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Online Craft Club #54 and other stuff

So, over two weeks it has been since I posted here. That is a very long time for me, LOL. I am usually quite a bit wordier than that, but I’ve just had a lot of personal, not crafty stuff going on and it interferes a bit with sitting here and blogging. Ah well. I do have some crafty stuff to share with you.

I finished this puzzle, if you can say a puzzle with 5 pieces missing is finished. I say yes, because I put in the effort, and that should count for something.

If I could find my camera, there would be a picture here of the puzzle.

I also re-did Sonnet. I am really loving this sweater, and as soon as the weather warms a bit, I plan to wear the snot out of it. Love it. Totally.

And, if I could find my camera, there would be a picture here so that you could see exactly why I love it so much!

Guess I should find my camera now. The blog without pictures is as boring as a landscape with no digital signage.

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Online Craft Club #53 and Progresso Soup Basket Winners

I have finished nothing, but I do have several irons in the fire. I’ve extended the button band on Sonnet by an inch, and it no longer gaps, except over the first two buttons, which I can just leave undone, I guess. I’m picking up stitches now to bring the collar in a bit. I have to admit that it makes me feel pretty good to be able to alter a knitted garment to fit better. The knitting of a piece is a satisfaction of it’s own, but fixing it when it doesn’t quite work, that’s a buzz of it’s very own. And OH MY WORD! When I button that thing, it is a completely different garment.

I also started to start a puzzle with the kids yesterday. I say started to start because we didn’t even get the pieces sorted out before I got a call and had to leave. Today, though, we shall start properly.

And now, I have delayed long enough, and it is time to announce the winners of the progresso soup basket. There were only 10 entries, so I can only guess that the week between Christmas and New Year’s might not be the best time to run a blog contest, right? The winning numbers, as selected by three children are 7, 4, and 10. According to the original post, that means I need to hear from Justin, Loretta, and Mama. Actually, I don’t need to hear from Mama, since I know right where she lives. Enjoy your kitchen wear ya’ll!

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Online Craft Club #52

Hard to believe we have done this 52 times, isn’t it? I think I must have skipped a couple of decades worth of numbers somewhere, ykwim?

Today, I am going to take the cheater out, and just talk about what is currently in progress and on the horizon.

I am still working on the Carrick Pullover. The front and back are finished and I should start the first sleeve soon.

While I was working the movies the other day, I started a hooded scarf for charity out of some colorful balls of leftover yarns. There’s not enough of any one thing to make a larger something from, but I can put some coordinates together to come up with a good looking scarf or seven.

Sonnet remains on the back of my chair, pending picking up stitches and fixing the front and neckline. Seriously considering seed stitch for that.

In other news, I am mostly back. We have “lite” internet at home, which will allow me to get my work done, but I still don’t have my computer. I am planning to start my regular publishing schedule up next week. As for my computer, I have no idea, other than that a part has been ordered. I can barely tell a keyboard from a video card, so that’s enough information for me.

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Online Craft Club #51

Short and sweet today, just like me!

Custom Sweater
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Stuntman in his Wallaby–doesn’t he look so excited?
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Now, I shown and told, so it’s your turn.

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!

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Online Craft Club #50

Good morning boys and girls! It sure is nice to see you today. I’m posting from Mama’s again, so I can upload pics to show you what I have been working on! I remembered the old lesson plans that I need to make new lesson plans. I remembered the phone numbers of the people I need to call. I remembered to take pictures of all my projects AND to bring the camera. I even remembered to bring the sweater I knew she would want to see. Wanna a guess what I forgot? The Linksys router. I’m planning to set it up here so I can use my machine here, when I get it back. Then I can do wild and crazy stuff like use Windows Live Writer to make blog posts, and upload them quickly once I have wi-fi. Exciting times, right? Let’s get to the crafting, shall we?

This week, I have done some serious stitching, among other things. I took pictures of all my in progress stuff to show you. And also this:

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I know Ang. is anxious to see it ;) This is the Laura colorway that I custom dyed for her.

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This is one finished sock. It needs a mate.

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Stuntman’s Wallaby. I think I might have shown it to you recently.

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Hocks! Isn’t is gorgeous? I am always so surprised when I see the whole thing in a picture. Since I work on one square at a time, that’s what I “see”, ykwim?

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And here is a sweater I started Tuesday afternoon. It’s a size 4-ish, and I took the picture last night. I’ve got half of the first sleeve finished now. It’s a custom order. Oh, I guess I neglected to mention that I am doing custom knitting again, huh? Yeah, that too.

Now, I shown and told, so it’s your turn.

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!

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Online Craft Club #49

Look, I meant to get over here early this morning and post this, because it is kind of breaking news, and it is time sensitive. Barack Obama and John McCain have joined together to create oh wait, that’s next week. Sorry. Back to this week.

If you know where I live (Linda, I’m thinking about you) and it’s within driving distance (Babs, I know that’s YOU), we are having a wee little fiber craft meet-up tomorrow at the public library at 10am. I sure hope you’ll join us!

I’ve spent a bit of time knitting this week, and I am nearly done with the body of Stuntman’s Wallaby. I find my mind drifting when I am working on it, though, to thoughts of lace and myself and socks and me and shawls and I. Does that ever happen to you? Do you know why it happens to me? Maybe because I am the only person I knit for that takes care of her handknits? Yeah, I totally found Drama’s Wallaby in the yard, soaking wet from the rain earlier this week. At least it wasn’t wool, so she doesn’t need to shop for travel insurance to escape my blistering ire. A little wash, a little dry, she’s good to go, and so os the sweater. Still, she’ll be practically grown before I knit her another sweater. And not just because I am upset about finding this one in the yard. After all, she has to wait her turn, ykwim? And since my mind is full of ideas for me, well, I may just be next, next, next and next.

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Stuntman’s Wallaby

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!

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Online Craft Club #48

Again, I haven’t done much knitting this week. I spent the first part of the week head down in my stack of review books, and then I streamlined some other areas of endeavor and finally, finally, last night I sat down to watch Adam’s Rib with the kids and finished the pouch on Stuntman’s Wallaby, and knit a few more rounds on the body. BUT! Mama got here before the movie was even over, and we worked on the jewelry a bit, tagging and such, for the craft sale on Saturday.

Ya’ll, let me tell you I am upset with my BFF. I wasn’t nervous at all until this morning, when she said:

CASS! tomorrow is your first craft show! nervous?

Uhh, thanks, Ang. :roll:

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!

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Online Craft Club #47

Well, guess what? I have…….nothing! Again! I am seriously wondering about the benefit of having the Online Craft Club when I have no time to knit! But you know what? Football/cheer is almost over. And when it is over, I. Will. Knit. Oh yes, I will. I will knit something lovely and warm, and special just for me. I will also publicize my little craft club a bit, so more people than me and Mama play along.

yhst 11581519917332 2025 348461In the meantime, will you look at this pashmina shawl? Isn’t it so pretty? I love the pink, and the pattern is so pretty. Did I mention it’s cashmere? And did I mention that at less than 28 bucks, I think the pre-made shawl would cost less than the yarn to make one, ykwim? And it is perfectly pink. Why do I feel like you are all laughing every time I say pink? Quit. Do I laugh at you when you say breath of life? No? Then just stop already. I wear other colors. Sometimes. A lot, actually. Like red, for instance.

Back to the Craft Club. Since I’ve got nuttin’, it’s all on you, Show me what ya got!

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!

[tags]Online Craft Club[/tags]

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