Archive for April, 2009

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

New Etsy Shop

YAY! I have finally set up my new etsy shop. Not many items listed yet, but I’m working on it.

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smallpy2varigated3 I’m doing dishcloths and facecloths in fun bright colors. Hopefully people will buy!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6326784

April 16, 2009 at 3:04 pm 1 comment

A Little Something

I don’t have alot of time to blog today (i’m busy busy) so here’s 2 little videos of little Sophie in action. FYI I have been knitting but everything is taking FOREVER. Hopefully I’ll be able to give you some updates soon.

Sophie insists that she cannot go down the stairs by herself. I think its pure laziness. This video is proof that she can, if she wants a stick bad enough!

Just a note, this is not my ash tray (it is for my mom). I don’t smoke and think it’s TERRIBLE! (no animal was harmed in the filming of this video 🙂 LOL I’m soo lame.

April 15, 2009 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

Rubba dub dub… she hates the tub

I gave Sophie her bath today. For some reason she hates being in the tub (even though she will chase a goose into a pond!). She has to get over it since she is a morkie.This is the “patheticness” that it my puppy.

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Her first of many attempts at escaping.

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She looks like one of those naked dogs.

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This is her favorite part, when I take her out and wrap her up like a baby.

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Sophie, meet Mr. Hairdryer.

She actually didn’t mind the blow dryer. She barked at first but she got over it.

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Finished product! Look at that huge smile. Isn’t she cute?! After a bath she knows she looks good. She runs around the house… wait no, she prances around the house.

Luckily, we won’t have to go through this pathetic debacle until another 2 weeks! Right now it’s time to run around and play!

April 13, 2009 at 11:54 am 3 comments

Pop of Color

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Started this rippled blanket a couple days ago. My mom saw and she instantly wanted it. So this is going to her. I’m using leftover Red Heart acrylic yarn. I normally don’t use acrylic, but I don’t mind when it is for a blanket. This thig is massive. I chained something like 156.

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I’m setting up a new etsy shop where I’m going to sell dish cloths. I started crocheting these and they are very addictive. It takes me about half an hour to finish a large one. It is so relaxing! I love the bright colors of cotton that they are selling now. Summer colors!

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I bought this journal a couple of days ago. I dedicated it to knitting and I am addicted to it!. I carry it around with me and jot notes, ideas, designs, and info about projects in it.

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This comes especially in handy when I am laying in bed and knitting ideas creep into my head. I can jot them down and I’m able to fall asleep. I have been falling asleep faster and I actually remember my ideas from last night!

I am also putting pics and information of projects in here. It’s like Ravelry in a notebook. I’m doing this so when I become older (hopefully a knitting prodigy by then LOL) I’ll have this notebook because I don’t know if Ravelry will still be here in 40 years. Probably there will be something better and more high tech than the computer. So  I want something like Ravelry that I know will last forever!

These are really fun. I think that all knitters should get one. It really does change the way you knit. Just get a cheap (but cute) journal at Target, and fill it up wit everything knitting!

knitting-022 I bought “Super Stitches Knitting” by Karen Hemingway yesterday. It is a great reference book with beautiful pictures. Each stitch is knitted out of bright color yarn and the stitches are organized beautifully. I already have post it stickies all over it.

Bright coors make me soo HAPPY!!!!

April 9, 2009 at 4:48 pm 1 comment

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