Sunday, November 13, 2011


For a long time now I have been looking for a free photo editing site where I can make collages of photos.  It is safe to say I don't have allot of patience for computer research so today I was on the hunt again and came across a free site and bravely signed up.  So far I think its pretty good.  here is what I started playing around with.  Its the first homework I submitted to the Harry Potter House on Ravelry.

October Homework washing by Born2knitnpurl

Last week DH asked me for some gloves.  Its cold now and he turned to me and asked me to knit him gloves in black yarn.  I went through my yarn stash and only had a dark chocolate Malabrigo sock.  He liked it and I went forth all excited because I don't get to knit for him too often.  The first glove was too snug, so I started another one and so far is fitting good and he is liking it.  The only problem is I am finding that I don't really like to knit on only one project at a time, I need at least two or three.  In this case I want to finish these gloves quickly because he keeps asking me for status...LOL and that his hands are cold and when will I be finished with them......but......I am getting a little tired of only knitting on these gloves.  Good thing is, its Malabrigo yarn and its soft and yummy to knit with.

Not much spinning lately.  Xmas knitting is getting in the way of my spinning.  I only spun a few minutes on my spindle and then another few minutes on my Little Lady Bug.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Double Hat Week


and here's to another week of hats. Finished two more Ear Flap Hats, and started a basic vanilla hat all for charity Warm Up Winchester Group on Ravelry.


Also finished a cute little neck scarf.  It will be a xmas present.

I have also started thinking and planning more xmas projects to make.  the contenders are cowls, and neck scarfs.  Maybe some hats, but not sure yet. 


Last week I posted my first homework project in the Harry Potter House Cup as a NQFY in the Potions class.  

Sunday, October 23, 2011


I never realized how long it takes sometimes to title a blog post.  I want to think of something fun and catchy, and that summarizes what I did last week and this weekend knitting wise.  I could not think of anything so I ended up with "washing" because I did wash last week and this weekend, LOL.

I finally washed two handspun skeins I had.  The green/gray is Corriedale, 1.07oz, 200 yards, 2 ply.  The purple/blue/gold one I think is BFL/Silk because its soooo soft and I don't have the tag.  This was part of a sample I received when I took a spinning class in Lafayette at the Yarn Boutique. this one is not even one ounce, its 0.71oz.  I don't know the yardage at this time, I will have to re-skein it.  Its also a 4-ply and its a cable ply.  Both were spun on my spindles.  Both look like fingering weight.

I have also been knitting on some mitts.  They are called "Great Weekend Mitts".  I finished one hand with the placket and buttons, but left the other hand without it because I am not sure which way I like it best.  Should I go forward and knit the placket with the buttons on the second one?  or rip the placket?

I also started another Ear Flap Hat for charity.  This coming weeks knitting plans will be charity knitting, more ear flap hats.  I might add more things later on, or spinning.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

And a new blog is born

I finally decided to start a blog of my crafty life.  Lets see how this goes.

The first two weeks of October I made a few hats for charity, one for myself and two others for my niece.  I should be knitting socks since its Socktober Fest and all, but instead I am knitting on some mittens.