Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Slippers and Scarves and Warm Things! Oh My!

They are done!  I have deemed it so!  They are perfectly fuzzy and fabulous and I love them.  So There!  I'm not going to add on the straps that the pattern calls for, and you can't make me. (Though I still might put on the buttons.)  The originals are supposed to look like this:
The straps I made came out too wide, so when I place them on top of the slippers they cover too much of the toe section.  It just looks strange.

I'm now working on a scarf out of a blended yarn that contains bamboo.  It is SO SOFT.  The knitting is going slowly because I keep stopping to pet the section I already have finished.  : )  I'm also going to attempt to make a hat to go with it.   Because of the softness of the yarn though, I'm not sure how well it will hold a shape.  It's very much a gamble, but if it works it will definitely be worth it.

I'm also still working on the snuggle blankets for the pet shelter.  My cat is "helping" with this by attacking the yarn ball whenever I go to work with it.  I think he might want one for himself too.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The slacker that is me...or not?

I know...I haven't posted in a while, but the slacking in writing has been thoroughly made up for in other crafty endeavors.  Moose's sweater? Done.  (And he looks mighty fabulous if I do say so myself...even without the sweater.)

Snuggle Blankets? 1 finished, a second 25% done.

I've also been baking and canning.  I made a pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin (not from a can), produced 2 and a half pints of apple butter which I had never made before, and with some assistance from my youngest sister, sliced, simmered, and ground enough apples to create 30 quarts of home made applesauce.  Tomorrow will also bring more apple-goodness in the form of tasty pies to share with coworkers and friends.

Also in the works: a new set of slippers which I will be felting (This is my first felting project.) and *finger's crossed* a hooded, long-sleeved tunic.  I have the yarn purchased for the tunic, but nothing is cast on yet.  I'm a little nervous about it, since I'm still not so great with knitting that has to match a gauge, but I know I can do it.