Tuesday, May 29, 2007

My VT squares!

I got my squares finished up this morning and took some pictures before I sent them out. 2 are made from Caron Simply Soft yarn - Autumn Red is the color and the other 2 are from Bernat Camouflage- Hunter orage is the color. 1 of each color is textured and the other 2 are just plain. They are going out in the mail today!

Widdle Mini Sock swap!

I participated in a Widdle Mini Sock swap on my knittinghelp.com boards and I thought I would post a picture of the socks I received along with 1 of the socks that I knitted. I sent out 3 socks total, they were all the same. Mine is made with Jitterbug yarn by Colinette. The color is jewel!


Projects I have yarn for!

Here is a list of projects I currently have yarn for. They are in no particular order, just as they came up in my head!

1 Combo Corsette- T (saw it on diynetwork)
2. First Sweater (pattern is from creative knitting magazine)
3. Afghan (I have a kit from knitpicks.com)
4. My hat
5. Hat for Lexi (my niece)
6. Hat for Allie (my other niece)
7. Socks, socks and more socks.
8 "Oh my" face cloth

Now I have 2 Work in Progresses
1. Teddy bear from mother bear project
2. Alene Camisole from diynetwork.com

I have yarn that I need/want to try dying.
1. 1 skein of fingerweight sock yarn
2. 5 skeins of yarn for my very first sweater. The yarn is from knitpicks.com. It's superwash wool!


Monday, May 28, 2007

For Sale or swap!

This is some stuff I'd like to sell/trade for. Make me an offer on any of the lots. You will need to pay shipping though so contact me for shipping costs.

As for swaps I wouldn't mind some sock yarns, no novelty yarns please and any other interesting books or magazines you might have.

I have a few knitting books I hope to get put up in the next couple of days! Let me know if you want anything on here. You can send me a PM on the www.knittinghelp.com forums or email me at secksiebrat at hotmail dot com. Please note that I do have 1 cat and 3 dogs. But my home is smoke free! I will take paypal, MO or cashier's check as payment.

This is a set of 4 dpns by boyes. They are size 3's. They are about 7 inches long. They are aluminum.

Here is 1 skein of Lily's Sugar'n Cream Yarn. The color is "softly taupe" colour: 01011 dye lot: 135150. It is 100% cotton worested weight yarn. Great for dish cloths!

This is a lot of 5 skeins of crystal palace ribbon yarn. The color is 404- Celebration. There are 3 skeins of Lot C and 2 skeins of Lot E. There is 87 yds/50gr 3-4 sts/inch Us. 10.5-15. The 1 skein is all there, I was just unable to really use it. For some reason I had a hard time with this yarn. It's a beautiful color though! Only 1 skein was every touched, the other 4 are still perfectly wrapped! These retail for 6.50 a skein.

This is a set of straight boye needles. They are aluminum and they are size 13's.

This is a set of 5 dpns by Pony. They are size 2 and 5 inches long.

This is another set of bamboo needles. Once again I don't think they are a brand name, but they are just as nice just the same. They are size 8 and 13inches long.

This is a set of bamboo straight needles. I don't think they are clover or any "brand" name but they are still really nice. They are size 11's and I think they are 13inches long.

This is a Boye Circular needle. This not part of the needlemaster set. It is a size 10 1/2, 29" long.

These are Lion Brand Double Pointed Needles. They are size 5 and there is 4 in this set.

These are size 3 Brittany DPNS. Please note that there is only 2. I thought maybe someone might need them to complete a set or for a lost/broken one or heck extra? The dog at the other 3 that was part of the set. These are the short 5inch long ones. Make me an offer!

Utube video about healing blankets for VATech

I just saw this on the blog for the yarn store in Blacksburg, Va that is heading up the blankets and thought it was really interesting!



Charity Knitting!

I have recently started knitting for charity. We don't have a lot of money to give to charity so I thought I could knit for charity.

I am currently on the list for the Oddballblanket #4 and Oddballblanket #5 that is being done through www.knittinghelp.com. The info about these blankets are listed here http://blanketfinder.blogspot.com/ . You can see pictures of the blankets, the path the blankets will be taking and where each blanket currently is. It's such a wonderful idea and I can't wait for the blankets to make their way to my house!

I am also knitting squares for the Virgina Tech healing blankets. Here is the blog for the local yarn store that is heading up the effors to give blankets to those victims. http://www.mosaicyarnshop.blogspot.com/ I have knitted up 4 squares to send, and I will post pictures later!


A little about me!

I thought I would start off my blog by doing a little post about me!

I'm 25 years old and a stay at home mom of one kiddo, Lane who is 2.5 years old. I started knitting a year and a half ago. My mother, sister and I took a class at the local Michaels and my mom and I have been at it ever since.

I have a B.A in Art and Visual Technologies with a concentration in Graphic Design and Photography from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. I enjoy doing websites and logo work. I currently do the websites for www.cypressriverkennels.com and www.rjoenterprisesinc.com . I am also working on website stuff for www.eegs.org , an environmental organization.

I live in North East Texas and I've been married for 3 years. Mikie and I have been together almost 5 years.

I enjoy knitting, scrapbooking, reading, watching sappy movies, playing everquest2 and spending time with my family. My parents and sister currently live in San Antonio, Texas so we go down to visit quite often. My brother, Travis is a police officer in Virginia and has been with his girlfriend, Leslie for 3+ years. Leslie is a college student at GMU as well.

OK that should be a good start :)