Thursday, April 27, 2006
I still need to complete my mesh bag. All I need to do is a few more rows of the single mesh stitch, 3 rows of 2 over 2, cast off using the crochet method, whip stitch the i-cords into place, and my bag will be complete.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
So here is my blog fog. Cool, huh. I first saw this on a friend's blog, who saw it on her dad's blog who saw it at snap shirts where you can do your own blog fog and order a t-shirt too. I like some of the words that my blog fog produced like mountain, miracle, mystery, and weaving wife. Try it and see how yours turns out.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
The next step is to add a comment over at Logtar's blog that I posted this handwriting meme at my blog.
It was knitted on the green KK loom using the University of Michigan colors, blue and gold. The gold brim was done in the garter stitch.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
I can't wait to get started on my heart dishcloths. I'm going to do the flower dishcloth from the Spring KAL in a solid color this time.
Friday, April 21, 2006
I was really looking forward to this trip today because I had a unique opportunity to meet with a very special person I've been corresponding with online. Suz is a volunteer loom instructor who started the second loom class assignment at our Yahoo Loom Class Group. The assignment is for a mesh bag. Now, if anyone knows much about me they know that I love bags, so I got right on this assignment. Last night Suz told me to cast on 15 pegs on the yellow loom and knit a flat panel of 29 rows, and then we would meet in the morning so she could show me how to do the flat bottom for this bag. Wow, what a treat, one-on-one tutoring from one of the looming pros! It can't get much better than that. What a luxury because most of what I have learned so far has been self-taught instruction through reading, Isela's videos, internet loom patterns, and much trial and error. I have not taken a class, so no one has actually shown me what to do.
So here is the beginning of the mesh bag I started last night. When I was knitting the rows, something clicked, and I realized that in order to make the flat bottom I bet I was going to have to stretch this panel and place the end and side loops on the empty pegs. I was right.
I made one of the I-cord handles with this new gadget I bought last week called the Wonder Knitter. I have made the I-cords on the blue loom, and I got a kick out of making it with this cool gadget. It's faster than the loom and fun. I got a little carried away, and I think it may be too long.
So, here we are, Suz and me at the SLC library coffee shop. I'm on the right displaying what the flat bottom looks like after you stretch the loops onto the empty pegs. Suz also showed me other time saving tips and looming tricks of the trade.
By the way, libraries certainly have changed over the years. This new library is an incredible glass atrium building housing shops like The Salt Lake City Roasting Company and The English Garden, kid-friendly spaces, art galleries, museum and all kinds of nooks and crannies. Definitely a place you could spend all day in.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Monday, April 17, 2006
This scarf went to one of the teachers at the school I work at.
"But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield." Psalm 5:11-12
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade--kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time." 1 Peter 1:3-5
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Here's what my goodie box contained: Two sock looms, one fine 8.5" gauge and one extra fine 8" gauge, basic loom knitting and care instructions including sock instructions, one yarn guide (I'm just learning how to use one of these, and I love it), and this beautiful ergonomic wood loom tool.
This is the sock yarn I purchased yesterday at Soul Spun Yarn in SLC. I wanted to use the Lion Magic Stripes, but I felt it wasn't stetchy enough. A good selection of sock yarn isn't easy to find in our neck of the woods. The consensus is still not definite as to whether the size 8" gauge for the x-fine loom will be a fit, so I'll be knitting a sample swatch ring using both the e-wrap and flat "U" wrap to see which method fits my foot. I can't wait to start using these beautiful looms.
Thanks, Sam, for doing such an excellent job, and both you and Isela for your patience with my order.
Friday, April 14, 2006
My friend, Jamie and I did just that. I started Jamie looming a couple of weeks ago, so now she is my looming buddy and my weight loss support. I'm so glad I have her as a friend. She has become a loom-knitting zealot as well, and it's great to share our like passion for this craft.
I'll post photos of my new goodies and yarn stash tomorrow.
I got a great deal on Denise's book, Learn to Knit on Circle Looms. They had it at Roberts Crafts, and I used my 40% off coupon on it. I can't wait to try out all the wonderful projects in this book. Denise, would you like to come to Utah for a book signing?
Roberts also had another loom project book called, Knitting Wheel Fashions, by Leisure Arts.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Dear Friends and family,
I have recently made the exciting decision to go on a mission trip with an organization called Global Expeditions, a part of Teen Mania Ministries. For more than 17 years, they have taken thousands of teenagers to countries all over the world. This year, I want to go to panama. Global Expeditions is a ministry totally dedicated to reaching my generation and equipping us to touch the world through missions. I cannot think of a better way to spend my time than sharing the Gospel with others and seeing my life changed as well.
In Order to make money for my exciting adventure next summer I am making dolls. These dolls are dressed in the Panama colors, red, white, and blue.The suggested donation for a doll is $25 plus shipping. Any amount you wish to contribute helps. This is a suggested donation; if your heart leads you to give more I greatly appreciate your generosity, if you are not able to cover the suggested amount please simply send what you can.
If you are interested in buying one of these precious dolls, you can e-mail me at:Feel free to check out global expeditions at there website www.globalexpeditions.com If you can't support me by buying a doll please support me and my whole team with your prayers* Please note, young children should not play with these dolls because they have small parts*
Someone give me a clue because I can't figure this design out! Here are three views:
I am creative, sensual, passionate, and bold. I pour my heart into everything I do. Alluring and gifted with strong charisma, I easily draw people in with my animal magnetism.
Symbolism: The rose has always been a flower heavily loaded with symbolism. In general it symbolizes desire, passion, beauty, and enchantment.
Saturday, April 08, 2006
I figure there are two sides to every story, so I'll show you both sides of this project and you decide what this mystery pattern is.
Friday, April 07, 2006
Thursday, April 06, 2006
I can't wait to receive it and start looming some pretty dishcloths from the patterns Penny has on her site.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
I modified the soap bag from the first one I loomed. I liked the purl side, so I turned it inside out. I also crocheted the top with a single crochet and two chain stitch to give it a delicate edge and make loops for the drawstring. I added pony beads to the ends of the drawstring. Soap was added from Mountain Body Cosmetic Deli and Spa.
"O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind." Psalm 104:1 - 3
Monday, April 03, 2006
We receive partial loom knitting instructions daily for seven days, and on the seventh day, the mystery pattern reveals itself. Mine will be a dishcloth. Here's what day one looks like, with the first 6 rows knitted. I'll keep you posted as the pattern evolves.What do you think? See anything yet? It could be anything from a spring theme ; a flower, a chick, duckling, or bunny. All I see is a garter stitch. The mystery continues. . .