I’m moving!

I’m in the process of moving my blog.  I will now be here on blogspot. I am tired of wordpress and the lack of options I have.

With blogspot I will definitely have an easier time posting and sharing my life with you.

I can’t wait to see you at my new home 🙂

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July 10, 2009 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

Busy Bee

Hi everyone!  I know I haven’t been around lately, but I have a good reason… I have been a busy busy bee. I have been extra busy with my etsy shops and I’m lovin it!

Here’s what has been going on in my shop, and I hope it inspires some of you crocheters and knitters! Or feel free to stop by my shops and drop me a line 🙂

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These big flowers are really fun ti make. They are a great way to pop and outfit at only $4!

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bigrainbowflower1pinkflowerset4 I’m proud to say that everything in tulip and willow is under $10! Check out the shop to see all of the other fun colors!

Now here’s what’s new at Rebecca Jay !

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Have you noticed that I love bright colors?! LOL.

I’m looking forward to this year dedicated to etsy and I hope both my shops take off 🙂 Thanks for all of your support everyone!

June 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm 5 comments

Fun Knitting List!!!

I found this fun knitting list here Creative Meets Crafting Blog so I thought I would try it out.

Bold= things you have done.

Italics= is things you want to do at some point.

Normal= is things you don’t plan on doing.

  • Afghan
  • I-cord
  • Garter stitch
  • Knitting with metal wire
  • Shawl
  • Stockinette stitch
  • Socks: top-down
  • Socks: toe-up
  • Knitting with camel yarn
  • Mittens: Cuff-up
  • Mittens: Tip-down
  • Hat
  • Knitting with silk
  • Moebius band knitting
  • Participating in a KAL
  • Sweater
  • Drop stitch patterns
  • Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
  • Slip stitch patterns
  • Knitting with banana fiber yarn
  • Domino knitting (modular knitting)
  • Twisted stitch patterns
  • Knitting with bamboo yarn
  • Two end knitting
  • Charity knitting
  • Knitting with soy yarn
  • Cardigan
  • Toy/doll clothing
  • Knitting with circular needles
  • Baby items
  • Knitting with your own handspun yarn
  • Slippers
  • Graffiti knitting: knitting items on, or to be left on the street
  • Continental knitting
  • Designing knitted garments
  • Cable stitch patterns
  • Lace patterns
  • Publishing a knitting book
  • Scarf
  • Teaching a child to knit
  • Knitting to make money
  • Button holes
  • Knitting with alpaca
  • Fair Isle knitting
  • Norwegian knitting
  • Household items: dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…
  • knitting socks- or other small tubular items- on two circulars
  • Dyeing with plant colours
  • Knitting items for a wedding
  • Olympic knitting
  • Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
  • Knitting with dpns
  • Holiday related knitting
  • Teaching a male how to knit
  • Bobbles
  • Knitting for a living
  • Knitting with cotton
  • Knitting smocking
  • Dyeing yarn
  • Steeks
  • Knitting art
  • Fulling/felting
  • Knitting with wool
  • Textured knitting
  • Kitchener BO
  • Purses/bags
  • Knitting with beads
  • Swatching
  • Long Tail CO
  • Entrelac
  • Knitting and purling backwards
  • Machine knitting
  • Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegated yarn
  • Stuffed toys
  • Knitting with cashmere
  • Darning
  • Jewelry
  • Knitting with synthetic yarn
  • Writing a pattern
  • Gloves
  • Intarsia
  • Knitting with linen
  • Knitting for preemies
  • Tubular CO
  • Free-form knitting
  • Short rows
  • Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm-warmers
  • Pillows
  • Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
  • Rug
  • Knitting on a loom
  • Thrummed knitting
  • Knitting a gift
  • Knitting for pets
  • Shrug/bolero/poncho
  • Knitting with dog/cat hair
  • Hair accessories
  • Knitting in public

I’m surprised how many techniques and things I have done considering my  age. I look forward to trying the things I haven’t done yet!

May 18, 2009 at 6:47 pm 1 comment

Felted Fun

I am getting on the felting train entirely too late, but it is fun!!!

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They crochet up soo fast and are easy peasy!

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I think this one is soo fun. I used Patons yarn in multi color. I love the wya that it made verticla stripes! IN my opinion, patons yarn felts must faster than Cascade 220. With Patons I only need to run through cycle once, with Cascade 220 I usually have to do it twice. But Cascade 220 has such a variety of fun colors! (sorry about horrible grammar)

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I just did this one today. Again made out of Patons Yarn.

If you like these bowls you can find them at http://www.harddaysknit.etsy.com

If your a crocheter and knitter, you should most definitedly experiment making these (if you haven’t already). They are so fun and useful!

May 2, 2009 at 11:05 pm 2 comments

Finished, but still no name

I finished my no name socks today! Sadly, they still have no name 😦

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These are the kind of socks that I lOVE to knit.  I just leave them by my couch and while I watch TV, I can pick them up and kint round and round and round, but the striping keeps me entertained so I don’t get to0 bored.

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I did have a dilemma with these socks though.  My Nana saw them and really wanted them. Giving me her pouty face (my family members love sweet talking me when they want something, it usually works too). Normally, I would be more than happy to give them to her, but once I finished them, they fit perfectly! Not too big, not too small. So I figured if I made her something else, she might forget about them. Maybe I will  make her some washcloths and a bath puff. That should distract her from my perfect fitting socks…

That’s it!!!! “Perfect fitting socks”! That should be the name of these socks! They are officially no longer nameless!!!

April 23, 2009 at 2:16 pm 1 comment

My Big Old Granny

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I have been going back and forth deciding what I want to do with all of my leftover scraps of sock yarn. do I want to make a blanket or socks? I started the Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang, but i wasn’t enjoying it and didn’t like how the back of it looked. I started just knitting squares but that was tedious. I started playing around with monster socks put didn’t like joining new yarn and weaving them all in constantly. Then yesterday I started thinking about granny squares. They have to be one of my favorite things to make. They crochet up fast, you don’t have to think to make them, and there are countless ways to do them and what you can use them for. So I got out my big bag of scrap sock yarn and started to make them!

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Then my mom saw them and she fell in love with them. In her “sweet” “charming” voice she said, “Can I have it?” How can I say no to my mother?! So I said of course. I’m starting to see a pattern, with all of the blankets I’m working on my mother decides to “adopt” them. LOL.

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So now I am really digging this afghan, but here is where I call on the help from my fellow knitters. If you have any leftover fingering weight (doesn’t matter what color, or if it’s machine washable or not) that you don’t want or can “donate to me” I would be soo soo soo grateful. If you can, just send me an email at harddaysknit@yahoo.com. I would love you forever 😉

April 22, 2009 at 3:32 pm 2 comments

1st Sale

I made my first sale today! I’m sooo excited. I didn’t even realize it, I thought I just didn’t list the itme right. LOL. Even though the item only cost $2.50 and free shipping. LOL. I’m excited! I love looking at that little link that says “1 sale”. Did I mention I’m excited?! Hopefully this will be the first of many! Time to celebrate!

April 19, 2009 at 9:13 pm Leave a comment

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