Thursday, July 26, 2007

Whoa! I guess I didn't make that too hard. But cudos to you for deciphering my crappy handwriting.

The winner is the Eagle-Eyed Karen! Thanks for playing guys! Karen send me an e-mail to discuss possible arrival date and other details of your prize, ok?

I'm still a busy little bee over here, but I suspect things will quiet down next week. Then maybe I'll be home to take pictures during daylight hours and show you everything I've been working on.

Cheers for now!

Monday, July 23, 2007

assembly line

Originally uploaded by Needleworks, Inc.
I spent all night, one week ago Monday, watching my DVR'd shows (Big Love, Flight of the Conchords) and cutting out these beauties.

Can anyone figure out what they're going to be? There was a hint hidden in a previous post.

If you can guess correctly, you'll get a prize! What? Well, whatever they become of course!

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Originally uploaded by Needleworks, Inc.
Can this be real? Not really a name that instills confidence.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

What's that? Another item on my list crossed off! And this time it's for real. Check it out.

I finished the last batch of apron smocks. If you remember, the last batch went off to some crafty homes. This time around, I think they are going to I had a store up there for a while and then took everything down. If I have time this weekend, I'll post the apron smocks and then the store will be open for business!

P.S. There's so much pie-lovin' out there! Thanks for not making me feel like a total lame-o.

Saturday, July 14, 2007


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Oh dear. I've been so busy!

You know that kind of busy where you don't go grocery shopping for two weeks and run out of food and then wind up at work where there's a big piece of rhubarb pie staring at you and you think, "Oh good. Breakfast."

That kind of busy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Oooh! Look! Something crossed off my list! Oh, but wait. It's a trick. I didn't really finish that Evening Jacket made from the gorgeous Blue Heron Metallic Rayon. Yes, I'm afraid it's not true.

This next part is a little delicate. If you have a weak heart or sensitive stomach, you may want to avert your eyes at this next image. It may be too much for some of you to see.

Yes, I just up and ripped it apart. I had finished it. I mean, really, really finished it. Knit the sleeves, the body, bound off all the stitches. Then I decided that I would never, ever wear this jacket. Not out to dinner, not out for drinks, not to work. Never. So I took it apart. End of story. It may be reincarnated as a lace wrap or something. Anyone have any ideas for 1,000 yards of sport weight, hand dyed rayon?

Sunday, July 08, 2007

beat the heat

house dress
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Hey everyone! I found the cure for the 100 degree weather we're expecting for the next couple of days. It's called a "house dress".

Don't laugh. It's very comfortable and cool. I'm just one step away from hanging out my window and yelling at the no-good, neighborhood kids to keep it down.

Now I just need some curlers in my hair and a paper fan. I'll be good to go.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Meet Josie. Josie is cheerful and optimistic and starts each day with a smile.
Josie is also the first one of my designs that I can mark as a success. I have a multicolor v-neck pullover that is languishing in a drawer. Also, a bulky-knit sweater vest (sweater vest?) that will never see the light of day. I think Josie is going to a Go To kind of gal. My photographer is out of town, so I'm not able to give you a full length picture - I can't seem to get on that I like.

Josie was made from 6 skeins of Elsebeth Lavold Angora. The color is closer to this last picture. It's more raspberry than salmon. This yarn is really very nice. It's super soft, but not fuzzy due to a 20% wool and 20% nylon. I knit this from the top down (I *heart* Barbara Walker!) on size 6 addi turbo needles. The rest, as they say, is history. I have 15 skeins of this same yarn in a dusky purple color. I never thought 6 skeins would get me a cardigan, so I have no clue what I'm going to do with the 15! OK, I do have kind of a clue. Of course I do. Who am I kidding?