Christmas Cards

I have done some knitting lately, but haven't posted about it.  I will, even though it will be late.  I like having all of the projects in one place.

In the meantime, I've been card making.  I decided that I wanted to see if I could make our Christmas cards this year.  I kept it fun by playing with supplies (it should be fun, shouldn't it!?), working on several different designs.  When the time came to replicate them, I just made 4-6 of each one. 

We needed about 60 cards, and I had great fun making them.  The designs are saved on Flickr.  For those who are interested, go take a look.  I apologize that they are scans, but I haven't brought my love of photography together yet with card making. 

Ten I Am Sentences

I enjoy the Carole Knits blog.  Each Tuesday she has a blog starter called 10 on Tuesday.  I rarely participate, but the one today caught my imagination, and since the knitting blog is back up and running, I thought I would give it a try.

Carole suggests that the blogger write 10 sentences that start with the words I am.
  • I am ... knitting two scarves, a pair of socks, and a shawl that may never get done.
  • I am ... tired.   It's after 10:00, and at that time of night, my eyes start to get heavy.
  • I am ... anxiously awaiting the movie Monument Men.  It looks like it will be good.
  • I am .. not ashamed to say that the movie Frozen is one of my favorites this season.  I just loved it, and I would love to see it again.
  • I am ... reading a book about team building and then will have to move to one that I need to read for church.  I would rather be reading a Nora Roberts book.
  • I am ... learning how to use Photoshop.  I just finished a book about Lightroom.  After I finish Photoshop, I'm moving on to Illustrator.  As you may be able to tell...
  • I am ... a new subscriber to Adobe Creative Cloud.  So fun to have access to all of these programs.
  • I am ... the owner of a new iPad Air, which I am loving.  I did own an iPad 2.
  • I am ... hoping to buy a Kindle Kindle Paperwhite, but the 3G version is backordered.
  • I am ... a tech geek, and I don't care who knows it.

Return to Blogging

It's January of 2014, and it has been 15 months since I posted last.  My poor knitting blog.  I really
like having it, and I enjoy looking back at it, but I don't seem to find the time to keep it updated.

So, we'll try again.  I have several projects to add and to update. I will probably backdate them, but don't be fooled; they were just added.

It's been cold here, although today is like a spring day.  It you don't like the weather, stick around a while.  It will change.  Today is in the 60s; we were at -3 earlier in the week.

So, on to knit blogging.

Jenny's Scarf

Earlier this year, in the summer, I knitted a scarf.  As I was planning Christmas gifts this month, I decided to give it to my sister-in-law, who is also a knitter.  I also gave her a couple of scarf knitting patterns, some Knitpicks needles and two skeins of yarn similar to what I knit the scarf with.  I also found a yarn bowl that I included in her gifts.

Jenny's scarf was knit as follows:

Yarn:  Cascade 220 Paints, in a blue / purple colorway (#9959) called Plumtastic.  I used two skeins. I purchased the yarn from WEBS - I'm not sure if it is available any longer or not.  Good color; I like it.

Needles:  US Size 7

Pattern:  I used the Yarn Harlot's one row scarf pattern that I like so well, 38 stitches across.