Sunday, January 30, 2011

I made this project bag for a swap I am doing. It was fast to make!

My Peneo Shawl

This shawl was made with my Peneo yarn colorway from Storied Yarns.
This colorway was interpreted by Jess after Peneo's character bio. This is a made up character from the Percy Jackson series. She is a character I would love to see in these books.  Here is Peneo's Bio:
I am Peneo. Daughter of Demeter. I was named after Penelope, wife of Odysseus. I was raised in a beautiful garden where I learned how to use my gifts wisely. I take care of the soil so that many plants may grow. I provide nutrients to the soil by persuasion from the other gods. I send for the rain and ask for lightening. This will leave nitrogen in the air for me to collect and bring down to the soil for the growth of plants. I send for Φωσφόρος meaning “light-bearer” to bring the nutrient phosphorus into the soil to help the plants flower and produce seeds. Last, I send for the fire god Hephaestus to burn down parts of overgrown forests so that I can uses the ashes as Potassium to mend into the earths soils. This promotes better root growth and over all health of all plants. I take care of the soil! I love daisies and will plant daisies in the fields that were burned down by Hephaestus. I also plant flax and cotton plants for the use of the fibers. You see, I also love to weave the yarns I spin from the fiber. I ended up at Camp Half blood to learn how to protect myself from the gods that don’t approve of me asking the other gods to help me in my quests for better soil. I am in pursuit of other amendments I can use to improve the soil, which leads me on many quests where I will also need protection from monsters and other gods. My best friend and camp mate is Cindy daughter of the god of wind Aeolus. She goes on many quests with me. Some would say we are twins because we look so much alike. I enjoy weaving the colors of the soil, grey, orange, tan, black, peach, yes sometimes green because of the algae growing in it, red, and soft yellow. I love to eat the vegetables that grow from the nutrients I put into the soil. Cindy and I travel to the strawberry festival whenever we can to enjoy the fruits of our labor. I am easy going and a simple person. I love the sun and learning how to sword fight. The earth is a happier place with me in it, because I bring out its full potential. (You don’t need to use all colors mentioned, it is only a guideline that can be interpreted anyway you would like)

 My one skein shawl is complete!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Wrap Handbags

Two friends and a family member had babies! Here is one of the handbags I made.
While my kids were young I remember trying to place bags on my stroller and needing one more, but it wouldn't fit. I needed one that I could place close to the stroller and still have access to the basket under the stroller. I placed a 2 ribbons on top of the bag that can snap around the stroller on top.
You can see the snaps on the right and left of this bag at the top. I also made them each a wrap that they can carry there baby close to them. It is a long piece of fabric that you wrap around you and the baby. That is why there are 2 separate areas inside this bag. One side is for the wrap, The other is for, toys or what ever they need. There is also a front pocket for whatever you would need as well.
This picture shows the straps on the bottom. This is to tie the bag up next to the stroller. This bag will also snap into the back side of the front seat. for easy access. You know how those kids throw the toys on the floor and they scream for another. Well, you can just reach into this bag and grab another,
When I finish the other two bags, I will show how the baby wrap fits inside this bag.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Athena Hat

I had one day to finish this hat, so I knit on this hat all day at Island's Of Adventure. You can get a lot of knitting done standing in lines.

I had to stretch it as far as it would go. My daughter put it on and was a tad small. I have a tad bit of yarn left. I am hoping to do 1 round of a crocheted edge.  I love this colorway.

I knit this hat double stranded to simulate a worsted weight yarn. It worked out pretty well. I think I am on a hat kick!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Draco's Pure Bloods and Dark Arts: The Last Item Finished!

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Draco's Pure Bloods and Dark Arts: The Needle case is finished

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