Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Little Before and After

In the on-going effort to improve and organize the Sheep Shack, the creative room here at Stitches and Stories I have a little before and after for you. First, the stash corner...

stash before

and the stash corner after before....

stash after

We took a road trip yesterday to Northern Virginia and I bought some cute little things for organization at Ikea. I bought some cool rugs too. But didn't think a picture of my floor would be very exciting or interesting.

I found lots of yarn I forgot I had and after squishing so much fiber, I want fore go the laundry chores and spend the rest of the day finishing up some projects, (two baby blankets, a hat and a sock) so that I can start some more projects with the yarn I found today!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Knitting Olympics FOs

I finished my Dale of Norway mittens while watching Apollo Ohno win bronze last night! Very exciting!

mittens

Now onto a matching hat.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Knitting, Olympics, Norway

What do those three words have to do with one another? My Dale of Norway mitten for the knitting olympics!

One down, one to go!

Dale of Norway Mitten

Saturday, February 13, 2010

What one can do with a little time....

and some yarn. I am enjoying a little "me" vacation and was off yesterday. I stayed in where it was toasty warm and knitted. I have some friends expecting in the coming months and I want to knit them some baby things. I have not knit baby things before so I wanted to practice. I knit a pair of baby booties. I thought they came out pretty good, what do you think?

Baby booties 1

Lily is enjoying her vacation as well, with me home she doesn't feel the need to sit and guard the front door while I am at work.

Lily on vacation 1

As you can see even a door guarding machine like Lily needs a break once in a while too. And she seems to be taking full advantage. We did enjoy a stroll in the park, where her guarding instincts took over and when she spotted two other dogs with their owners at opposite side of a field, cleverly tried to run in the other direction in an obivous attempt to draw the preceived danger away from me. But, we were reassured all was well no danger and Lily was able to resume her peaceful stroll in the park. I must state in her defense that her past experience with large dogs has not been a good one and while she harbors no prejudice, she is careful until she knows for sure, that they are not a threat. I mean when you have 2 inch legs you most size up a situation quickly so you can respond appropriately.

Today is Olympic party time at Knitting Sisters I will be meeting a friend there later and we will be picking out Dale of Norway kits and enjoying a little yarn celebration! Party On!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

S is for.....

Saturdays, which are greeted warmly and with appreciation. S is for snow, which we all seem to have at least a little bit of, and some more than they have seen in years. S is for spinning, which is what one does on a snowy Saturday.

I have two bobbins of purple sitting patiently and waiting for the third bobbin with the white to be completed, so they can all be joined happily ever after in plied bliss.

Tomorrow is a milestone, yes it is the Super Bowl, but it is not a milestone because of the game itself. It is a milestone because that means only 5 days until the Winter Olympics!

Whose on a knitting Olympic team? Or what other ways are you celebrating the Olympics?

I hope everyone stays warm and safe this weekend, stay in and knit something.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Stitches and Stories by stitchesandstories on Etsy

Do you have everything you need for knitting olympics? We just added complete sets of circular needles! Sizes 0-15 US and with 19.5 inch cables!


Stitches and Stories by stitchesandstories on Etsy

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Arrivals

Hi All,
Just a quick note to let you know I have some new wonderful bamboo crochet hooks over in the Etsy shop. Stop on buy and have a look around.
Etsy Shop

Monday, February 1, 2010

Rinse and repeat...repeating the color bands on baby blanket 1 today. The plan is to have it done by Wednesday. Stay tuned..well lunch break is over.