Thursday, January 13, 2011

My only New Years Resolution--Organize my Craftroom

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BTW the clothes are not laundry.  I use old sweaters and other used clothing in my projects.

A few of my very first knitting projects

No patterns.  Just a lot of garter stitches and a few button holes.

My New Obsession

After many years of crocheti


After many years of crocheting, I have finally taken a knitting class and I am obsessed with it. This is my first project in which I followed a pattern. I saw the pattern in a magazine ad. I found the pattern by Tahki Yarns online as well as the Presto yarn, also by Tahki Yarns, in the same color as shown in the ad. I know the model in the ad is much prettier than Viola but I was pretty happy with the outcome of the beret. This is a birthday gift for my son's girlfriend, Erin. I am now working on the collar in a different but similar yarn that is nice but a little less pricey.

About Me

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Thanks for checking out my blog. I have been crocheting and sewing for about 45 years. I learned from my grandmother and in 4-H. I started taking knitting classes about 5 years ago and I am obsessed with knitting. I am a self-taught jewelry maker. I also dabble in polymer clay and just about every other craft known to man. I love to go to garage sales, estate sales, flea markets and Goodwill. I love to take old things and revamp them in to something pretty or useful. I love to reuse old sweaters and clothing for the fabric, old jewelry and old home decor items. I like the idea of recycling and I also like to be able to make nice items without spending a lot on supplies. This, as well as being a pro bargain finder, helps me to keep my prices low. I am happy to take requests for special items You can find my items at