Saturday, March 29, 2008

Finally - a place of my own!

It's been another busy/crazy/hectic week that left little/no time for knitting. But today, I ended up going on a spontaneous trip to Ikea. Once there I finally found it. The perfect table for my computer and sewing machine. I just had to put it together. Or have my hubby and his friend put it together while I cooked them dinner.

Here's Matt working on the table. (Note the small table behind Matt with my laptop, yep, that's what I've been working on for the computer table while the sewing machine's been living on the kitchen table.)

And here's John working on the table.

And here's the finished product.
It's a little big for the current location, but it'll work just fine. And if any sewing projects ever go seriously wrong, the table is located right next to our cheesy 1970 style wet bar.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

My first quilt

This is my first quilt. I'm making it for my friend's little boy. I'm not following a pattern, just making it up as I go along, which I'm really enjoying. I'm afraid that the actual quilting part may not be as much fun, but I'm excited to give it a try!
I'm using the Funky Monkey squares from Moda. And I've picked out this fun spaceship flannel fabric for the backing! It reminds me of the old Campbell kids ads.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Henry's Sweater

This is Henry and this is the sweater I made for him. Isn't he so adorable? Isn't the sweater cute, if I do say so myself! I made this a while ago, but just got a picture of him sportin' the goods. It's the free pattern from Natural Knits. I can't remember the yarn I knit it with, but I remember how I didn't like the yarn and swore I'd never use it again, so it's for the best.

Now here's a question. Henry and his family are moving to Hawaii in a few months (I know, how fabulous is it to have family living in Hawaii? He's the son of Matt's cousin) so what's a knitter to make a cute kid who lives in Hawaii?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I'm a joiner

Usually after knitting with Purly Girls, I come home, put on the jammies and continue knitting. However this particular Monday night I came home and got lost in Ravelry. I added friends, checked out their sites and realized I'm a joiner. I've joined several groups that make sense: the Purly Girls, SKG, Sheepless in Seattle. But I've also join a few other groups that I just couldn't resist: Tattooed Knitters, Neptune Knits (for knitting fans of Veronica Mars), Yarn 'n Jovi (you guessed it - there's a group for knitting Bon Jovi fans!) and a group for fans of the original Pride and Prejudice. I joined that one because, while I do love that movie, the icon button was the shot of Colin Firth after he jumped into the pond. So really, how can you not join that group?

Monday, March 10, 2008

Snapshots from Arizona

It was sunny and warm in Arizona when we were there! Plenty of fun (and a little knitting) was had by all!

We checked out Frank Lloyd Wright's place in Phoenix, Taliesin West.

Soaking up some sun and culture at Frank's Place.

We visited a pueblo in town and they had rooms recreated from the villagers. I jokingly called this the "craft room" because it had baskets of cotton, woven rugs and blankets.

Knitting on the way to Old Tucson. Sock is still growing slowly....

We used to go to Old Tucson when we lived in Tucson when I was a kid. My favorite attraction was the carousel. So I made our entire group take a trip down my memory lane. They all agreed the carousel was a highlight!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Finally in!

I finally got my invitation to join Ravelry! I'm so excited! I have so much yarn to start organizing - it'll be great! My ravelry name is MegsKnittingKnot so stop by and say hi! I swear I've spent most of the day on the site. Just what I need, another time suck away from my knitting!