August 31, 2008

sewing

Posted in August, Other craftiness tagged at 2:13 am by myknittedempire

I found these neat instructions for turning regular jeans into maternity jeans. I don’t know about the 30 minutes of sewing it as more like 2 hours for me! The finished result is very good, although i have a bit of a problems with the jeans riding down a bit, but i can put up with this for what is essentially a pair of maternity jeans for free!

http://patchworkprincess.blogspot.com/2006/02/how-to-tuesday-maternity-jeans.html

this is not her current blog but she links to the new blog from this one.

February 12, 2008

many things for feet

Posted in February, Knitting, Other craftiness, photos at 12:25 am by myknittedempire

Wow what a great weekend!

My DH was in fact supportive of the knitting, I don’t know why that is, maybe I’m easier to get along with when I have a creative outlet…. I have felt like a soulless gypsy for the last few weeks, floating about not doing or achieving anything. I still cant get into my knitting as much as I would like I seem to defeat myself before I start, at the moment I think the problem is that I have quite a bit of yarn in single balls that I don’t know what to do with, I seemed to amass quite a bit of sock yarn int he hope I was about to become a “sock knitter” but that alas did not come to fruition, so any help on what are good projects for sock yarn would be helpful.

Things I feel like I achieved this weekend:

I finished two pairs of booties,

I re-washed 3 pairs I knitted in December

 booties

I put on a homebrew wash

I blocked my clapotis (don’t look too hard at the picture, my blocking was quick and dirty, but it did the job)

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I made some tomato sauce.  

I made a decision that I wouldn’t be knitting the SOTS ii, which is a good thing because now i can stop feeling bad about not doing it.

I have picked up and am knitting on the second lego sock (I want to finish this pair this month, which will leave me two pairs left to complete)