Monday, February 15, 2010

February Contest....

So, I figured after the Ravelympics have come to an end that we could start a Knit Along with the Sinuosity sock pattern.

If you purchase the pattern, between today Feb 15 and EOD of Feb 28, you will be entered to win a skein of Destination Yarn. You get to choose between two colorways Sea or Shining Sea. I will send it out just in time for our KAL which will start on March 15. The KAL will be through the Knitting Nonstop Group on Ravelry.

Shining Sea:


The great pictures are courtesy of Jeanne of Destination Yarn.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Another Hobby....

Not that I need another hobby but I think I've caught the sewing bug. Saturday I had some friends over for a winter craft night. We made box bags to hold small knitting projects. These bags are sold all over etsy and I've bought a couple myself before I realized how easy they were to make.

This is the first one I made with Michelle's help. I love the material, who doesn't love chickens ;o)

The second bag I made all by myself on Sunday. These are sooooo fun to make.

The best thing about these bags is they can be made using fat quarters. If your interested in making one there are some great tutorials here, here and here. I cut my fabric 14 inches by 18 inches and I used a 14 inch zipper. I cut the ends off of the zipper after I sewed over the ends. I had not sewn in years so if I was able to make one anyone can make them. Have fun if you decide to make one.