Friday, October 01, 2010

Around the House

Hi Knitters,
Lately I have been feeling the crunch of time in a big way. You would not believe the number of posts I want to get up on this blog and simply haven't had the time to get done. I have stacks of books and patterns to giveaway, great photos of family adventures and knitting adventures, patterns to get up in my little online pattern shop... the list goes on and on. With that being said I just have to remind myself that all I can do is the best I can do. I'll keep plugging along. Thank you for the constant support and kind emails and comments and photos of your projects and babies wearing your knits. You, the readers and knitters, make all of the hard work worthwhile.

I want to take a quick side journey today to share some of the crafting and knitting that has been going on around my house lately. In the photo above you can see TC's new creative endeavor, the French Horn. She has been "playing" for hours everyday this week. The problem is that she doesn't really know how to play yet. It has been a little LOUD and also a little funny and sweet.

She is wearing the Easy Top-Down Raglan sweater I just completed for a ginormous knitalong on my other blog, Spud says! Please click here for all of the information on this stripey hooded version and a plain adult size version as well.
Our sweet neighbor and knitting enthusiast has completed her first pair of knee socks! She is amazing. At the same time she has knitted a couple of pairs of baby socks, the free pattern is right here, and a couple of hats. Both of the girls finished stitching together their charity blanket (I'll post a finished photo soon). These girls are both amazing crafters but just look at those socks! She did an incredible job. I love how she slaps them right on, too. She wore the one finished sock by itself for weeks, even to school.
TC worked for a long time creating these little critters with a kit she got for her birthday. She twirled long paper strips around with a little tool and glued them together to make these tiny friends. The kit is put out by Klutz and is called, Twirled Paper. TC recommends this one and I love all of the Klutz kits. They are top-notch and include quality materials.
TC is really on a roll. She started home economics at school and got to sew a laundry bag for her first project. We picked out the cutest fabric ever over at Stitchers Crossing. It is a cotton print but the base fabric looks like a natural muslin-type fabric. It is a completely awesome print. It has a hand-printed look to it. If you want a yard or two just give them a call at 800-232-1500 and they will promptly send it to you. I would love a skirt or a bag out of this fabric! I may have to drop by and pick up a little more of it.888
TC is so proud.
Here is a fun back shot of her newly custom designed raglan hoodie sweater. I love the hood.
Here is the Ravelry page for the Easy Top-Down Raglan.
She loves the new French Horn, even as a hat! Goofy girl.

Can you believe it is Friday again? I can't. Have a great and joy-filled fall weekend, Knitters.
best, susie
p.s. Yesterday I was contacted by HK Anderson, the pretzel company, because a long time ago I mentioned how their peanut butter filled pretzels are a favorite around here. Now they want to send me a big sample pack of all of their different pretzels. Of course I said sure! Isn't that funny?
p.p.s. This week I submitted 4 different craft projects on request to Parents magazine, I'll keep you posted. Oh, and I have worked out the details for my next book. That's book #5. I am a tired girl today.