Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Yarn Along With Ginny

Ginny from Small Things started this meme to have people share their knitting projects and what they are reading. So here we go...


I am sorry for shouting..but I MADE THIS!!! 

I saw this on the cover of Last Minute Knitted Gifts..a great book that I bought last week.  I knew the minute I took the book from the UPS driver that I was GOING TO MAKE THAT CUTE SACK ON THE COVER!!!!

And I did!!  And guess what????  I got the EXACT yarn that the pattern called for...what a novel idea.
It was knit with Blue Sky Alpaca...which is now MY FAVORITE YARN EVER!!

Sorry about the vast number of pictures of this little guy, but I am giving him away on Friday night and I will miss him.  I just want to remember the time we spent together.  It was lovely.

I learned several new things with this project .  I made my first I-cord.  Which I now want to knit like 500 feet of I-cord just to have on hand in case I need some adorable ribbon for present wrapping.
I also learned how to make an eyelit stitch.  Very simple and fun!!

I will be making more of those little sacks!!

I had to throw this in for my mom...this is the knitting bag Pete got me for my birthday.  I love this bag and I want you all to own one (this would be a great time for me to say I am having a give-a-way with this bag..but that is IMPOSSIBLE because I am UNEMPLOYED  (kinda)!!!)

This scarf has been on my needles for 3 weeks now.  I love her and I am so exited to wear her..I just keep starting new things and I have not finished her.  I am coming sweety..
And yes that is SEQUENCE in the yarn....kinda fancy for a hand  knit scarf.

And this is my cable knit scarf that I love working on... s...l...o...w...l...y.  I really love this yarn and I really like cabling...I just need a little more focus when working on the cable wrong move and I don't think I could get it back correctly.

I should have taken a picture of the 100 knitting books that I keep checking out from the library but I didn't,
Just know that I am reading
Knitting Little Luxiures  and
Last Minute Knitted Gifts
and imagine I had a picture of them right here.


  1. You should be proud of that sack. It looks great! And then to turn around and give it away. What a sweetheart you are!

    Wandered down your blog a bit. Such a lovely family. So glad you are homeschooling and get to share all those wonderful moments. I unschooled my kids, too, and my daughter is starting with the next generation. I love the lifestyle!

    My yarn along linky is here:

  2. You did such a great job~ I love your color choice. I am having fun getting to know you here in your space, thanks for visiting me at mine.


  3. Oooooh...I love the sequined yarn!

  4. If I made the beautiful bag on the cover of Last Minute Knitted gifts I'd be crowing about it too, obnoxiously so but your not obnoxious just totally fun and cute about it! Your bag is just adorable and all your project do NOT look like a beginner! I'm very inspired!

  5. Oh do I just LOVE your little knit bag. It is so super cute and your scarf turned out great! You have been a busy little bee *grin*. You should definitely give crocheting a try one day to. It's actually quite simple and I love that I only have to control one needle LOL. Have a lovely day!

  6. Cute sack. I love that book too, wish I owned it! I really want the follow up as well.

  7. Nice projects! Love that sequin-y scarf, so festive!

  8. don't you just love last minute knitted gifts? your gift sack is precious! i think you should make one for you :)

  9. Aacck! Look at what you did ~ You made awesome! I got the same Last Minute Knitted Gifts a couple weeks ago ~ I'm still marveling at the pages and the instructions. And, your sequined scarf looks wonderful, wonderfully soft.

    Have a great rest of the week. ~ Conny

  10. Love, love, LOVE that little bag!! So cute!!! And I knit a few scarves with sequence recently too!! Nothing better than a bit of bling!

  11. The little bag is very cute, and I love that sequined scarf!

  12. The color is So luscious! Great job!
    My daughter loves the title of your blog.

  13. How is the knitting with the sequins? Fun and exciting or stressed and painful? I've been so tempted by sparkly pretty yarn...

  14. I love the bag and the sequin-y scarf came out awesome! Great job!

  15. OH yeah....that bag is SOOO cute looking!! I love the colors. Your other projects are fabulous too!! I had to put that book on my wish list.