9, 2015

The Turtle Wins The Race, Right?

Haha.  I feel like the turtle, but I don't see the finish line yet.  That could be a blessing in disguise, I suppose.  This morning I kept hearing people trying to drive up the hills of our apartments, and they all seemed to be going no where fast. Lol.  Their tires just kept spinning on the thin layer of icy snow over the drive.  I feel like that this week.

Anyway, I am just glad I am here on a Friday getting my post on!  Still not selling anything on Etsy, though.  And still not getting enough finished products to post on Etsy to try and boost my visibility on there either.  The only thing I have worked on this week is the sweater I have been talking about. And though it is sadly under par for where I should be, I took some pics.  So, tires spinning at least means I have been doing something and, here for your viewing pleasure, are the results...

Not much more than squarish rectangles, currently.  The middle pic will be the front and I am almost at the point where I will divide for the shoulders.  The white yarn had a little yarn goblin go and tangle it all up for me, and I don't think there is enough left, so I am just going to buy another skein here soon.  After I finish dividing for the shoulders I will start on the sleeves.  It has been a while since I have made a top.  The last ones I made were for my man's little ones.  I wish I had pics of those. They were pretty cute if I do say so myself.  The boys one was actually the same green as this sweater, but the whit was more ivory.  Both were hoodies, the girls was supposed to be a kitty, I put ears on it and made a applique kitty face, which I sewed on in a way that made it a pocket and the boys was the same as a puppy.  I say the girls was supposed to be a kitty, this is because my use of pink for hers kind of made it look like a piggy instead.  Anyway, I got to see them wear them once and it was adorable.

Okay, ya'll (don't laugh, I am from Texas originally), wish me luck in the new week!  And have a great one yourselves!!!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Boogie Into the New Year

Well, I missed a week.  And no go on the snowman.  BUT, I haven't given up, and I did finish the red shawl last week.  So that will be your pleasure today.  Yea, I thought I could handle the week of Christmas and get it all done, but working overnights that week turned my world upside down.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, and my body is still telling me it would prefer that schedule.  However, it is not something you can do for a week and then just act like it didn't mess with your head.

And Damned if I never started on those Limpet Mitts of Mrs. McCawber's.  Sigh.  I really wanted to, but it is hard to get on here when the other half is hogging it.  I did work on a children's sweater project I have been working at for a couple months now.  I am going to need to buy a skein of white Red Heart before I can finish, but for now I am plugging away at it.

Whether or not I start on the Mitts, I am looking at starting another bag.  And still, I am working up the courage to try the arm knitting technique.  I slept in way to long this morning or I would search for a knit or crochet along.  So much to do, so little time, when the sandman has his grip on you for 3 hours longer than you would have liked!  I would assume you could arm crochet as well, but I haven't seen anything on it.  I really like the idea, if you couldn't tell, especially for the knitting.  I am hoping it will help make me into the knitter I would like to be.  Does anyone have some get-er-done dust they would care to sprinkle on me?!?!? =)  Okay, okay... I will give you the weekly pictures now, and be on my way, in order that I might actually accomplish some things today!  See you next week!