Friday, May 23, 2008

Back from vacation

Ahhh it is so nice to be home. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love going on vacation - however there is something to be said about coming home.

Our new camera took some wonderful shots of Mystic, CT. It was amazing that I could take a shot through a window and have it actually come out. There is this 'aquarium' setting on the camera that make it appear that the glass between you and the object you are taking a photo of, is not there. The best part is that you can just put the setting on 'auto' and press the shutter. Viola!

One of the reasons we went into that area was Mystic River Yarns store. Sina was holding some yarn for me that I need for my next project (details in next post). Then, I couldn't resist buying another skein of yarn that I swore 'spoke to me'.

We stayed at the Whaler's Inn. Of which was really nice and you could not beat the location! We were able to keep the car in their parking lot and just walk to everything. Ideal!

I'll have pictures of things in my next post...need to install the camera software and get the pics into a lower resolution.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Out with the with the new


Our old camera was a 3 mega pixel camera. We bought it about 5 years ago, needless to say it did take some nice pictures, however, in the past few months every so often it would create a blury picture (this while it was on the camera stand!). Go figure.

So, in our vacation week spending money we splurged on a new camera.

Introducing the Canon Powershot SX100 IS, that would be 8 mega pixels...thank you very much! We opted for the memory card for $24.99 and now we can take over 1100 pictures on one card.

So, now there isn't any excuse for nice photos!

I was able to take a nice photo of the bag. Yes...I'm STILL working on it.The brown material makes up the four pockets in this bag.

How about leaving you with a nice garden photo:

Sunday, May 18, 2008


I finally got around today to using some of the Paas dyes the DH bought for me for Easter. All I have to say is what a fun activity and I can see myself doing this again soon!

Here were my steps:

I mixed up the dye disks into vinegar, then added the water. Time to turn the ivory yarn into color. I chose orange, purple and green.Into the steaming pot it goes to set the color.After some steaming and rinsing.To me it is just beautiful!

Now hurry up and dry....

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Twisted Headband

I found this pattern on Ravelry the other day and couldn't resist. The Bamboo tape really takes to the pattern quite well.

Needles: US 8/5 mm
Yarn: Berroco Bonsai Bamboo Tape
Color: Green
Pattern: Dream Stitch Head Wrap by Wendy Bernard

It is so nice and soft, unlike how the photo makes it look almost tweed-like. It took me a little while to figure out this new stitch, you make 3 YO's then crisscross the 6 stitches. Once I got the hang of it, it wasn't really that bad.

I did take her pattern and bring the width to half. Wendy created the pattern with 24 CO's, however I chose to CO 12. I think it will make a better headband in this width.

Now back to sewing...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Cozy #2...

I finished with a whole day to spare! I love when that happens. I used the scarf pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I really like how it came out in the Sea Silk.In this photo you can see the YO's that make up the pattern. I really need to make myself one now, as I love the way it looked when I was trying it on.

I'm back on the sewing front now that the neck cozy is completed. Here are some of the fabrics I'm using. I have a total of 6-fat quarters that I'm using. Yes...I know that you do not see the full 6...I need to keep some surprises! :-)My goal is to get it all sewed up tomorrow...ummmm right! :-)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

What procrastination...

I'm starting to freak at the time I have left to finish the neck cozy. I've also added making a bag for my sister's birthday. So, in the next 7 days I need to complete the neck cozy and I have 15 days to wash, cut and sew up a bag. No problem! I like stress. ;-)

The bag is going to be made from this Daydreams fabric kit from Keepsake Quilting. I then ordered the matching fabric to complete the project. The idea is to create a bag that can fit a pocketbook and lunch pail into.

So I'm off to get the craft table set up and start cutting...

Thursday, May 1, 2008

100th post

Who would have thought I would have hit my 100th post?! So have you read all of them or do you just skim them looking for something important?

I'm knitting, just not as much with these Jodi Picoult books! I'll take some pictures in the next few days and post them.

In the meantime, feel free to chart your linguistic profile:

Your Linguistic Profile:

40% General American English

35% Yankee

10% Dixie

10% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern