It’s My Birthday

Happy Birthday to me, happy Thursday to you! Today is the first day all week where we have not had any plans set, so it is especially nice to take our time, work on a few projects, play outside and relax. I’m still recovering from the brain mush. I’ve skipped WIP Wednesday this week and I don’t have anything finished to show tomorrow, but I have been working on several projects! I finished the sleeves (and sent them off) for a sample knit that I believe will be shown at the fashion show at TNNA this weekend. I have no pictures – due to time issues – I knit the sweater body and sent it off to the designer last Friday so she could knit the trim and I would finish the sleeves!

Socks in progress

 

My Camp Loopy socks started out as two-at-a-time Magic Loop, but I have separated them into individual Magic Loop socks – the patterning is different on each leg and I just could not keep it straight. Last night I worked a bit on one leg, then realized after an hour and a half of knitting, I was doing the right leg pattern on the left sock leg! I’m going to leave it, but I’m so annoyed! I know better!

 

 
Hexagons

I am so far behind on my Woodland Sampler and Springtime Sampler, but I didn’t let that stop me from signing up for the Summer Sampler! I’m also practicing my hand stitching / embroidery in the Wild Olive Summer Stitching Club. I’ve made a few paper pieced hexagons and really enjoy it so far! I’m in love with all the fabric options and have been drooling over etsy and some fun assortments of Japanese prints.

 

I’m getting caught up on checking in on blogs – there are so many great projects going on now!

Sew.

A few weeks back I broke out my sewing machine again, with this box bag tutorial by my side. I got such a thrill out of this little project – similar to when you are knitting a sock and you get to the weird part at the heel and then before you know it, POOF!, it’s a sock! It’s a bag! With a zipper that works!
Box Bags

I decided to make Theatreknitter one as well. The character of Little Red Riding Hood is quite special to Betsy so I went online and started searching. SewDeerlyLoved had just the right fabric (Japanese, but the shop is in the US) and I must say, I would love to shop there again. The fabric came in such a pretty little bundle!
Box Bags
It came out really cute, if I do say so myself!

In my fabric lusting searching, I also came across these great sites to share:
*Quick Piece Tiny Squares – I’m not a quilter (though I dream of it) and I don’t think I’m going to cut up teeny tiny squares, but you never know. Cute!
*5-minute Hair-kercheif – so adorable. And the Lorax is sort-of into headbands… I’ve been avoiding getting my hair cut for a while now, so I am in need of a hair-taming strategy daily.
*Kiddie Present (doll & doll quilt) – Lorax isn’t too into the baby dolls, she sticks with her puppy, but this is adorable.
*Make a quilted pendant – maybe starting small is the way to go.
*Fabricworm – fabric love.
*PicClick.com for etsy – love searching etsy this way.

Oh, and I can’t believe I forgot to post in the last post about how the Peep-Tini tasted – like candy! High sugar, sunny, sweet. All the things I love!